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Hi everyone! New to posting to the forum...my husband is on a military deployment and I'm in need of some new tires (19") for my '08 Outlook. I've read all the older posts about tires, but was looking for some updated feedback now that you all have had them for some time. I think I've narrowed it down to the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia, Michelin Latitude, and Toyo Versado, but open to any other suggestions too. Thanks :)
 

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kmatranga said:
Hi everyone! New to posting to the forum...my husband is on a military deployment and I'm in need of some new tires (19") for my '08 Outlook. I've read all the older posts about tires, but was looking for some updated feedback now that you all have had them for some time. I think I've narrowed it down to the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia, Michelin Latitude, and Toyo Versado, but open to any other suggestions too. Thanks :)
I had the Michelins put on mine and they were a vast improvment in the overall ride and handling.
 

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I am also happy with the Michelins.
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I am a Michelin fan as well.

Had a set put on my 03 VUE and have installed them on previous vehicles I have owned. I would have put them on the Outlook if needed but traded right before I would have had to replace the tires. Right now the Enclave only has just under 13,000 miles so won't be needing tires but when that time comes I hope to buy Michelin again, although I don't think they make 20" tires, yet that is.
 

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ponchonutty said:
I had the Michelins put on mine and they were a vast improvment in the overall ride and handling.
+ 1 :thumb:

I put the Michelins on my Acadia and noticed at once the difference in handling, ride, and quietness.
 

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Hi I'm new to the forum and I have a 2008 Outlook XE and am looking for recommendations on the Michelin's for my car. Oems are 255/65R/18 Thanks!
 

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Hi I'm new to the forum and I have a 2008 Outlook XE and am looking for recommendations on the Michelin's for my car. Oems are 255/65R/18 Thanks!
I put on a set of Bridgestone Ecopia EP422's a week ago. Just drove from Memphis to Gatlinburg and back for a quick vacation of about 1000 miles. Really like these tires. My wife drives the Outlook (2008 XR) most of the time. She was surprised and happy on how much better these rode and how much quieter than the original Goodyears. Happy with these (wanted to stay with the original size). Total was right at $1040 installed with road hazard. http://www.bridgestonetire.com/productdetails/TireSubBrand/Ecopia_EP422_(eco)
 

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Bigneef123 said:
Hi I'm new to the forum and I have a 2008 Outlook XE and am looking for recommendations on the Michelin's for my car. Oems are 255/65R/18 Thanks!
The original Q was about the 19" wheels, not the 18". I just put a set of the Continental LX20's on my '10 with the standard 18" wheels. $944 installed and out the door at Discount tire (after I had them price match to Tire Rack). Only been on a week, but they have excellent reviews from all that I've heard mention them and they have a 70K mile warranty. I don't expect them to go that far, but then I get some $$ back against the next set. :thumb:
 

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We put the Michelin LTX MS2s on ours. 265/65/18 for $980 total from a local shop, couldn't be happier. They really grip the road, no more slipping in the rain, didn't get any snow to try them out, but that is why I chose the Mud and Snow tires, have them on my pick up and zero complaints.
 

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Put 4 Bridgestone Ecopia tires on my 08' Outlook last week, and so far very happy. :thumb:
Extremely smooth, and very quiet.
John

Oh ! Got them at Howie's Wheel and Tire in Miami at a very good price.
 

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The original Q was about the 19" wheels, not the 18". I just put a set of the Continental LX20's on my '10 with the standard 18" wheels. $944 installed and out the door at Discount tire (after I had them price match to Tire Rack). Only been on a week, but they have excellent reviews from all that I've heard mention them and they have a 70K mile warranty. I don't expect them to go that far, but then I get some $$ back against the next set. :thumb:
I had the Continental LX20's installed this weekend on my 2009. I had 45,000 miles on the originals but the tires were getting towards the end of their useful life and I wanted something that would provide a more comfortable ride and handle better. Even though I have only driven about 30 miles on these tires so far, they are QUITE and the handling is great. Considering we'll only keep this car to probably 100k miles max, these tires should last us for the rest of our ownership.

