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Old 05 Aug 2010, 06:53 pm
Jill
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Default CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

Hello all,

After my friend and I had read all the negative comments about driving
a car in rain with the Duler tires by Bridgestone I was a nervous
wreck about driving it in rain. I was about ready to go out and spend
600.00 on the other ones that a tire place had told me about.

We had our first rainstorm in almost 2 weeks. It rained heavy, and
there was water flowing on the roads in some areas with fairly deep
puddles. I'm glad to report that all the reports on Tirerack.com of
the Duelers causing a car to have problems steering, stopping, braking
and hydroplaning were all wrong! Well now I feel better.

So far the Dueler tires on my CRV is excellent on dry roads, dirt/
grass/gravel trails and rain. I'm not wishing for snow, but that will
be next for me to test.

The same tire is used on BWM X5, Mercedes, Lexus 350 and Audi Q7, so
I'm sure Honda wouldn't put a tire that would cause problems on their
cars knowing they as well as many higher end cars and SUV's have a
reputation to uphold.

So does anyone know why some other posters had such a vast different
way of measuring the Dueler tires performance?

Thanks so much,

Jill
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 03:36 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

In article
<1a3d8992-dafd-4f80-b4ab-79da1eda021a@g21g2000prn.googlegroups.com>,
Jill <beretta66x@gmail.com> wrote:

> So does anyone know why some other posters had such a vast different
> way of measuring the Dueler tires performance?


Because they're idiots.

Welcome to the world.
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 09:37 am
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article
> <1a3d8992-dafd-4f80-b4ab-79da1eda021a@g21g2000prn.googlegroups.com>,
> Jill <beretta66x@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> So does anyone know why some other posters had such a vast different
>> way of measuring the Dueler tires performance?

>
> Because they're idiots.
>
> Welcome to the world.



More specifically, welcome to Usenet.
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 09:54 am
Iowna Uass
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!


"Jill" <beretta66x@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1a3d8992-dafd-4f80-b4ab-79da1eda021a@g21g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
> Hello all,
>
> After my friend and I had read all the negative comments about driving
> a car in rain with the Duler tires by Bridgestone I was a nervous
> wreck about driving it in rain. I was about ready to go out and spend
> 600.00 on the other ones that a tire place had told me about.
>
> We had our first rainstorm in almost 2 weeks. It rained heavy, and
> there was water flowing on the roads in some areas with fairly deep
> puddles. I'm glad to report that all the reports on Tirerack.com of
> the Duelers causing a car to have problems steering, stopping, braking
> and hydroplaning were all wrong! Well now I feel better.
>
> So far the Dueler tires on my CRV is excellent on dry roads, dirt/
> grass/gravel trails and rain. I'm not wishing for snow, but that will
> be next for me to test.
>
> The same tire is used on BWM X5, Mercedes, Lexus 350 and Audi Q7, so
> I'm sure Honda wouldn't put a tire that would cause problems on their
> cars knowing they as well as many higher end cars and SUV's have a
> reputation to uphold.
>
> So does anyone know why some other posters had such a vast different
> way of measuring the Dueler tires performance?
>
> Thanks so much,
>
> Jill


I didn't have a performance issue with my Dueler tires, but they did not
have a long life.
Look at replacing yours at around 45000 kilometers or 25000 miles.

Also, if you live closer to the 49th parallel, consider a proper set of
winter tires and steel rims.
All season tires do not perform well below 5 degrees C and the duelers are
no exception.
I recommend the Michelen Ice X 2.



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Old 06 Aug 2010, 12:39 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

In article <i3h4ee01oj6@news5.newsguy.com>,
"Iowna Uass" <iownauass@gmail.com> wrote:

> All season tires do not perform well below 5 degrees C


You've never experienced the Nokian WR then, have you.

Yes, it has the snowflake emblem for winter use--just like a winter
tire. But it's an all-season tire.

