Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-AReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.55

2002 Ford Crown Victoria
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Miles driven on tires: 70000
Location: Middletown, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 70000 Miles on Tires
November 03, 2011

Just about to replace these tires after 4 years and 70,000 miles. Two tires have 3 32nds and two have 5 32nds of tread remaining. I could easily run them to 80,000 miles, but I'm replacing them before the snow arrives. All 4 tires are evenly worn across the entire tread. I used inflation pressures ranging from 35 to 38 lbs. Goodyear RSAs often receive a bad rap, but while they are not the best riding tires I've had, they really performed well for me. Dry traction, cornering traction and response to steering inputs are superior. I have a variety of Goodyear tires on 4 of my other vehicles and these RSAs are as good or better than any, including the Eagle F-1 Supercars on one. The RSAs will spin when accelerating hard on wet roads, but they've saved me more than once when I've unexpectedly encountered tight turns on wet, foggy mountain roads at night and expected to slide, but never did. As for hydroplaning - they never did, not once, even at speeds of 75 to 80 mph in rain. No wonder they're on all the cop cars. They are a bit noisy, but never enough to be annoying. (Nowhere near as noisy as the Eagle F-1 Supercars). They even worked well on an 85 mile trip in a blizzard last Dec. 26th in 6 to 10 inches of snow (with 50,000 miles on them). You won't regret buying a set of these.

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