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#7330 of 7449 Re: Continental [krzyss]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 18, 2012 (10:26 am)
I had Nokian WR... pretty close to winter tire capability in the snow... and, a good all-season tire the rest of the time...
Pricy, though... Those Contis have been on sale, lately... WR G2 are probably 50% more, at least...
#7331 of 7449 Re: Continental Extreme Contact DSW [shark715]
Jan 18, 2012 (2:53 pm)
I think even tire racks price plus shipping then to have them balanced and installed would be very close to what Ford is charging which is $732 for balance, mounting, tire valves, road hazard, and taxes. Beat the best price in town by $50 which I researched online before I went to my Dealership. Plus I get 5% back towards future maintenance every time I have my Fusion serviced there which also gives me a free oil change after every 4 changes. Thanks all for the information. Having them installed this Friday at 2pm. Wish I could have gotten them today to test them out since the forecast is for a couple of inches of snow tonight through morning rush.
#7332 of 7449 Re: I would like some [marsha7]
Jan 23, 2012 (8:37 pm)
I have 08 Honda Ridgeline and have the LTX M/S the biggest thing with these tires are rotate, rotate, rotate I can't stress it enough. They currently have 42,000 on them still holding up good. I've been told several times that all Michelin tires are like this.
#7333 of 7449 Re: I would like some [michcbr250]
Jan 25, 2012 (3:36 am)
I think the rotate, rotate advice applies to ALL tires, regardless of brand. This everything to do with the difference between what the front tires experince compared to the rears.
For example: FWD cars both steer and drive with the front tires. That causes the wear rate on the front to be 2½ times faster than the rears.
On RWD the fronts only steer (and brake) and that causes the shoukders of the tires to wear more than the centers, where the rear tend to wear more in the center.
The goal is to get all 4 tires to have about the same wear and for the wear to be even front to rear.
#7334 of 7449 Re: I would like some [capriracer]
Jan 25, 2012 (12:07 pm)
I have a set of Yokohama Avid's on an '06 Civic, and I noticed that now that they have approx 45K on them, the tread on the edga(closest to sidewall) are worn to the point that they can't push water away from the tire.
Living in Oregon, this is a problem...
was looking at Michelin MXV4 or Nokian eNtyre, and of course the dealer is trying to push the Nokian, but it's been a challenge to find enough consumer feedback on this tire.
This is a commuter car, and I want quiet, but I also like to occasionally fling it around a bit, so I want good handling too.
Dealer wants STUPID money for he Michelins($200 each!) and $155 each for the Nokians.
Any other tires I should look at? I won't buy the Yokohama again. they got WAY loud at 20K
#7335 of 7449 Re: I would like some [slorenzen]
Jan 25, 2012 (12:25 pm)
I'd see if tirerack has a local shop they can ship to, you might save some $$.
#7336 of 7449 Re: I would like some [texases]
Jan 25, 2012 (3:17 pm)
Tire Rack doesn't carry the Nokian.
I really wanted to support the local store(small town), but I may end up at Costco for the Michelins.
Costo is "only" $160 each installed.
Tires have really gone nuts with the pricing.
#7337 of 7449 Help on new tire ride quality
Apr 17, 2012 (6:40 am)
I have an 08 Honda Accord LX-P. I purchaed "Kumho LX-Platinum" on tirerack.com. One of the best sellers tires on tirerack.com. I mounted and balanced those tires at one of the recommended installers. I also have wheel alignment done.
Somehow I am sensing something is wrong with the ride quality. I am not an expert on car stuff so, please help me.
1) On the highway, when I am driving straight, the ride is not smooth. Car keeps shifting left and right (both) little bit and I have to hold the sterring wheel grip tight to steer straight. It's not extreme but, you don't feel the safe and car just doesn't stay straight.
2) When I make turns or change lanes, it feels like tires are sliding.
3) When car rides on road patches or big cracks, it shifts the direction and I have to hold tight to keep the straight direction.
I talked to the installer and they said, they have balanced and aligned everything properly. What are my options ?
Apr 17, 2012 (7:20 am)
The tire will feel better when the nubs wear down and the oil coating on the rubber wears off. 500 to 1000 miles should do it.
This should make the tires much better, though I don't have much experience with the Kuhmo. I put the Michelin Primacy MXV4 on my Accord.
#7339 of 7449 Re: Help on new tire ride quality [newcool13]
Apr 17, 2012 (7:24 am)
I would have the shop swap the front and rear tires and see if that changes anything. If it does, then one of the tires may be defective, it happens. I'd also have them take a close look at your suspension (front and rear) for any worn/damaged components. I'd also make sure the tires aren't over-inflated, some shops do that.