Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Firestone Precision Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45
 
 

2010 Chrysler Town and Country
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
April 30, 2014

My Mini Van is modified for my needs and is Wheel Chair accessible. Making it so, requires many modifications that effects many aspects adversely as well as driving dynamics. Traction in wet, ice & snow is a top concern for my needs and these tires performed very well for me. I live in Fayetteville AR and it's very hilly and since it does not snow a lot, when it does so the town is not well equipped to dell with it. We did get our fair share this past winter and I was very pleased on how these tires performed in fresh and untouched snow of 5 or more inch snow. It is holding well on tread wear and preforms well in rain and such. Noise and comfort are not my main concern since these are well compromised due to all the modifications, but these do as well if not better than what were the factory tires, I have a little over 40000 on the van and about 10000 on these tires. Predictable braking and handling perfomance and I'm not pushing it anyway, and the price was very good(-:

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Friday, July 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
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Miles driven on tires: 250
Location: Appleton, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 250 Miles on Tires
June 07, 2014

I have had the unpleasant experience(my 1st and LAST One!) of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 255-45-20 tires for 3 weeks and 1000 miles!!! I now am very happy to be back riding on the Michelin Pilot Super Sport's once again, they have never failed me before. Michelin honored their 30 day ride Plan to return them, which I quickly did! The Michelin Pilot Super Sports truly live up to their name-Super Sport tires, especially for my 4650lb and 578 RWHP ride! Never again will I even consider an ALL-SEASON tire for a ride that needs a SUMMER tire compound to glue it to the road. Bottom Line is: Quality Summer tires on wet and dry roads, Quality Winter tires on freezing and snow covered roads! Old School is the BEST School!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Appleton, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
May 20, 2014

Truly Disappointed!
By Teo
from USA
After coming from Michelin Pilot Super Sports in 255-45-20's on my 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, these Pilot Sport AS-3 255-45-20's are NOT even close! The ride noise is 65 to 75% louder than the Super Sports. They sound like a drum pounding on every tar strip/expansion joint in the highway. They sing like crazy on concrete and feel like you are riding on bricks not tires! Straight line tracking is acceptable, but hook up under heavier acceleration is an effort in futility! I have been a Michelin fan for many years, but these Pilot Sports AS-3 are a huge failure for Michelin! Purchased these tires on 05-05-2014 and I will send them back here shortly under their 30 Day Promise Plan. Bottom line is: Old School is the BEST School! Summer tires ONLY in the SUMMER! Winter tires ONLY in the WINTER! All season tires are NO tires at all!

Are Your Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrome Wheels Looking Bad and Struggling to Hold Air?

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

Chrome wheels were a very popular option on the PT Cruiser and they made a nice addition to the retro looking car. However, most owners are now finding out that chrome is not a maintenance-free wheel and is never recommended for use in winter conditions.

Chrome wheels have no protective coating and if used in wintry conditions, or if not frequently washed, they can start to look oxidized or hazy and the chrome finish will begin to peel. This isn't only an esthetics problem, but many find the peeling causes problems with the tire sealing properly to the wheel which can cause a slow leak. Having the tire removed from the wheel and cleaning the bead area of the wheel can help in some cases, but the problem most often always returns.

We offer many low-cost options for replacement that provide a more durable finish. When replacing wheels on the PT Cruiser I recommend to use a painted or clearcoat finish in order to achieve a more durable finish which is more suitable for all-season use.


MSW Type 14

Sport Edition SE-17

RIAL Como


Some of the more popular replacement wheels include the MSW Type 14, Sport Edition SE-17 and RIAL Como. Each option is offered with a silver painted finish with a five-spoke design similar to a wheel that would have come on the car new.

