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Tires, top three only:

Pirelli P400 Touring; Dunlop SP40 A/S; Cooper Lifeliner Classic II

Alkaline Batteries, top four only (very little difference between brands, buy for price):

AA: Duracell Ultra MX2400; CVS 1500; Rite Aid; Kirkland Sig 96367 (costco)

AAA: Duracell Ultra MX2400; Durcacell MN2400B4; Energizer Advanced Formula E92; Sears Diehard 93891

D: Duracell MN1300; RadioShack High Performance Enercell 23-650; Energizer Advanced Formula E95; Sears Diehard 93933

-- Old Git (, November 30, 1999


Thanx OG,

I can't imagine why you would want new 40,000 mile tires for Y2k, but the batt info is great.

You never write, you never call :-) Eric

-- CT (ct@no.yr), November 30, 1999.

Howdy you have any info. on the small batteries? Energizer type batteries...Nicads and NiMH? Is the bunny truly better than the rest? grin


-- beej (, November 30, 1999.

Hi, Eric--guilty, dear, guilty. I can only plead lack of a cleaning lady and expending quite restricted mobility and energy on mundane chores. That will soon be remedied, I hope. Even so, I'm so far behind on things now, I don't know if I'll ever catch up.

Beej, according to CR, the major difference in batteries is price. Buy the cheapest. For frequent use I personally recommend NiCads (house brand from, although I know there are people who prefer NiMH.

Of interest: CR's research leads them to conclude that Energizer makes batteries for Eckerd, Rexall and Sears, and Duracell makes batteries for Rite-Aid, CVS and Kirkland.

-- Old Git (, November 30, 1999.

"I can't imagine why you would want new 40,000 mile tires for Y2k..."

Well maybe because you're getting near to needing some anyway, because they might get hard to obtain (worse case) or get more expensive. Then too maybe you want to minimize your chances of a flat at an inoportune time?

Just bought a pair of tires from WallyWorld. After a lot of shopping I chose their "Liberator" all terrain truck tires. Not super aggressive but pretty good and all I need. Got 235/85R16 10 ply tires and am pretty happy with them. Supposedly these are made by Michelin in the U.S. Mounted and balance with sales tax out the door paid $192 for a pair.

-- Don Kulha (, November 30, 1999.

Was there any reference to Rayovac batteries? (If the info is still handy...) Thanks,

-- winter wondering (, December 01, 1999.

Winter, major advice from CR was alkaline batteries are mostly about the same--buy by price. has house-brand alkalines in bulk for what seems like good prices (I'm strictly NiCads now).

-- Old Git (, December 01, 1999.

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