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Question In need of new tires

I just bought an 06 G6 and it needs new tires. I travel at least 100 miles a day and I'm looking for an all season high performance tire that has good tread life and must be quiet on the road. Alot to ask for but I'm sure theres a tire out there. Anyone with a sugestion on what tire I should consider buying please let me know.
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There are plenty. I was looking for something similar so I went looking on tirerack.com with all the surveys and tests they do its easy to make an informed opinion. I went with kumho ecsta 4x tires. And I love em. But I went for more performance than comfort. So really grippy, not too bad in the show either.
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i can tell you what NOT to get. Goodyear eagle LS-1's

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That's what are on my car now, they ride very nice and quiet. How is the tread life on them. I wouldn't know since i bought the car in need of tires. Komho's
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Off the subject, how much $ for painted red calipers?
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That's what are on my car now, they ride very nice and quiet. How is the tread life on them. I wouldn't know since i bought the car in need of tires. Komho's
The kuhmos look to be wearing pretty well. Its even and has lasted probably over 20k now and still look pretty well. I can measure tread depth and give actual miles after work...

Also it depends on the calipers. A lot cheaper if you paint em. Caliper paint kits aren't too pricey. I just went with high heat enamel spray paint. Less than $5 a can. I got two and did some nice thick coats.
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I might need tires that will last at least 70,000 miles. Do you have any experience with Bridgestone Potenza s-03's or Dunlop sp 5000's. Looks like I'll be painting the calipers by myself. Should I get new ones or do you think I can get away with power washing and cleaning up the ones currently on my car.
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Sorry I'm going on and on about the car, I just got it and I want it to ride and look nice
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your old ones will be okay with a good washing, maybe a wire brush to knock some of the dirt off.

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Thanks waterfowler76, thats my weekend project.
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Yea. Buy a can or two of brake parts cleaner. Blast it and scrub it with a wire brush and you should be good to go
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I've had the best luck with BFG, however, I haven't bought any of their passenger tires.

When My OEM Conti's were toast at 22K miles, I went with General UHP tires: http://www.generaltire.ca/productdet...?id=exclaimuhp They were the cheapest tire of the size I need for my GT at the time, about $200 each installed and balanced. Treadwear is 380, or about 45K miles. I've put on 30K miles and they're only half worn, and I've rotated them three times (due for a rotation this month, to make it four).

I've had the worst luck with GoodYear tires. They start out great, and when they have about 50% tread life left, they harden up like a rock and become very squirrely in anything but warm dry roads.

I don't drive my G6 more than 10K miles a year (if that), so tires with a long tread life aren't good for me, as they'll crack and rot before I wear them down. These General's have been on for 3.5 years and have held up fantastically. I do not recommend them for winter driving but they are a great low cost all around tire (in Canada at least) that can corner quickly without howling like the OEM Conti's did.

If I drove more I would have went with the Michelin Energy MXV4 all season. It comes standard on Volvo's, so comfortable it must be. http://www.michelin.ca/tire-selector...8/tire-details I still prefer more performance over tread life. This tire is rated 440 for tread life, so you should get close to 60K miles out of it. All Michelin all seasons that I've owned in the past were quite decent in the snow.

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I have Goodyear Assurance's on my car. It was $860 for all 4 tires but the guy gave me employee pricing because I go there a lot. And I got a $100 rebate. So $760 out the door. BUT 6year/80,000 mile warranty. 6 months no interest on my credit card. They are all season tires and they are really quiet on the highway. I have yet to test them in the snow. But it will probably start coming down soon. So we shall see


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Michelin Primacy MXV4 in 215/55/17. They are the best you can get in the size, IMO. You will not get a 70,000 mile tire that is a performace tire. Although, I dont see why you would want/need a performance tire on a G6? Also, high performace tend to not be all-season :-)

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