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Infiniti G35, Tires, Coupe, Sedan
#2 of 355 Tires
May 20, 2006 (12:26 pm)
Have a G35 Sedan 2003 and it is time to replace the two back tires. The Bridgestones that are OEM are a bit pricey. Was wondering 1) if anyone could suggest some good tires at a better price. Current price is $190.00 *ugh* 2) If I can have a different brand on the back than what is on the front?
#3 of 355 Re: Tires [lra]
May 20, 2006 (3:36 pm)
Go for the Avon 550 A/S from tirerack.com They are a fraction of the price and are great for rain. I got them for my car after changing the OEM Goodyear crappy tires twice. The dealer paid for them due to a defective flaw with the factory rims.
#4 of 355 Re: Tires [bocatrip]
Jun 07, 2006 (6:07 pm)
My RS-A's have 21,500 miles on them and need to be replaced. My local (Mavis Discount Tire) guy suggested Cooper Zeon Sport A/S high perfomance tires 129.00 each. They're supposedly quieter than the Goodyears and have a treadwear rating of 400, vs. the 260 of the Goodyears. I'm probably going to give them a shot.
I've known the guy for years, and trust his judgement and experience. He would gladly sell me the Goodyears 180.00 each, but said that the Coopers were better based on customer feedback. He also suggested against going to another size tire (as did a Tire Rack rep) as that could screw up the VDC. I really do not want to get into "magazine" tires.
Has anybody else tried these tires?
#5 of 355 Re: Tires [joeshan]
Jun 08, 2006 (4:31 am)
I don't have experience with that particular Cooper tire, but a few of my friends run Coopers and swear by them. Sounds like they're worth a try.
#8 of 355 Re: Tires [lra]
Jul 23, 2006 (4:34 am)
I replaced my 03 Sedan Goodyears with the Avon M550AS. The Goodyears were quiet, nice riding tires (I'm in Atlanta, with good road surfaces) but terrible grip in wet weather. The Avons are a great value, I have 15,000 miles on them now. They have great traction, I think better wet than dry. I upsized to P235/50 17 size, does not change speedometer reading and look better I think. However, they make more noise than the Goodyears, with 15,000 they growl a bit more than I like, but that may not bother you. I'd expect about 30,000 to 35,000 miles before I need a new set. I entertained the Goodyear F1's, they have good reviews on Tire Rack. I hear the Michelins Pilot sports are great but make a lot of noise and I don't like the noise.
Jun 08, 2006 (12:10 pm)
Thanks. I'm probably going to go for them. If for no other reason, Cooper is HQ'd in Findlay, OH-my wife grew up two towns away
#10 of 355 Re: Tires [joeshan]
Jun 14, 2006 (12:17 pm)
Well, I got the Coopers. I also got an alignment-it turns out the front was a little out of whack.
The tires are okay. They are quieter than the RS-A's. Turn in doesn't seem to be as sharp, but otherwise they seem to be comparable regarding handling. I've only had them since Saturday; we'll see about the wet weather handling as it's going to rain tonight. I'll be driving to OH in a couple of weeks; I'll see how they are on the road.