2LT AWD. The original set of Goodyear Fortera tires lasted 46000 miles before cupping and becoming really loud.
I switched to the Cooper CS4 Touring (60,000 mile tread life) from an independent shop with alignment balancing, ect.
At 54,000 miles the new tires began to cup and get loud again, the shop adjusted alignment (esp toe) and reccomended vigorous rotation schedule which I followed.
Now at 79,000 they say that rotating will not be effective and that there is not enough wear for the manufacturer to make a change. These tires are so loud that my wife who has difficulty hearing can't stand it any more.
A) Keep telling my wife "its not that loud" and wait another few months until the tread falls where Cooper will deal with it?
B) Buy new tires from the dealer at $1000 and let them marry the tire wear to the manufacturer's alignments and stand by it?
C) Get rid of the car now because it may never be right and value of the vehicle will really slide at $100,000 miles and the suspension will keep eating tires at $1000 every 35,000 miles?
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 6:16 PM