Those crazy northern Europeans. Solving their problems and then telling
the world about it. What a concept.
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 12:54 pm
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

On 08/06/2010 09:39 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article<i3h4ee01oj6@news5.newsguy.com>,
> "Iowna Uass"<iownauass@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> All season tires do not perform well below 5 degrees C

>
> You've never experienced the Nokian WR then, have you.
>
> Yes, it has the snowflake emblem for winter use--just like a winter
> tire. But it's an all-season tire.
>
> Those crazy northern Europeans. Solving their problems and then telling
> the world about it. What a concept.


but a genuine all-weather tire is unamerican - it's a missed "rent
seeking" opportunity where everyone has to have two sets of wheels, two
sets of tires, and thereby keep the nation's mom and pop tire shops in
pbr and weed...


--
nomina rutrum rutrum
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 03:45 pm
Iowna Uass
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-431F72.12390606082010@reserved-multicast-range-not-delegated.example.com...
> In article <i3h4ee01oj6@news5.newsguy.com>,
> "Iowna Uass" <iownauass@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> All season tires do not perform well below 5 degrees C

>
> You've never experienced the Nokian WR then, have you.
>
> Yes, it has the snowflake emblem for winter use--just like a winter
> tire. But it's an all-season tire.
>
> Those crazy northern Europeans. Solving their problems and then telling
> the world about it. What a concept.


Yeah, I missed the Nokian boat. I've been doing the winter tire swap since
day one for my 05 CRV.
I'll have to wait until my current set of winter tires wears down before
looking at that for a full season replacement.



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Old 09 Aug 2010, 07:30 pm
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!



"Jill" <beretta66x@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1a3d8992-dafd-4f80-b4ab-79da1eda021a@g21g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
> Hello all,
>
> After my friend and I had read all the negative comments about driving
> a car in rain with the Duler tires by Bridgestone I was a nervous
> wreck about driving it in rain. I was about ready to go out and spend
> 600.00 on the other ones that a tire place had told me about.
>
> We had our first rainstorm in almost 2 weeks. It rained heavy, and
> there was water flowing on the roads in some areas with fairly deep
> puddles. I'm glad to report that all the reports on Tirerack.com of
> the Duelers causing a car to have problems steering, stopping, braking
> and hydroplaning were all wrong! Well now I feel better.
>
> So far the Dueler tires on my CRV is excellent on dry roads, dirt/
> grass/gravel trails and rain. I'm not wishing for snow, but that will
> be next for me to test.
>
> The same tire is used on BWM X5, Mercedes, Lexus 350 and Audi Q7, so
> I'm sure Honda wouldn't put a tire that would cause problems on their
> cars knowing they as well as many higher end cars and SUV's have a
> reputation to uphold.
>
> So does anyone know why some other posters had such a vast different
> way of measuring the Dueler tires performance?
>
> Thanks so much,
>
> Jill


No offense, but you have been way overthinking this.

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Old 09 Aug 2010, 11:46 pm
Jill
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!


>
> No offense, but you have been way overthinking this.


Oh I know I have a little bit, but if you read the write ups on The
Tire Rack site, it will look as if my CRV tires are horrible. So far
they are very good on wet and dry pavement with very good control and
braking. So far I've proved them wrong! Then some went on talking
about tread wear, but everyone in my family changes their tires at 35k
miles. I analyze everything! That's what teachers do.

Jill

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Old 10 Aug 2010, 06:41 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

In article
<ff1cc320-05ba-4f3a-825f-84e3265c0e12@n19g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
Jill <beretta66x@gmail.com> wrote:

> > No offense, but you have been way overthinking this.

>
> Oh I know I have a little bit, but if you read the write ups on The
> Tire Rack site, it will look as if my CRV tires are horrible.


People take the time to write it up when they hate something. They
NEVER take the time to write it up when it's perfectly satisfactory.

So, what you're reading is all the people who feel aggrieved.

So if you read the reviews people have taken the time to go back and
write up after they've bought and used their tires for awhile, of COURSE
they're all going to be "these tires are terrible".

You're overthinking this thing way, way too much.
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