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I keep hearing how crappy the Goodyear RS-A tire is, yet it is being offered on the '06 CTS-V.

I know that many of you CTS owners have (had) this tire on your cars. Could I hear any comments you might have, pro or con, on this tire? Performance, tire wear, etc.?

Many thanks ................
 

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I was able to get 30k miles out of the RSA's. But, the ride wasn't that good.
especially after the tires wore a little. the way the tires was wearing i thought
i had a front end problem. the dealer told me they had problems with all of the RSA's. i replaced the tires in July with a set of Bridgestone Taranzas. so far no problems what so ever.
 

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I think it is a decent tire. With this type of tire you can only count on 25,000 - 30,000 miles so I don't get what everyone complains about. The ride has been good, but I cannot directly compare it to another tire on the CTS as I have not put new tires on yet. The ride is affected by several factors - tire size, air pressure, road conditions ect... 31,000 miles currently and stil going, but they will need to be replaced soon. I really can't complain about them at all, but probably will not buy them as replacements - still undecided on what will go on next.
 

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Replaced mine at about 18,000 miles. They cupped quite badly despite rotation at 5,000 mile intervals.

As I've not yet been able to find a buyer willing to pay a reasonable price for the CTS, we're using it as a third car. Replaced the RSAs with Michelin HydoEdges. I know - not a performance tire, but it basically goes only to and from the golf course (15 mile round trip)... Don't trust the rear end much further than that...:hide:
 

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I got 38000 on my RSAs - they started cupping and making lots of noise. I rotated & balanced every 5000 mi. and kept it aligned. Now I just bought a set of Yokohama AVID TRZs w/80000 mi warranty. They have an asymetrical tread and they look pretty good. I'll have to see how they hold up.
 

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I've got the W-rated 17's. It's a decent tire. No obvious bad behaviors in the 3500 miles I've had the car.

No memorable positive behaviors either, other than that it is reasonably quiet for a tire labeled 'performance'. If I were GM, I'd make the same choice as an OEM (not much $, offends no one, etc.)
 

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I have about 14K miles on mine and there is still plenty of tread. I asked the guy at the tire shop about them when I had my wheels swapped. He said RS-As typically last 20-25K miles, which I don't consider acceptable on a vehicle that's not a sports car.

I want a tire that will last 30-40K even if I have to give up a little handling. I plan to replace them with Avon Tech M550 A/S or Yokohama AVID V4S tires.

My experience with the tires so far: No complaints about the handling. They are noisy on certain types of pavement or when hitting imperfections in the road. They spin and slide more than I would like in snow and ice. They spin too easily on wet pavement or under hard acceleration. I can spin them at 45 MPH on a damp road without completely flooring it and without performance mode on. I have to drive almost like I'm on ice when it rains. I can't imagine what a V is like with these tires.
 
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