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I am looking to replace my tires on my Sportage LX. I only have 29,000 miles on it but the tires are awful.  I have no idea which ones to look for.

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If you have 16 inch rims go with the 235/60/16. The brand you buy is totaly up to you according to how much you want to spend, mileage, and the warranty.

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There is plenty of info and comparisons on the internet. Do a search.

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