Last post on Mar 03, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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Nissan Quest, Tires, Van
#111 of 123 Re: new shoes [steve_]
Jun 29, 2010 (7:00 pm)
I also had tires replaced on my 99 Quest just before the winter. A good move because of all the snow we had.
My van is rolling on her second set of Michelin X from BJ's Wholesale. I got around 90k miles on the first set, so I guess this ones will be there for life of the van - odometer reads 182k miles.
I have also been looking around for a new vehicle but this van has proven too difficult to be replaced.
#112 of 123 Re: new shoes [rockmobile]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 29, 2010 (8:10 pm)
Seems like I had a set of X clones from Costco years ago. X Radial Plus iirc. They did fine but I didn't get 90k out of them.
The last set (Toyos) were high tread wear tires and I didn't much like them. Lousy grip in the rain and snow. I've about decided to go with lesser tread wear ratings and just replace tires a bit more often.
Maybe I'll get to 182k on the van, but I doubt it. Between the two cars, we just don't drive that much - maybe 18 to 20k a year combined.
We may have hit the sweet spot on these vans. Got the double sliders that the first generation didn't have and missed all the teething pains of the Canton built vans. Been real happy with mine.
#113 of 123 Re: new shoes [steve_]
Jun 30, 2010 (6:45 am)
I'll admit, I think I pushed the Michelins to the limit with the wear bands out in the open but I think they can be safely driven to around 80 to 85k miles if they are taken care off.
Right after that first set I decided to go with GoodYear Assurance for a little comfort as the Michelins are a little stiff. It was a real fiasco because they required constant balance and never rode right. I threw them away after around 35k miles. A waste of money.
The installers at BJ's thought I was crazy when they saw all the rubber left on them, but I know I would had gone crazy had I kept them.
You mentioned the Outback and a friend just got one of them and says he loves it. Besides, it seems that once you get one you stay with them forever.
Right now I am trying to cross that psychological barrier towards Subaru and the Forester looks attractive. I am sure my Quest will give me plenty of time to look around.
Sep 10, 2010 (9:43 am)
My 2001 Quest SE hit 175,000 miles and needed a new set of tires. The van was riding on Bridgestone SE200 in front and Goodyear Triple Treds in the rear. Both tires were excellent but had seen better days. The Bridgestones lost their tred depth and the Goodyears had been on for so long that they were starting to crack from exposure.
Given that I only plan on driving the van for another 25,000 miles I cheaped out and bought a set of Firestone FR380s. The tires are smooth, quiet and have a lower lowing resistance than the previous set if my fuel economy computer is to be believed, but the handling is pretty awful. I have yet to try them in the snow. If they are competent in the white stuff I will be able to declare them a good buy.
#116 of 123 Need tires for an 06...recommendations?
Apr 30, 2012 (10:36 am)
We have an 06 with 70K mi...OEM tires were comped after 20K for vibration issues...tried the Yokos...I agree they are Yo-so-so...not great but better then the goodyears. Except the inside sidewalls are all cracked now...so the tire dealer is recommending kellys ...Any opinions. I can get the 4 kellys mounted out the door for $450.00
#117 of 123 Re: Need tires for an 06...recommendations? [tjshan]
May 04, 2012 (9:51 am)
We have a 2005 Mazda 6 V-6 5 speed, 117,000 miles. I have a second set of wheels and use Blizzaks for the winter, and General Exclaim UHP's for the summer. I am very happy with the Exclaim UHP's. Quiet, great handling dry and wet. (not snow tires, however). Got them from the Tire Rack originally, but a local store can match their price (had to replace two of them because of damage). I did a track day at Road America and an autocross with these tires.
You can explore the great handling of the first gen 6 with these tires.
#118 of 123 Re: Need tires for an 06...recommendations? [scottmsimpson]
Aug 01, 2012 (11:05 pm)
Most of the tire with an off center belt will lead to one side because the location of the belt shifts more weight to one side of the tread than the other.
#120 of 123 Tires for 2011 Quest SL
Feb 25, 2013 (11:05 am)
After slipping and sliding around in any amount of snow this winter, I am probably going to either replace the original Toyo A22 tires, or purhcase snow tires and just run them in the summer.
I'd like to just get a good all-season tire rather than having to switch out and store 4 wheels/snow tires.
Anybody have recommendations on an all-season tire that will fit the 235/55-18 size, and is at least DECENT in winter weather? These Toyo's are awful.