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What kind of tires do you have?

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My 08 came with Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires, M & S, 205 55R 16, 89H rated.
They seem to grip well in dry or rainy weather (including moderate cornering).
The only complaint I have (and it may not be the fault of the tires as much as an absence of underneath sound-insulation) is that at highway speeds the tire/road noise is so bad that enjoying music on the CD isn't really possible.

What kind of tires did your xB come with?
What do you think of them?

If you got aftermarket tires...what kind and what do you think of their driving characteristics?

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The original rubber was the 205/55/16 Bridgestone Turanzas mentioned by others.
I am now running Riken Raptors (a Michelin owned brand) in 225/50/16. They are a bit "stickier" than the Turanzas, but noisy. It doesn't bother me at all.
My next set will probably be the same BF Goodrich G-Force Sports i have on the Miata. I LOVE those and they are stickier than the Rikens.
I should have gotten those to begin with, but the Raptors were significantly cheaper and I took the gamble to try the Rikens. I am decently pleased with them, though.
Both of those tires are on the stock 16" steelies.

In short:
Original- Bridgestone Turanza 205/55/16
My second set- Riken Raptor 225/50/16
What I would love to try on my xB- BF Goodrich G-Force Sport (available in BOTH 205/55/16 and 225/50/16, as well as many other sizes). My next set will almost certainly be these.
Mine was delivered to the US in late May 2008, I got it in June 2008.
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