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Big D2010-08-09 05:56:00 +0000 #1
I need new all season tires for my mom-mobile. Is there any brand I should avoid? I've had a couple of people tell me to stay away from BF Goodrich. Anything else?

I have a 1997 Pontiac Montana (Transport), 4-door, extended.

Remember I DO live in Canada and am faced with icy road conditions & deep snow in winter and potentially scorching temps in summer. My driving is mainly city.

I want all-seasons because I live in Calgary after-all. We get chinooks. (it's a warm dry wind coming off the rocky mountains that can change our temps from a very frigid -40 to an amazing plus 18 in a matter of hours).

Thanks for any advice

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RDWD2010-08-09 06:01:42 +0000 #2
What is snow?
jctgumby2010-08-09 06:29:18 +0000 #3
Down here we call it Freezing Rain or an Ice Storm...Up north it is a little bit fluffier and they can play in it and they call it Snow...I googled it!!!
KMKjr2010-08-09 06:15:15 +0000 #4
P215 70R15's?

Go with a touring tire for longevity and normally have a more aggressive all season design.

Pirelli P6 or P4 are nice but a bit pricy.

Cooper CS4 Touring are a good budget tire.

Yokohama Avid Touring S are on sale now (through us anyway)

But go with winter tires anyway. For $500.00 you can get a good inexpensive set and they will pay for themselves the first curb you didn't slide into. Any all season tire is only a 2 1/2 or 3 season anyway at best.

Ultimately with tires, you get exactly what you pay for. Go cheap, you get crap.
Big D2010-08-09 06:41:44 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by jctgumby

Down here we call it Freezing Rain or an Ice Storm...Up north it is a little bit fluffier and they can play in it and they call it Snow...I googled it!!!

Have you ever had a snow cone? It's kind of like that....without the flavouring...unless you find the yellow stuff on the ground. If you do DON"T EAT IT!!!!

Sometimes it's light and fluffy and really pretty to watch fall. Sometimes it's wet and heavy, a real ***** to shovel, but great for snowballs, snowmen...um snowpeople...and forts.

If you have a standard front wheel drive vehicle, it can be a real hoot to drive in....sigh I miss my Honda.

Tomorrow's lesson will be.......
Big D2010-08-09 08:03:39 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by KMKjr

P215 70R15's?

Go with a touring tire for longevity and normally have a more aggressive all season design.

Pirelli P6 or P4 are nice but a bit pricy.

Cooper CS4 Touring are a good budget tire.

Yokohama Avid Touring S are on sale now (through us anyway)

But go with winter tires anyway. For $500.00 you can get a good inexpensive set and they will pay for themselves the first curb you didn't slide into. Any all season tire is only a 2 1/2 or 3 season anyway at best.

Ultimately with tires, you get exactly what you pay for. Go cheap, you get crap.

You guys still have curbs in NS? We have ... I'm not sure what you'd call them, but they're just sloped. It's kind of cool in winter because you don't hit a curb instead you launch onto someone's front yard.

I appreciate the info. I'll look into it. This year it's going to have to be all seasons. I really need a summer set and can't afford 2 sets right now.

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Big D2010-08-09 06:31:34 +0000 #7
Well today was the day. I went with Bridgestone Turanza EL400.

I ended up driving out of there $1334.36 poorer. Tires and all the stuff that goes with it (mounting, balancing, environmental fees, etc), tie rod & ball joint (**** no more massages on the way home from work), alignment (woo hoo I can drink coffee and drive again), machine rear drums, oil change and winterize.

I told the BF that in order to pay for this I'm going to have to start charging for services rendered, but for some reason he didn't see things my way. Sigh....

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