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Old 08-23-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default New tire suggestions and window hard to crank down

My Satty is still chugging along after around 250K. I love this car and it's time for some new meats all the way around. I currently have Pirelli P3000 on her.

I also have a bear of a time rolling down the drivers window. Have to help it along by pushing down on it. Rolls up nice and easy.

Any wisdom on tires/possible alternate sizes and window problem inputs much appreciated.

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Old 08-23-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: New tire suggestions and window hard to crank down

pirellis are generally pretty good tires, as for the manual windows.... silicone grease maybe?... other people will know

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Old 08-23-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: New tire suggestions and window hard to crank down

If yours is the same as mine it was mostly an issue when the window was completely closed. Once it got past 1/3 it slid just fine. Silicone is what I used on mine. It takes several applications to the rubber seal. Soak a clean rag really well and rub like heck till the black "dirt" stops coming off the seal. Really made a world of difference.

I suspect this is why so many power windows fail as well?

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Old 08-23-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys

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Old 08-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: New tire suggestions and window hard to crank down

Currently have the Yokohama AVID TRZs that were supposed to be 70k rated, but look like they'll be down to the wear bars by 45-50k or so

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Old 08-24-2008, 07:05 PM   #6
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I think 45-50K out of a tire is awesome no matter what the cost. Thanks
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:51 PM   #7
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Ended up with Toyo Extensa all around. Great tires and I run on Suburban as well.

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Default Re: New tire suggestions and window hard to crank down

I often notice other Saturn owners that run Suburbans like yourself and myself. We should start a thread and post up our Sattys and Burbs.

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Old 07-10-2015, 05:02 PM   #9
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My 04 Burb ha that awesome head fissure issue. Needed to replace a while back but divorce got in the way. She has the Burban.

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I think 45-50K out of a tire is awesome no matter what the cost. Thanks
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Try 90k with Michelin defenders. Im at 60k on mine and there still plenty tread left but I just bought another set of 4. My old ones are starting to get dry rot I had them a couple of years now. On amazon for 185 65 14 there only $90 a piece which is really cheap.

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Default Re: New tire suggestions and window hard to crank down

when i had the same problem rolling my windows down, i took the door apart and found that there's a little plastic slide that runs along a track. the slide was cracked in half and i went to the dealer to get more. problem was, the slide snaps onto the window arm and was very difficult to snap into place without breaking the new ones. i used a little grease to help them on, but i guess you could also just superglue the old one back together around the pin on the window arm. taking the door apart isn't very difficult if you take your time...


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