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OK I need your opinions.....here's my dilemma...

I priced new tires for 007 yesterday. Michelin AS4 ZP and non RF Continental DWS06.....still torn between RF and non RF.....leaning toward the non. Still have lots of tread on the Firestones, but they are 11 years old. No weather-checking and look like new yet. One of the folks at the tire shop said they would go ahead and run them, but I'm leery about the age. I would hate to be on a trip and have one blow...at that point, I'm forced to buy whatever is available, possibly very limited choices. I guess that can happen with new tires too. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? Keep driving the Firestones? Ditch the Firestones and go RFs? Ditch the Firestones and go non-RFs? Only about $250 difference between the RFs and non-RFs.

Remember guys, I live out in VERY RURAL SW Kansas, not near big cities where tires are readily available.
 
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Opinion? Everybody's got one (or more).
First, ditch the Firestones - they're too old, even if they look great.
If you take road trips regularly, buy the A/S4 ZP and live in peace.
 
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Thank you Tuna for your insight.
 
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I ended up ordering a set of Michelin AS 3+ ZP tires. Mrs. was pushing for the RFs so that decision came into play as well. $1245 delivered to the house...then another $100 to have them mounted and balanced....
 

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OK I need your opinions.....here's my dilemma...

I priced new tires for 007 yesterday. Michelin AS4 ZP and non RF Continental DWS06.....still torn between RF and non RF.....leaning toward the non. Still have lots of tread on the Firestones, but they are 11 years old. No weather-checking and look like new yet. One of the folks at the tire shop said they would go ahead and run them, but I'm leery about the age. I would hate to be on a trip and have one blow...at that point, I'm forced to buy whatever is available, possibly very limited choices. I guess that can happen with new tires too. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? Keep driving the Firestones? Ditch the Firestones and go RFs? Ditch the Firestones and go non-RFs? Only about $250 difference between the RFs and non-RFs.

Remember guys, I live out in VERY RURAL SW Kansas, not near big cities where tires are readily available.
I may not know much about the cars condition or the roads and terrain etc. But I would get new ones rather than 11 year old ones. If you do get the 11 year old ones I would still get a spare set of tires, Maybe not a brand new spare tire set but something that will keep it sustainable on the road. If the fire stones are good currently I would ride them out more as much as I can. Like I said idk much.
 
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the tires I had on were 11 years old...I actually bought new Michelin AS 3+ ZP (ZP= zero pressure - run flat).
 

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