I have a set of basic Generals & love them! Good mileage & quiet.
==========================The 99 Deville I just bought could use some new shoes. I've been reading a ton of reviews on the inter webs & the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring tires seem to have ratings I like.
But they don't appear to come in white walls.
I've had good luck with Michelins in the past & I was surprised at all the bad reviews/complaints I read.
Anyhow, I don't care about all season tires. I want QUIET SMOOOOOTH riding touring tires.
How about the fancy Vogue Tyres with the gold& white stripes? Worth the fortune they cost?
To be honest I'm not yet sure I want to put ANY money into this car since learning about the head bolt issue.
But It's been three weeks cruising at 196 degrees & I LOVE this car! If there was someone close I would not hesitate to spring for the studs or Norms inserts.
In fact I now have my eye on a minty 94 Eldorado for $1000.00 that just started overheating. If I had two I would attempt the repair myself . The money I'd save would almost pay for that two post lift I dream about! Heh..Heh
So...What's the skinny on some nice quiet treads for my DeVille?
Thanks guy's & gals! Love this forum. I'm now a used Caddy addict!:worship::worship::worship:
That's what I thought as well. I think they might have been a custom built economy model for Sears, as they were the only store to offer them (I couldn't find them on Cooper's website either). However, they were pricey for an entry level tire (probably marked up quite a bit for profit).The Response was the entry level Cooper tire with the lowest treadwear specification.
How are those H724s holding upI had a set of Cooper Response that I replaced two months ago. The ride was good but they lasted less than 25k mi. I replaced them with Hankook Optimo H724 (white sidewall) in a slightly different size - P205/75R15 (it was cheaper than the stock size of P205/70R15). So far they seem to be pretty quiet and smooth, and I hope they'll last longer than the Coopers.
So far they're pretty good tires. They provide good ride quality, handling, and are quiet. I also run them as per door jam sticker pressure (30 psi), even though I can actually run 26 psi for the same load the original size was providing at 30. I don't do that for mpg reasons as it'll unlikely improve it any, but as an extra measure to try and prolong tire life. I've come to the realization that running a couple of psi extra (actually it's 100 pounds more max load rating than needed) might wear the tread in the middle slightly faster, but it will overall wear more evenly because tires have less tread in the shoulder area. Having less tread in the edges of the tread means it will wear faster there especially with lots of cornering. And, that's ultimately when most tires get replaced - worn out edges but still enough in the middle.How are those H724s holding up
I am trying to pick between those and the Uniroyal Tigerpaw AWP II, both in stock size with whitewall, both have conflicting reviews