Good enough for the police....

by Ken
(Surrey Canada)

First, this is Goodyear's premium performance tire. To get this high performance, the tire is going to give less wear than a regular tire due to the softer rubber compound. So, to expect long wear from them is unreasonable.

Second, this tire has been original equipment on Ford police cars for a long time. In fact, it is considered to be the measuring stick for police tires. It always does well in tests done by police departments, so for anyone to say that it does not perform well is also unreasonable. If it was not a great performer, the police departments across the nation would drop the tire.

Third, I have had this tire in both regular RSA and also RSA plus versions, and it has worn evenly, performed flawlessly, and even lasted longer than I expected. I think the Firehawk pursuit tire is better, but the RSA is still a good tire. I wonder if those writing negative reviews rotate and monitor their tire pressure.

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Aug 13, 2015
Not a police officer NEW
by: Anonymous

255/45R19 RSA came OEM on my 2014 Ford Taurus Limited, and at 12,000 miles the road noise and vibration was totally unacceptable. Goodyear replaced the original tires with another set of RSA's, and at less than 900 miles irregular wear was detected and I decided to bite the bullet to the tune of $850.00, with the Goodyear's in trade purchased a set of Michelin Primacy. I have spent better than $2000.00 for adjustments, balance, and alignment services and with the Michelin tires my Taurus performs to my expectations. My advise would be to steer clear of this tire in any application including application on police cars. I contacted Ford about OEM fitment, and I really don't expect them to do anything, but the got an ear full.

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