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ves

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Tires
« on: May 30, 2019, 10:47:05 AM »
Last Summer my Civic Tire's blowed out when driving , fortunately pulled over safely. At that time the discount tire guy advised to change one tire only. Now i am looking other tires that they seems slightly dry rotted ?(i dont know its normal, slighty panic after that blowout).tires are cooper ultra tires manufactured oct 2014 only 10000 mile so far. now i decided to change all 4 tires at once including one which changed last summer hardly 1000 miles. the problem with cooper cs5 ultra was horrible road noise like thumb thumb mostly in dallas city roads.
 which do people recommed for 195/65R15 for quiter and safe ride?

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Re: Tires
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 11:33:47 AM »
Last Summer my Civic Tire's blowed out when driving , fortunately pulled over safely. At that time the discount tire guy advised to change one tire only. Now i am looking other tires that they seems slightly dry rotted ?(i dont know its normal, slighty panic after that blowout).tires are cooper ultra tires manufactured oct 2014 only 10000 mile so far. now i decided to change all 4 tires at once including one which changed last summer hardly 1000 miles. the problem with cooper cs5 ultra was horrible road noise like thumb thumb mostly in dallas city roads.
 which do people recommed for 195/65R15 for quiter and safe ride?

"thumb thumb" sounds like out-of-balance condition. Recommend rebalance at installer, on their dime.

The pic did not appear to have any dry rot or other issues.

Disclaimer, my sport tires sound/feel lumpy after extended garage sitting, but it goes away after warmup.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 11:41:57 AM »
Tires should be replaced when they reach 5-6 years old, regardless of tread. Considering you're nearly at 5 years and that cracking looks sketchy I would replace all the tires.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 11:42:53 AM »
In choosing tires I like to look at the ratings on TireRack.com to find quality (but not too expensive) tires.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 11:56:02 AM »
Tires should be replaced when they reach 5-6 years old, regardless of tread. Considering you're nearly at 5 years and that cracking looks sketchy I would replace all the tires.


This article may shed some light. Certainly opened my eyes to the importance of newer tires.

https://www.thedrive.com/opinion/5189/the-truth-behind-what-caused-paul-walkers-fatal-crash

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Re: Tires
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 12:51:20 PM »
Thanks markbike528CBX, RWD , dcozad999.

The tires are balanced and alignment done. But cant able to fix the sound.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 01:07:59 PM »
Thanks markbike528CBX, RWD , dcozad999.

The tires are balanced and alignment done. But cant able to fix the sound.

Are you sure it's the tire?  Is it coming from just one of the four wheels?  Does the sound persist when the car is up on blocks?

Quick test to see if it's actually the tire - rotate the suspect tire (e.g. Front to Back).  If the noise shifts, it's the tire/wheel.  If it doesn't, there's something else going on (CV axle).  New(ish) tires should not make a 'thumb-thumb-thumb' noise, so something is amiss.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 01:12:21 PM »
Go to discount tire, ask them what they recommend for a quiet, comfortable ride. That's it!

The guys at Discount Tire have never steered me wrong, and I've bought cheap tires all the way up to performance Michelins. I've always known what to expect and gotten what I've paid for.

I know it sounds like I work there... I don't - I just have been really impressed and I've probably bought 5 or 6 sets of tires there by now.

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Re: Tires
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 02:34:55 PM »
I would try a local reputable shop if the one you're currently going to is "so-so"

They can usually recommend tires as well as any service needed to keep the tires in better condition for longer.