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There are only 21,500 miles on my '05 G6 GT, and I already need tires. I could understand this if I were a hard driver. Just curious, anyone else have this issue?
 

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No, I've got almost 25K on mine and they are fine. I did rotate the tires once around maybe 18 or 19K. My rotors on the other hand ...
 

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Yes, I have the same issue with the original tires. Like you, I am not an aggresive driver. I have almost 36000 KM (22000 Miles) on my car and the tires are basically shot. Hoping they'll last till the snow flys. I bought winter tires and rims for it this year. The OEMs really sucked in the winter. I'll likely buy Toyo's next spring.

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Yes, they're the Continentals. 225/50 17. I work at a dealership. Even the tech guys don't like them!
 

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Continental Touring Tires

I had the OEM Continental Touring tires on my G6 for about 40,000 miles and I was quite happy with them. They gave a nice smooth ride and were quiet (my only real gripe was that their look didn't seem to fit the G6). I replaced them about a month ago because my local Costco had a killer special on a set of four brand new tires that fit the G6 (the tires probably had another 5000 miles in them though).

These new tires are performance tires and look great. The car seems to handle turns better and is smoother at high speeds but the road nose has increased a bit. Nobody that rides with me really notices, but I do. ;-)

As far as your tires going out early, what type of driving does your car experience the most? My tires didn't wear much at all when I lived with my parents, most of my driving was 30-40 mph in town and generally no faster than 70 mph on the highway (always on asphalt there).

Now that I live in the city though the tread-wear has easily been noticeable. Lots of high-speed driving (40-60 on the major roadways and 70-85 on the freeways), mixed concrete and asphalt, and high summer temperatures (up to 113 in the summer!).

In both instances I kept the tires aired up to about 39psi but didn't rotate them the entire time I owned the car, from 12,000 miles to 40,000+. The biggest factor in treadwear with my friends is that they'll let their air pressure get shockingly low and that is killer on tires.
 

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I agree the Continentals are a terible tire. They were down right scarry in the rain. I had to replace mine due to a cut and I am much happier!

I put on a set of Hankook Ventus V4 ES. They are a much better tire. Dry and wet performance are better, ride is similar, possibly a bit better. Don't know if snow is an issue for you or not but they are about the same as the Continentals, not great. Although for a Z rated tire they aren't bad.

Best part, around here they were about $130 a tire cheaper than the Continentals.
 

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I had the Continentals on my 05 G6 GT and got 65000km out of them. They had to be the worse tires I ever had on any vehicle. They were really bad in rain and even worse when it came to snow. I found them a very rough ride and they also pulled with any rut in the road. I purchased a set of Toyo Versado LX and wow what a difference. The rough and pulling was non existent and great traction in either snow or rain. I have been very pleased with that purchase, just can't believe a new set of tires could make such a difference.
 

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I agree the Continentals are a terible tire. They were down right scarry in the rain.
I'm looking now for a new set of tires due to the "fear factor" while driving in the rain. I'm trying to keep the cost down but new tires are expensive. I have my eyes on Yokohama or Michelin. I can get those for around $150 per tire.
 

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I'm in need of new tires again, last time i got a good deal on the Kumho, no warranty on the tires though, and theres a good reason, they don't last very long. I'll probably end up going to something like the Yokohama that has a 60K warranty this time.
 

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I was wondering, does anyone know the tire size of the 08 G6 GT? They seem a bit thinner than those on the 07s.
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Has anyone put larger tires on their stock rims? I did it on a 95 GA and it looked pretty good. I'm thinking of doing it to a G6 now.
 

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I have the same car and tires as the original poster - the 17" Continentals on a 2005 G6 GT - and I had to replace them at 22k. I put a cheap pair of South Korean Hankooks on the front from Pep Boys and those have worn and driven better than the Continentals. Surprising that a German company would make such a poor product as those Contitouring tires.
 

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I just picked up my 05' GT today. Dealer put brand new BF Goodrich g-force sport tires on and in only 78 miles, I like them.

My not be good northern climate tires, but for here in the south, great.
 
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