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Noticed that some of the terrains are coming with different tires, even in the same size configuration. Just curious as to which are more prevelant.
 

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These are the standard wheel and tire sizes..
 

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Mine came with Hankook Optimo H725 in 19". I had these removed before leaving the dealer, replaced with Toyo Versado CUV... the Cadillac of CUV tires !

By the way... i am from Québec, Canada. And the originals tires of my Terrain are for sale.

Contact me if you need more info.

They only have 15km on it... they are brand new. Price will be good :)
 

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MY Terrain came with firestones, NOT a choice on the poll.
 

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I have the st 17" rims equipped with the firestone destination. They have been ok so far in the month that I've had the vehicle and they were actually pretty good in the heavy rain we had a few weeks ago.
 

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18" Michelin Lattitude. 22,000 miles and seems hardly worn. Good in light snow and heavy rain storms at interstate speeds. Keep 38-40 PSI Cold. Expensive tire, but if these last to 60,000...I will buy the same. :notworthy:
 

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majicb said:
I have the st 17" rims equipped with the firestone destination. They have been ok so far in the month that I've had the vehicle and they were actually pretty good in the heavy rain we had a few weeks ago.
I've got the same, I experienced Feb/Mar winter with them- they go in the snow, just don't stop in the snow...I'll be equipping with some Blizzaks come fall. Wet pavement, no problem....with the recent major floods we had a couple weeks ago here in Toronto, no issues with hydroplaning and they have never broken loose on me, however I do have the AWD as well.
 

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I've got the same, I experienced Feb/Mar winter with them- they go in the snow, just don't stop in the snow...I'll be equipping with some Blizzaks come fall. Wet pavement, no problem....with the recent major floods we had a couple weeks ago here in Toronto, no issues with hydroplaning and they have never broken loose on me, however I do have the AWD as well.
That rain that we had in Toronto was the worst that I've drove in here and I drove through at least 6 inches of standing water maybe more in some and the car tracked straight and didn't notice any hydroplaning at all. I'm not planning on running snow tires this year as I'm used to driving my rwd CTS with all seasons and I made out ok except for some situations. So I'm assuming the Terrain will be much better being fwd. I've used my dads Malibu in the winter and I've never had a problem with it. If I do get winter tires, Blizzaks will be the one as a lot of CTS owners recommended them as well. I have to admit though snow tires make a difference, its almost night and day, especially on a rwd car. So unless the Terrain is really bad in the snow then I won't bother with snow tires for now.
 

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18" Michelin Lattitude. 22,000 miles and seems hardly worn. Good in light snow and heavy rain storms at interstate speeds. Keep 38-40 PSI Cold. Expensive tire, but if these last to 60,000...I will buy the same. :notworthy:
I've always had very good results with any Michelin tires I've purchased in the past. I'll probably go this route when I wear out these Hankooks that came on the truck. Surprisingly enough I've been pleased with the Hankooks so far. They're very noisy on certain types of roads and they still have plenty of tread around 35K miles but just based on my experience of MANY sets of tires it's hard to find a better tire than Michelin.
 

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I have the Hankooks on ours. Fair tire wear poor wet tractions and fair in snow.

I will replace mine with Goodyear Assurance Triple Treads CUV tires. They make one for this vehicle now. We have been using these on out GTP, My HHR SS in the winter and our old SSEI and they have had great wear and traction wet, dry and snow have been amazing. It is rare to get a tire to do all three things.

The last two sets of Michelins I have had I would not put on my kid wagon. The last set I have had were the Pilots on the HHR they are not cheap and had fair dry traction and no wet traction even though they were claimed to be all season. Wear was fair.

To be honest most OE tires are crap as no MFG wants to pay much for them. Most are lower quality or they are older models that do not have the latest technology.

Now on a few models you will get the latest tires like a ZR1 or the Volt as the tires are needed to compliment the handling or performance of the car. Like the Volt GM is willing to pay more for the Fuel Max tires as they have good grip and will get a few more miles of driving on a charge.
 

