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Old 02-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I got my new tires today to replace the two remaining Delta Majestic's that were on the back of the Lumina. I bought Goodyear Viva 2's from Wal-Mart. Partly for price, and partly because they're supposed to be LRR tires.

In the little bit coming back to work from Wally's they felt WAY better...........
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..........After pumping them up from 30 +/- 2 PSI to what I have my front tires at, 52 PSI.

The tires are sidewall 44, and my Tiger Paw AWP II's (which by accident are LRR tires) are also sidewall 44 and handle wonderfully at 52 PSI, so I made the Viva's match.

I seem to coast better and the car is much quieter now than it was.

I filled up at the same time as I pumped them up, so we'll see whether or not they'll make a noticeable difference....

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a set of these and while an acceptable tire, it was wreteched in the snow and I tore the sidewall on 3 seperate occaisons while at 35 psi. Other than that, no complaints really. I still have one being used as a full size spare.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warning. I don't think I'll be seeing TOO much more snow this year, but I'll tread lightly on it next winter.

Car DEFINITELY coasts way better, and it's easier to GOAP it out of my driveway!
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey, I just went into wal-mart about 3 hours ago and came out and saw I had a flat on my front tire (which was really old) and my other front tire was really old too, so I just bought 2 new front tires, the Viva 2s, From what your saying I am hoping for good mpg hope I don't tare a side wall though... I also got mine at about 30 psi and I went straight to the gas station and pumped em up to 44. Do you still have them? any complains about them?
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Viva 2 tires appear to be good for FE, by the looks of them. Probably better than my Viva Touring tires. I remember when I first installed them, it felt like driving in glue, with all the tiny little flexible tread blocks. I liked it at the time, which was long before I was trying for increased mpg.
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Yeah I'm just really nervous about them because there are a lot of bad comments about the tires, but at the same time there are an almost equal amount of good comments for the tires so I don't know how bad it's going to be, I'm hoping that all the people that say they blow to easy are people that drive like a bat out of hell that's why they blow them b/c I drive super smooth
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I think the Viva 2 is a 35 psi tire, which to me means it is a "cheaper" tire. The sidewalls aren't as good as a 44 psi tire. That's why they're rated to hold less. I have blown sidewalls out and had tread separate on many 35 psi tires, but never on 44 psi tires. The rears on my Celebrity are still the same tires I bought for the wife at the time back in 2002. I don't drive fast or aggressive, but with Michigan roads I might as well just sit in the driveway and beat the tires with a large sledgehammer, it'd give the same effect but cost less.

If you drive reasonably and your roads are good, you should have no problems.
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I think the Viva 2 is a 35 psi tire, which to me means it is a "cheaper" tire. The sidewalls aren't as good as a 44 psi tire. That's why they're rated to hold less. I have blown sidewalls out and had tread separate on many 35 psi tires, but never on 44 psi tires. The rears on my Celebrity are still the same tires I bought for the wife at the time back in 2002. I don't drive fast or aggressive, but with Michigan roads I might as well just sit in the driveway and beat the tires with a large sledgehammer, it'd give the same effect but cost less.

If you drive reasonably and your roads are good, you should have no problems.
ACTUALLY they are 44max psi......
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ACTUALLY they are 44max psi......
Well that's cool. I think they will hold up well in any case. The 2 sets of 35 psi tires I had went bad less than 2 years. Never had any problems with any of the 44 psi ones.
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Well that's cool. I think they will hold up well in any case. The 2 sets of 35 psi tires I had went bad less than 2 years. Never had any problems with any of the 44 psi ones.
Yeah I hope than mine last long because I don't have the money to buy anything.

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