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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 08, 9:29 AM Thread Starter
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Federal super steel 657 tires-Anyone using them? Worth buying?

I'm looking at a set of Federal Super Steel 657 205/60R/15 tires. Has anyone tried them out there? Would you buy something else? They look good on the outside appearance. Any comments would be appreciated please before I shell out over $400 bucks.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 08, 3:30 PM
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Re: Federal super steel 657 tires-Anyone using them? Worth buying?

Federal SS 657
- Low noise and comfortable ride
- Efficient comfortable T & H-rated radial tire
- Dissipates water quickly for super wet road grip
- Made in Taiwan/China
- SUPER STEEL 657

The made in Taiwan/China tells me the compound will be very hard and long wearing. Chinese made tires have a general reputation of poor quality and reliability.
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Re: Federal super steel 657 tires-Anyone using them? Worth buying?

For a cost of over $400 a set, I think you could buy almost any BRAND name tire in size 205/60-15.
Never heard of "Federal"...

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Re: Federal super steel 657 tires-Anyone using them? Worth buying?

I just bought a set of Michelins (P225/60-16) for my wife's car for a little less than $400.


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Re: Federal super steel 657 tires-Anyone using them? Worth buying?

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I just bought a set of Michelins (P225/60-16) for my wife's car for a little less than $400.
Exactly the point I was trying to make.
I've got a set of Hankook's on my '70 Sedan...very limited choice of tires when it comes to buying a 14" whitewall thats readily available.
I hate these SOB's...ride/handle like recycled egg rolls...
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Re: Federal super steel 657 tires-Anyone using them? Worth buying?

$400 a set for Chinese tires????
BFGoodrich Radial T/A 205/60/15. $69.99 eachclick
Mr tire shows 7 brands for less than $100 click

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[I hate these SOB's...ride/handle like recycled egg rolls... [/quote]


Ha....Ha...Ha........I like that phrase !

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Re: Federal super steel 657 tires-Anyone using them? Worth buying?

Probably the best thing to do is go to www.tyretest.com. They have ratings from people that actually have the tires on their cars.
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