Goodyear Assurance TripleTred Tires
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I PERSONALLY believe these to be the Best all-Weather Tires
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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred are rated for 80,000 miles, and are
rated the BEST ALL WEATHER TIRES (for this size) (based on TireRack's
testing and surveys).
I have now (1/2015) used them on Four of my vehicles and still believe the
to be the best ALL weather Tires (ICE, Snow, Water and Dry sufaces).
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH - MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION
I just (7/2008) got a price of $543 (with rebate) for
a set of Four, balanced, mounted and with new valve stems. I paid about $113
per tire (in 2003) balanced, mounted, new valve stems for a Honda CRV LX.
"Designed specifically to rotate in only one direction, unidirectional designs
enhance straight-line acceleration by reducing rolling resistance. These
designs also tend to provide shorter stopping distances, and often aid in wet
traction and handling.
Tires with unidirectional treads must be dedicated to a specific side of the vehicle."
- WHEN YOU ROTATE THEM, THEY MUST GO ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE VEHICLE AS BEFORE
We've installed the TripleTreds on my wife's 2008 Toyota Corolla S - it now
rides better than the stock Goodyears and handle a heck of a lot better.
We've had Assurance TripleTreds on a Plymouth Laser (Mitsubishi Eclipse).
The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred is not available for trucks and large SUVs,
but the Goodyear Fortuna TripleTred tire is made for larger vehicles, and
appears to have the same tread. BE CAREFULL - There are FOUR type of
Goodyear Fortuna tires/treads - have a look at the Fortuna TripleTred.
THIS IS WHAT A REAL TRIPLETRED TIRE LOOKS LIKE:
Cheaper at www.TireRack.com. Also available at
Discount Tire Company and JustTires (owned by Goodyear).
Note: I have no connection with these tires or tire sellers,
I just everyone to be as safe as possible. It is also possible that a
better rated tire might become available, and that I will not realize it exists.
Any opinions given are opinions - mine and other peoples -
you may not agree with these opinions. Check out other people's
opinions - don't take my word for it.
The Assurance TripleTred tires are selling at more than 2 1/2
(12/2004) times the expected sales rate (number of tires sold).
They are rated (by owners [TireRack survery]) a '9+' for use on:
2005 2008 (other tires have improved. but TripleTred still the #1 ALL-weather
Rating Rating (rated all-weather in its class)
ICE ? 7.9
SNOW 9.0 8-8.6
WET 9.4 9.2
DRY 9.4 9.3
If you note a competitor's tire, they seldom mention how it handles
on ice (which may not be important to you),
And users report better gas milage (I don't know - they
hold more air pressure, so it could be true).
I got a little over 73,000 on my set of four, but I am
hard on tires (acceleration, cornering, little tire rotation,
and I changed them early.
Watch out - You need the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred,
NOT the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred, which has a
different tread design??? at least I thought so (opinion).
This is what a Goodyear Assurance TripleTred looks like
Even uses fiberglass and volcanic sand for the
ICE portion of the triple tread (middle of the tread).
Actually, they don't mention the volcanic sand anymore,
so perhaps they've stopped using it.
I have a little over 70,000 on my set of four, but I am
hard on tires (acceleration, cornering, little tire rotation.
I now (10/2005) have over 35,000 on my TripleTreds - They still
look and perform as new. Cornering improved dramatically over
the stock tires. I found them to work really well on ice (not
as good as ice tires, or course), snow, rain and dry pavement.
I have driven my CRV in rain coming down over 6 inches/hour -
I was almost the only one not stopped, on intrastate 40, on the way
to Charlotte. I experience no hydroplaning at 50 MPH (kids, don't
try this out home - my wife was terrified).
I (my personal opinion) rate Assurance TripleTred tires a TEN,
as compared to anything I ever used in all conditions.
(from www.goodyear.com": "New For SUVs" - (12/2005)
"Fortera - Fortera featuring TripleTred Technology is setting
a new standard for all-weather traction in North America."
CAREFUL - there are Four types of Fortera Tires - examine the
treads. Click here for more Fortera info
What is the actual construction differences between the Great Assurance TripleTred
and the Assurance ComfortTred tires? I don't know - In my opinion, Goodyear does not
explain the differences.
TireRack's Goodyear Assurance TripleTred Page
Goodyear Assurance TripleTred Tire - epinions
Another owner - winter driving review
Goodyear Fortera TripleTred Technology for SUVs and Light Trucks
Goodyear Tripletred All-Season light truck tire technology now available on truck and SUV tires
NOTE: I saw where Consumer Reports had tested the Tripletred tires and declared
them to have a bad performance on ice. IT IS MY PERSONAL BELIEF THAT CONSUMER
REPORTS ERRED AND ACTUALLY TESTED THE "ComfortTred" tires - this is my
personal opinion only. Having put TripleTreds on both an AWD Honda CR-V and
a Pontiac Sunfire, I have personally seen a great improvment in handling in
all weather conditions, including ICE. Of course, no all-weather tire will
be as good on ice as winter and studded (usually illegal) tires.
A user's comments on his Goodyear Fortera TripleTred (NOT the Assurance
TripleTred): My 2007 Honda Element EX came with Goodyear Wrangler HP 215/70R16 tires
which are a very poor setup on this vehicle. At speeds above 55 mph the
vehicle would walk the ridges and expansion joints in the dry roadways and
the higher the speed the worse it would became. The final straw was the last
few days in wet and rainy conditions after taking several hydroplaning rides
a change had to be made. The Honda dealer of course offered no additional
assistance other than (normal for this vehicle) After research and reading
dozens of reviews/surveys the Goodyear Fortera Triple Tread was chosen for
consideration. The same size tire had to used to not adversely affect the
Honda warranty. I called several Goodyear stores and finally the 5th one
agreed to provide credit for the Wranglers on the Foreras. The tires were
changed and immediately driven in 300 miles of wet and heavy rain conditions.
The traction, lack of hydroplaning at reasonable speeds, smoother and quieter
ride allows this vehicle to perform and handle 300% better.
Goodyear ASSURANCE TripleTred - SIZES and SPECIFICATIONS
Goodyear FORTUNA TripleTred - SIZES and SPECIFICATIONS
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