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Modus Man
Jun 8, 2004



Soiled Meat

Continental extreme winter contacts coupled with all wheel drive is like using a god mode video game cheat. We put the winter tires on our 9-7x and we leave all terrain tires (Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S) on the suburban and they are fine for winter duty, but when it gets extra cold and the roads are extra slippery there is a huge difference when I drive both of our vehicles back to back.

The high performance all seasons on the 9-7x are absolutely useless in the snow.

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Modus Man
Jun 8, 2004



Soiled Meat


MrOnBicycle posted:

Of course got a flat tire on my rear left. Brand new Goodyears as well. Seems to be a slow leak.
Tire places and mechanics that do tires here do something they call (directly translated) "umbrella repairs" that are supposed to be permanent. Might be hard to answer, but can tire repairs generally be trusted? It's about 40-50% of the cost of a new tire.
Also, my car has one of those lovely repair kits so I am praying for it to for once work and get me to a tire shop...

Umbrella repair sounds like what I would call a patch-plug. Itís literally a patch on the end of a stem of rubber, and it is the only ďproperĒ tire repair. If they are doing that type of repair and doing it the right way it is 100% trusty.

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Modus Man
Jun 8, 2004



Soiled Meat

Long Francesco posted:

It's always been a slip the dude 10 bucks kind of repair afaik. 50% seems insane.

Nobody's taking the wheel off the vehicle, dismounting the tire from the wheel, repairing it (inspect, clean, drill, buff, glue, patch, seal) then mounting the tire back on the wheel and possibly servicing the tpms and back on the vehicle for $10.

I commonly see $25-$30 for a repair and maybe another $10-$20 to re-balance it. I suppose you could get a new tire for double that, depending on the size and quality of the tire.

Modus Man
Jun 8, 2004



Soiled Meat

BraveUlysses posted:

shopping for winter wheel/tires...

so it seems like my wife's cx-5 could use passenger car tires or light truck tires (which are more expensive) is the only real difference going to be the theoretical max load? i feel like car tires should be better than truck tires, all things considered

I wouldnít go with LTís on anything but heavy full size trucks. They are a rougher ride compared to their passenger counterparts, and I think that would be exaggerated even more so on a lighter small suv.

Modus Man
Jun 8, 2004



Soiled Meat

Preoptopus posted:

Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT or AT3 4s. One of the few AT's that offer a 60k treadlife warranty.

Iíll always vouch for the discoverers. Granted, I havenít tried the LT version but Iím on my third set in a row on my Suburban in 265/70-17. I got about 75,000 miles (@30k /year) out of each of the first two sets and I donít see anything indicating that this third set wonít do the same. Never had a complaint about wear or noise or traction.

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