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Time To Replace Tires After 8 Years - Extremecont. Vs Michelin Pilot Sport


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My BF Goodrich tires have 8 years on them, and I have heard that tires with 6 years of service should be replaced if exposed to the elements. My 2007 GT 500 has been garaged and only run on nice days. Still has some tread, but I am mostly worried about age of tires. My wheels are front 255/35ZR20 and rear are 275/35ZR20. The following are my concerns, questions and comments....any thoughts and/or advise is appreciated:

 

1. So far I have narrowed my search for new tires to:

 

A. Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 (ZR) $1382.35 installed

B. Extreme Continental DWS 97W XL J (ZR) $1102.97 installed

 

2. Thinking that I should replace the tire sensors??

 

3. Includes wheel alignment - why not.

 

4. Chrome Shelby Wheels - old tires taken off with rubber tipped device, by experienced mechanic ...not to damage wheels.

 

5. Replacing tires after 8 years of service....this is a good thing? (Foolish or Smart...am I buying peace of mind?)

 

Thanks,

Superchief

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I've had the Extreme Continental DW's on my 2011 and Michelin Pilot Super Sport's my 2014. I drive mine year round and I was concerned about wet handling as well as dry. You can't go wrong with either tire. I had the DW's not DWS' and Pilot Super Sports not the AS3's. I live in the South and at times drive in the rain and both are exceptional. The one's you're looking at should handle both the wet and the snow quite well.

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My BF Goodrich tires have 8 years on them, and I have heard that tires with 6 years of service should be replaced if exposed to the elements. My 2007 GT 500 has been garaged and only run on nice days. Still has some tread, but I am mostly worried about age of tires. My wheels are front 255/35ZR20 and rear are 275/35ZR20. The following are my concerns, questions and comments....any thoughts and/or advise is appreciated:

 

1. So far I have narrowed my search for new tires to:

 

A. Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 (ZR) $1382.35 installed

B. Extreme Continental DWS 97W XL J (ZR) $1102.97 installed

 

2. Thinking that I should replace the tire sensors??

 

3. Includes wheel alignment - why not.

 

4. Chrome Shelby Wheels - old tires taken off with rubber tipped device, by experienced mechanic ...not to damage wheels.

 

5. Replacing tires after 8 years of service....this is a good thing? (Foolish or Smart...am I buying peace of mind?)

 

Thanks,

Superchief

 

1. I would go w/ the Conti's, personally, just because they sponsor the Continental Tire Series!

2. I would do this. You probably have the old "banded" sensors. You can get updated sensors which I think include metal stems?

3. Yep.

4. Yep.

5. Smart.

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