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Re: cheap tires?

> last much longer.  Also, I keep hearing a 'kathump, kathump' noise at
> low speed I hope are bad tires and not bearings.
> are they?  I hated my P500s I had on the Jetta.
One of my P500's is out of round. It makes a similar noise from 35 mph on.
Has anyone installed "touring" tires? Their treadwear index is higher
(320 vs 250 for sport tires) but how adversly will the handling be
compromised by getting a little more tire life?