Tires for '98 Camry LE 4-cyl?

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Old 09 Aug 2003, 09:19 am   #1 (permalink)
Navin R. Johnson
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Hello all,

I have to replace the tires soon on my '98 Camry and would like to get
some opinions. I live in Pittsburgh PA and want to get an all-season
tire that will go in the snow, although tread life and overall handling
are also very important. I drive 70% local and 30% highway over lots of
steep hills and curves. The roads around here are pretty lousy and when
it rains, hydroplaning can be a big problem. I was looking at the Dunlop
SP Sport A2 and the original equipment SP 40 A/S's until reading some
really poor reviews on the tread life. I really like the Michelin brand
but can't find very many reviews by Camry owners. The two Michelin tire
models I've seen recomended for the Camry are the 'Harmony' and the
'HydroEdge'. Any suggestions or opinions? TIA

NRJ





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Old 09 Aug 2003, 08:54 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Michelin X-One - Standard Touring All-Season should be good choice, BJ
and Costco also sell this tires under Michelin X redial name. check
www.tirerack.com for more info.


On Sat, 09 Aug 2003 10:19:15 -0400, Navin R. Johnson
<TheJerk@optigrab.net> wrote:

>Hello all,
>
>I have to replace the tires soon on my '98 Camry and would like to get
>some opinions. I live in Pittsburgh PA and want to get an all-season
>tire that will go in the snow, although tread life and overall handling
>are also very important. I drive 70% local and 30% highway over lots of
>steep hills and curves. The roads around here are pretty lousy and when
>it rains, hydroplaning can be a big problem. I was looking at the Dunlop
>SP Sport A2 and the original equipment SP 40 A/S's until reading some
>really poor reviews on the tread life. I really like the Michelin brand
>but can't find very many reviews by Camry owners. The two Michelin tire
>models I've seen recomended for the Camry are the 'Harmony' and the
>'HydroEdge'. Any suggestions or opinions? TIA
>
>NRJ
>
>
>
>
>
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Old 11 Aug 2003, 06:21 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Navin R. Johnson" <TheJerk@optigrab.net> wrote in message
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> Hello all,
>
> I have to replace the tires soon on my '98 Camry and would like to get
> some opinions. I live in Pittsburgh PA and want to get an all-season
> tire that will go in the snow, although tread life and overall handling
> are also very important. I drive 70% local and 30% highway over lots of
> steep hills and curves. The roads around here are pretty lousy and when
> it rains, hydroplaning can be a big problem. I was looking at the Dunlop
> SP Sport A2 and the original equipment SP 40 A/S's until reading some
> really poor reviews on the tread life. I really like the Michelin brand
> but can't find very many reviews by Camry owners. The two Michelin tire
> models I've seen recomended for the Camry are the 'Harmony' and the
> 'HydroEdge'. Any suggestions or opinions? TIA
>
> NRJ


SIMEX make a reasonabley priced tyre which perfroms well and has a higher
and wider profile. S800 I think.

Jason


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Old 11 Aug 2003, 09:26 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Simex never heard of them in USA

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Old 12 Aug 2003, 06:00 am   #5 (permalink)
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In article <FxVZa.28806$bo1.25617@news-server.bigpond.net.au>, Jason
James <stratosphere2@bigpond.com> wrote:

> > I have to replace the tires soon on my '98 Camry and would like to get
> > some opinions. I live in Pittsburgh PA and want to get an all-season
> > tire that will go in the snow, although tread life and overall handling
> > are also very important. I drive 70% local and 30% highway over lots of
> > steep hills and curves. The roads around here are pretty lousy and when
> > it rains, hydroplaning can be a big problem. I was looking at the Dunlop
> > SP Sport A2 and the original equipment SP 40 A/S's until reading some
> > really poor reviews on the tread life. I really like the Michelin brand
> > but can't find very many reviews by Camry owners. The two Michelin tire
> > models I've seen recomended for the Camry are the 'Harmony' and the
> > 'HydroEdge'. Any suggestions or opinions? TIA


I was looking at the Harmony but found a very good sale on the X-1.
I've been VERY pleased with them; they behave themselves in the wet,
and on dry pavement don't even squeak when I nearly put the doorhandles
on the pavement while cornering.

(The Firestones that came on the car were awful)
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Old 12 Aug 2003, 08:36 am   #6 (permalink)
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Dunlops Ive had got hard and useless after 5 years , they lost all
traction. Consumer reports has rated tires. Michelin were tested to
loose the least amount of air over periods. I always use michelin and
have always been satisfied

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Old 12 Aug 2003, 10:40 am   #7 (permalink)
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Initially I liked the Dunlop Sport A2 but
the wore out real quick like 20,000 miles.
I have a set of Sumitomo(they own Dunlop)
with a longer wear warranty and better
tread design and they are wearing well.
My local shop has had bad luck on Camry
cars with the Dunlop Sports but good with
the Sumitomo tires..So far I like them.
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Old 12 Aug 2003, 12:57 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"mark Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Simex never heard of them in USA


They are sold there. Simex are made in Malaysia and concentrate on
'performance tyres'.

Jason


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Old 12 Aug 2003, 10:57 pm   #9 (permalink)
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NRJ - I'm running Michelin X's from Costco, and love them. They're quiet, have
good traction, and handle well in both city and highway driving. My only
concern is whether you can still get this model. I've put about 18,000 miles on
them, and they're holding up well. I'd buy them again.

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Old 13 Aug 2003, 09:28 am   #10 (permalink)
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ransley@webtv.net (mark Ransley) wrote in message news:<10347-3F38ED5B-415@storefull-2173.public.lawson.webtv.net>...
> Dunlops Ive had got hard and useless after 5 years , they lost all
> traction. Consumer reports has rated tires. Michelin were tested to
> loose the least amount of air over periods. I always use michelin and
> have always been satisfied


That's fine.
Aren't most Michelins around $100 per tire?
What happened to the Yokahama Avid Touring tires for around $40 from
Tire Rack that were always rated so highly for comfort, good handling,
quiet ride and long life?
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