Cheap tire ? & observation

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Old 22 Oct 2004, 06:56 pm   #1 (permalink)
Tim J. Johson
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Have an '03 LE 4-cyc. with the original junk Bridgestone Potenza RE92.

Have noticed the outside edge wear on these tires and thought it was
alignment or something with the Camry. But after a somewhat bored
afternoon searching through tire reviews, I am finding that a lot of
the "cheap" entry level tires are garnering the same complaints --
Outside edge wear.

Would it possibly not have anything to do with the car, but possibly
with the construction methods used for the lesser tires?
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Old 23 Oct 2004, 12:31 am   #2 (permalink)
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My 2001 Avalon came with excellent Michelin MXV4 plus tires. Same as what I
have on my 300M. But the crappy front end of the Avalon ate up the tires in
20k miles. The 300M tires look new at 30k miles.


"Tim J. Johson" <timbirr@mailcity.com> wrote in message
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> Have an '03 LE 4-cyc. with the original junk Bridgestone Potenza RE92.
>
> Have noticed the outside edge wear on these tires and thought it was
> alignment or something with the Camry. But after a somewhat bored
> afternoon searching through tire reviews, I am finding that a lot of
> the "cheap" entry level tires are garnering the same complaints --
> Outside edge wear.
>
> Would it possibly not have anything to do with the car, but possibly
> with the construction methods used for the lesser tires?



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Old 23 Oct 2004, 05:19 am   #3 (permalink)
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Did you get the front end realigned when you replaced the OEM tires? Art,
there is also the small difference in comparing FRONT TIRE WEAR of a front
wheel drive car to that of a rear wheel drive car.

Bet you didn't think there would be a difference in front tire wear rate
between the two ... despite the feeble attempts your about to post to the
contrary. Idiot Liberal. ;-)
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-Philip

Art wrote:
> My 2001 Avalon came with excellent Michelin MXV4 plus tires. Same as
> what I have on my 300M. But the crappy front end of the Avalon ate up
> the tires in 20k miles. The 300M tires look new at 30k miles.
>
>
> "Tim J. Johson" <timbirr@mailcity.com> wrote in message
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>> Have an '03 LE 4-cyc. with the original junk Bridgestone Potenza
>> RE92.
>>
>> Have noticed the outside edge wear on these tires and thought it was
>> alignment or something with the Camry. But after a somewhat bored
>> afternoon searching through tire reviews, I am finding that a lot of
>> the "cheap" entry level tires are garnering the same complaints --
>> Outside edge wear.
>>
>> Would it possibly not have anything to do with the car, but possibly
>> with the construction methods used for the lesser tires?



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Old 23 Oct 2004, 08:15 am   #4 (permalink)
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I have a goodyear regatta 2 on a camry 93.
rotated twice after like 30k miles but it still looks good. no flat
spots or eating up at any side.

"Art" <begunaNOSPAMPLEASE@mindspring.com> wrote in message news:<A0med.5292$5i5.2976@newsread2.news.atl.earth link.net>...
> My 2001 Avalon came with excellent Michelin MXV4 plus tires. Same as what I
> have on my 300M. But the crappy front end of the Avalon ate up the tires in
> 20k miles. The 300M tires look new at 30k miles.
>
>

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Old 23 Oct 2004, 09:34 pm   #5 (permalink)
Art
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Philip,

Like most dufus right wing fringe Republicans, you are wrong again. Both
cars are front wheel drive. On the otherhand, the new 300 is indeed rear
wheel drive and a 4WD version is due soon. But my Avalon and 300M are both
front wheel drive. And yes when I had the new tires installed on the Avalon
I had the car aligned and it did indeed need it. Considering that the roads
are good here and this is the first car that I've owned that needed
alignment in 15 years (maybe longer), I'd say it is more proof that the
Avalon sucks.


"Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Did you get the front end realigned when you replaced the OEM tires? Art,
> there is also the small difference in comparing FRONT TIRE WEAR of a front
> wheel drive car to that of a rear wheel drive car.
>
> Bet you didn't think there would be a difference in front tire wear rate
> between the two ... despite the feeble attempts your about to post to the
> contrary. Idiot Liberal. ;-)
> --
>
> -Philip
>
> Art wrote:
>> My 2001 Avalon came with excellent Michelin MXV4 plus tires. Same as
>> what I have on my 300M. But the crappy front end of the Avalon ate up
>> the tires in 20k miles. The 300M tires look new at 30k miles.
>>
>>
>> "Tim J. Johson" <timbirr@mailcity.com> wrote in message
>> news:bce7ee76.0410221556.5801ff83@posting.google.c om...
>>> Have an '03 LE 4-cyc. with the original junk Bridgestone Potenza
>>> RE92.
>>>
>>> Have noticed the outside edge wear on these tires and thought it was
>>> alignment or something with the Camry. But after a somewhat bored
>>> afternoon searching through tire reviews, I am finding that a lot of
>>> the "cheap" entry level tires are garnering the same complaints --
>>> Outside edge wear.
>>>
>>> Would it possibly not have anything to do with the car, but possibly
>>> with the construction methods used for the lesser tires?

>
>



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