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I currently have Goodyear Regatta tires on an 89 Reatta. I need new tires. I am debating between another set of Regattas because they are a quiet, smooth ride. How are the GT+4 tires that Reattas original came with? I have never experienced those since the Regattas have always been on this car. Are the GT+4's quiet and smooth? Are you happy with them. Any comments?

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I have my second set of GT +4 on. I find they ride pretty smooth and handle well for my driving (easy winding country road commute) and have had no problem with them but they are fairly noisy. There is a "rumble" that changes tone with different pavement types. Quite noticable compared to my other cars where there is no tire noise so you don't think about it.

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I'll have to agree with Buick Mike on this one. The GT+4's are noisy & wear out fast.<BR>I currently have Michelin MX4's and love them. Quiet, long-lasting & great traction in the wet & dry.

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My vote goes for Michelin P4000s (H-rated); long wearing, fairly quiet -- and cheap: about $350/set installed/balanced/etc. Currently have P6000s (Z-rated) but they're a harsher ride.<P>Jerry

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The GT4 tires that came on my previous ride (Chevrolet) wore out incredibly fast. My Reatta has 37K miles and the stock GT4s are well past needing replacing. A tire in that price range should last twice as long as this. I'd avoid them. And unless you're going racing, do you really need a performance tire?<P>I've had good luck on my previous ride with Bridgestones and Kellys, and I hear good things about Yokohama.

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Thanks for the replies about the GT+4's I am now leaning towards Yokohama Avid Touring or Regatta 2's any praises/complaints regarding either of those?

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Can't comment on the GT+4's, I've been running Michelin X-Ones'for three and a half years now and have received exceptionally good value. The original warranty was 6 years "Unlimited" mileage. Wore the first set out, $26. for balancing only on that set. Put a new (third) set on last Saturday and was only charged $18. for the balancing this time around.<BR>The bad news now, they've done away with the "Unlimited" Warranty and so on this set I'm only entitled to pro-rated up to 140,000 Km. Boo Hoo!<BR>Ride is firm, positive handling and I'm very content.

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The last set of tires I put on a Reatta were the Yokohama dbs and they are outstanding!!!! smile.gif" border="0smile.gif" border="0 <BR><a href="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/yokohama/yo_avs_db.jsp"> see</a><BR>and <a href="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testResultsModel.jsp?tireModel=AVS+dB"> and here </a><P>I had factory GT +4s on my SHO and could easily do a 4 wheel drift on my favorite corner. Upgraded to Dunlop D40m2 and even at ridiculously fast speeds could not drift them. The Yokohamas are much better than the +4s<P>PS I have purchased more tires from Tire Rack than Carter has little liver pills, they are outstanding people.

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For anyone interested I picked up a tire in the salvage yard for $10. I tried it on my '88 Reatta and it fit with no scrapping.<BR>So what is the big deal you ask? The tire is a P235/60 R 15 SR rated. Most tire books list P215/70 R 15 for '88

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