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post #91 of 99 Old 08-12-2005, 12:49 PM
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most everyone is posting for cars, so thought i would post for trucks, only had one type of tire though


Name of car: 1980 toyota 4x4 pickup
Brand of tire/Name of tireunlop radial rover a/t
Size of tire/Speed rating: 30x9.50 for a 15 inch rim (light truck tire sizing), speed rating?
Pros/Cons: PRO-- cheap, long tread life, good off-road for a mild all terrain, quiet, good traction, HAS NEVER FAILED ME, EVEN IN THE DUNES. Cons-- it's a mild all terrain, if you see dirt a lot than you might want another tire.
Buy again? yes

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Name of car: 2001 Camry XLE V6

Brand of tire/Name of tire: Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

Size of tire/Speed rating: 205\60-16 HR

Pros: Nice soft and quiet ride...perfect for around town and highway
Alright traction in dry, below average in wet
Lasted a little under 70,000km

Cons: Horrible in light snow
Very soft sidewalls
Progressively got a bit louder as they reached the end of its tread

Buy again? Too expensive, no. THere are cheaper alternatives.

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post #93 of 99 Old 02-09-2006, 03:58 PM
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it's been a while, so I'll update this thread with my recent purchase.

Car: '99 Toyota Camry
Tire: Bridgestone RE950 (2nd set, repeat buyer)
Size: 215/55/16

Pros: Good dry & wet traction. Retained grip & road noise insulation throughout its life. Relatively quiet based on observations of this & others' tread design.

Cons: Pricey compared to competitor offerings (BFG traction series, Kumho 712's). Reasonable, but not spectacular treadwear. Conked out at ~40K mi.

Buy Again?: Most likely. Pretty niche product, "performance" & touring with more focus on performance.

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post #94 of 99 Old 02-09-2006, 04:41 PM
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Car: 1996 Camry
Tire: Bridgestone Potenza RE950
Size And Rating: 195/65-14 H-Rated

Pros: The best damn tire i have ever purchased for my car, excellent in dry and superior in wet, also in Slush and ice it performed outstanding (did not loose traction).

Cons: No cons thus far.

Buy Again: HELL YES! i wish they made them in 18's, and if they did id grab a set for my BBS's.


Tire: Fuzions
Size And Rating: 225/40-18 W-Rated

Pros: Good tire for the money, performs pretty good in dry and wet, i havent really TESTED them out yet, if ya know what i mean

Cons: Will loose traction if it hits anything slick for a moment, for example a patch of ice or something like that. and i do mean the smallest little patch of ice.


Buy Again: F*&^K NO!!!!! enough said.


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post #95 of 99 Old 03-30-2006, 05:50 PM
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Thumbs up sumitomo htr200

Name of car: 2000 Camry CE 5spd
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Sumitomo HTR 200
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/70 14 (I think V rated, but I may be way off on that)

Pros: Cheap (price) summer tire! Very grippy even at cold temperatures (24F/-4C) in the wet. Supposedly people have driven on light snow with them, but I haven't tried and don't want to risk it. Quiet. Decent summer tire on a budget and good for early spring through fall temperatures. These are a +1 tire for the camry, but very little roll with moderate cornering. Snappy acceleration and deceleration. Excellent grip -- at rough estimate my cornering speeds on low speed corners increased approx. 10-15mph. Shaved 4 seconds off my times for 40-second autox courses (compared to Yokohama Avid T4s).

Cons: a little stiff. Feels as if they're inflated to 45psi. Twitchy, so a fine hand is needed. High sidewalls make them look like truck tires. At +1, they tend to induce oversteer from slight lateral rolling.

Buy again? Definitely.

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Name of car: 1995 Toyota Corolla
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Kelly Ritmo HP
Size of tire/Speed rating: 185/65R14 S-Rated
Pros/Cons: Good Dry handaling, deep tread. Tends to aquaplane easily in wet, slides HEAPS on gravel
Buy again? No.

Name of car: 2001 Pulsar (My new one)
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Bridgestone Potenza Directional (dunno model)
Size of tire/Speed rating: 195/60/R14 Z-Rated
Pros/Cons: Excellent wet/dry handaling, Quiet as a mouse on rough Tarmac. Expensive
Buy again? YES!

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Name of car: 1986 Toyota MR2
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Falken Azenis RT615
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205x50x15
Pros: insane grip! super stiff sidewall. they make NO NOISE when you break them loose.
Cons: they make NO NOISE when you break them loose. less than 3 months, and i'm ready to replace the rears. pretty poor wet traction, but you'd expect that with these tires.
Buy again? ABSOLUTELY!!! yes, even at $105 each!


Name of car: 1986 Toyota MR2
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Yokohama Parada Spec2
Size of tire/Speed rating:205x45x16
Pros: lots of grip! very low noise when they break traction. very nice traction AFTER 300 miles.
Cons: decent wet traction. horrid grip for the first 200-300 miles. once you heat cycle them too many times, their level of grip drops a LOT.
Buy again? for an overall tire, yeah. but, not as a track tire.

Name of car: 1986 Toyota MR2
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Yokohama AVS ES100
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205x45x16
Pros: consistant grip, no matter how much wear is on the tires, even in the rain. inexpensive.
Cons: not enough grip for canyon runs.
Buy again? nope!
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1992 4runner
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BFG all terrian
good traction snow and mud
wear uneven unless rototaed every oil change
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Name of car: 2000 Toyota Camry LE
Brand of tire/Name of tire: Toyo Tourevo LS
Size of tire/Speed rating: 205/60R16 92H
Pros: The tires grip very well wet or dry, have a smooth ride and very quiet. After about 1500 miles, I have been very happy. Also, this is the only tire I've found with Traction AA and Temp A rating in this size, almost all other H-rated tires in this size had Traction rating of just A.

Cons: Price - At $128 a pop, it's not the cheapest tire out there. Also, if you don't live in the West (WA, OR, CA), you probably can't find this tire as Les Schwab is the only place that sells them, but if you live out in the West, it's no big deal.

Buy again? So far, so good. I would consider buying them again. The last set of tires I had were Falken Ziex ZE-512 in the same size. The Falken tires did everything well EXCEPT noise. They wore about 45K miles. It wore okay, but the shoulders of the tires seemed to wear faster than the center. The road noise was very loud. Toyos in comparison are very quiet.

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