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So one of my tires have expired and is reaching its end of life.

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So I am planning to replace rear two tires.
I was looking for suggestions to tires, which have best value for money, and i am specifically looking for less noise/vibration.
Also i was looking for suggestions of where the place the new tires...
Rotate the front tires and place the new ones in front? Or place the new ones in rear?

Suggestions suggestion ...
thanks =)
 

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^when i ask myself these exact questions, i go to
Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels
then i go to a dealer i trust and order them
i wouldn't order the cheapest things i could find, but not two hundred bucks a tire either for a versa
edit^in my first Tempo, i had snow tires on the front and baldies on the rear.
i hit some slush and did go end for end, into oncoming traffic then into the ditch, mercifully not a scratch on my car, me or my fellow carpoolers
 

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You should look at the yokohama yk580 its a great tire comprable to michelin and pirelli but for a great better price
 

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^when i ask myself these exact questions, i go to
Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels
then i go to a dealer i trust and order them
i wouldn't order the cheapest things i could find, but not two hundred bucks a tire either for a versa
edit^in my first Tempo, i had snow tires on the front and baldies on the rear.
i hit some slush and did go end for end, into oncoming traffic then into the ditch, mercifully not a scratch on my car, me or my fellow carpoolers
THIS! I love using tirerack for research, but have never bought anything from them....yet
 

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My tires needed replacing at about 36,000 miles. The original Continentals did not last too long and my car slid in the rain. I found some tires at the Firestone shop. They had a deal buy 3 get 1 free. I ended up buying the Firestone Touring tire with a 70,000 mile warranty. Replaced all 4 tires. They run quiet and my handling in the rain is much better. They are all season tires so no need for snow tires. I spent about $400 total and the tires are wearing nicely after a year. I was told these tires rotate front to back without crisscrossing. Good luck.
 

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I wanted to know if this tire looks safe.

Done 116,000 km on odo.
Manufactured 2007 - so it just got 'officially' expired. (expiry after 5 years of manufacturing in the the middle east region)

I am very confident about the tread - tread is still good.
I dont know about the sidewalls though.

Asking how safe it looks, because i want to use these till summer ends... use till October or something. (summer = scorching temperatures of 48 deg C)
I drive at speeds of 140 kmph quite often.

So how safe do these look on a scale of 1 to 10.
Its only this tire that concerns to me, all other tires are in good condition, since they are newer.

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The tread doesn't look too bad from the picture. I would definatly look at tirerack and or any local tire dealers to see if there are any sales on or anything. It is a Versa afterall. Not saying you want to cheap out on tires, however you don't need anything top end either. Depends if your looking for all season or just summer performance as well. Michelin and Toyo have some decently priced tires that are supposed to have good tread wear and low noise levels. Also they both come with decent warrenties.
 

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In terms of what brand/tire you should go with you need to realize that pretty much any tire that shows off "Quiet/comfort" will be considered a high or premium tire and will have an added cost. Also, every region of countries have different brands of tires...so its hard for someone to recommend tires if they dont have the brands themselves.

Just look at reviews on TireRack.com


My tires needed replacing at about 36,000 miles. The original Continentals did not last too long and my car slid in the rain. I found some tires at the Firestone shop. They had a deal buy 3 get 1 free. I ended up buying the Firestone Touring tire with a 70,000 mile warranty. Replaced all 4 tires. They run quiet and my handling in the rain is much better. They are all season tires so no need for snow tires. I spent about $400 total and the tires are wearing nicely after a year. I was told these tires rotate front to back without crisscrossing. Good luck.
Firestone Affinity Tourings are great! Glad you're still liking them.

I wanted to know if this tire looks safe.

Done 116,000 km on odo.
Manufactured 2007 - so it just got 'officially' expired. (expiry after 5 years of manufacturing in the the middle east region)

I am very confident about the tread - tread is still good.
I dont know about the sidewalls though.

Asking how safe it looks, because i want to use these till summer ends... use till October or something. (summer = scorching temperatures of 48 deg C)
I drive at speeds of 140 kmph quite often.

So how safe do these look on a scale of 1 to 10.
Its only this tire that concerns to me, all other tires are in good condition, since they are newer.

Images

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fngm0j7tv8apsts/IMG_20130601_144022.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7msaulr8djs1kst/IMG_20130601_144013.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/es467xcrq9j6j4f/IMG_20130601_144005.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n90xb4yfu663j2h/IMG_20130601_143959.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c55fr6jgabm8o2m/IMG_20130601_143955.jpg
Tread looks okay but it is hard to tell without a tread gauge. 2/32nds is the legal limit in most states here in the USA but I would recommend replacement at 4/32nds.

The cracking is a concern but again I have seen much worse. It is dry rotting and the moisture/flexibility of the tire is decreasing. I also would recommend not using a tire after 7-9 years of the date of manufacture.
 
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