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Old 10-16-2012, 12:45 AM
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I need to replace all 8 tires on my 2 Sc2's.

I've squeezed every bit of wear out of the Firehawk GTA's on there, and GTA's are no longer made anyway.

Did some digging on Tirerack and found the following tires based on reviews:

(size is stock 195/60R15)

Hankook Optimo H727 Standard Touring All-Season $77 5/100K
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Grand Touring All-Season $89 6/60K
Bridgesstone Ecopia EP422 Grand Touring All-Season $84 5/65K

Anyone have these exact tires on an S Car?

Unc -- I know you said you had Hankooks on your S car -- are they the same model tire as above?

All general comments of course welcome

PS -- since both my coupes have rebuilt engines with 40-50K on them, it is conceivable that I could get quite a few miles out of both rides......
 

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:18 AM
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Can't be 100% help to you. I have used Hankook H725A's and H727 on my ION's. H725A's came on the cars and on my wifes we put a set of H727's. The H725A's lasted for 53K or so. Only had her ION long enough to put 10K on the tires but they seemed as good as the original equipment tire. Nice ride, quiet, smooth. Can't say much about snow traction seeing we hardy have that problem in central Arizona.
 

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:53 PM
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thanks Rj. I was leading towards those.....
 
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:47 AM
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Unc -- I know you said you had Hankooks on your S car -- are they the same model tire as above?
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I'd have to go look. I don't remember and they are still there. The tire dealer I use carries the Hankook line and on a given size, Hankook has changed the product line that is available. At least according to the dealer which I use for the most part because they do passable alignment jobs.
I have 2 on my Saturn and then I bought 4 more to use on my Town and Country, wore out 2 of them and replaced those two and when I did I found out I could not get the same model that I bought before and I believe they were a
Sport
series tire.
I then found some 17 inch aluminum wheels and took those tires off and stashed them in the garage and bought 4 Hooks again, wore 2 out and replaced them with the same problem, the models I bought were again no longer available.
I buy tires in pairs, always have and always will so it is rare that I actually have alol 4 tires the same as far as the model and tread pattern front to back.
I put the newest or best tires on the front and run them until they are gone.
(front wheel drive)
I buy Hankooks primarily because in their carcass make up they use nylon cords. Something with Nylon in it has always given me better service.
And I like the tread design. Hydroplaning in the rain is not a problem. Like it has been stated it don't snow in central Arizona. They are quiet and the ride is good.
 

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:38 PM
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thanks -- I think I'll go order some -- I'll put them on one of the cars and if I like 'em I'll do the other
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:49 PM
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i got the Hankook Optimo H727s (P195 60 R15) for the 95 SC2.
77 a tire from tirerack
Put about 100 mi highway on them....o so quiet -- all I hear now is the hum of the engine.

Of course I was down to near the wear indicators....

They're T rated instead of H rated like the Firehawk GTAs were but hell if I can tell the difference
 
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:37 PM
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I am catching up on automobile maintenance that I have let slide. I just put a battery in my 94 Saturn SC2 as the one in the car was in failure mode. And as dry rot had gotten to the the Goodyear rear tires that were on the car I ordered two Hankook Optimo H418's from Tire Rack .com which will be delivered this week. 19560R15's which I will mount and balance myself. These are the tires that are on the front so I will move them to the rear and put the new ones on the front. I like the Hankook tires for a variety of reasons and riding smooth and quiet is at least one of them.
Tirerack.com is a cost effective way of purchasing tires I am finding out. As I have a Bead Breaker, a bubble balancer, manual tire irons and a rubber mallet in the garage I can change them over myself so a delivered to the door price of $176.00 for 2 tires is a good price.
I can live with that.
 
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:28 PM
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oh -- forgot to come back and post.
I bought a full set of Hankook Optimo H727s for my 95SC2 -- love em.
QUIET and hugs the road. T rated (GTA's were H rated) but damn if I can tell the difference.

Liked them so much I just bought a second full set for my 97 SC2

And I fully agree -- tirerack.com!
 
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:33 AM
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The tire store that I deal with here regularly is a chain tire store, typical if you will with a regular rotating staff of people in it that in general do a fair job of fixing what I bring in for alignments and tires. I just have to be slightly careful to specify what I am willing to tolerate on occasion to get what I want done.
Told me when I need two tires on my Van and they were Hankook H727's that they were no longer being made so I accepted the H418's as a viable substitute and with no real complaint other than slight disappointment as the H727 were actually really good tires but the H418's worked. It caught me by surprise when I looked at Tire Rack .com and found that the H727's were not only still being made but available in the size I needed for my van. And as that was the one that blew out with the hole the size of a 50 cent piece in the sidewall I still wonder what the hell I hit with it. I ordered a new H418 as looking at the situation as it was I had 2 fairly new of them on the front and the remaining H727 was on the back but it's life expectation was quite a bit less I matched the replacement to the existing front tires. I'll have to run them with 3 of one type and a 4th different until something else happens or I wear out the remaining H727. I still like the Hankook brand and I guess that makes no sense at all. But they give me no tire problems, ride out nice and run quiet. I have noticed that of the tires I have some were made in Korea and some were made in China so I am not sure which is the country of origin of the brand. I am not putting miles on my Saturn so the 418's are o.k. and match the front tires so that gives me a full matching set for it.
Now I need to get some extra money to have the interior repaired from sun damage to the upholstery on the drivers seat and the back top of the back seat and repaint it again from my screw up.
Maybe if I get lucky and get a chance to get back to the N.E. I will be lucky enough to find one in a wrecking yard where I can strip out all of the plastic bits and pieces for the interior. There is so much damage to it caused from the heat out here I am half afraid to touch anything on the interior.
 
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:18 PM
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I am not in the process of changing out the dry rotted Good Year tires on my Saturn with a brand new set of previously mentioned Hankook 418's. I put the Good years on a few years back and they are very low mileage but now dry rotted to the point where I am not going to gamble on taking the car anywhere. They are on the back and I will swap the fronts to the back and put the new ones on the front. The point though. I am doing this by hand. Money is tite, I have the tools including a bead breaker and bubble balance machine and I used to be pretty good at doing this by hand. There is a trick to it and I am dredging those tricks out of memory. But significantly? I had forgotten what flimsy tires are that come OEM as that is what the Good Year tire I installed represents. An OEM equivalent. The take hardly any effort at all to remove from the wheel. I am a believer in buy American, but face it. Those Hankooks are a Korean tire I believe and they are made well, the materials used are fist class in my opinion and I like the tread pattern. The are also stiff where they should be and I have to worry them on the wheel to get them mounted which is indication of substantial casing characteristics. If I truly thought I could by a Dunlap or BF Goodrich of comparable quality or even a FISK I would have bought American if the price had been comparable too. But there is no American Equivalent. I can't solve that problem my self and I am not going to buy substandard anything if I don't have to.
 
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