Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Kincardine, ON, Canada
Metzler vs Bridgestone
I've only had Metzler tires, so I cant really give an objective comparison, but I can offer my experience to date with the Metzlers.
My original set of Metzler's were changed out at 24,671 Km. They were still OK for tread depth, but I was leaving for 2008 CCR in Utah (~8000 Km round trip), so wanted a new set for safety. The front was lightly scalloped, but no noise. I always ran 40/48 psi with one up. The pics show the tread just before I changed them.
Had new Metzlers installed at Open Road, Newmarket in Aug 2008 for:
Rear $183.71 (list $244.95)
Front $158.96 (List $211.95)
These are a harder compound than Bridgestones and thus have longer tread life - but obviously sacrifice some traction.
So far I'm happy.
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