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    Tire Help

    I'm looking to get new tires today for a 2003 Ford Taurus and was wondering to you car people what some good brands were and some good questions to ask people when I call them. En-Tire in Ames said they had lots of brands ranging from 75-100 bucks per tire. Any help? Thanks!


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    Re: Tire Help

    Recently put Kuhmo tires at the suggestion of a few members here on our Murano - great tire so far.



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    Re: Tire Help

    I think the general consensus from a couple of weeks ago was to go with the Kumho, but I'm no tire expert and the opinion could be different for a Ford Taurus...


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    Re: Tire Help

    Got Kuhmos on my wife's Forrester - no problems so far.



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    Re: Tire Help

    A couple old threads to view...

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...-vs-kumho.html


    Keep in mind this next link, I was searching for the cheapest tire I could find as I did not care about quality...

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...requested.html



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    Re: Tire Help

    I've had good results with BFG Touring T/A. Usually have lasted 80-100,000 miles. Cheap tires cost more.



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    sweeet! I was hoping to not do this, but the tread is pretty darn thin and we're moving tomorrow.


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    Re: Tire Help

    Get Goodyear or the best brand available. You get what you pay for just remember that. You'll pay an extra $10-$20 per tire for the Goodyear but they'll last much longer than the cheapo brands.



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    I called EN-Tires today and two of the names they said they had were uniroyal and riken


    anyone have any experience with those?


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    Re: Tire Help

    Quote Originally Posted by kurimski View Post
    Get Goodyear or the best brand available. You get what you pay for just remember that. You'll pay an extra $10-$20 per tire for the Goodyear but they'll last much longer than the cheapo brands.
    Bull Hockey on that theory....no offense.

    All tire companies make good tires, but there are some companies who don't have to add $10-30/tire just so you can own a tire with their name on them. Kumho has really set itself apart from a lot of companies in that they are a very good quality tire and they actually expect you only pay for the tire.... You could go to 5 different stores and get 5 different opinions on who has the best tire, but that opinion is based on what tire gives them the best profit margin.

    Good Year Allegra's have worked great for me and I have used all sorts of Kumho tires on the farm and the previous job I was at where I was in charge of buying tires for Feed delivery trucks and pickups so I know they will do you good.

    Go with the place that gives you free tire hazard and will back up your tire if it breaks a belt after 20,000 miles and gives you that in writing. You don't have to worry about weight issues, or off road use(at least I hope not) with a taurus so look for the best deal and go for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Bull Hockey on that theory....no offense.

    All tire companies make good tires, but there are some companies who don't have to add $10-30/tire just so you can own a tire with their name on them. Kumho has really set itself apart from a lot of companies in that they are a very good quality tire and they actually expect you only pay for the tire.... You could go to 5 different stores and get 5 different opinions on who has the best tire, but that opinion is based on what tire gives them the best profit margin.

    Good Year Allegra's have worked great for me and I have used all sorts of Kumho tires on the farm and the previous job I was at where I was in charge of buying tires for Feed delivery trucks and pickups so I know they will do you good.

    Go with the place that gives you free tire hazard and will back up your tire if it breaks a belt after 20,000 miles and gives you that in writing. You don't have to worry about weight issues, or off road use(at least I hope not) with a taurus so look for the best deal and go for it.
    In other words, if I were in his situation, I'd take my brother-in-law's advice and go to Sears...


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    I would go to Sears, but they closed the one in Ames and I don't have time or good enough tires to get to Des Moines. Looks like I'll just go to En Tire and hopefully they're good honest people trying to help me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kurimski View Post
    Get Goodyear or the best brand available. You get what you pay for just remember that. You'll pay an extra $10-$20 per tire for the Goodyear but they'll last much longer than the cheapo brands.
    Gonna call bullcrap on that one too. In fact, most of the reviews I read on the Kumho vs Goodyear were in favor of Kumho - based on quality - not cheaper price.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    In other words, if I were in his situation, I'd take my brother-in-law's advice and go to Sears...
    Pretty much......

    I live in Waukee so I took my van to Sam's Club the last time. They were the cheapest and you get road hazard for nothing extra and if you were 2 states away and something goes wrong with your tire, if there is a Walmart or Sam's, you can get service there. So about the same as Sears.



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    I don't know too much, so can someone explain road hazard?


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