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#1 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

I know some will shudder as they do not like Goodyear, but I have had excellent service out of their tires ... and the road hazard warranty has saved me a bunch when I've used it.  Now for my question ...

 

I am considering the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT tires for use on the factory rims for Winter.  Has anyone had practical experience with these on the FFH or similar vehicle?  The local Goodyear Manager uses them on her Mustang, but that's got a slightly different drivetrain configuration! :)

 

What I'm looking for is the most brutal Winter conditions you've used them in and anything you didn't particularly care for on them.  I have not pulled the trigger ... in fact it appears Tirerack has the same thing for about $100 less than the store - including rebates.  So I'm waiting to see if they'll price-match or if I should drop-ship to them! <chuckle>

 

Any input - pro or con is appreciated.  Tire size will be OEM 225/50-17.  Tirerack Goodyear Ultra Grip link


Edited by Cobra348, 26 October 2015 - 01:10 PM.

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Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, auto wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice








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#2 OFFLINE   FernMTL

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 05:09 PM

They're in the medium range of winter tires. It all depends on your driving habits in winter. Due to your location, they'll be fine. Might be a little noisy on the freeway due to the tire thread in a V-Shape. They're more of a snow tire than an ice tire.



#3 OFFLINE   FernMTL

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 05:13 PM

Some exemple of better tires, in case you get a deal on:

 

-Bridgestone Blizzak

-Toyo Observer GX (Got those on my two cars, nothing to complaint about)

-Michelin X-ice

-Nokian Hakkapellita 8 (probably the best tires of all)


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#4 OFFLINE   delta

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 05:20 PM

When you say factory, rims are you talking about the rims that came with the car or buying factory steelies with TPMS for it?



#5 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 07:02 PM

When you say factory, rims are you talking about the rims that came with the car or buying factory steelies with TPMS for it?

The ones with the car ...


Larry - aka Cobra

 

Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, auto wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice


#6 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:18 PM

I have the regular GY Ultra Grip and very happy with them and they actually have a better price. The have served me very well in the last two Chicago winters.

Not sure if you wanna buy new rims for the summer tires or if you are planning on switching just the rubber twice a year but two complete sets are definitely easier to handle if you have the space to store the unused set.
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#7 OFFLINE   Cobra348

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 06:47 AM

I have the regular GY Ultra Grip and very happy with them and they actually have a better price. The have served me very well in the last two Chicago winters.

Not sure if you wanna buy new rims for the summer tires or if you are planning on switching just the rubber twice a year but two complete sets are definitely easier to handle if you have the space to store the unused set.

The FFH runs Verdi Regency rims with factory Michelin tread for non-Winter, so right now the factory 17" rims are tread-less. :)  Guess where the GY stuff will be mounted?  My Fiesta is the same way ... two rim/tire sets.


Larry - aka Cobra

 

Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather

602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go

Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, auto wipers, heated steering wheel)

My additions:  WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),

Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare

Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread

Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 04:22 PM

This August we bought our 2015 FFH with Michelin Energy Saver M & S P225 / 50 / R17.

We hit our first snow in late September but only for a couple miles over a pass so no real test.

Two weeks ago (mid December) I parked it after a scary eye opener on the highway and will drive our beater till I find winter tires and rims.

The Michelins are AWFUL and do not deserve the M and S label.

They are only a summer tire!

 

Here in the Northwest Les Schwab dealers are widespread so I would like to buy snow tires from them...suggestions welcome; thanks.






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