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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
Aug 23, 2001 (6:44 am)
For any of you M'ers considering tossing out the crapyears and getting Yokohama Avid T4's, here's a review from tirerack.com. It's from a 99' M owner that also replaced the Eagles. Is it anyone on this board? Here it is:
Yokohama Avid T4 - 1999 Chrysler 300M - Newark, DE
Driving Style: Average - Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Reviewer's Overall Ratings: 8.57out of 10 - Review Submitted 2001-05-19
After riding on Goodyear Eagles for 30k I have to say that I won't go back to them. After looking around for tires I decided upon Yokohama with the help of Tirerack.com. The Yokohama tires are superior in all respects and for less money. Quieter, better ride and traction. Thanks Yokohama. P.S.You can spend 40% more for Michelins if you want. I've also owned them before but now I'll will be sticking with Yokohama. (Review Submitted 2001-05-19)
#8528 of 26385 Wheelskins & Agate
Aug 23, 2001 (7:15 am)
I'll be receiving a black/charcoal steering wheel cover and will report how closely it matches the agate interior.
Aug 23, 2001 (7:16 am)
Well, the dealer will be replacing on its dime the door panel they sliced up, which was a new replacement for the old one with a cracked armrest.
#8530 of 26385 Toms99 Interior
Aug 23, 2001 (7:23 am)
Thanks for sharing those pix of your interior. I think that 2-tone wheel looks great, and you did a mighty fine job stitching! BTW- what wood trim kit did you put on & how long did it take to install ? I have a 2001M with the sandstone interior/PHP/Lux grp & would like to match the factory wood trim as closely as possible. I am mainly interested in wood for the console and the window switch plates on the doors. The wife thinks more than that is TOO much.
Aug 23, 2001 (7:37 am)
DC must be blowing half their warranty budget on door panels... LOL! I am on my second one for my 2000 300M after the cracked armrest problem and my wife's 2001 is going in next week for a panel replacement due to the chrome peeling on the inside driver's door handle (it actually cut her finger)...
I wonder how much extra cost they are absorbing by replacing the entire panels for what appear to be minor replacement items.
Aug 23, 2001 (7:42 am)
The chrome door handle is not part of the door panel -- I don't why they would be replacing it.
That peeling chrome stuff is suprisingly hard and sharp!
Aug 23, 2001 (7:47 am)
I have the same interior as you and I bought my woodtrim from Joshua tree which is factory match and it looks great. I did have a problem with one of my pieces which was replaced.
Just take your time and follow the instructions and do it on a warm day and it will look great.
I am very happy with mine and have had quite a few compliments.
#8534 of 26385 beach15 and easyrider...Avid T4's...
Aug 23, 2001 (7:55 am)
I intend to order only two of the T4's, so it may be difficult to assess the difference while I'm still using two badyears, but I'll let you know when I get them...
BTW, I called the tire dealer who would install them. They are a "discount" tire dealer (aren't they all?) and their price on the tires is $109 each vs. $88 from tirerack...but they said they charge less for installation labor on tires purchased from them.
The reviews and ratings for the Avids all seem to be more favourable than even the Michelins, and they have a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty while Michelin has none. I don't know much about tires or ratings, but it seems like a no-brainer to me $49 less per tire...
#8536 of 26385 golden grille - sdmike
Aug 23, 2001 (9:45 am)
not bad man i like it, so tell us the how to-s....