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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, Tires... a lot of work in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Finding tires is a lot of work. I read thru all the threads here from a Google search about the ...
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    Tires... a lot of work

    Finding tires is a lot of work. I read thru all the threads here from a Google search about the "quietest tire", checked over the Tire Rack, etc. I REALLY wanted those Continental DWS tires (because of the recommendations here) but nobody had them here in Canada. Everyone was pushing 2 common tires it seemed and anything worthy was special order. Anyway, in the end I found some Firestone Precision Touring tires.

    I am only replacing the two on the back, as one has a small rip in it and I am headed to the mountains in a few days. Plus winter is coming and I am putting "Winter" tires on it in a few months. Anyone had any experience with the Firestone Precision Touring tires?

    Forgot... I have a 2011 CTS Sedan

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    i have the michelin pilot and they are really quiet and grip well.

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    I have Pilot's on there now.. they are the originals. They are VERY noisy (maybe cause they have 40k on them) and totally useless in snow or on wet roads. They have 45% tread left.

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    I just called Midas and changed my order. Installing these Continental ContiPureContact today instead of the Firestone tires

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    http://www.continentaltire.com/www/t...ontact_en.html

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    I dumped the Contis that came with my car – they suck up any sharp metal on the road! Three punctures in 12000 miles. Unacceptable! And my new Michelin A/S 3s handle much better.

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Judge View Post
    And my new Michelin A/S 3s handle much better.
    Also went with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s. So far, I like them - I would say better than the OEM Michelin Pilots. Good grip (better than OEM) and not too noisy. Very good tire IMHO...

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    Experience with Firestone tires? Oh yea! Firestone 500s...... I will never put Firestone tires on any car I own....

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer Leader View Post
    Experience with Firestone tires? Oh yea! Firestone 500s...... I will never put Firestone tires on any car I own....
    Now Bridgestone.

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer Leader View Post
    Experience with Firestone tires? Oh yea! Firestone 500s...... I will never put Firestone tires on any car I own....
    That is certainly your choice and prerogative, however if that decision is based solely on a recall 34 years ago, well, that`s just downright .

    ( Note: I do not own any Firestone/Bridgestone tires, just sayin... )
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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    I'm going with these when I get new tires in September - Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus.

    I have the OEM Pilots on the car now, and with 43,000 miles they are terrible in the rain. They've been bad in the rain since they were new, but I figured I'd put up with it until it was time for new tires.

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    FWIW, according to Tire Rack, most users think the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires are pretty good in both wet and dry conditions, which is consistent with my assessment:

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....7250000515229# <<< GO HERE AND CLICK ON THE "SURVEYS" TAB

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    Also from Tire Rack, this is a chart of their Tire Survey Results for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires for size 245/45-19:

    07-31-14 8-15-55 AM.jpg

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Judge View Post
    Also from Tire Rack, this is a chart of their Tire Survey Results for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires for size 245/45-19:

    Attachment 235818
    This is where I do my research.

    These comparo graphs spell it all out. If you want wet traction, go with the AS3. If you want dry traction, go with the AS3. Other factors may come into each individual's requirements, but this chart is pretty much the best info you will find.

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    2009 3.6 SFI AWD
    I went Tire Rack.
    With AWD, traction isn't as much of an issue, but I've been real happy with my tires:
    Kumho Ecsta LX 235/55Z R17
    Very smooth and quiet. I probably have 10-15,000 on them.

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    Re: Tires... a lot of work

    If you are in canada, I am guessing you have a set of real winter tires. If so, then the AS/3 would be good because they really do suck in the winter. Not as bad as RE970AS, but pretty bad. I had DWS on my E550 4matic for my first winter with the car, they did ok. This past winter I had the AS/3s, they were far worse, especially during the "deep freeze".

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