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Old 01-19-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Hello all. My mom's VUE is about due for a new pair of shoes. It's still got the craptastic factory Bridgestone Duellers on it and she's not getting another set of those.

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She doesn't need anything special, just a good all-around tire. Good traction, good tread life.

What have you all liked, or dis-liked?
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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yes bridgstones suck... lol I had two different types of bridgestons on the vue and can't get it to grip at all! I'm not sure if these will be in your tire size but here are two tires that did wonderful for me.

Previous tires - Michellin Pilot - Primacy. Did wonderful in the summer time but not to great during snow and rain
Current and overall best is my Goodyear Eagel RS-A's but they did cost me 1827.65 for four tires.. but that is at 255/45/19s
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #3
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Kumho something or other - can't remember model - everybody seems to like them.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:54 PM   #4
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Kumho Solus KR21's. I've got close to 20K on mine so far. They ride well and were about $300 less than comparable Michelins.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:27 AM   #5
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I have the Yokohama Geolander H/T-S. They are OK. They rarely see any snow duty (have Michelin X-Ice tires for that), so pretty much any tire can drive around on mostly dry roads just fine. Wet traction is OK. Accelerating they tend to break loose easily when wet, but I've never had any issues when braking in the wet with them. When they wear out (long time from now), they will not be replaced with the same.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:20 PM   #6
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I had Michelin LX4's for about 45,000 miles and the wear bars started and it's winter so I decided to change them. They looked OK but when my mechanic had them up on a lift he showed me. Michelins are just way to expensive now (They were $109 each when I got them and now over $180). I just replaced mine with Dunlop Signature tires for $109 each. So far have been a great tire and done well in the rain (No snow yet). I was also looking at the Copper CS4 but I liked the tread design on the Dunlops and they were about $20 each cheaper.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:59 PM   #7
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I had Michelin LX4's for about 45,000 miles and the wear bars started and it's winter so I decided to change them. They looked OK but when my mechanic had them up on a lift he showed me. Michelins are just way to expensive now (They were $109 each when I got them and now over $180). I just replaced mine with Dunlop Signature tires for $109 each. So far have been a great tire and done well in the rain (No snow yet). I was also looking at the Copper CS4 but I liked the tread design on the Dunlops and they were about $20 each cheaper.
I kind of liked the bridgestone duelers but with only 33,000 miles on them mine started to show the bars on them to. So i ended up with BF's long trails. They ok in the weather but they dont ride as nice. They were also $180 a piece. But your gonna pay for tires if u want a good one.
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My Duelers only lasted 30K miles. I replaced them with Michelin LX4s. I have 54K on them now. I will probably replace them this summer. I should have a total of 60K miles from them.

Bottom line, most any tire other is better than a Dueler.

BTW, I just put Goodyear Assurance tires on my wife's Volvo. They were 3/4 the price of Michelins, but have almost the same ratings. They ride really nice.
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I kind of liked the bridgestone duelers but with only 33,000 miles on them mine started to show the bars on them to. So i ended up with BF's long trails. They ok in the weather but they dont ride as nice. They were also $180 a piece. But your gonna pay for tires if u want a good one.
The Dunlops so far have been just as good as the Michelin's I had before. Prices vary on where you buy tires and just because you spend more dosen't necessarily mean your getting a better tire. Other than the ratings on a tire or reviews from people (Reviews from indiviuals are opinions) it's hard to compare. Is a $109 Dunlop worse than a $129 Copper or a $180 Michelin? If the Michelin is better , how much better? Even within the same name tire in a brand they can have different ratings (Such as speed or treadwear).


My LX4's looked OK until they were on a lift and could see the bars starting to show. A tire with tread is better than one with less.
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I have the Pro Comp All Terrains. I'm a big fan of they way I have taken my VUE slightly off road, just a little mud, and some debris, by no means anything serious, but they handles rather well. They are 50k rated, I have about 25k on them and they are showing wear. I don't think I'd buy them again, simply because they are too noisy on the highway at 45mph+. I got them in 225/70R16s. Next time I'll go with a 235/70R16.
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I have the Pro Comp All Terrains. I'm a big fan of they way I have taken my VUE slightly off road, just a little mud, and some debris, by no means anything serious, but they handles rather well. They are 50k rated, I have about 25k on them and they are showing wear. I don't think I'd buy them again, simply because they are too noisy on the highway at 45mph+. I got them in 225/70R16s. Next time I'll go with a 235/70R16.
I love the look of a good all-terrain tire like the Pro-Comps or the BFG All-Terrains, but I don't know if my VUE can really pull them off. #1- my VUE rarely sees anything but pavement and #2- my VUE is the one-wheel-drive 4 cylinder 5 speed version. I've been eyeing up some all-terrain tires that aren't too aggressive for when my Yokos wear out- which will probably be never with the way they are wearing.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:06 AM   #12
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I put a set of cooper CS4's on mine in the fall, so far I have no complaints about the tires at all. They grip the road well and ride quiet. They only cost me $525 for the set!
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