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Old 08-28-2008, 03:34 AM
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diamaris vs latitude tour hp

anybody here replace their diamaris with latitude tour hp. Any feedback regarding ride quality, road noise and handling. I have 4.4 with 19 inch wheel. I live in California so snow is not an issue.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:45 AM
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Yep! just did it last week. First let me say the rear Diamaris (285/45) were unavailable at the time. Also, I leaned toward the Latitudes due to most of my driving is in the Southeast (SC,GA,FL,NC) where rain & wet roads are a big worry. I feel I need a better wet weather tire than I've experienced with the Diamaris. If I lived out here in Idaho year round (only here for the summers and I've not seen ANY rain yet this summer), or lived in CA, I'd probably stick with the Diamaris. Winter excursions north, I put on a winter set of Pirelli Scorpion snow&ice on 17" 130 wheels. IMHO, "all-season" just gives you a false feeling of safety in winter driving.

I had 35k+ miles on the Diamaris with absolutely even wear, and could have gotten another 5k out of them. But as I'm heading back to SC (& hurricanes) in 3 weeks, I bit the bullet early as the Michelin dealer out here treats me very well. ($1276 - mounted, balanced, +tax)(19" staggered Sport setup) Great grip, put MAY be less handling vs the Diamaris, as it's not a true dry pavement tire
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:59 PM
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agreed on the pirelli ice and snow. we get little snow but lots of cooler weather (just above freezing) and they make a HUGE difference.

got extra rims and tires on craigslist for cheap...
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