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    Default tire time again

    So, what do people think of the General Altimax HP?

    The Tirerack has these in 215/65R16 for $93, plus $84.86 shipping.

    I would still need to mount them up and balance.


    Otherwise, Town Fair tire has Mastercraft Strategy at $115, plus $13 to mount/balance, and they have them in stock right here in town.

    Any other suggestions?


    Thanks.

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    I put these on the last XC I sold.
    How they will be in the long run is anyone's guess, but to date they were THE quietest and smoothest tire I ever had on a P2 XC and for the money...terrific!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06ORXC View Post
    No good.
    He did not say Altimax arctic, just the Altimax which are not on this comparison

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    My father has those on his '07 XC70 for summer tires and they are very good performer.

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    Nokian WRG2 - right size, right speed rating, right load rating, quiet, smooth, good treadwear and handling...and great in the snow...I have them on the MB and the XC.

    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (130K, Michelin AS4, HPL 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (58K Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2004 V70R (147K, six speed M66, HPL 5W40)
    2004 XC90 (247K, HPL 0W30 Euro)
    2002 V70-XC (300K, HPL 0W30 Euro)
    2002 V70-T5 (230K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (125K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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    I have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus. LOVE THEM!! Very quiet, great ride, good grip. Like the old Pirelli Scorpions were, not the new version. I don't know how long the tread will last, it is warranted to 45K miles. google 'em and check it out.
    2008 XC70 Black/Sandstone
    previous:
    2004 XC70 Crystal Green/Brown trade in @79K

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    I should get some new tires next - I'm going to need them - 8" of snow expected tomorrow here DAMIT! Yea, already.

    We've been having intense winters the past few years in NH, but they keep up on the roads really well too...

    Are snow tires worth it with this car?

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    ...only if you want to be able to stop or turn in the snow...

    Otherwise, you can just run all season tires, like the dopes from the south...and wonder why AWD doesn't repeal the laws of physics as you stand beside your Volvo in a ditch...

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...sp?techid=122&

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=116
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (130K, Michelin AS4, HPL 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (58K Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2004 V70R (147K, six speed M66, HPL 5W40)
    2004 XC90 (247K, HPL 0W30 Euro)
    2002 V70-XC (300K, HPL 0W30 Euro)
    2002 V70-T5 (230K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (125K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    ...like the dopes from the south...and wonder why AWD doesn't repeal the laws of physics as you stand beside your Volvo in a ditch...
    So true! Even up here.

    Cheers,

    Bill
    Western Head, NS CDN

    '08 BMW 750i (Black Sapphire)-204K kms to-date
    '05 XC70 (Lava Sand)-296K kms to-date
    '02 V70XC-gone @393K kms
    '05 V70R (Magic Blue)-120K mi to-date - gone
    '96 854R (Red)-real CDN-spec 5-speed R - gone @270k kms
    And other Volvos and misc. Euro stuff

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