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copperbeech said:
Yikes! And I am at 47k. This may explain the noisy and a bit bumpy ride I am experiencing.
Exactly, I forgot to say that was 34K with regular tire rotations too, I'm glad those loud, bumbpy GY's are gone!
 

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5/32 on our tires, 43k - should get to 50k no prob.
 

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How can you guys stand the road noise and hard ride from the Forterras with that many miles on them?
 

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6Sixathome said:
How can you guys stand the road noise and hard ride from the Forterras with that many miles on them?
I can't; I'm waiting for this set to die :-\
 

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We put some miles on the new tires (college visit, Purdue :)) and they are nice, smooth and quiet. Now I can hear all the other noises in the vehicle ::).
 

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@6Sixathome, what kind of tires did you get? What other noises are you hearing?

Michelle, GM Customer Service
 

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@6Sixathome, what kind of tires did you get? What other noises are you hearing?

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My wife and kids :D

Seriously, just normal vehicle noise like wind, weatherstrip flex, stuff like that. These are the tires I got http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=CrossContact+LX20+with+EcoPlus+Technology&partnum=565SR8CCLX20&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Saturn&autoYear=2009&autoModel=Outlook XR FWD&autoModClar=
 

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@6Sixathome, that is hilarious. I will be sure to keep this between you and me. SSSSHHHHH!! Don't let his family find out he said this!!!!! LOL :angel:

Those are nice looking tires in my opinion.

Let me know if you need anything.

Michelle, GM Customer Service
 

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6Sixathome said:
Please report back with your findings after putting some miles on the Conti's. I've been disappointed by the OE Conti's I had on my Pursuit (aka Cobalt/G5) and likewise for our Montana SV6. While the Fortera's haven't been the best in the rain, they've been very smooth and I haven't noticed any road noise (yet).

Would like to hear how the Conti's make out.

The Toyo's as mentioned by the OP are looking like a great option too.
 

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We'll do :thumb:
 

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Toyo Versado's on my Outlook and Sky... both cars have much less road noise. Will see how they do in the snow this winter on the Outlook, the Sky is not a snow friendly car. The Outlook does seem to tow better behind the RV too. So far we are happy with them.
 

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We got our used Outlook back in Feb '11 with brand new Fortera's so we're good for a while. I'm hoping to get full use before having to replace them.
I only notice the noise when the radio is off and even then it's not bad. We definitely will not be going back to Fortera's either. Way too expensive.
 

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We got our used Outlook back in Feb '11 with brand new Fortera's so we're good for a while. I'm hoping to get full use before having to replace them.
I only notice the noise when the radio is off and even then it's not bad. We definitely will not be going back to Fortera's either. Way too expensive.
Some have had great luck with them but I think most of us have not such good luck :-\
 

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The amount of tolerable tire noise is *very* subjective, which would explain a lot when it comes to some owners enjoying their Fortera's while other owners not so much.
 

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Just came back from a local dealer and got 2 prices, the Michelin LTX MS2 P265/65/18 are $1024.38, installed with lifetime rotation and balancing and for the Bridgestone Ecopia 422s P255/65/18 it was $874.58. The Bridgestones are harder to get, the Michelins come with a $70 repaid Visa, and the reviews for the Michelins are excellent, so we will have a set of new Michelins in a few weeks. Glad to get rid of the Forteras, bad wear, slip in the rain and very noisy, they do look good though.
 

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I'll agree that the Forterra's do look good on the Lambda's.
 

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well i had the toyo's in 19 inch installed in nov took a trip to n.c. mountains what a diffrance in ride and grip and i think mpg has gone up
was glad to get the slipery goodyears off
cost was 1022.00 but worth it

mine is black 07 xr as loaded as i could get back then wanted v8 but was told not for 3-6months and no turbo
 

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mine is black 07 xr as loaded as i could get back then wanted v8 but was told not for 3-6months and no turbo
I'm off topic here but you were told that you could get an OUTLOOK in a V8 or turbo? and by who? and when?
 

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We finally got the new Michelins last week for $998.20 and what an improvement. Nice and quiet and sticks to the road like flypaper.
 
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