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Old 03-28-2010, 10:42 PM   #16
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I am probably the hardest guy on the planet to please when it comes to tires. Worked in a tire shop years ago, I know the ropes. Usually go to Sears locally, guys are really sharp and tires are first rate, and really high priced, but service is top notch. Well, decided to put some cheaper rubber on my old Camaro, looked around and decided to try a set of the Walmart Douglas tires. Noted Walmart had a Hunter wheel balancer, good machine. Sales guy was pretty sharp, said he came from an independant garage where he worked for years. Said these tires were made by Goodyear under a Walmart contract. Very good price and the full service contract at under 10 bucks was darn good too. Now have about 6000 miles on the tires, run perfect, smooth, quiet, no tread wear evident at all. I'm completely satisfied, and that's something. BTW, worse tire service I've ever gotten was at a Goodyear service store. Hard to believe I know, but that's what I've seen.
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The Douglas tires went to crap at about 25k miles. Started vibrating a bit, and got really noisy. The vibration wasn't all that bad, and the tire wear was excellent, tires still have 75% tread left maybe, but the noise got so bad I had to get them off the car. Bought a set of Michelins, better ride quality right off, and these tires are silent. We'll see how they age I guess. Sure not a cheap set of tires at any rate. Bought these tires at Walmart, another excellent install and best price I could find. But beware their "house brand" tires.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #17
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What are some good tire brands? I only really know about goodyear and firestone
Anything not made in China should be good.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:44 PM   #18
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The Michelins are still doing fine for me. Well satisfied with them. But, again, I'm real particular when it comes to tires.
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