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svenergy
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best tires

Post by svenergy » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:10 pm

since I live in Missouri and I ended up buying the last for Taurus SHO in the area that was a good price at leastI have the Goodyear Eagle f1 what would be the best all season tire that anyone out there has tried I'm looking at the Continentals on the Michelin but I had really good luck with my Cooper Tires on my Honda although it was enough for Taurus SHO. Any suggestions please.

2011TAURUSSEL
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Re: best tires

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:21 pm

Welcome aboard.....Do you have the 19"or 20" wheels/tires?

Goodyear Eagle RS-A 245/55/19 are my OEM but a low tire tread wear rating. Michelin Latitude touring get decent reviews in other vehicles and a good tread wear rating although I can't specifically find Taurus in the reviews. Michelin Primacy seem pretty decent.

Check out tirerack.com enter the size.....you can buy from them but not required. They have many brands, sizes and vehicles available for review prior to purchase.

I can't in good conscience recommend Cooper anything but especially not for a SHO. If it was a SE and maybe a Lease or fleet turn in then maybe but not for SHO.
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esfoad
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Re: best tires

Post by esfoad » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:40 am

My car came with the Michelins, they were great but were on a national "out of stock" situation last fall when it came time to replace so I went with Cooper Zeon RS-3A's. These have been great as well. Balanced perfectly and seem to be wearing well. I do not expect them to last as long as the Michelins. They are rated lower for tread wear and were cheaper. FWIW, I run Continental Contact DWS on my Vette. These are also superb. Might try these next time on the SHO.
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svenergy
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Re: best tires

Post by svenergy » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:51 pm

Thanks tire rack gave me three tires. Michelin a/s 3 y rated or continental extremecontact dws or general tire g-max as -03 .....what do you guys think......never had a general tire....anyone have experience with any of tnese.

I choose the PP package SHO vs the one with gps because it was only 400 more. Now got to buy tires. Guess I should have choose gps, but I like the extras whatever they may be small with the PP.

Thanks for your help in advance.

esfoad
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Re: best tires

Post by esfoad » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:41 am

I hear the Generals are good but noisy, the Contis and Michelins have great reputations, either would be a great choice.
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Ronomy
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Re: best tires

Post by Ronomy » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:52 am

I am having great results with the stock Goodyear Eagle RS-A 19 inch tires on my 2011 SHO. They are very quiet and after 33k miles very little tread wear. I don't drive it in the winter tho. I have a truck and rather drive that in the snow so I park the SHO in the winter. I also check tire pressure regularly so that may help with tread wear.

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Re: best tires

Post by GhostRider » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:39 pm

Tire size may help


I have the OEM Goodyear RS-A's. Cant wait to get rid of them.
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svenergy
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Re: best tires

Post by svenergy » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:02 pm

Ok update on tires. My pilot sport a s 3 are outstanding. Had 12 inches of snow and inch of ice. After they cleared some snow 2 to 3 inches on the road it handles great. Some slip in corners but not much on the road grip is good and tire rides pretty nice even with minus 38 with windchill. I put about 5000 miles on them and they now sit with about 9/32 on each tire. Not bad I suppose.

johnnynewtown
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Re: best tires

Post by johnnynewtown » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:41 pm

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 only a/s to use. Great performance on my SHO.
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HWYStar
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Re: best tires

Post by HWYStar » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:53 pm

I have the Continental Extreme DWS tires on my SHO. I've driven them in all weather, including snow and am very happy with them. The issues with the summer tires that are included with the PP is discussed in another section of the forum, but I strongly recommend that you not use them in snow, or cold temperatures.
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Re: best tires

Post by drkbul » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:51 am

By definition no all-season/ weather is good. In the summer I run summer tires, I can't recall what they are right now, in the winter I rock Pirelli scorpions. This is the second year, and last, on these tires. I am kinda hard on my tires, race alot no matter the weather. I will be buying these again. If you want mediocre results buy a all-season tire. If you want great to excellent tire buy one that is made for the season. I find they last right about the same seeing you only use them half the year, but get way better results.