Replaced tires Today Continental True Contacts

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  1. Steves895

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    I replaced my factory Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tires today with a set of Continental True Contacts.

    The Goodyear's were worn to 2 to 3/32" inch of tread. 50,600 miles on the odometer. I could have squeaked out a few more miles but recent rain left me feeling unsafe.

    I chose the True Contacts because I have had great service from the brand previously. One of my concerns was road noise and the True Contacts have a extra cushion layer in the tire to absorb road noise. So far I've just driven home from the dealer, about 4 miles, so no way to know anything yet.

    I'll follow up with MPG-fuel economy, noise, handling, etc. after putting a few miles on them.
     
  2. wjtracy

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    I have them. Where did you buy? TireRack is the only place I see them around here.
     
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    We've happily used the 15-inch Continentals on our Gen 2 and Gen 3 for years. I would print the page from TireRack.com and take it to my local Discount Tire store for a price match. They had to order them from the warehouse, but arrived in a few days.
     
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    I bought them from walmart. Nobody could beat the price and mounting fee near my place. I'm not sure how your experience is with the tires but for me the road noise is about the same as the stock Yokohama and mpg is 3 to 5 lower. But it's ok.
     
  5. Steves895

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    I ordered mine on tirebuyer.com and had them shipped to a local shop I've used before. I did check around, but this was a pretty good deal and only took a day to get them.
     
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    I was disappointed in my Michelin's I had on my Gen 2, they weren't worn out but developed deep cracks at the intersection of the tread and sidewall. They were on there about six years and didn't live in the best conditions.
    I ran out of garage space and it sat outside in the weather year round, big mistake. The dropped my mileage a couple mpg.
     
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