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    I have to ask a TripelTred question

    I see many many great reviews for these tires. Then I see some people saying they're noisy, handle like crap and make their luxury car ride like an old truck.

    I can only wonder, are they directional tires? Could the people having a bad experience have an incorrectly mounted set of tires? I will assume the arrow design in the tread should point forward?

    Why would some people have such bad things to say about a supposedly great tire.
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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    This is the tire in question right?




    I believe they are directional. Also overinflation could result in the noiseyness and poor handling. Although I have no experience with using a triple-tred tire. I have mounted a bunch though.

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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    I see many many great reviews for these tires. Then I see some people saying they're noisy, handle like crap and make their luxury car ride like an old truck.

    I can only wonder, are they directional tires? Could the people having a bad experience have an incorrectly mounted set of tires? I will assume the arrow design in the tread should point forward?

    Why would some people have such bad things to say about a supposedly great tire.
    I've used them on my Eldorado ETC and at first I felt a little disconnected with my car but I think they still handled very well. In my opinion the tires are very smooth but you will hear a little noise, not enough to bother you and some road irregularities will be transmitted into the chassis.

    I took advantage of the 30-day satisfaction guarantee and ended up getting the ResponseEdge instead. I think the TripleTred is a little smoother over rough roads whereas the ResponseEdge is smoother and quieter over smooth roads, probably because of the Kevlar and the thread design. The ResponseEdge will transmit more road irregularities then the TripleTred. Overall I think the TripleTred’s are a great tire and in the future I would not hesitate in buying them again

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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    Yup, that's the one. So the tire as pictured would be rotating towards us (arrow design pointing forward) is that correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krashed989 View Post
    This is the tire in question right?




    I believe they are directional. Also overinflation could result in the noiseyness and poor handling. Although I have no experience with using a triple-tred tire. I have mounted a bunch though.
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    EBC brakes and rotors
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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    Yup, that's the one. So the tire as pictured would be rotating towards us (arrow design pointing forward) is that correct?
    Yup. Otherwise if it rained, the water would channel to the middle and make you hydroplane.

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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    Yes, its directional. We've had hundreds of people in the last 12 months in my store alone that have been highly satisfied with the Tripletred. From the many cars I've driven with TT's on them none of them had excessive noise, or really any noticeable noise at all.

    That tire consistently rates at the top, if not always #1 in surveys and comparison tests. Its a fantastic tire as is the ResponsEdge.

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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    Thanks guys. I just wanted to reassurence before spending $140 a tire.
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    EBC brakes and rotors
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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    I do not know if you have already done so, but check out The Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels. Look up the triple treads, and read the reviews. It will take less time to read the negative reviews, as there aren't but a few. Also keep in mine what type of car, and type of driving, the reviewer posted.

    Don

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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    Thanks guys. I just wanted to reassurence before spending $140 a tire.
    Check out Sam's Club. I searched for your '89 STS. P215/65R15 are $113 ea.

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    Re: I have to ask a TripelTred question

    Cool, thanks but the STS has new tires on it and I'm not driving it right now. I'd like to sell it to someone who cares.

    I'm looking for the DTS tires 235/55/17

    Quote Originally Posted by EcSTSatic View Post
    Check out Sam's Club. I searched for your '89 STS. P215/65R15 are $113 ea.
    Ownership:
    89 STS (1 of 1893) - FOR SALE
    91 d'Elegance 350
    02 DTS
    01 DTS:
    Custom installed Volant CAI
    Custom PCM
    Body color engine components
    Cruiser Alloy wheels
    EBC brakes and rotors
    Eibach springs
    Corsa exhaust
    Sportwing Spoiler
    Semi-custom interior
    Custom quad Hi-Beams
    Future Plans: More interior work.


    Memberships:
    National and regional Cadillac & LaSalle Club
    Proud Volunteer - Northstar Tuning Project
    Guinness World Records - Largest Cadillac Parade

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