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Need help in picking tires

Discussion in 'Tires, Wheels and Bearings' started by bugsy10468, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. bugsy10468

    bugsy10468 New Member

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    Hello i have a 2014 ford Escape Titanium 235/50/18, I currently have continental tires contact pro and i am looking to replace these tires and i need help looking for a replacement. I live in New York and if anyone is from this area knows how the weather is. I went to tire rack and for their ultra performance tire they listed a bf goodrich G-Force comp -2 a/s. does anyone elase agree with this

    Thanks
  2. pkevins

    pkevins Active Member

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    No reason to disaagree with you; it looks like the optimal price-performance-ratings tradeoff. Hard to say if the additional cost of the Michelin Pilot is worth it although I think the Pilots are awesome tires in general; my two cents; they both claim good performance in "light snow".

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Sport+A%2FS+3%2B+%28W-+or+Y-Speed+Rated%29&partnum=35YR8PSAS3PL&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Ford&autoYear=2014&autoModel=Escape&autoModClar=Titanium
    Kevin
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    bugsy10468 New Member

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    Hello Kevin

    Thank you for your insight i appreciate it i will look into it
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    Skyhawk Active Member Respected Member

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    Added thoughts: High mileage tires are generally made with harder compounds and will generally not give you as much traction in deeper snow or to a degree on wet pavement. Buy tires that work best in your driving conditions or as an alternative have a set of winter tires and fair weather tires.
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    Action Moderator Staff Member Respected Member

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    The offset to high mileage tires is a tread pattern that is more aggressive. All season tires attempt to fill that gap.

    Everything is a tradeoff. The trade off to aggressive tread is the tires tend to produce more road noise. Especially at higher speeds on dry pavement.

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