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#4091 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera 
Jul 31, 2010 (10:20 am)
I went with the Kumho's in same size.
What a difference, my gosh its incredible. We can hear the radio at a lower volume and we can talk without all the "Huh's?"
I did the shopping around and reading customer reviews on various tires. Then consulted with the service manager (Brian) at Gropetti's Hyundai in Visalia, Ca. He said he's had great results with the Kumho's and recommend we go that route. The first couple of miles on these tires we were wondering if that was such a good decision. Apparently after a few miles (50-75?) of scrubbing in the Kumho's, they erupt in quiet.
Very pleased with the new soundless ride.
The original Michelin's were without a doubt the worst tire I have ever ridden on noise wise. Never had a problem with traction or feeling loose, just the noise. When we removed them they looked like they could go another 80,000 miles.
Try the Kumho's.
Wife just drove to Minnesota with sister and all is fine and quiet.
#4092 of 4281 Re: Noisy Michelins... [54gradsteds]
Sep 13, 2010 (5:18 am)
'06 Limited with 33K miles..very noisey Michelins....Had 4 wheel alignment and found all wheels were out...discovered "chopping" on the inside tread row of all tires..no pot holes, curbs, or "off road driving"...I think the front and rear suspension systems on the Azera are suspect...replaced the Michelins with Yoko Avid Envigor V rated tires...From Tire Rack delivered for $488....Local Tire Kingdom wanted ~$900 for same tires (including mounting,balancing, and valves) No Michelins ever again...
#4093 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [donvick]
Sep 17, 2010 (2:16 pm)
I'm suspecting that there's a host of tires out there that will give Azera owners a better driving experience. I think the Michelins that Hyundai chose to go with was simply just a very poor choice. The Azera SE's and the 3.3 Azeras all the models that were equipped with the 16" wheels came with the Kumho tires and I've yet to read one complaint about them.
#4094 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [allmet33]
Sep 18, 2010 (1:59 pm)
How's the Azera riding since the front suspension and controls rebuild??? As I posted earlier, had a 4 wheel alignment and all 4 were out....will be getting Yoko's on Monday ...got 33k on the original Michelins, but noticed "chopping on the inside tread row on all 4 tires...they really got loud the last 2k miles...still have ~ 6-7/32nds left on the tires,,
#4095 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [jamazera]
Sep 21, 2010 (9:07 am)
Jamazera...actually, I have been putting off getting the work done because I've had so much to do. I still drive the car and the ride hasn't suffered, it just offers a few squeaks and groans when I go over speed bumps, pot holes and such. I know it needs to get done because I don't want to have problems with uneven wear on my tires.
Let us know how the Yokohama tires do for you. So far I've heard from folks with Goodyears, Kumho, General and Bridgestone. I think you would be the first to go with Yokohamas.
I think we can all agree that the factory Michelins are some garbage.
#4096 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [allmet33]
Sep 22, 2010 (4:42 am)
Yoko Avid Envigors W rated Ultra High Perf....did very well against the Pirelli's, Dunlop's and Bridgestones which were priced much higher....stay tuned
#4097 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [jamazera]
Sep 22, 2010 (4:04 pm)
I have to say that i'm a bit perplexed by the continuing saga of tyres (tires) in regard to the Azera or Grandeur in my country. It has been the subject of this forum for far too long. I live in Australia and own a new Azera with Hankook factory fitted tyres and cannot complain about anything to do with them. You yanks have the best roads in the world and all you do is whinge about handling and road noise from the tread fitted to your cars - it beggars belief that you can't talk about the car and it's capabilities and performance but just the rubber it runs on. In Australia a new set of mediocre tyres would send you people broke and i know that your prices are about a quarter of ours, so are your cars! Just go out and change the tyres and stop bloody whinging, they are so cheap in the US you could buy a new set every week and never know you spent any money !! BTW, i visit your country every couple of years for at least 2 months and have driven to 46 states mainly on back roads so please don't tell me your roads are not up to scratch. It also isn't your tyres but very likely more your perception . For interest my top of the line Grandeur cost almost $50000 Australian dollars and gas costs around $6.00 US a gallon, work that out on the current exchange rates. You guys don't know how well off you are.
#4098 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [eod132]
Sep 23, 2010 (7:08 am)
The only auto thing to come out of Oz to the US was the Holden (Pontiac GTO) and it failed miserably...concerning the tires, the Michelins were a horrible fit as a OE tire for the Azera..discontinued now and replaced with Hankook or Kuhmo's from the factory..many owners were changing out the M's as early as 20K miles on the clock...I guess we're just spoiled and want good riding and handling cars...the main compliant was the road noise...I am changing them out 33K with half the tread left just because of the noise...also 4 wheel alignment showed all 4 wheels were out.....caused "chopping" (excesssive wear) only on the inside tread row...enjoy your new Azzy
#4099 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [eod132]
Sep 23, 2010 (7:16 am)
eod132...we may be well off here in the U.S., but bad tires are bad tires. Nobody wishes to spend $25K+ on a car only to have to replace the tires because of their poor quality. Furthermore, it is really only the Michelin tires that seem to be the issue. As I stated before, the Kumho tires that come on the Azeras with the 16" wheels haven't been mentioned at all in a negative fashion.
Point of the matter is...perception is hardly the issue as too many folks have the same complaint over the same product.
#4100 of 4281 Re: 2009 Grandeur/Azera [jamazera]
Sep 23, 2010 (7:19 pm)
Was at the dealer today looking at the 2011 Azera and both of them had the Michelin MXV4 on them. I was under the impression they would come with Hankooks and found out differently. .