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post #91 of 93
+1 on sneakers, why do they all look so terrible. You're not designing a spaceship, you're making shoes for people to wear on their feet.
post #92 of 93
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Originally Posted by a-rock View Post
Late model Toyota Highlanders have 19" wheels with low profile (non-) performance tires. Not only are 19's not as common in general, but the particular tire size is only made by Toyo and Bridgestone... and not surprisingly, both suck. Low ratings and no warranty. They routinely go bare around 15k miles and cost $200/tire.

It's mind-boggling that Toyota would put such rare and crappy tires on such a popular, mid-level SUV. Not to mention the fact that they use the same tires no matter where it's sold in the US. At least here in CA my only gripe is how quickly the tires go bare, unlike people in other parts of the country that deal with more rain and snow; the tires are flat out dangerous in their situation.

there was an article in the WSJ a little while ago about companies like Ford using the same tires on a Focus that Ferrari uses on their cars. I think it explained some of this but I don't recall much from the article.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
there was an article in the WSJ a little while ago about companies like Ford using the same tires on a Focus that Ferrari uses on their cars. I think it explained some of this but I don't recall much from the article.

This might be the article you're referring to... it's the only reference to Ferrari and Ford Focus I could find on WSJ. The tires on a Camaro are the same as used on more exotic sports cars. Not super surprising.

John Breed recently gave into a mild midlife crisis and bought a Chevrolet Camaro that reminded him of the muscle cars he drove as a teenager in the 1970s. With an eye toward value, he chose a model with a six-cylinder engine instead of the snarling V8.

Then he got a flat and discovered, much to his alarm, that the tires on his $31,000 Chevy cost more than $500 each. The tires"”Pirelli P Zeros"”are the same kind found on $250,000 Ferraris. Mr. Breed, the 52-year-old head of communications for a Sugar Land, Texas, oil-drilling company, says he could have bought a full set of tires for his old Ford Focus compact for less than the price of a single Camaro tire.


http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ...211146635.html
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