Curious

Wethersfield, CT

#1 Jan 19, 2014
Just wondering what tires have the most tread life and give you the best combination of performance and handling year round, especially in the snow. Thank you.

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#2 Jan 19, 2014
Curious wrote:
Just wondering what tires have the most tread life and give you the best combination of performance and handling year round, especially in the snow. Thank you.
I am happy with the Firestone Destination A/T (All Terrain) in the size 245-70-R16 for an all-season tire.

The 245 is slightly wider to be a little more stable when cornering and it gives a little more contact with the road. The tread pattern is agressive enough to be good on snow covered roads, but not real noisy. It has a good tread wear rating, but that is not the most important factor.

You get what you pay for. You also must compromise, unless you want to switch your tires for the season. If you want the best performance at all times you would run a soft compound mud/snow tire with an aggressive tread pattern in the winter. In the summer you would run a soft compound high performace tire that is not designed for any winter driving.

If you want a good tire for all four seasons, don't worry too much about the tread wear rating or the price. You could buy an inexpensive tire with a great tread wear rating, but it would give bad performance because the rubber compound is too hard to grip the road good.

With tires, you always have to decide what is the most important for you and which is the least. For me, good performance in all four seasons is most important.
vinny g

Attica, NY

#3 Jan 19, 2014
wellimjustsaying wrote:
<quoted text>I am happy with the Firestone Destination A/T (All Terrain) in the size 245-70-R16 for an all-season tire.

The 245 is slightly wider to be a little more stable when cornering and it gives a little more contact with the road. The tread pattern is agressive enough to be good on snow covered roads, but not real noisy. It has a good tread wear rating, but that is not the most important factor.

You get what you pay for. You also must compromise, unless you want to switch your tires for the season. If you want the best performance at all times you would run a soft compound mud/snow tire with an aggressive tread pattern in the winter. In the summer you would run a soft compound high performace tire that is not designed for any winter driving.

If you want a good tire for all four seasons, don't worry too much about the tread wear rating or the price. You could buy an inexpensive tire with a great tread wear rating, but it would give bad performance because the rubber compound is too hard to grip the road good.

With tires, you always have to decide what is the most important for you and which is the least. For me, good performance in all four seasons is most important.
I need some new need all seasons for my stock 20's. Good Year Fortera's stink on my Durango
uticademogogue

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jan 19, 2014
Try the continental conti extreme Dsw
Robert Young

Utica, NY

#5 Jan 19, 2014
wellimjustsaying wrote:
<quoted text>
I am happy with the Firestone Destination A/T (All Terrain) in the size 245-70-R16 for an all-season tire.
The 245 is slightly wider to be a little more stable when cornering and it gives a little more contact with the road. The tread pattern is agressive enough to be good on snow covered roads, but not real noisy. It has a good tread wear rating, but that is not the most important factor.
You get what you pay for. You also must compromise, unless you want to switch your tires for the season. If you want the best performance at all times you would run a soft compound mud/snow tire with an aggressive tread pattern in the winter. In the summer you would run a soft compound high performace tire that is not designed for any winter driving.
If you want a good tire for all four seasons, don't worry too much about the tread wear rating or the price. You could buy an inexpensive tire with a great tread wear rating, but it would give bad performance because the rubber compound is too hard to grip the road good.
With tires, you always have to decide what is the most important for you and which is the least. For me, good performance in all four seasons is most important.
How much?

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Since: May 13

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#6 Jan 19, 2014
Robert Young wrote:
<quoted text> How much?
I do not remember how much they cost. I bought them 2 or 3 years ago at Monroe.
My Two Cents

Utica, NY

#7 Jan 20, 2014
Check out " tirerack.com ". You can view a chart for winter snows, all seasons, touring tires, regular tires, etc. Gives you ratings and comparisons for all pertinent categories, either for individual tires or groups.
My Two Cents

United States

#8 Jan 20, 2014
I can't afford new tires so I pick mine out of the garbage.
tirerack

Utica, NY

#9 Jan 20, 2014
uticademogogue wrote:
Try the continental conti extreme Dsw
DO NOT buy continental bad, firestone or hankook and michelan

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