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Old 12-06-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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Just bought a Honda Accord EX Coupe. It came with a set of Futura 775 tires. I can't find any reviews of this tire online. I'm heading cross-country and will be traveling through winter weather conditions. I don't think the Futura's are all-season tires, but I'm not sure. I think they are cheap tires from Pep Boys. I need All-Season tires, so I'm thinking I need to buy a new set immediately.

Any suggestions on what to do?

Thanks,


greenie
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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WTF? I'm on tirerack and they are asking me whether I want ultra-high performance, high-performance, grand touring all-season tires.

I'm CONFUSED !!!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Truth be told - truly "all season tires" are really not meant to drive in winter conditions. True, some people get away with them, but they are only meant as a stop gap ... kind of... in a pinch sort of thing. I know some people swear by them, but I'm not one of them. Of course, we live in snow country, so that definitely colors my perspective and opinion.

If you don't need real winter tires, I would suggest looking for a fairly aggressive tread with soft rubber (all season) - Goodyear Wrangler is one that comes to mind. I had Wranglers on my Jeep Cherokee and still put snow tires on for the winter months. One of the best snow tires out there is Bridgestone Blizzak (studs unnecessary). Everyone in our family has them on their vehicles and we definitely give them two thumbs up!!

I hope this information helps some.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:04 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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I did my research. I'm gong with Bridgestone Protenzas for $64 each. I'm not getting winter tires. Accord is FWD and decent in snow. I'm not going to be driving in back country. Most road are plowed...
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I did my research. I'm gong with Bridgestone Protenzas for $64 each. I'm not getting winter tires. Accord is FWD and decent in snow. I'm not going to be driving in back country. Most road are plowed...
Bridgestone makes a good tire - good choice~!! Please make sure you get four tires and not just two (for the front) otherwise you run a greater risk of problems. Front-wheel drive is great but all four tires have to be the same for the car to perform well.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:42 PM
 
Location: N.E. Fl.
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I had a set of Futura tires.I bought them at a Pepboys Auto parts store.Great tires.Last 3 set I have had on our chrysler mini van have been goodyear regotta's.I'm not sure of spelling.Great wearing tire.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:10 PM
 
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Bridgestone makes a good tire - good choice~!! Please make sure you get four tires and not just two (for the front) otherwise you run a greater risk of problems. Front-wheel drive is great but all four tires have to be the same for the car to perform well.
Yes, I am ordering 4. Thank you.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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I had a set of Futura tires.I bought them at a Pepboys Auto parts store.Great tires.Last 3 set I have had on our chrysler mini van have been goodyear regotta's.I'm not sure of spelling.Great wearing tire.
I'm not comfortable driving them across country and in bad weather. They are not the best.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:57 AM
 
Location: N.E. Fl.
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The ones you my be looking at may not be the best.Don't buy the cheapest ones.Futura tires are made by Cooper.They make a good tire.I don't and wouldn't ever buy a cheap tire.They offer a higher line tire.Remember you asked
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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I did my research. I'm gong with Bridgestone Protenzas for $64 each. I'm not getting winter tires. Accord is FWD and decent in snow. I'm not going to be driving in back country. Most road are plowed...
which potenzas? I have the potenza RE92 which came as the OEM tire on my subaru. It is the worst tire I have ever owned and I hope the tire buyer at subaru dies in a fire for making the contract to equip these garbage circles on my car. i can't say enough bad things about it and i mention it in every single online survey subaru keeps sending me. lol.

i have potenza G009's on my wifes car and it is a far, far, better tire. highly reccommend. good dry and wet grip, especially for something with a 50K treadlife expectancy. not too bad in the snow, but of course its an all-season, not a snow tire.
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