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    Recommend new tires please

    My girlfriend's Cruze needs new tires. Can anyone recommend some good, cheap tires for an LTZ? I believe it is size 225 45 18.


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    There are good.......there are cheap......no such thing as good and cheap.

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    But there is such a thing as expensive junk ...
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    Here is what Tire Rack has in that size. Look at the reviews and go from there.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...r=17&zip-code=
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    I use the potenza 970as on my Cruze in 245/40, I love it. I can bet I'm going to get more than the 40k miles out of them if I keep them rotated and whatnot. This is with autocross once a month as well.

    Have 15k on them and they're down about 1/4 tread to the bars. There is a non directional version with a slightly harder compound that's the 97as (no zero) they register at 45k and I just pulled a set off a Acura tl with 56k on them with hard camber wear. Would have gone farther with a lower camber on the alignment....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter8793 View Post
    My girlfriend's Cruze needs new tires. Can anyone recommend some good, cheap tires for an LTZ? I believe it is size 225 45 18.


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    This would be better answered as well for what type of environment the driving is in...hot, cold, wet, snowy, and my fav. ice! All season is generally the standard but if it's hot where you live most of the time you can get decent summer tires.
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    Are you looking more for performance grade within budget or last longer?
    Im a fan of michelins across the board either way not the cheapest albeit but some with a tread wear rating of 700+ (estimated to last 140K km) and I've had good results on my Audi with eagle series ls2 aren't to expensive

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    I've recently put a set of Continental PureContact, Michelin premier, and Pirelli P7, on cars (3 of the top-rated Grand Touring tires - mostly what you put on an average, everyday daily driver).

    Pirelli: Fantastic ride quality, good snow and rain traction, so-so handling. Bit of road noise.

    Continental: *Firm* ride, fantastic traction and handling, quiet on most surfaces (except concrete).

    Michelin: Comfortable ride, long tread wear warranty, good dry and rain traction, clumsy handling, and noisy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter8793 View Post
    My girlfriend's Cruze needs new tires. Can anyone recommend some good, cheap tires for an LTZ? I believe it is size 225 45 18.


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    As others have stated, good and cheap generally don't come in the same package.

    I'd recommend spending a little bit more on tires for something decent because grip is important for well, all aspects of driving.

    These are the lowest cost tires I'd recommend they have a 500 wear rating which is a medium wear compound. They are also V speed rated which is good for sustaining 149 mph for 10 minutes. The load rating is fairly average which is far more than the cruze weighs. Also not sure where you live, but these are all seasons so they should handle dry, wet, and light snow conditions no problem.

    Kumho Escsta PA31
    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...utoModClar=LTZ

    For a little more, I'd really rather go with these, they have a DWS system. Dry, wet, and snow. In the actual tread, there is a rubber DWS that wears out with the tire. The S goes first which tells you the tire is still safe for dry and wet but isn't as good as it should be in the snow. then the W fades and lets you know to be cautious when its wet out. then when the D fades, you replace the tires. These are also Y rated tires which is good for 186MPH sustained for 10 min. The tread wear rating is 540 so its slightly harder and wears a little less quickly, but the design of the tire doesnt lose any of the grip.

    Continental Extreme Contact DWS
    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...utoModClar=LTZ

    Remember, braking distances, acceleration in the wet, and cornering grip all depend on your tires. Get some good safe ones. Or if you buy cheap tires, drive like a grandma. Brake early, don't corner hard, and light acceleration in wet and snow conditions and go 10 under the speed limit.
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