I can't decide between All Season or more aggressive tire more on the A/T side?
Just not a fan of the Kuhmo tires
Just not a fan of the Kuhmo tires
I didn't get Michelin with mine!...I got Crugen HP71Well, that depends what you're doing with it. Are you going to be doing a lot of off-roading, where functional all-terrains make a difference, or do you just want them for looks to it can appear more "trucky"? If you're a primarily highway/street driver who never sees dirt, the A/T tires would just be for looks and lowering your fuel economy. You'd be better served by highway tires, even if they don't look as aggressive. If you do a lot of off-pavement driving (bush roads, mild trails, etc) a good set of grippy all-terrains would be very useful.
So, the question you need to ask yourself is how do you use the vehicle and what tire suits that the best - or do you only really care about how they look vs. how they perform?
For me, I'm mainly a highway driver. So when it's time to replace my all-seasons, I'll be looking for something that's good on pavement - but will try to find something with a decent tread for some dirt road driving too. Some little lakes I want to spend more time at are a ways off the beaten path down some crappy bush roads. I'll fight that battle when the factory Michelins wear out.
The Michelins come on the 20" rims. I hear ya about the road noise. It is one of my major pet peeves. Which is why I'll be glad to get rid of the Mustang. That is one of the draw backs of AT tires although some are better than others. I know I replaced the tires on my Mustang for that very reason and so I researched at Tire Rack and bought some Pirelli tires but I now know that the reviews on Tire Rack are too subjective. While they were a little quieter than the Good Years they replaced not by much. Then a couple of weeks later my Consumer Guide showed up and they had just done a performance test on my tire and 2 others. The Pirelli was the nosiest of the 3 and the quietest and best performer was the Michelin which I had almost gotten but they were more expensive. Deep Sigh.I didn't get Michelin with mine!...I got Crugen HP71
They look nice but aren't the highest rated tire.
I'm mainly highway and some gravel. I'm fearful of road noise so I'm looking for something in between I guess.
For that kind of driving you don't really need an aggressive A/T tire - but if you really like the look of them, nothing wrong with that either. One of the big advantages of the times we live in vs. 20 or 30 years ago is there is SO MUCH info out there on the internet. Do a little online digging, look up some videos on YouTube. There are videos on just about any tire you can find in a store, usually comparing them to similar tires. You'll find what you're looking for.I'm mainly highway and some gravel. I'm fearful of road noise so I'm looking for something in between I guess.
I'm curious why you'd want to have all season on your 20" if you already plan on getting dedicated winter tires on 18".For me, I'm mainly a highway driver. So when it's time to replace my all-seasons, I'll be looking for something that's good on pavement - but will try to find something with a decent tread for some dirt road driving too. Some little lakes I want to spend more time at are a ways off the beaten path down some crappy bush roads. I'll fight that battle when the factory Michelins wear out.
The Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 is truly the best of both Worlds. I have that tire on my Mazda 6, and it is an incredible tire.I'm curious why you'd want to have all season on your 20" if you already plan on getting dedicated winter tires on 18".
You can probably find summer tires for the 20" that'd make your SC drive like a dream, like Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
Depends how far south you live. If I remember right, SkyCruz is in Edmonton, even further north than I am (above Minnesota). ANY all-season tire, no matter how good, is no replacement for proper snow tires. They just flat out scientifically proven ARE NOT.The Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 is truly the best of both Worlds. I have that tire on my Mazda 6, and it is an incredible tire.
I use the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail. Have never had any issues with them. I run them on my Outback and have driven through Blizzards without much concern.I'm looking for a replacement for the factory 18" Kumos. I'm not going to do any off-roading, and I live in Virginia, so I'm looking for an all-season tire, but with an aggressive-looking sidewall to give the SC a little more rugged look. I'll consider an All-terrain as long it has good road manners. I had Nitto Ridge Grapplers on my Ram 1500 and loved them, as they were a great balance of ride and aggressive look. However, they don't make the tires in 265/60 R18. I've seen others talk about the Falken WildPeak, Toyo Open Country, and the Continental TerrainContact. Any suggestions on what seems to be working for SC owners that have any of these tires?
Thank you for the feedback. I agree with your statement, I just like the look of the Limited OEM wheels. I am just wanting something better for my beach trips. If anyone puts Toyo's on the factory 20's please let me know, I am thinking of taking the plunge, I just want some real world feedback to validate my purchase lol. Hope that makes sense.Personal opinion, but I wouldn't try putting ATs on the 20" wheels. Why? Lack of sidewall. Part of AT tires are more aggressive treads that spill over onto the sidewall. Also, if you're in questionable terrain, you WANT more sidewall to take abrasions and impacts that you may come across. Easier to repair/replace the rubber if a rock rips the side out than one of your wheels.
If I was going for ATs, I'd seriously look at some of the threads on here with 17 or 18 inch wheels and AT tires. There are a few really nice ones out there and tested.