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When I had Vogues..I used Westleys Bleach White.

It worked pretty good.

Spray it on...scrub gently with a soft bristled brush...hose it off.

That's what I used as well. Unfortunately, it is very hard on the skin. You have to be very careful and wear rubber gloves. Recently I tried a tire cleaner from Dollar Tree. Worked very well and seemed to be much easier on skin. Just sprayed on the tires, cleaned the latter with a sponge and rinsed with water. Try, if you do not like it it is still $1.00 :) It is called "Street Appeal" tire and wheel cleaner.

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Thanks guys, as always you got the answers!!!!

Be very careful to use a SOFT brush, over time the bleach white and a stiff brush will cause cracking in the white wall portion, spray it on and like the other poster said, use a soft brush or sponge. Also, if you wash it regularly enough and dont use the tire shine products, you will need to use the bleach white less and less.

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I have a 96 Deville, I considered using Vogue Tyres at some point as my car 'needs' white walls. Upon doing my research, I discovered that Vogue tires are not the best tire, and I stayed with Michelin.

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I found my thread I started, they have vibration/balance issues, see this thread

http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=19010

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Its funny you said that, and the article you sent me proves this, the car I bought with the vogues on it had a vibration issue at 60 MPH, I told the dealership about and they had it corrected but did not tell me the problem, it was the tires after all.

Is Vogue prorating tires for abnormal wear due to this known issue????

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Can't help you with that, but its good for you to know what I sent you in that thread for future reference. The dealer probably balanced them carefully or did a road force balance

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Caddyman, I use the tire shine products, do u recommend that I dont use it???????

I have been using a scuff pad, not as heavy as an SOS pad, should I stop using this and get a sponge??

This is just my opinion, but...I would still use the tire shine, but I would apply it CAREFULLY, with a small sponge of paper towel and keep it off of the Gold and White stripes.

On the ones I have had, I found that it seemed to make the Gold stripe get dull over time and the white stripe got harder and harder to keep really WHITE.

I don't think I would use a scuff pad for regular cleaning. Maybe every once ina while ... if they were REAL dirty. Otherwise I would use a pretty soft brush or small sponge.

The white wall on some of them that I have had was pretty easily to damage.

Take into consideration...that was 15 years ago.

I have used Michelins till I bought the DTS that I have now.

Michelin don't make a decent tire to fit it.

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Caddyman, I use the tire shine products, do u recommend that I dont use it???????

I have been using a scuff pad, not as heavy as an SOS pad, should I stop using this and get a sponge??

This is just my opinion, but...I would still use the tire shine, but I would apply it CAREFULLY, with a small sponge of paper towel and keep it off of the Gold and White stripes.

On the ones I have had, I found that it seemed to make the Gold stripe get dull over time and the white stripe got harder and harder to keep really WHITE.

I don't think I would use a scuff pad for regular cleaning. Maybe every once ina while ... if they were REAL dirty. Otherwise I would use a pretty soft brush or small sponge.

The white wall on some of them that I have had was pretty easily to damage.

Take into consideration...that was 15 years ago.

I have used Michelins till I bought the DTS that I have now.

Michelin don't make a decent tire to fit it.

Yes, TexasJim has it all right, you can still use the tire shine, it just makes cleaning harder, and try to keep it off the white and gold parts.

To the other posts, Vogue "tyres" are very heavy and have a tradwear rating of something like 600 or 800 (compared to 380-400 for most) so they CAN get a lot of miles out of them, but if you do any kind of :spirited" driving, the treadlife will deplete very rapidly. I miss the old michelin mxv4 smooth side white walls, looked great cleaned and shined (were standard on 97-99 devilles).

Vogue also makes white wall and gold wall only (as well as blackwall), but the white/gold is it's hallmark.

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I remember the old Michelin "X" tires.They were good tires.

Then there was Michelin MX...also good tires.

The last few cars I have used Michelin "HYDRO EDGE"...the one they call the rain tire.

Got excellent mileage from them and they were also pretty sticky. :D

They use some kind of silica compound in the tread to make it wear well and also have some grip.

They don't make them in a size to fit my DTS.

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They don't make them in a size to fit my DTS.

I assume that's because of the "Performance" 2006 model. My '08 DTS uses the Michelin GreenX tire in 235/55 R17. A little noisy, I would say, but great fuel economy and no road force issues. (68-72 mph)

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They don't make them in a size to fit my DTS.

I assume that's because of the "Performance" 2006 model. My '08 DTS uses the Michelin GreenX tire in 235/55 R17. A little noisy, I would say, but great fuel economy and no road force issues. (68-72 mph)

Yes sir...you are correct.

Mine uses 245x50x18.

Not much od a selection in 18 inch, and most of them are in the $200 to $300 range...EACH. :D:D

SO... a new set...mounted, balanced, with road hazard and PLUS TAX...will set you back...roughly... from around $1,100 to around $1,500.

Depending, of course, on what tire you get.

I put two new ones on the front last fall.

It is now time to replace the other two.

It has crossed my mind to get some nice 17 inch rime and go with 17's with a larger aspect ratio. Maybe a 60 series...for a smoother ride.

I know I would lose some cornering ability...but don't know how much.

That is one thing that is stopping me from doing it.

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I'm glad you guys started this thread - I was looking into a set of 235/55/17 vogues - I keep seeing bad reviews though - I was going to ask those of you that have them, are they worth the shot in the pocket; do you enjoy them etc...

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Well there are not not too many things that are perfect all the way around. We all love our caddys even though they are known to have issues. I do think that they are worth the money. There are not too many cars that look good with vogues and we all have cars that qualify, I feel like they stand out above the crowd. When my tires wear out I will be replacing them with vogues. The issues are covered under the warranty so it would just be an inconvience at that point but no extra expense.

Go for the vogues!

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Just wanted to show off my new Vogue Gold Stripes! I saw a bottle of Vogue Tyre Cleaner at my local dealership for $30 and thought no way!! Since I wasnt willing to pay that much for some tire cleaner, Ive been using Mothers Tire and Rubber cleaner with fantastic results.

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