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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, compatibility with tires in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Well, I almost hate to chime in to this flammable subject. But, here goes. Every car on the road is ...
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    Re: compatibility with tires

    Well, I almost hate to chime in to this flammable subject. But, here goes. Every car on the road is running on used tires, some are just more used than others. My son brought a brand new truck, pulled the factory wheels and tires and bought 20" or 22", I forget which. He then sold the factory wheels and tires. They had about 4 miles on them, but they were used. All that being said, it's been a long long time since I bought used tires. I too, know what to look for.

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    Re: compatibility with tires

    Please tone down the name-calling and insults or usernames disappear and the thread gets heavily edited. Clear enough ?

    Some people get lucky on used tires, some don't. It's your dollar, your car, your safety. Personally, having owned cars/driven since 1954, I would never install a used tire on even a lawn tractor.
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    Re: compatibility with tires

    Ok, first, my apologies to anyone I may have offended.
    Tires are always a lively topic.
    My comment about the purchase of used tires was done tongue-in-cheek, I was young, broke, and had a flat tire on a lonely country road before cell phones.
    After that walk and all that was involved with getting the tire replaced, I took it as a lesson never again to go cheap on tires.
    It would be over twenty years before another problem like that happened.

    I myself have a decision to make with my new ride, the dealer put two new tires on the rear, although the date code shows them from the first quarter of 2013. The front tires are original to the car, date code mid 2009, sidewalls are showing fine cracking.
    Do I put only two new ones on the front, or just replace them all and start fresh?
    These are the Michelin Energy LX4 235-50-17, about $200 each.

    I can feel for a young guy staring at a thousand dollar bill and getting cold feet.

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    Re: compatibility with tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    Please tone down the name-calling and insults or usernames disappear and the thread gets heavily edited. Clear enough ?

    Some people get lucky on used tires, some don't. It's your dollar, your car, your safety. Personally, having owned cars/driven since 1954, I would never install a used tire on even a lawn tractor.
    What about a wheelbarrow? I think mine is dry rotting.

    You know I think the OP has been scared away. she has only that one post. Good job folks.....

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    Re: compatibility with tires

    My wife's car had the Energy's on it. They got very hard and slick very fast. It did spend it's first year outside, probably at O'Hare Airport in Chicago (or nearby). It positively pained my frugal wife to replace tires with tread remaining but after she nearly spun out on a on-ramp, she realized how dangerous Michelin tires can get.

    They did help get good mileage. 25MPG at 80MPH (2,000 N* RPM).

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