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Is it just me or do the Firestone's seem to be rather harsh at soaking up bumps etc? They don't seem to havee smoothest ride IMO. So question being does anyone have tires that seem smoother than the OE,s?
 

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You are referring to the tires on a LS? I had an LS also and I know what you are talking about. I did not have my LS long enough to replace the tires but more so than not it is the suspension and the fact they are 16s. I am sure there is someone out there that has different experience than me, maybe upgrading the size?
 

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I have them on my 15 LT the tires seem to be ofna long lasting tire aka harder compound. Figure that's going to make you feel more bumps and male a bouncier ride
 

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On my fiances car I installed Yokohama YK580s. They are a Discount Tire (America's Tire) specific tire. They ride much better and move water from beneath the tire much better than the factory Firestone tires. I would recommend them.

(Tip when buying: Look on their website for mail-in rebates)
 

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Yeah just need something not as bumpy :/ tires seem cheap and harsh
What PSi are you running? The Fr710 is a nice smooth ride as long as you don't exceed 37psi. Even then though they are very noisy over hwy expansion joints, making a nice THUD sound). I had Hankook Optimo H727 and Firestone Precision touring on my cruze, both were much quieter than the stock tire and could handle more PSI without effecting the ride.
 

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What PSi are you running? The Fr710 is a nice smooth ride as long as you don't exceed 37psi. Even then though they are very noisy over hwy expansion joints, making a nice THUD sound).
Yeah, this was my experience too. Go near 40 PSI and the ride degrades, but they're quite soft and ride well at factory PSIs.

I am really impressed with the ride quality from a set of Pirelli P7's we have on another car.
 

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I went from the FR710's to Michelin Defenders at 55,000 miles. The Michelins are very smooth and very quiet. Well worth the $$.
 

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I have the H speed rated Conti PureContacts and they ride awesome. I run them at the stock 35 PSI with no problems. They weigh a lot less than most tires which I think helps. I would just be sure to avoid the V speed rating as I have heard they ride rougher for cornering and whatnot. They also have superb traction which helps, and are super quiet.
 

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I have the FR710s on my 1LT, and they seem sloppy in turns. I agree that they do feel a little harsh on bumps. They also seem to lose traction easily. I will probably keep them until they are worn a lot more, but I have also been thinking about what tires I want to use next.
 

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I agree with the earlier post about the General Altimax RT43s. Very quiet, and performed well enough on snow this winter. Huge improvement on the Firestones.
 

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Can anyone with General Altimax RT43 tires give me a little more detailed review? How many miles do you have on them and do you still like them better than the FR710s? Do you notice any affect on gas mileage? Do you think they will last as long or longer than your FR710?

I have 62K miles on my Firestone FR710 tires and I will replace them soon. I do agree with others that they are not the smoothest riding, but overall I am pretty happy with them and was going to buy them again. The General Altimax RT43 is about the same price, so if the tire wear and fuel mileage is about the same, and they provide a better ride than the Firestones I'll definitely get the Altimax RT43. Thanks.
 

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Yeah, this was my experience too. Go near 40 PSI and the ride degrades, but they're quite soft and ride well at factory PSIs.

I am really impressed with the ride quality from a set of Pirelli P7's we have on another car.
Just installed the Pirelli P7's as well on our LS and they are a nice improvement over the 710's.
 

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Forgot about this thread Lol.But at the time I purchased the Eagle Sport A/S tire was great had it over 10k miles still rides great and the traction delivered was good..

JUST purchased some 17's with some dunlop Sig Hp tires will be testing these
 
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