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Old 30 Sep 2003, 11:13 pm
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Default Integra tire recomendations

I am posting this to get some input on replacement tires on my Integra GS.
I need to replace the original Michelins that are worn out and I am thinking
of getting something that has a better traction in snow. These tires are
really terrible in snow, so I really do not want to replace them with the
same thing. I live in Canada and snow is around the corner.
Ideally I want all season tires, but if I can not get that with reasonable
snow traction, I will go for winter tires.
Please keep in mind that price is kind of an issue, not to be cheap but I
have to watch my spending.
Also, has anyone tried 205/55R15's on the original rims? The guy I talked to
(at Green and Ross) told me that it will rub, is this the case? I have not
made any modifications to the car.

TIA
Tony


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Old 02 Oct 2003, 04:52 am
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Default Re: Integra tire recomendations

I live in Vancouver where we do get some snow. The stock Integra tires were
done so I opted for a set of Yokohama Avid H4s at Big O tires. Price was
less than 250 for a set. These have adequate performance in the wet and seem
to outperform the terribly slippery Michelins.


"Guest" <nospam@spam.com> wrote in message
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> I am posting this to get some input on replacement tires on my Integra GS.
> I need to replace the original Michelins that are worn out and I am

thinking
> of getting something that has a better traction in snow. These tires are
> really terrible in snow, so I really do not want to replace them with the
> same thing. I live in Canada and snow is around the corner.
> Ideally I want all season tires, but if I can not get that with reasonable
> snow traction, I will go for winter tires.
> Please keep in mind that price is kind of an issue, not to be cheap but I
> have to watch my spending.
> Also, has anyone tried 205/55R15's on the original rims? The guy I talked

to
> (at Green and Ross) told me that it will rub, is this the case? I have not
> made any modifications to the car.
>
> TIA
> Tony
>
>



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Old 02 Oct 2003, 02:20 pm
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Default Re: Integra tire recomendations

I also live in Vancouver and was planning to get a set of Yokohama Avid H4s
for my Integra. $250/set sounds like a great deal. Which Big O tire shop did
you purchase your tires and was this fairly recent?


"Echo" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I live in Vancouver where we do get some snow. The stock Integra tires

were
> done so I opted for a set of Yokohama Avid H4s at Big O tires. Price was
> less than 250 for a set. These have adequate performance in the wet and

seem
> to outperform the terribly slippery Michelins.
>
>



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Old 02 Oct 2003, 10:18 pm
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Default Re: Integra tire recomendations

I'd stay away from Michelin or Goodyear. Go on the Tire Rack ratings page
(one of the better methods of comparison) and you'll see that they almost
always cost in the upper half and perform in the lower half of the
competition. I bought Bridgestone Potenza RE950 (the replacement for the
famed RE92 seen on Preludes everywhere) 205/55R16 (CL) but had Yokohama AVS
db tires before on a different vehicle and liked those just as much as the
Bridgestones.

"Guest" <nospam@spam.com> wrote in message
news:LCreb.7326$ab5.343241@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> I am posting this to get some input on replacement tires on my Integra GS.
> I need to replace the original Michelins that are worn out and I am

thinking
> of getting something that has a better traction in snow. These tires are
> really terrible in snow, so I really do not want to replace them with the
> same thing. I live in Canada and snow is around the corner.
> Ideally I want all season tires, but if I can not get that with reasonable
> snow traction, I will go for winter tires.
> Please keep in mind that price is kind of an issue, not to be cheap but I
> have to watch my spending.
> Also, has anyone tried 205/55R15's on the original rims? The guy I talked

to
> (at Green and Ross) told me that it will rub, is this the case? I have not
> made any modifications to the car.
>
> TIA
> Tony
>
>



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Old 02 Oct 2003, 11:22 pm
David L
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Default Re: Integra tire recomendations

I agree and can attest to Dan-O's assessment of Michelin and Goodyear. Also
have the Potenza RE950s on a Prelude and they're the BEST tires I've ever
had in the rain. However, they have much to be desired in the snow.
Baltimore got dumped last winter and I did some sledding in the car. Maybe
the WORST tires I've had in the snow (the Michelins might have been worst).
For something comporable to the RE950s but better in the snow you may want
to check out the Dunlop SP Sport A2, which is rated a much better in the
snow than the 950s but there is a tradeoff. Being in Canada, if you want
something even BETTER in the snow check www.tirerack.com and choose a tire
that suites your needs.

I think the Bridgestone Potenza RE950 replaced the Potenza 930s? I was
going to put another set of 930s on my car but was told they were
discontinued and replaced by the 950s. This was a couple years ago, whereas
the RE92 are still being made.....

Good luck,
-Dave


"Dan-O" <djardeli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I'd stay away from Michelin or Goodyear. Go on the Tire Rack ratings page
> (one of the better methods of comparison) and you'll see that they almost
> always cost in the upper half and perform in the lower half of the
> competition. I bought Bridgestone Potenza RE950 (the replacement for the
> famed RE92 seen on Preludes everywhere) 205/55R16 (CL) but had Yokohama

AVS
> db tires before on a different vehicle and liked those just as much as the
> Bridgestones.
>
> "Guest" <nospam@spam.com> wrote in message
> news:LCreb.7326$ab5.343241@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
> > I am posting this to get some input on replacement tires on my Integra

GS.
> > I need to replace the original Michelins that are worn out and I am

> thinking
> > of getting something that has a better traction in snow. These tires are
> > really terrible in snow, so I really do not want to replace them with

the
> > same thing. I live in Canada and snow is around the corner.
> > Ideally I want all season tires, but if I can not get that with

reasonable
> > snow traction, I will go for winter tires.
> > Please keep in mind that price is kind of an issue, not to be cheap but

I
> > have to watch my spending.
> > Also, has anyone tried 205/55R15's on the original rims? The guy I

talked
> to
> > (at Green and Ross) told me that it will rub, is this the case? I have

not
> > made any modifications to the car.
> >
> > TIA
> > Tony
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 03 Oct 2003, 05:18 pm
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Default Re: Integra tire recomendations

I installed Dunlop SP Sport A2 on my 94 Integra last year and I live in
Colorado. I have been pretty happy with these tires in rain and snow.

