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Old 06-08-2003, 04:17 PM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
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The attributes that promote good all weather handling and those that permit endless smooth driving are at opposites with one another. So if you need an all weather tire M+S, michelin may not be for you.

Drawing conclusions on tire performance is real hard if your experience is wear one set out and then buy another. You always wind up comparing the worse state of the previous set with the best state of the current set. Align 2-5 cars a day for 30 years and comparisons have meaning.

I wouldn't consider a poll taken on tire performance from individual owners for these reasons. I also wouldn't consider a poll unless the tires were free to start with. The publics ability to judge the money in their pockets is definitely better than their ability to judge the quality of rubber they are riding on. Take a poll of alignment techs and I might listen.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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