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Old 07-18-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default HTR+ Dead (looking for new tires)

So, this is what happens when your HTR+ tires run low on tread and you're cruising on a nice highway at 70mph...





I was going to buy some new tires sometime this/next month, but looks like I'll need to push that up to this week.

Why do these pictures make me think it's a defect?!? I never knew tires could tear along the sidewall

The other side (inside) is more like what I'd expect to see on a low tire...



So, I'm looking for cheap tires that aren't "cheap", so to speak. Any recommendations...Looking for something the same price as the HTR+ or less. If I have to shell out 600+ for tires/mounting/balance total, I'm going to put my stock wheels back on :\
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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oh crap I have these wheels, how many miles were on them?
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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oh crap I have these wheels, how many miles were on them?
I had some good mileage on them...maybe 40k or so. What may have also attributed to the breakdown was the fact that I was driving on them for about 180 miles that day through some (easy) mountain roads with 3 people and a full trunk. Lot of heat...

When the tire actually fell apart (it was about 7:15pm), I pulled over and got a look at it...the damn tire was smoking and there was rubber all over the wheel (you can see in the picture).

I honestly can't say this was unexpected. However, I didn't really expect it...

The tires have been great since I bought them. It's just strange how this one ripped apart...

I am actually considering getting another set if I can't find cheaper+better tires.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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sounds like a case of underinflation, especially since you are carrying all that weight...probably didnt help

my friend's 18" kumho 712 blew up due to underinflation, the whole tire ripped off the wheel. at that time, my friend was carrying 4 people + luggage for 3 day trip in maine. he was lucky, going roughly 75-80mph. how i know, i was driving the car in front of him and he was right behind me the whole time.



excuse the picture as we had a good time with the sidewall remains...kumho 712, awesome tire

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:50 PM   #5
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Wasn't underinflation the cause of all those Firestone blowouts on the Explorers?

Man, for under $600 total there are lots of good choices. Figure around $40 for mounting/balancing and some places like tires.com have free shipping and no tax.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:39 AM   #6
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sounds like a case of underinflation, especially since you are carrying all that weight...probably didnt help
Definitely possible. I didn't check the tire pressure that day, but I try to keep them at 38-40. There was a span of about a month and a half when I had them set to 34-36 and that's when I noticed a lot of wear showing up on the side. That was months ago, though...

I would consider tirerack's great prices, but if something goes wrong, I can't just take it in anywhere and expect it to be covered...

btw, nice ass
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:25 AM   #7
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:50 PM   #8
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Thanks Scotty...What does everyone think about this tire: Falken Azenis ST115

Something about "quiet ride" technology sounds wonderful to me!!!
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how about some p-zero neros
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:03 PM   #10
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how about some p-zero neros
Hmm...Seems a bit steep. I'm trying to stick to under $600 for everything. Preferrably $500.

I'm not really concerned about performance...

1) Low Price
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:30 PM   #11
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i'd say go falken ziex, $107 and free shipping, you'll be well under the budget. for the surprise, you'll get some decent performance out of them.
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Thanks Scotty...What does everyone think about this tire: Falken Azenis ST115

Something about "quiet ride" technology sounds wonderful to me!!!


...the ST-115 is NOT an all season tire.....the OP had AS tires and seems to want to continue using them.....

...the 115's wear VERY well, are quiet and provide good all around performance.....not quite as good as the 451....but the 115 will very likely last a good bit longer.
A friend had 115's on his WRX when he got it used....he drove that car hard for 30k miles(it was driven hard by the PO) and sold it and those tires were still on it for at least 10k miles after that.....
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The ST-115s would be ideal then, and high-performance can even move up to spot #4! Just one note, my tire hookup here in socal claims the ST-115s are on backorder for some time.

I ended up getting the ZE-512s in 225/45-17 for $350. They were my 3rd option, but I'm pretty happy with them. First thing I noticed immediately was the ride quality...very smooth, in fact better than stock with the worn out RE-92s. Very quiet tires too. Performance is not bad at all, although I had a couple of unnerving experiences. On freeway interchanges which are fairly high-speed sweepers, going at a good clip the sidewalls wallow around while the tread grips...it feels like the flexing sidewalls are gonna make the tires lose grip. Time to bump up the air pressures.
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