I just bought a set of 4 Kumho Solus KH16 tires from Discount Tire. Cost was $357 out the door with lifetime balancing and rotation.
They seem to be working out pretty well and have pretty good reviews. I was looking for something pretty cheap because I don't know how long the car is going to last, so these seem to be just the ticket.
This compares pretty favorable with tirerack.com which wanted $244 for the tires, $35 for shipping, plus about $75 to have them installed and balanced locally.
Ive been looking at both of those tires since my Turanza's are almost shot. Gonna have to get some before Winter hits. Trying to figure out how much the Multi Mile Mirada Sport GTXs go for before I determine anything else. Right now lookin at some Dunlop SP Sport A2 Plus's or BFG Traction T/A's
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Post by Letitroll98 on May 27, 2006 20:40:05 GMT -6
The 255/55/16 tires are all truck tires. Kumho and Pirelli make performance truck tires in this size. It will fit on the OEM wheel just barely. A marginal installation in my view, a tire not designed for passenger cars on a prolly too small wheel. You would do better buying a good high performance tire in the 235 size for the stock wheels (of course aftermarket wheels give you a major league wide selection).
Funny, but Sears is a great place for tires for Auroras. For very competative prices you can get a Sumitomo HTR Z II - P235/60Z16, an ultra high performance summer tire, or two very good all season high performance tires, the Falken Ziex ZE-512 - 235/60HR16 and the BF Goodrich Traction T/A® - P235/60HR16.
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Post by stevensolds on May 28, 2006 1:08:17 GMT -6
Those Kuhmo Ecstas are actually good tires despite being rated high performance all-season. We got them for my dads car b/c they are the cheapest you can get and they are about as good as the Contisportcontacts, no joke. They last a long time too with heavy driving which is good if you like to participiate in burnotu competitions a lot (i did once..lol).
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