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    2006 DTS Tires?

    Hello everyone. My first post in these forums, as I've recently purchased my first (but I promise,not my last) Cadillac.

    I read through the second sticky but the last post in there was in 2008, so I'm thinking that there must be some more current tire specs/models available.

    Currently, I have Continentals. All tires are 235/55/R17. Front tires are pretty beat, but back ones are like new. The car must have been driven a lot in winter, because the clear coat on the factory rims is pretty much shot.

    I've just purchased a new set of factory rims, and thought I'd post here to get some ideas from the folks who should know.


    Here's my game plan:

    Put four new tires on my four new rims for non-winter driving. I'm mostly looking for a tire that will have strong sidewalls, and a more-than-adequate wet road grip. Comfort and silence are extremely important, otherwise, why even buy a Caddy? I do alot of highway driving, back and forth to work. But I'm also planning on going to Maine on vacation this year (from NY), so yeah, highway driving.

    Next:

    I'm going to keep the Continentals in the back, on the beat rims for winter driving, as they have about 9/32's of tread left on them. They are Procontact M&S tires.

    I'm going to ask also for your advise on winter tires for the front (which will, again, be mounted on the beat rims).

    Finally, I'd like to know if any of you have a preference as to what type of wax (or other product I may not know about) to put on my new rims, so that the clear coat stays pristine.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Jim

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    Wax for the rims is Colonite 845 Insulator wax. it will last through winter on wheels.

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark58 View Post
    Wax for the rims is Colonite 845 Insulator wax. it will last through winter on wheels.
    Thanks Mark. I'll get some.

    No one has any recommendations for new tires?

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    General Altimax RT
    Affordable and are working great for our Caddy's.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=139

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    I did a lot of research when I needed new tires last year.
    I ended up puttting a set of Yokohama Advan S4 on my 2006 DTS about 20,000 miles ago.
    The factory tires were BridgeSTONE Turanza.
    I hated the Bridgestones.... I love the Yokohama Advan...

    They are so much smoother and quieter than the Bridgestones.

    Texas Jim

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    amunderdog

    Thanks for the link. I'll check them out.


    Superjim (Texas Jim)

    Tire Rack doesn't show a 235/55/R17 in the Yokohama Advan S4.

    Is your 06 DTS sporting 18" wheels?

    Did you have a second choice that you recall?

    Thanks.

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer53 View Post
    amunderdog

    Thanks for the link. I'll check them out.


    Superjim (Texas Jim)

    Tire Rack doesn't show a 235/55/R17 in the Yokohama Advan S4.
    Is your 06 DTS sporting 18" wheels?
    Did you have a second choice that you recall?

    Thanks.
    Yes I do have 18 inch wheels.
    Looks like they have 225/55R-17 and 235/50R-17 but not 235/55/17..
    My other choice was going to be the Goodyear Comfort Treads... I think.
    That was last year but I believe that was my 2nd choice.

    I normally buy Michelin, but at that time the only 18 inch Michelin was the different SPORT models, and I wanted something smooth and quiet.
    I was tired of the hard ride and noisy tires.

    Texas Jim

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    I had the Continental Touring Contact AS( $250 a tire ) on my last 2000 dts and they were great for the money. My new 2006 came with some cheap Raptor tires ( $125 a tire online price ) they are brand new and they are good for the money. Before that there was a set of Goodyear Eagles on there and they were loud, but they were also worn down pretty well. My Continentals were great and lasted 60,000 miles before one dry rotted, don't know why only one did ( I lived across from the beach in florida,but ??) If money was no issue, Continental's are the way to go, if you are on a budget the Raptor's aren't much different for $500 difference. That is my 2 cents.

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    Texas Jim

    Thanks. My brother in law is the assistant manager at our local Goodyear shop and he's been telling me to get the Comfort Treads, but I wanted to hear some other ideas. With the discounts he can get me, I'd be paying around $511 for four. Not bad. Plus I'd get free life time rotation every 5000 miles. If I bought from Tire Rack, he'd mount them for me, but I'd be on my own if I had any problems.

    Jay

    I have the Continental ProContacts on there now and they're kind of clunky to me. I don't know how they stack up to your Contact AS, but I'm not impressed by the product. Expecially at $1000 a set. But thank for your input just the same.

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    Re: 2006 DTS Tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer53 View Post
    Texas Jim

    Thanks. My brother in law is the assistant manager at our local Goodyear shop and he's been telling me to get the Comfort Treads, but I wanted to hear some other ideas. With the discounts he can get me, I'd be paying around $511 for four. Not bad. Plus I'd get free life time rotation every 5000 miles. If I bought from Tire Rack, he'd mount them for me, but I'd be on my own if I had any problems.

    Jay

    I have the Continental ProContacts on there now and they're kind of clunky to me. I don't know how they stack up to your Contact AS, but I'm not impressed by the product. Expecially at $1000 a set. But thank for your input just the same.
    If you can get the Comfort Treads that cheap... that's the way to go.

    Jim

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