Ray, we were all having to much fun to write up reports. Great meet. Most 300's in one place that I ever expect to see. We missed ya...
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Being an old fart, this goes back decades.
Back in the day, the understanding was that Continental Tires had a hard compound to aid high mileage and Michelin's had a soft compound for the top 2/3's or so for traction and better road holding abilities and then went to a hard compound to keep you off the cords. Thus, you found the on economy imports such as VW and Michelin's on the more pricey brands.
My wife insisted on Michelin's just for that reason. Then, she would inform me she needed new tires when they got so they didn't hold as well as she was used to. Looking at them, the tread was well worn, but had some use left to my eye, but you could tell the difference on the road.
I now live in a rural area with mostly gravel roads and use only Cooper Tires. I tried several brands out here and found Cooper's did best.
What we run into is that when the tread gets low, we end up with a rock puncture.
I use 10 ply on my Ram and they hold up very well. I would get 40-50K miles on my older trucks with them. I just put a set of Grand Touring 5's on my T&C, replacing tires with 60K on them.
Note that Cooper's are USA made and I use them as the ones I get are usually made in Arkansas, so I am supporting my state economy.
Let me also add that tires made in the last 10-15 years will NOT last very long. I have a stack of mounted tires that have exploded on the rims of my cars in the shed. ALL of them are tires made in the 10 years before their demise, and ALL my old tires from before 2000 are still holding air.
I even have a pair of 4 foot tall Implement wheels with Goodyear 4.5 X 36" tires that must be 60+ years on display in my driveway that still hold air and have few cracks on them.
Ray in Mena, AR., wondering where the comments on the meet are?
On Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 9:58 AM, EMills_ATC millserat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ray Jones. Y'all come on down an see us. Ya hear?
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