Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, I have to ask a TripelTred question in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I see many many great reviews for these tires. Then I see some people saying they're noisy, handle like crap ...
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
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.
Automobile(s): 2011 Kia Optima SX 2013 Kia Optima SXL
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.