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My nox has the Michelin latitude tours on it. Great dry traction, and coming home from Florida a week or two ago, we hit extremely heavy rain (had us down to 20 mph at one point, visibility limited) and the car tracked straight and true through 2 or more inches of standing water even though I was probably going faster than I should've been. (75-80 mph through the standing water). So amazing traction in the rain. Of course pulling out in front of people and hitting that gas will get you some squeal on the inside tire. But that's just FWD for you...never seen the traction control light in the rain though, despite the tire squeal. And in the snow, from what my limited snow driving on these shows (2 good snows), they're great in it as well! Once when the car had like 1k miles I had to drive home in not really now but slush. The temp was 31F. That shush is slippery as ... I WISH we got inches and inches of snow. Slush is much worse. 2 inches of slush and there was 13 cars in the ditch in a 2 mile distance. I was not one of them! Yay. I noticed the back end come lose a few times (the road was steeply slanted). But each time, the little orange stabilitrak lights came on and straightened me out (I'm aware that the electronics are not the tire, but tires need some grip for the electronics to work...). Once off the slanted road there was nothing not straight and true about the driving. The second time was a mixture of snow and slush and freezing rain. (There were cars in the parking lot around me sliding in to the curbs with all 4 tires locked...you know, because they parked...) I was worried about getting out of my parking spot that was slanted towards the curb. No problem. One little slip (not even enough for the traction control to intervene) and I was off :). The whole way home was fine and I wasn't taking easy either. (3k rpm shifts on acceleration) I wanted to find the limit of grip with these tires but I wasn't brave enough to go fast enough. Tried an evasive maneuver at 60mph, tracked perfectly with the help o stabilitrak. I went to an abandoned parking lot and tried to make it lose control with the electronics on and it was impossible. Even when I turned them off I thought I accidentally left them on. The car would still not spin. Eventually I got it to but it took a lot of work. Never felt abs in the snow. Only time it activated was ironically on a dry sunny 90F day. (Full braking activates ABS on dry pavement). I feel just as secure in this car in inclement weather as I did in my previous 2004 Limited 4x4 Toyota 4Runner. With its mechanical locking diffs and all. That's right, I feel just as secure as I did in a 4x4 body on frame SUV with real locking diffs. Oh and it had mud and snow rated tires on it. Love love love these tires. After 25k miles they look brand new (although I need to shine them again hehe). Wearing evenly if at all haha. When I have to replace them, I'll probably get the same or the goodyear assurance triple Tread CUV tires. I've heard they are absolutely amazing in all conditions. One quote I heard about them still sticks with me. "They say all seasons are a jack of all trades, master of none. I beg to differ. These triple treads are masters of all."


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Can't vote since these are not on the poll. Firestones
 

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Here's the currently front on my nox. Again, Michelin latitude tours. 25.6k miles. Rotated every 7500 miles.



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I have firestones now terrain only has 500 miles but out of all the tires mentioned goodyear seems popular. I have worked at discount tire for 7 years and have yet to see any triple treads reach their mileage. We have a saying in the stores good for a year. I would suggest Michelin but for the price I would do yokohama yk580s or nitto motivos. I have the nitto tires on my 20's on the terrain and have been very pleased so far but very new still.
 

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I have firestones now terrain only has 500 miles but out of all the tires mentioned goodyear seems popular. I have worked at discount tire for 7 years and have yet to see any triple treads reach their mileage. We have a saying in the stores good for a year. I would suggest Michelin but for the price I would do yokohama yk580s or nitto motivos. I have the nitto tires on my 20's on the terrain and have been very pleased so far but very new still.
I got 60K out of two sets. The SSEI was sold before we hit that mark but we had a lot of tread left at 40K and The HHR I use them for winter and have 4 winters on them so far and they have plenty of miles left on them.

Even if they got poorer miles the winter and wet traction is worth it.

My Hankooks may not even make 40K.
 

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k isn't bad but they are rated for 80k but you are correct in the traction aspect its what the tire was built for and it does perform in that aspect just always wears on the shoulders faster than it should. But hopefully the new triple treads which have been redesigned are better in that aspect.
 

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baggedmaro25 said:
k isn't bad but they are rated for 80k but you are correct in the traction aspect its what the tire was built for and it does perform in that aspect just always wears on the shoulders faster than it should. But hopefully the new triple treads which have been redesigned are better in that aspect.
Keep in mind I do not run them till they are to the tread indicators and few tires make the total miles as hard as I and the wife drive them. Both cars were supercharged and one is turbo so we can be a litter harder on them than on a Cobalt etc. Between Cornering, Launching and hard stopping we work them hard.

Keep in mind the tires that came on the GTP were Comp TA Radials that had great dry traction, fair wet and wore out about 25K.

A lot of tire wear also amounts to how you drive and how well you rotate and air them up. I generally get good even wear just normally shorter than the miles as we drive them hard and little on the highway.
 

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Hankook optima H725 horrors. Would rather have rubberbands. Replacng them with Perelli scorpion all season next week. 1700 miles on 'em and they squirrel like heck!!
 
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