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The factory tires suck.. 20,000 miles and they are shot, any suggestions on 17 inch all season.. these things were bad from the get go, hoping to get a smoother ride out of new ones.. will cost me too. cannot even turn a corner going 5 mph without sliding in the snow.. thinking about going to the dealer and see what they have to say.. diffinately do not want this brand. KUMHO

cannot even read the lettering on the side.. thanks
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They always use tires that wear out quick..are you sure yours are 17"? I have a 2011 and they are 18".
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I think the LX are the 17" and EX and SX are 18".
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Why do they have to make everything so different? lol
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you are right crazy they are 18... made in Korea of course.. the tires have good ratings, a friend had the same ones on his van lasted 21k any suggestions? these things now, in the snow and ice are bad.. almost had a pile up on the expressway a week ago.. lost control.. people behind must have been clapping when I did not hit cars or got burried in a snowbank,,, I was shaking for a freakin hour.. scared the crap out of me.. good thing the wife was not riding shotgun...
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These seem to be well regarded on tirerack if you're after all season tires:

Michelin*Primacy MXV4

Goodyear*Assurance ComforTred Touring

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Kumho Solus KL21,
These tires are the Worst tires ever!
I had these as O.E. on my 2010 Tucson GLS (225/60/17") They are very decieving as well, traction wet, or dry, is okay, but heaven forbid with any other weather
The treads fill up with snow, and it sticks there, they're like slicks, no traction whatsoever! Plus, they wore out at 17k miles, thank god!

Here, check out the survey ratings at the tirerack: Kumho*Solus KL21 V6

I went with Cooper CS-4 Touring A/S tires, reasonably priced with an 80k mile warrantee. The smoothest, quietest, tire I ever had, plus the all weather grip is the best I ever had. I haven't tried them in the snow yet, but with their aggressive tread, I'd guess they do pretty good. Other reviewers rated them good for an A/S tire in the snow.

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Kumho Solus KL21,
These tires are the Worst tires ever!
I had these as O.E. on my 2010 Tucson GLS (225/60/17") They are very decieving as well, traction wet, or dry, is okay, but heaven forbid with any other weather
The treads fill up with snow, and it sticks there, they're like slicks, no traction whatsoever! Plus, they wore out at 17k miles, thank god!

Here, check out the survey ratings at the tirerack: Kumho*Solus KL21 V6

I went with Cooper CS-4 Touring A/S tires, reasonably priced with an 80k mile warrantee. The smoothest, quietest, tire I ever had, plus the all weather grip is the best I ever had. I haven't tried them in the snow yet, but with their aggressive tread, I'd guess they do pretty good. Other reviewers rated them good for an A/S tire in the snow.

Cooper Tire US - Home
Agreed 100%. They are good in rain or dry conditions, but in the snow....my goodness. I couldn't keep the ass end straight. If it werent for Stability control, I would of side swiped some curbs forsure. They are worn out already too with 60k kms.

I got a good set of winters and it made a world of difference.
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More info from tirerack.com
Tire Search Results

(Sorted by winter results) Consumer Survey Results By Category

(more sorted by winter results) Consumer Survey Results By Category

I had Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires on another car. It took seven to find four round ones, and they rode like bricks. Never again.

A tire engineer that posts on another forum says that "H" speed rated tires or higher are better tires than T-rated. It is only about additional material in the body of the tire that makes them more reliable. I bought a set of Cooper CS-4 tires to replace the TripleTreds on that other car and liked them a lot, but didn't use them in snow, and don't know how they'd be on a car as tall & top heavy as our Sorentos. Tirerack doesn't sell Cooper tires, so they don't show in the customer surveys.

Kappy, your profile doesn't show your location. If you have Discount Tire stores in your area, they'll match anyone else's prices. You can find the lowest on line price for the tires you choose (look at onlinetires.com and simpletire.com or others), add freight, and tell Discount to match it. Only buy their added insurance for the tires if you think you'll need it (I never do, and have had only two tires fail in 50 years of driving). Other stores may match the on line price---ask. Or buy on line and have Walmart or Sam's Club mount them for about $10 each.

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I went with the Firestone Destination LE2. So far very impressed very deep tread for long life which also helps with snow and rain. Dont start getting any noise till over 80mph and you can barely hear them. Very quiet and smooth otherwise. So far great grip in everything but very deep snow which havent tried yet, but expect them to do very well because of the aggresive deep tread pattern. My dealer gave me a great price on them but there very reasonable price to begin wiith. Usually less then per $200 tire. All the ratings and reviews ive seen for this tire are good as well.
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