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Apr 17, 2012 (9:05 am)
I first thought of putting MXV4 but, those are really expensive. Kumho LX-Platinums has got great reviews on rack so, thought of saving some money. I read at least 10 Accord positive reviews for this tire. Now, I hate driving this car...
#7343 of 7449 Re: Help on new tire ride quality [texases]
Apr 17, 2012 (9:12 am)
Thank you. I will try this. As far as suspension issues concerned, there were no issues at all with previous OEM tires, everything was smooth.
#7344 of 7449 Re: Help on new tire ride quality [newcool13]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 17, 2012 (9:18 am)
some of the reviews--they are interesting. The ratings overall are good but even when someone rates the tire as very good, they sometimes mention that the handling suggests a rather flexible sidewall. This observation (if true) isn't a "defect" by any means---I myself switched from an extremely rigid low profile tire to a slightly more flexible one and I'm quite pleased with the compromise.
You could always try 2-3 lbs more air in each and see how that feels.
#7345 of 7449 Re: Help on new tire ride quality [newcool13]
Apr 17, 2012 (9:31 am)
Where do you read that handling is not good ?
Just from the category - Grand Touring All-Season, would be my guess. That doesn't necessarily mean that the handling is bad, just that it is probably not as good as a UHP summer tire.
#7346 of 7449 Re: Help on new tire ride quality [newcool13]
Apr 17, 2012 (11:51 am)
I ended up getting the Nokians I mentioned earlier, and for the first 5-600 miles, I thought I had made a terrible mistake, as my '06 Civic was acting like your Accrord, not tracking straight, transitions felt squirrely, and they rode hard.
I even went back to the dealer, intending on changing to the Michelin MXV4, but their price was STUPID high!. I decided to give them more time, and I have to say, now, with 5k on them, they are a very good tire, and MUCH quieter than the Michelin.
I have never seen a tire that required as long a breakin as these Nokians, but i'm pretyt happy with them now. I also found out they're really good in snow!
Apr 17, 2012 (12:31 pm)
A new tire has tread squirm - tendacy of the tread blocks to roll over. A well worn tire has almost none of this. The worn tire also has more rubber on the road.
A tire handles dry roads better the more wear it has - slick being the best. So comparing a new tire (worst on dry roads) to a worn tire (best on dry roads) can make the new tire look bad.
#7348 of 7449 Re: Help on new tire ride quality [slorenzen]
Apr 17, 2012 (5:58 pm)
Thank you for sharing your experience. you have definitely helped me feel better. I have already put 500 miles in 1 week (mostly highways). Going back to the mechanic this week to see if he can do.
Apr 17, 2012 (6:00 pm)
Thank you. I am also wondering why mostly everyone on tirerack has positive reviews on this tire and why I am hating this. But, then the question is why we don't feel the same when we buy a new car ? New car also has the new tire right ? or not