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Old 03-03-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Anyone replace their 17" tires yet?

I hope no one started this thread yet, but if they did I am sorry. I know there have been a few threads on tires, but they are related to 16" and 18", I think.

Has anyone out there either worn out a pair of the OE 17" deulers yet or just flat out replaced them with something better? What did you replace them with? Why did you replace them?

If this thread is somewhere else and I missed it, please point me in the right direction?

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Mine only have 13k miles on them, but they will be replaced with the Hankook Ventus ST RH06 Tire... For summer only. I'm going to be running a winter tire on a steel wheel next winter. Attached it a pic of the tire.... It looks very aggressive, and has several great reviews.
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Mine only have 13k miles on them, but they will be replaced with the Hankook Ventus ST RH06 Tire... For summer only. I'm going to be running a winter tire on a steel wheel next winter. Attached it a pic of the tire.... It looks very aggressive, and has several great reviews.
Were you going to go to their 255/60/17 tire because I don't see a 1:1 replacement for the 235 OE size on their PDF?
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Were you going to go to their 255/60/17 tire because I don't see a 1:1 replacement for the 235 OE size on their PDF?

they make a 235/60/17, which I've found for $122 per tire.

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I went to Michelin Cross Terrain P235/65 R17 on my FWD 2005 V6. No clearance problems, although just a slight increase in road noise, handling is much much better, turn in response improved, a slightly stiffer tire in general. Took the Duelers off after 1 week of driving on them, do not miss them at all.
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Mine only have 13k miles on them, but they will be replaced with the Hankook Ventus ST RH06 Tire... For summer only. I'm going to be running a winter tire on a steel wheel next winter. Attached it a pic of the tire.... It looks very aggressive, and has several great reviews.
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Please share your thoughts and review when you have a few miles on them. I would love to find a direct size replacement for the Duelers. Those DO look nice. Hopefully they will perform as good as they look.
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Please share your thoughts and review when you have a few miles on them. I would love to find a direct size replacement for the Duelers. Those DO look nice. Hopefully they will perform as good as they look.
Again, they make a direct replacement size for the Duelers... On the second note, I'd love to share my experiences, but that won't be until april '06 or so. I'm going to destroy the rest of the Duelers I have on this summer, new winter tires for the winter, and then i'll get them. It seems the current reviews are all very positive.
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Mine only have 13k miles on them, but they will be replaced with the Hankook Ventus ST RH06 Tire... For summer only. I'm going to be running a winter tire on a steel wheel next winter. Attached it a pic of the tire.... It looks very aggressive, and has several great reviews.
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No... The Duelers are too loud, traction is bad, and it snows a lot. I need two sets, plus with all the salt, I don't want the 17" alloys to corrode. Ergo studded tire mounted onto a bad ass black steel wheel for winter, and the OEM 17" wrapped in that beast of a tire. I can't wait!

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Default Re: Anyone replace their 17" tires yet?

How about an all-season tire????

I'm thinking if I ever need to change to go to a 225/60..or a 215/60. A thinner tire would be better for mileage and snow...as far as handling..I figure a 215 or 225 in anything else would still be better than the Duelers.

You would think that Bridgestone would size one of their better light truck or performance tires. A VUE owner comes in anyway since it's the only place to get that tire, there's a potential for an upsale.
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the tire I posted is rated as an all-season... Would be better then the Dueler i suppose, but thats because it's junk, and i hate it.
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the tire I posted is rated as an all-season... Would be better then the Dueler i suppose, but thats because it's junk, and i hate it.
Some of the reviews I have read indicate that it is not all that great in the snow... My Duelers weren't half bad last year in the snow, but this year they are absolutely horrible.
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Some of the reviews I have read indicate that it is not all that great in the snow... My Duelers weren't half bad last year in the snow, but this year they are absolutely horrible.
I concur.. I can't stand them. I don't believe in the idea of all season all that much either... Ergo my studded tire coice. You could do that as well.. get into a package for as little at $450 or so. Perhaps less if you leave the OEM rim, and simply change tires every season.
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If anyone is looking for snow tires I had put 225/70/16 Cooper Discoverer M/S tires on my AWD V-6. They are exactly the same diameter as the 235/60/17 duellers and I had them mounted on steel wheels $48 that I had purchased from Tire Rack along with a cheap $30 set of wheel covers. They are absolutely terriffic in snow and slush, stopping, going, and turning. I now have a new confidence in my Vue after driving in 12" of snow the other day and I cannot praise these tires enough. There is no comparison between these and the duellers, The Coopers flat out perform great.
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Tollag,
I followed your link for the Hankook tires and I was looking for a dealer a little closer to home. While 1010 tires is a Canadian co.. the www.hankooktireusa.com website does not list the Ventus ST RH06 in the needed 235/60-17 size. A little help from you Canadian owners, is this tire a Canadian market size only? If it is, it looks like international shiping is in order...
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Default Re: Anyone replace their 17" tires yet?

Has anyone found any positive feedback from users about their wintertime use? The few reviews I have read don't discuss the snow performance much, and if it is mentioned, the general opinion is that they are not that great. Anyone have any info on snow?
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I followed your link for the Hankook tires and I was looking for a dealer a little closer to home. While 1010 tires is a Canadian co.. the www.hankooktireusa.com website does not list the Ventus ST RH06 in the needed 235/60-17 size. A little help from you Canadian owners, is this tire a Canadian market size only? If it is, it looks like international shiping is in order...
Bridgestone doesn't show they make a tire in that size either..

Maybe we need to start a letter writing campaign to some manufactuers asking for them to make a tire of this size, and to back it up with some figures of how many VUEs, Equinoxes, and (GM Vans?????) use this size..
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I followed your link for the Hankook tires and I was looking for a dealer a little closer to home. While 1010 tires is a Canadian co.. the www.hankooktireusa.com website does not list the Ventus ST RH06 in the needed 235/60-17 size. A little help from you Canadian owners, is this tire a Canadian market size only? If it is, it looks like international shiping is in order...
I don't know... Either way, i think i'm going to order them from 1010. I live in Maine, and shipping is $89 American. Thats not bad i suppose. That gives me a total of $592. I think I can live that for the Hankook in question.

I also found the H405 Ventus HRII at wheelstudio.com. I know they're a 235/55/17, but how far would that really be off? It's also a very nice tire asthetically, and recieved a great review.
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I don't know... Either way, i think i'm going to order them from 1010. I live in Maine, and shipping is $89 American. Thats not bad i suppose. That gives me a total of $592. I think I can live that for the Hankook in question.

I also found the H405 Ventus HRII at wheelstudio.com. I know they're a 235/55/17, but how far would that really be off? It's also a very nice tire asthetically, and recieved a great review.
Are you going to be using these things in the winter up there? Or, are you planning on using them for summertime use?
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