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  • karjunkie 09/17/09 2:41 pm PST

    Go to www.tirerack.com and enter your year, make and model. Click on the “tires” section. They will tell you both stock and alternative tires that fit your stock rims and suggest the best sellers. Usually you can go up one width ratio if you lower one profile ratio. They have extensive consumer reviews of the best tires for all types of use, including all season performance tires. I have personally used Kumhos and Yokohamas as replacement for the expensive Michelins on my SUV for the last few years as the best combination of cost and performance, but there may be better options these days. They have good installers all over the country that will receive the tires and install them for you. My experience is that you can save quite a bit of money buying your tires this way. Good luck!

  • morin2 09/17/09 8:35 pm PST

    First step is to determine your needs - is this 4wd? 2wd? Offroad much, or never? Highway driving in rain? Empty bed load? Towing? Driving in snow? Your type of driving will determine the category of tire for you. Only when you have determined the category should you then look into the tire models within that category.

    If you belong to one of the warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam's or BJ's, they sometimes are as good as Tirerack - and they offer free lifetime rotations + balancing. They also sell Michelin models.

  • getnetdriven 09/22/09 2:44 pm PST

    You can also check the website of a local tire dealer and see what they have in stock. My local dealer (Ithaca Tires) has a service where you enter your make and model and it gives you a list of tires that fit your vehicle. Even if you don't have a service like this where you live, you can still probably print this list out and take it to your dealer and they will help you out.

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