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Good article about the stock tires that come on a new car

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Good article about the stock tires that come on a new car

You may have noticed that the stock tires that come on many cars can be pretty low end. Here is a good article that talks about that, as well as has some tips on how to get the most out of your tires:

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/why- ... s-already/
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Thanks.

I have had a good experience with the Dunlop tires that came on my 2015 cr-v. I had 6/32 tread remaining when I had 92000 km on the car , as per the service report 3-4 months ago.
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they would likely have the same quality level as the Chinese Made tires Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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Most new car tires sucks including high end cars. And if you try to get a direct replacement, it will cost a lot more than another comparable tire. Better to just wear out what the car came with and then replace them with a set of better and cheaper tire.
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I found out the hard way that there are no warranties on dealership tires either. Ours were crappy Kumhos that developed bulging sidewalls on more than one tire. Seemed like it was a defect in that batch, but even shops that did Kumho warranty work couldn't touch them because they were from the dealer. Dealer of course was no help at all.
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The OE tires are usually not ideal but I don't get ppl rushing out to replace them immediately and taking the $ hit doing so. I've always used them up and then bought better ones afterwards where practical.
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What a terrible article! A tire that last 25k kms in an almost 3,000 kgs SUV doesn't mean that is a bad tire. It is actually the opposite, they grip better and therefore wear faster. If you want hard tires that last forever but don't grip well look somewhere else.

The Hankook Noble S1 is not the best ultra-high performance all-season tires, but they are a very decent option:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/te ... p?ttid=200
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/te ... p?ttid=200
Ultra-high performance is the key here, and that is why they wear faster.
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I guess it depends what car you buy... Mine came with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S...
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hightech wrote: You may have noticed that the stock tires that come on many cars can be pretty low end. Here is a good article that talks about that, as well as has some tips on how to get the most out of your tires:
What criteria???
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LMAO...
Owner of a 2016 Explorer Sport with the same tires and they've held up very well for ~30K KM.
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carztoronto wrote: What a terrible article! A tire that last 25k kms in an almost 3,000 kgs SUV doesn't mean that is a bad tire. It is actually the opposite, they grip better and therefore wear faster. If you want hard tires that last forever but don't grip well look somewhere else.

The Hankook Noble S1 is not the best ultra-high performance all-season tires, but they are a very decent option:
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/te ... p?ttid=200
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/te ... p?ttid=200
Ultra-high performance is the key here, and that is why they wear faster.
Generally, the auto manufacturers want to put the CHEAPEST tire that matches their spec guideline. This translates to low treadwear tires that wear out fast. We are not talking about UHP tires on a Porsche, where I agree with you wear out fast due to their exceptional grip.
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hightech wrote: Generally, the auto manufacturers want to put the CHEAPEST tire that matches their spec guideline. This translates to low treadwear tires that wear out fast. We are not talking about UHP tires on a Porsche, where I agree with you wear out fast due to their exceptional grip.
You read one lousy article and came up with that conclusion?
There are cars that comes with Michelin SS tires and they are not cheap by any means.
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vkizzle wrote: You read one lousy article and came up with that conclusion?
There are cars that comes with Michelin SS tires and they are not cheap by any means.
No, but in my 30 years of car buying. Some cars come with decent tires, but not all. My last few cars came with decent Michelin tires. My Civic and Ford's not soo much
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