If your chrome wheels aren't looking good or are having trouble holding air, shop by vehicle to find a new durable option for your PT Cruiser.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43
 
 

2013 Chrysler Town and Country
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Monticello, AR
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
May 06, 2014

My wife was concerned to drive in heavy rain, until we purchased the Alti max RT23. The original tire on her Town and Country were very good, but the Generals are better and more confidence inspiring. These tires are quite and are planted solidly on the road. Wet traction is excellent, my wife feels so much less 'concerned'. I took the T&C out on the Interstate and was very impressed with the stability and overall traction. General did a great job in the design of this tire.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Friday, April 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Precision Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.56
 
 

2006 Chrysler Town and Country Fwd
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Timonium, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
March 31, 2014

What a refreshing change from our old tires. I never thought I'd buy Firestones after their problems over the years, but these came recommended and... they're an almost unbelievable combination of very quiet, exceptional responsiveness, high corning limits (okay I don't explore the handling limits too much in a Town and Country, but the van definitely handles better than ever), great wet traction (my wife complained a lot about this van in the rain for 8 years, but not now), snow traction (good, for the first time in the eight years we've had this van. I really couldn't be happier. I sure hope these tires last a long time, because driving on them is a pleasure. One thing I have noticed is that the sipes (the very small grooves in the tread) only go about half way down, so I'm wondering how much the snow and wet traction will diminish as the tires wear.
Incidentally, this van came from the factory with Yokohamas, which wore quickly, were awful in the snow and rain, and were kind of mushy handling. I replaced them with BFGoodrich Traction TAs after a good experience with them in an older tread pattern - they were noisy, had bad wet and snow traction, wore pretty quickly and I had a defective one.
I was determined to get a really good tire on my van - I thought I would buy Michelin Defenders, but I think the Firestones are a superior tire.
And no, I don't work for Firestone.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
March 30, 2014

I can't comment on how they drive in the snow, my SRT stays inside during the winter months. As for summer driving and wet conditions these tires do great. I race on the track and on road courses and the tire traction is great on both. I can easily take corners at high speeds and turns pretty nicely at decent speeds such as 60 mph and if you push it a little faster. They handle very well at speeds well above 100 mph also.
Pretty good tire

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.3
 
 

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Williamsville, NY
Driving Condition: Easy Going
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
March 26, 2014

I live in Buffalo and I mounted these the week of Thanksgiving so I have a whole winter`s worth of driving to judge the quality of these tires.

Likes:

Wet traction because I felt good road grip through puddles.
I did not experience any wheel spinning during accelerating and my PT cruiser felt secure during cornering. This happened during first lake effect event. It was a light snow event and this is why I gave the tires level 10 for light snow.
Driving down the highway during another snowfall, the PT felt very secure and I did not detect fishtailing or slipping. Also level 10 for highway driving
Good performance during very cold days, and I always felt in control of the PT.

Dislikes:

During deep snow I had good grip accelerating but a little slippage cornering. That's why I only rated it level 8.
I found after very cold nights, snow packed in the treads does not melt and reduces the traction on the tires the next morning. I assume the same occurs on all snow tires.

Miscellaneous:

I got temporarily stuck in a snow drift on an unplowed street during our first blizzard. I freed myself after a short time.
I give these tires a level 10 for getting out of the snowdrift.
Overall great product from General Tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.11
 
 

2010 Chrysler Town and Country
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Miles driven on tires: 1,200
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,200 Miles on Tires
February 28, 2014

I love everything about these tires EXCEPT that they cause annoying vibration of the entire vehicle at highway speeds. I took the vehicle back to the installer. They rebalanced the tires but found no significant change from the original balance. I was told my wheels are not bent, and that the weights required to balance the wheels were not considered excessive. They thought the tires in the rear may have been the cause so they rotated them to the front. This made absolutely no difference. I doubt that I have 4 defective tires, but I can believe that the manufacturing tolerances for these tires do not meet OEM requirements. The Yokohama Avids that came from the factory wore out in 30,000 miles, but at least they rode smoothly. I'm very disappointed in these tires.