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    Best tires for the cruze?

    I am looking to buy new front tires for my 2011 Chevy Cruze LT. Rim is 215/60R16 and was wandering what the best tire brand would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielpaige5893 View Post
    I am looking to buy new front tires for my 2011 Chevy Cruze LT. Rim is 215/60R16 and was wandering what the best tire brand would be.
    This is a subjective question. Perhaps it will help if we know what features of a tire are important to you (Tire life, noise, etc, or a balance). Also it sounds silly but new tires should ALWAYS go on the back. Even in a front wheel drive car. (There are videos of where a major tire manufacturer did the test of this but I can't see it at work.) The links below are sufficient for the "don't take my word for it" though.

    Tire Tech Information - Where to Install New Pairs of Tires?

    Tire Review - Always Install Two New Tires on the Rear Axle

    Is it dangerous to put tires with the most tread on the front wheels?

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    What's your price range, and what things do you want the tire to do well? Do you want it to have decent snow grip, decent fuel economy, a long life, or a decent ride? Tires can be very different depending on what you want them to do.
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    Michelin.

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    I just put a set of Michelin Energy Saver A/S on and I love them. Their very quiet and ride nice.

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    It really depends what you want from the car before anyone can recommend anything.

    Me, I want tires that grip very well in corners and rain and have decent treadlife.

    The next person may want extremely long treadlife, low noise, and a good ride.

    There is no "one tire fits all", so give us a little more of an idea what you expect from a tire. How did you like the Firestones that were on the car since new?
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    If the tires on my Eco last 75,000 miles as I have been told they can last, I will be buying another set when these wear out.
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    I've been real happy with my ECO's OEM Goodyears. They will be on my short list for replacement tires when the time comes.

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    I've also been happy with My Eco's Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires. I'm nearly certain I'll stick with a Low Rolling Resistance tire when it comes time for replacement. The Tire rack has some decent choices in that category. Not sure if I'll stick with Goodyear or not.
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    I also have been very happy with my Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires but recently changed them at 41000 miles. I probably could have stretched them up to 50,000 miles but they're getting awfully close to the wear bars. This time I replaced them with the Michelin Defender tires. Supposedly they have a 90000 mile wear rating according to the industry standard testing they have done but let's see what happens with real-world driving. All I have to say is I'm extremely happy with the new Michelin tires. They were much more expensive than the Goodyear Assurance tires but I feel they ride much nicer and they ride much more quietly.

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