Last post on Mar 03, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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Nissan Quest, Tires, Van
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.
#121 of 123 Re: Tires for 2011 Quest SL [bnels02066]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2013 (1:48 pm)
I'm on my second winter with some Nokian WRG2s on my old Outback. My '99 Quest has Yokohoma Avid Touring S and they were okay in Boise but here in the UP of Michigan the last three years, they've been awful in the rain, and forget driving it in the snow. They are getting pretty miled up too though.
If I drive the van next winter, I'm going to put some Nokians on it. Been happy with the WRG2s so far, and they aren't so aggressive that they make a lot of noise on the Subaru on dry pavement. The previous tires on the Subaru were Yokohama Avid T4s, and I wasn't too impressed with them.
Nokians aren't real common. Check the Tire Rack site or Discount Tire for reviews of other brands.
Mar 03, 2013 (6:36 am)
thanks for that suggestion - looks like a lot of people have been very happy with the Nokians when you look around the web a bit. Very strong ratings from Consumer Reports on the WR G2s also.
Question for you - have you used them in the vehicle's OEM tire size, or have you bought smaller snow tires (minus 1 or minus 2 sizing) as recommended by tire dealers with winter tires.
Thanks for the info!
#123 of 123 Re: Nokian WRG2 [bnels02066]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 03, 2013 (7:17 am)
For the Outback I got the OEM size. The previous owner had a set of steel winter rims but I sold them and don't recall if they were a different size.
I have toyed with the idea of selling the Outback and putting those WRG2s on the Quest. It sounds like it would work and skinnier tires should dig through the snow better.
In my case I'd be going from, iirc, 215 section width to 205.
That's a different story from going to a Minus One. Funny that I don't remember anyone doing that when we lived in Anchorage years ago - we all put studs on winter rims and I think I always ran the same size. Minus sizing would make more sense. D'oh.
I've never run anything bigger than 15" tires either, and that's probably why Minus sizing didn't enter the picture way back then.