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Looking for feedback on long term wear / satisfaction with the following sets of tires.

My second set of Fortera's are nearly down to wear bars and showing cracks. Also have mystery slow leak in one tire.

So I've been hunting for new tires and I've narrowed down my selections to the following three:

1. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia (eco)
2. CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
3. Telstar Echelon Ultra (Tour Plus LST/LSH/LSV)

If anyone has these tires on their lambda, I'd be very interested in your experience with tread life over the long term. Tirerack.com rates the first 2 highly...has no info on the third.
 

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Thanks for the info...how are they holding up?

I'll have to checkout the price in my area.
 

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Quite well. Very pleased.
I believe im nearing 11,000 on them.
 

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I've got 25K on my CrossContact LX20s, they still look new (I'm sure they are worn, just wearing little & evenly). I only got 50K out of the Goodyears, so these look like they'll outlast them handily. Very pleased with them, even though I haven't really seen any MPG increase.
 

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I put the Bridgestone Ecopia tire on in the factory 18" size about 15 months ago. 2008 XR. Much better than the Goodyears that came from the factory. Highly recommend these.

Bill
 

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Thanks for the feedback all.

For now I've decided to defer this decision until the fall and use up the last bit of tread life in the forteras -and I'll probably end up getting winter tires at that point with new all seasons the following spring.
 

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Wanted to give some longer term feedback on the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia (eco) tires which I purchased in 2013.

While the tires look and ride quite nice, I would say that I'm disappointed in how quickly they've worn after only seeing about 40,000km of use. I anticipate I will get 1 or 2 more spring and summers out of them - another 12-25,000 km or so.

So while these tires are available at a lower price point than most I don't think they last long enough that I'd recommend them as a replacement tire.
 

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sounds like only at most 40,000 miles.

The Toyos I posted pic above- currently have 53,000 miles on them---
I believe I have another 10-15,000 miles on them.
 

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For winter tires in the South, I strongly recommend the Hankook i*Pike RW11. I've had them for 53K with 7mm still left driving year-round. They've changed the way I drive the '08 Outlook FWD as they don't slip, much less slide like the two sets of H/Ls I had before. For the first 30-35K, they wouldn't plane on any amount of water up to 76 mph. I plan to buy them again. I've had too little experience with driving on ice and snow to compare them, but with wet and dry they're the best tires I've ever had.
 

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Update:
Tread separation on one of the Hankook RW11s at 59,000 miles. May have been partially my fault though as I let the alignment get out a bit and missed a rotate and balance.

Looking for replacements I find:
CrossContact LX20s have had mucho trouble balancing according to several reviews -- even to the point of one reviewer replacing 6 times to find a good set of four. (If the review is to be believed. Never know which ones are planted.)
Looking into the Versado CUV.
If money were no object, LTX M/S2s would be the snap call.
 
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