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Nissan Quest, Tires, Van
#65 of 114 changing size of tire to 235//60/16
Sep 25, 2006 (9:17 am)
My tires are the OEM 225/60/17's. If I switch to 235/60/16, do I need new rims as well?
#66 of 114 Re: changing size of tire to 235//60/16 [rich21093]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:46 am)
I would call a reputable tire shop to confirm this but I suspect you will need new rims. you should find out how the change in size will affect the speedometer.
#67 of 114 New tires and rims for 07 quest
Sep 25, 2006 (3:44 pm)
We are getting ready to purchase a new Quest S 07 which will come with the 16 inch rims and the bad factory tires. My question is later on can we put aftermarket rims in the 16 or 17 inch size and still use the factory tpm gauge in the rim (or the stem)? I realize that my speedometer will be off and would also like to consider recalibrating that or whatever they do if we choose 17's. We love the van and see the tires as the only downside with an easy fix by going to 235/60/16 if we wanted to stay with 16 inch rims.
#68 of 114 Re: A different tire brand [holladr]
Oct 18, 2006 (9:30 am)
What model of Kumho tire did you put on your quest. I just got a quote for Kumhos, but all my local garage told me was that it was their "ASK tread". Any info would be helpful. They want $420 out the door for a t rated tire.
#69 of 114 My latest tire experience
Oct 28, 2006 (4:44 am)
Thanks to all for the great info here. I have an (early) '04 Quest. Yes, the OEM Goodyears (BadYears) barely last 40k miles and I wouldn't recommend them. I went with Cooper 235/60/16 replacements. (Just now saw the posting recommending against Cooper: I should have consulted this forum first!) You don't need new rims. However, I now have two pressure sensors that are leaking. The van is at the dealer now in hopes that the sensors will be fixed (see the service bulletin posted earlier in this thread). Ironically, the van is at the dealer because we had an outer rear panel on the driver side separate from the van on the highway! (See all the posts about the problems with the driver side passenger door!) Oh, and there's a CD stuck in the player! (Thank goodness for the factory extended warranty.) Anyway, I second the opinion that you probably want to do an alignment regularly. I'm having that done now as well because the van pulls to the right with the new tires. I'll keep you posted. (Out the door for the Coopers: $389.00)
#70 of 114 Tire pressure monitor and winter tires
Nov 04, 2006 (9:18 am)
I have a Quest 05 SE model. Today I have 2 questions and wonder if anyone can give me some tips.
First how does one turn off the "low tire pressure" signal on the dashboard? This morning it turned "on" as I took my van to change oil. I asked the mechanic to check them and put more air if needed. He did but somehow the signal was still displayed.
Second, what winter tires to put on? My OEM tires are P225/60R17. If someone can suggest a few choices, 2-3, I'd appreciate it very much. Also what about the tire pressure sensor in the OEM tire stem. What happens to them when you change to a new set of tires? Can they be transferred? This seems to be a naive question and I apologize in advance
#71 of 114 Re: Tire pressure monitor and winter tires [vinhphuc]
Nov 04, 2006 (2:46 pm)
YOu need to add air to your tires. I've found that mine goes off on very cold days if I haven't checked the air in my tires in a while. The recommended air pressure is 35 psi. The TPMS seems to read 3 psi low. If you have 30 psi in your tires, the TPMS reads 27 psi and will trigger the alert. It normally takes an on0off cycle to clear.
When you change tires, let the instller know you have the sensors on your tires. You shouldn't have a problem since most new cars have this sensors and shops are training their installers on the correct installation.
For snow tires, I would check Tire Rack.
#72 of 114 TPMS & non factory wheels
Nov 22, 2006 (9:15 am)
I picked up som non factory wheels to mount winter tires on for my 04 Quest. I found some used 17" wheels and bought a set of Michelin X-Ice from Tire Rack. Does anyone have experience on usingt the Tire pressure sensors on non factory wheels? If they will worl I found a set at an on line Nissan parts store fr $53 a piece I will buy.
All this because I cand disble the system and run snows without the contant warning!
#73 of 114 Re: TPMS & non factory wheels [calvin1962]
Nov 22, 2006 (11:26 am)
We are using 17" Maxima rims - we use the stock rims for the snows.
There's a light lit on the dash panel, but it doesn't flash.
My Subaru flashes every 4 seconds - I put a piece of black tape over it.
#74 of 114 Re: TPMS & non factory wheels [calvin1962]
Nov 22, 2006 (1:25 pm)
If you take it to a tire shop to have the tires mounted and balanced, they should be able to hook it up for you. When i got my new tires in August from tire Plus, the manager told me they were all trained to handle TPS.