We bought them online at SimpleTire which saved us about $20 per tire over what tire rack was selling them for ($166 per tire with no sales tax charged). Shipping was about $20 more for all four, but the price difference more than made up for the extra shipping charges. I had them shipped to Pep Boys and they arrived in two days. Pep Boys will give you an installation discount if they are shipped directly to them. They charged me $98 for the entire install (including new stems, resetting he TPMS, etc). So the total out the door price for the tires, shipping and install was $849. Simple Tire was the cheapest price I could find, but prices change from time to time, so if you spend an hour or so doing some research, you could easily save yourself $50-$100 over tire rack.
 

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I HAD TO REPLACE MINE LAST YEAR I WENT WITH THE TOYO S THIS IS THE 2ND TIME I HAVE PUT TOYOS ON A CAR AND THEY MADE SEVERAL CHANGES RIDE GRIP GAS MILEAGE I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THEM
19IN RIMS AROUND $1000
BUT I WOULD DO IT AGAIN
JOHN
 

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Well,

Bit the bullet today and replaced all the factory Goodyear Fortera HL Edition in 18s" with Cooper CS4s in 19s".

Here's Cooper's link to the tire: http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Passenger/CS4-Touring-H-V.aspx?tab=2

I shopped this locally as well as online, hitting Consumers Tire, Belle Tire, a Chevy Dealer and a GMC dealer as well as Discount Tire.

Got a deal on a set of factory polished aluminum rims about a year ago and although all 4 of my factory 18s" were wearing evenly (I've got 45K on 'em), they're down to an even 4/32" across all 4 tires. Felt going into the winter with more wet conditions, traction would become marginal. More of a peace of mind approach. Felt if it was spring I could get another 5K or so out of them without being "white knuckled". Only put about 25 miles on these new-to-me 19" rims and new Coopers. Can tell that the ride is firmer and the Outlook is really quiet when the windows are up and the radio is off with this new setup. Interesting, the road noise of the Goodyears I took off kinda' crept up on me over time and I guess, not noticing a sudden growl or hum, I gradually accepted that.

I'm ready for winter and, hopefully, will see 50K to 60K + in miles. Think the key to mileage on any tire is rotation and paying attention to their inflation. The deal I worked out with Discount Tire ended up being $797.00 out the door + Cooper is sending me a $50.00 gift card on the purchase of these....so $747.00 net!

They agreed to "jump through hoops" at that price. I musta' looked like a sidewalk salesman as they had to break down and load into my XR both sets of tires along with the 4 18" rims, reuse my sensors from the 18" wheels and install new stems with these same sensors on the 19" wheels and reprogram the sensors. 'Course balance all 4 new tires to these 19" rims as well. The jury is still out but, by and large, the commentary on these LAMBDA forums were more positive then negative on these CS4's We'll see. I did notice, and this is probably common to all the tire manufacturers, Cooper (and probably Discount Tire) gives you a 30 day window and a no questions asked approach should I decide this particular tire is not for me and return them for something else.

Onward to some peace of mind and safe driving this winter!

Regards,

Jim
In God We Trust!

ps While the XR was off the ground and wheels removed, I took the liberty (Discount Tire encouraged me) to visually check the brake pad thickness (factory originals) and the fronts are almost 1/4" thick (both sides) and the rears, as expected were more like 3/8" thick. No leaks at the shocks or struts and the timing cover and power steering were bone dry!! OH YEH!!
 

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I can vouch for Discount Tire's 30 day guarantee. I bought a set of 'Arizona' tires for my Mazda3, trying to save $100 compared to the Dunlops that were praised in the reviews. Didn't get home and already knew they weren't the right tires. Too squirmy. Went back the next day, the special ordered the Dunlops and I exchanged them with no penalty about a week later.
 

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Yes- the noise from the Goodyears (and almost any tire)-- will creep up on your-- and many times most cant tell-- until you replace them and you notice the difference.

Many times its the tires rubber hardening... age/heat cycles---- and making them louder...

Im at 51,500 on my Forteras.. ill be going with Toyos when the time comes.
 

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