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    Bridgestone Ecopia + - surprisingly good.

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by paqza</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I had the Ecopia E422 on my Mazda3 - they were the OEM tires. They're among the worst tires I've ever used and were borderline unusable in the rain. On TireRack, only 50% would...
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    Michelin Defender T+H

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by js1956</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I also had problems with Continental True Contact which came as OE on my Golf. Problems with balance, quite noisy on highway, squealing in sharp turns even on low speed and very...
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    Michelin Defender T+H

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Gebo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I agree with your decision. l have had excellent service when dealing with Michelin. Both at the dealer and with Michelin corp. They always honor their warranty as I normally get a...
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    Michelin Defender T+H

    Well, After a disappointment with the Continental True Contact Tour, being balanced four times plus road force balancing, they are still a little shaky. I had 30 days for customer satisfaction so I decided to return them and get a set of Michelin Defender T+H, size 205 60 R16 on a mazda 3...
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    Continentals out of balance

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do you use separate tires for winter? If not, you may like a 3-peak all-season such as: Kumho HA31 Hankook Kinergy 4S Vredestein Quatrac 5 Toyo Celsius Nexen NPriz 4S...
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    Continentals out of balance

    So I decided to buy the Continentals True Contact Tour in a 205 60 16. Had the tires balanced twice from the store I bought them. After that I went to a well known shop for rebalancing and road force balancing. Two tires had a problem, cant be balanced properly. Im going to bring them back...
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    GM 305 cleaning out... How should I proceed

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by caprice_2nv</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by wolf_06</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I had a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice, bought brand new from my dad...
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    GM 305 cleaning out... How should I proceed

    I had a 1990 Chevrolet Caprice, bought brand new from my dad, then he gave it to me. That 305 was the "non HO", so was 170 hp and 255 lbs of torque. Very durable and robust engine, very good fuel economy as well. Mine was the fuel injected 305. My father ran strictly a diet of Castrol GTX 5w30...
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    Toyo vs Continentals vs Yokohama vs Pirelli

    Hi, So today I shopped around for so new tires on my Mazda 3. I do 40,000 km ++ a year, tons of highway for work. I'm looking for the best ride possible to soak up bumps and road imperfections (the Mazda 3 has a stiff suspension). A quiet ride is also a must. Here are the top recommendation...
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    More frequent OCI and intake valve deposits

    avoid short trips as much as possible. change your oil. use good gas. do long highway trip. floor it sometimes to suck up air on high way.
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    Severe OCI

    5000 miles or 6 months with syn, 3000 miles on regular oil.
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    ConsumerGude : 2020 Hyundai Venue test drive...

    Here in Canada, its suppose to replace the Accent hatchback. The Venue is a very interesting simple vehicle. The engine is a 1.6L, timing chaing driven, NOT gas directed engine, which is getting rare in 2020. Rear beam suspension with shocks, you can even get rear drum brakes, which I prefer...
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    Continental TrueContact Tour

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Char Baby</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Although I bought the Pirelli Cint P7 A/S+ on closeout(~$103/ea), the Continental TrueContact TOUR(CTCT) was on my radar and high on my consideration list. I did a lot of...
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    Continental TrueContact Tour

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by TmanP</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have them on the Camry and am not a big fan. I stacked two rebates and a sale to pay about $375 for the set, as I remember. I was lured in by their high ranking on TireRack but they...
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    Continental TrueContact Tour

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by slacktide_bitog</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Is snow performance important? Or do you use a separate et of tires for the winter? <img src="/forums/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="smile" title="smile" height="15" width="15"...
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