I have just over 20K miles on my 2019 Limited with about the same wear as Jim mentioned above and have not noticed hydroplaning on wet roads. The handling has always been good in all conditions.I am thinking of putting Cooper Discoverer SRX/245/50/20 on my '19 Ascent Touring. I've only got 18.6K mi. on the OEM tires and they are all over the road in heavy rain!? Comments, Please?
Get the Coopers or something more suited to your needs.I have to possibly decide whether to replace two OE falkens, or spend slightly more and get four coopers/generals, leaning toward the latter... have not been impressed with the ascent in rain with the OE 20" tires, w/ approx 5K on them. car is fine with the 18-in winter tires in the rain.
I find the car very unsettling in the rain, and I'm not impressed with the falkens in the dry, other than they give a relatively quiet comfortable ride. I honestly think in most conditions, my Ascent handles better with the 18 inch winter tires, which in theory should be softer, and have a thicker sidewall, which should work against them.
They are national, but not "brick and mortar" national. I'm sure they have business reasons that make sense to them for not being in some geographic, but yes, it would be nice if they had a physical presence here in the Northeast for sure.Bummer...Discount Tire needs to go national...
~400 stores in 2002They are national, but not "brick and mortar" national. I'm sure they have business reasons that make sense to them for not being in some geographic, but yes, it would be nice if they had a physical presence here in the Northeast for sure.
I went with the General RT43s too. I had to get mine before the AT tires came out for our 20" size. They seem to hold up fine in the pouring rain and they seem to last. I had one blowout with them but cant really fault the tire when the rim had an even bigger hole. My next set will be a copy of the other Robert's set up. I really like the BFG AT tires.Thank you all for the suggestions. I tend to use Town Fair for my tires. Decades of excellent service, and they always give me a better than advertised deal because I've been going there forever. However that being said I'm having the dealer do the tires this time, and I'm going with 4 general rt43s this time around (I put a similar model on my MKZ after the pirelli zero nero's went south on me, and I love them). I'm a little concerned the discoverer and adventure Cooper's will be a little bit noisier/rougher, although I've had great experience with their CS3 and 4 series.
My dealership is about $40 more than my chain store, but again, in hopes of having them work with me if there is a questionable issue ever, I have no issue paying a little more for the tires there. Plus I don't have to bring the car home and set up an appointment with another place, since it's currently in the dealership bay.
At some point I'll report back on how these tires are. I hate to dispose of three perfectly good falkens with only 5-6k miles on them, but it's almost $600 for two falkens, versus only a bit more, for the four Generals.
They are very heavy. The Liquid Metal Shadows help make up for it, but, if you're not doing really crazy things, I'd look at both of the Falken Wildpeak series that fit the Ascent. It will be a lot less of a hit on your gas mileage.My next set will be a copy of the other Robert's set up. I really like the BFG AT tires.