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Unread 05-06-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a Tire recommendation for 08 Escalade!

Need to replace all 4 tires.
Size: 285/45R22

Looking to replace tires with something that is good for all season. Looking for a smooth and comfortable ride but also good in bad weather. I live in Southeast Michigan.

Make, model, places and links would be greatly appreciated. TY

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Price range?
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Under $1000 would be preferable but if suggested would consider going few hundred more.

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Continental CrossContact LX20s.

Pirelli Scorpions would be another option for a little more money.

Those are both more road geared tires, depending on how worried you are about winters another great option would be some Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2s. They're an on/offroad tire with a little more aggressive tread and will be better in snow for about the same price, but probably a little less life and a little more road noise. Would make a good compromise without going full snow tires.

I'm typically a big fan of Michelin but it doesn't appear they make anything that size.
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Pirelli's aren't really that great. I would go with these Bridgestones.
Tire Details - America's Tire


But what I would personally do is switch to 18s. Now is the time to do it. You could get the wheels and tires for a good price, and the ride will be much less bumpy.
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Pirelli's aren't really that great. I would go with these Bridgestones.
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But what I would personally do is switch to 18s. Now is the time to do it. You could get the wheels and tires for a good price, and the ride will be much less bumpy.
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Source that says Pirelli tires aren't good? They're good enough to be just as popular as Michelin on the high performance market. Bridgestone hasn't been at the top of their game in years.

I wouldn't go with those for any sort of winter driving, they're straight highway tires.

As far as those Bridgestones, the Pirellis outperformed them comprehensively in every category except in the wet, and even then sometimes.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=114
Here's a similar test with the first ones I recommended, the Continentals, in which they are head and shoulders above their competitors.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=157
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Source that says Pirelli tires aren't good? They're good enough to be just as popular as Michelin on the high performance market. Bridgestone hasn't been at the top of their game in years.

I wouldn't go with those for any sort of winter driving, they're straight highway tires.

As far as those Bridgestones, the Pirellis outperformed them comprehensively in every category except in the wet, and even then sometimes.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=114
Here's a similar test with the first ones I recommended, the Continentals, in which they are head and shoulders above their competitors.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=157
Oregon EVOC tested a certain pirelli tire on their Police Interceptors. The grip was nothing compared to Goodyear.

Of course, one should consider the fact that this is in Oregon, and only One specific tire for Police vehicles. Eh. I stand by bridgestone.

And no, I do not have a source because the state of Oregon does not publish these kind of things online. Why? They see no reason to.
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Interesting conclusion. I've yet to find a Goodyear I personally like and have found several I don't like but subjective as always. They seem to enjoy the budget segment.
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I had experience with exactly 2 sets of Pirelli's. Both sets outperformed what my expectations were.

I understand if the PD's go with Goodyear tires because of some good ol' boy mentality (happens way too much, especially where I currently work), but exactly one set of tests is not enough for a full comparison. At least, that's what KSIMP has described.

However, I'm waiting to hear more results from the tires that perform better in wet scenarios than dry as the tread goes down. I can't remember who the manufacturer is behind that.
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