--
Khalid

David L <davelieu@remove-meyahoo.com> wrote:
> I agree and can attest to Dan-O's assessment of Michelin and Goodyear. Also
> have the Potenza RE950s on a Prelude and they're the BEST tires I've ever
> had in the rain. However, they have much to be desired in the snow.
> Baltimore got dumped last winter and I did some sledding in the car. Maybe
> the WORST tires I've had in the snow (the Michelins might have been worst).
> For something comporable to the RE950s but better in the snow you may want
> to check out the Dunlop SP Sport A2, which is rated a much better in the
> snow than the 950s but there is a tradeoff. Being in Canada, if you want
> something even BETTER in the snow check www.tirerack.com and choose a tire
> that suites your needs.


> I think the Bridgestone Potenza RE950 replaced the Potenza 930s? I was
> going to put another set of 930s on my car but was told they were
> discontinued and replaced by the 950s. This was a couple years ago, whereas
> the RE92 are still being made.....


> Good luck,
> -Dave


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Old 09 Oct 2003, 03:44 pm
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Default Re: Integra tire recomendations

I bought the Yoko AVID H4s at Big-O tires on Edmonds in Burnaby for 250$
about 2.5 years ago. Looking at my tires recently I found the tread pattern
to be even and wear minimal after 30K. I expected the tires to be hard and
slippery but they're are still decent and I can trust them more than I could
the Michelins.

David

"hippo" <hippo309@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I also live in Vancouver and was planning to get a set of Yokohama Avid

H4s
> for my Integra. $250/set sounds like a great deal. Which Big O tire shop

did
> you purchase your tires and was this fairly recent?
>
>
> "Echo" <spam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:FHReb.4418$pl3.240@pd7tw3no...
> > I live in Vancouver where we do get some snow. The stock Integra tires

> were
> > done so I opted for a set of Yokohama Avid H4s at Big O tires. Price was
> > less than 250 for a set. These have adequate performance in the wet and

> seem
> > to outperform the terribly slippery Michelins.
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 10 Oct 2003, 11:21 pm
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Default Re: Integra tire recomendations

Dunlops are supposed to be noisy and expensive..

> I agree and can attest to Dan-O's assessment of Michelin and Goodyear. Also
> have the Potenza RE950s on a Prelude and they're the BEST tires I've ever
> had in the rain. However, they have much to be desired in the snow.
> Baltimore got dumped last winter and I did some sledding in the car. Maybe
> the WORST tires I've had in the snow (the Michelins might have been worst).
> For something comporable to the RE950s but better in the snow you may want
> to check out the Dunlop SP Sport A2, which is rated a much better in the
> snow than the 950s but there is a tradeoff. Being in Canada, if you want
> something even BETTER in the snow check www.tirerack.com and choose a tire
> that suites your needs.


Quite right.. accept my apologies. Something I remember is relevant
here.. in the Toronto Star's excellent Saturday cars section somebody
wrote in and mentioned that after switching from RE92 to RE950, they
felt that the RE92 was more sporting in nature. Haven't had a snow yet
since my Bridgestones went on in June but I think I'd be surprised if
they were any worse than the Michelin MXV/X's that were on my CL before.
I think the guy who had the car before me replaced two tires at a
time due to an unfixable leak.

> I think the Bridgestone Potenza RE950 replaced the Potenza 930s? I was
> going to put another set of 930s on my car but was told they were
> discontinued and replaced by the 950s. This was a couple years ago, whereas
> the RE92 are still being made.....
>


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Old 11 Oct 2003, 01:52 am
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"Dan-O" <djardeli@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Dunlops are supposed to be noisy and expensive..


I know the Dunlops were actually less expensive than the Bridgestones. For
195/60-14 H rated, the Bridgestone Potenza RE950 is $72 US, and the Dunlop
SP Sport A2 is $55 US - these are tirerack.com prices.


> Quite right.. accept my apologies. Something I remember is relevant
> here.. in the Toronto Star's excellent Saturday cars section somebody
> wrote in and mentioned that after switching from RE92 to RE950, they
> felt that the RE92 was more sporting in nature. Haven't had a snow yet
> since my Bridgestones went on in June but I think I'd be surprised if
> they were any worse than the Michelin MXV/X's that were on my CL before.
> I think the guy who had the car before me replaced two tires at a
> time due to an unfixable leak.
>

No worries. For the person who thought the RE92 was more sporting in
nature, I wonder what size/speed rating tires they had? I know the customer
on tirerack shows the 950 beating the RE92 in every category - but these are
reader surveys and not actual road tests. When you drive in the snow, BE
VERY CAREFUL! Not poor, but definately not great.

> > I think the Bridgestone Potenza RE950 replaced the Potenza 930s? I was
> > going to put another set of 930s on my car but was told they were
> > discontinued and replaced by the 950s. This was a couple years ago,

whereas
> > the RE92 are still being made.....
> >


-Dave


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