Tire Question. Does anyone here have the NEW Goodyear TRiple tread Assurnce tires?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Nono_baddog, Jul 15, 2004.

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    Nono_baddog Guest

    Hi
    I just bought the new triple tread assurance tires and finding them
    howling at higher speeds....110 KM and right around 65 to 70 KM
    mark....
    There is a slight vibration in the gas peddle also at the 60/70 km
    mark.
    Been back to the Tire dealer three time to re balance and still the
    same thing...
    They tried changing the air pressure in the tires and it got even
    worse at the higher speeds.
    Has anyone else having this problem or could it be something else
    wrong with the car?
    Any input would greatly help....
    thanks




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    Nono_baddog, Jul 15, 2004
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    Hallraker Guest

    I've never heard of "triple tread assurance" tires. Sure *sounds*
    impressive, but how much are they? While cost alone isn't the only measure
    of tire quality, a $25 tire isn't going to have nearly the same level of
    quality as a $100 tire. My Subie was involved in a fender-bender a couple
    winters ago which, among other things, left a huge rip in the sidewall of my
    $100 tire. When I got the car back after over a month, it seemed to drive
    "funny" but I just chalked it up to having not driven it in a while. It
    seemed to handle differently around corners, especially in the snow, and
    accelerating on snow produced a lot more wheelspin than I had remembered.

    Then one day I was talking about tires with a friend of mine, and happened
    to point at the one on my car that had been replaced after the crash. I
    stopped in the middle of my sentence, because there was a completely
    different tire on that wheel! A quick check revealed that they had replaced
    my $100 tire with a $25 tire. Needless to say, I was pretty pissed, I mean
    this tire wasn't even the same speed rating as the other ones! I made a few
    phone calls, and they claimed that they'd used that tire because "the tread
    pattern was similar" and "my tire was discontinued." Although their first
    point was arguable, since the tread did look generally similar, a few more
    calls indicated that my original tire was indeed still available, and that
    the body shop I had used probably didn't do work with anyone who carried my
    tire, hence the cheap impostor tire.

    Anyway, my point is that that one cheap tire was causing all sorts of weird
    driving. I can't say for sure if having 4 identical cheap tires would have
    made a difference, but the good tires were much better on snow, and since
    the cheap tire was on the front, it would slip and the AWD would send the
    power to the rear. Hence the wheelspin on acceleration and the slightly
    fishtaily turns. Once I had the situation straightened out, my Subie drove
    normally again.
     
    Hallraker, Jul 16, 2004
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    Nicolas Dore Guest

    Nicolas Dore, Jul 16, 2004
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  4. Try the new BG Goodrich Traction TA V rated, they are available in
    most sizes, and carry a 60-70,000 mile warranty
     
    John D. Ervin, Jul 17, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    I find advertised waranties not worth much. My local sears auto expects an
    alignment check every 6 months or 6,000 miles to be cirtain it's not the
    car. I usually go bythe Tread wear index which is a data point that is
    measured by running the tire against a cylender of known roughness. All
    tires must be measured this way but, it data is for straight-line wear. At
    least you can compare different brands that way. ed
     
    Edward Hayes, Jul 17, 2004
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    Turtleman Guest

    Not finding a whole lot of comments about the Assurance ComforTred,
    and this being the last day for the $75 grocery rebate, I went ahead
    and bought a set of four through Discount Tire. Unfortunately, they
    didn't have but one in stock, so I'll bring the car back on Monday
    morning. (I live within walking distance, so it's no big deal.) And
    since Discount Tire will apply the cost for something else within 30
    days if I don't like them, I figure my risk is minimal. I'll post my
    comments here after I try them for awhile. Wish me luck!
     
    Turtleman, Jul 17, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    What is the tread wear rating though?
     
    Edward Hayes, Jul 18, 2004
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    Hallraker Guest

    Hallraker, Jul 21, 2004
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    k5joe Guest

    I just bought a set of Tripple Treads 3 days ago and so far so good. Put
    them on a 1995 Rivi with a supercharged V-6. I could light up the old
    tires for about 35 feet on the concreat but these do not even chirp. Have
    not tested them on Ice, snow or rain yet. No vibrations or howling so far.
    The Rivi corners like it is on a RAIL!!
    Buy them on the internet and save some money ($100.00)
    Discount Tires Direct or Tire Rack.
     
    k5joe, Aug 22, 2004
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    k5joe Guest

    My Tripple Treads have an 80,000 mile tread wear warranty. $ 50.00 bucks
    for Road Harzard for the four tires. $ 103.00 with free shipping from
    Discount Tire Direct with no State Tax if you live in a state without a
    Discount Tire Store 225-60-16 s or t speed rating. MSRP from Goodyear $
    133.00 each plus state TAX!!
     
    k5joe, Aug 22, 2004
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    k5joe Guest

    My Tripple Treads have an 80,000 mile tread wear warranty. $ 50.00 bucks
    for Road Harzard for the four tires. $ 103.00 with free shipping from
    Discount Tire Direct with no State Tax if you live in a state without a
    Discount Tire Store 225-60-16 s or t speed rating. MSRP from Goodyear $
    133.00 each plus state TAX!!
     
    k5joe, Aug 22, 2004
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