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Infiniti G35, Tires, Coupe, Sedan
#329 of 355 Wheels & tires upgrade
Nov 10, 2011 (7:48 am)
I have a 2007 G35 coupe with standard 17 inches wheels and 225/50/17 (front) and 235/50/17 (rear) tires. I purchased a set of used 18 inches Infiniti wheels, is it safe to mount 225/50/18 (front) and 235/50/18 (rear) tires on it? Appreciate any assistance.
#330 of 355 Hankook tires
Dec 17, 2011 (10:19 am)
I have a 2006 G35x. My OEM Eagle tires were wearing out as they had over 37,000 miles on them. When I went to replace them at the dealer I was told that Goodyear no longer made them. I elected to go with Hankook Ventus. These are the worse tires ever made. They are clearly inferior to the OEM tires. They give a harsher ride and don't grip as well as the Eagles. Winter is coming and I am dreading how these tires will handle on ice and snow. If I could return them right now I would. Hankook spends a lot on advertising so they can push an inferior product. All Infiniti has done is lose me as a customer when I purchase a new car in the future. Tires are one of the most important things when it comes to a driving experience. I spent nearly six hundred dollars and I don't have the money to dump these tires.
#331 of 355 Re: Hankook tires [vpking1]
Dec 17, 2011 (1:43 pm)
vpking.......I think you are celebrating the holidays a bit too much. You have a 6 model year old Infinity. Depending upon the build date, your Infinity could be 7 years old.
You expect to be able to buy the exact same tire as what came on the vehicle OEM from the factory? Then YOU CHOOSE to switch tire brand. And then YOU CHOOSE to blame Infinity when you don't like the outcome?!?!?
You were not forced to buy your tires from your Infinity dealer just as you were not compelled to blindly accept their recommendation for a replacement tire brand and model.
There are plenty of people who find the Hankooks fulfill both their needs and expectations on a G35X, at a particular price point. You didn't do your homework. If you want to blame someone, take a good look in the mirror.
Tire choice isn't black and white due to driving preference, and there is no such thing as a tire that does everything better, regardless of price.
#332 of 355 Re: Hankook tires [pscheid]
Dec 18, 2011 (5:50 am)
I am also puzzled by blaming Infinity for poor performing replacement tires. I can understand not being happy with the choice, but clearly it was the dealer who recommended them, not Infinity.
#333 of 355 Re: Hankook tires [capriracer]
Dec 18, 2011 (6:47 am)
capri........even the dealer is not to blame here. A dealer will have a quality replacement tire available for a customer. They have to have something available for a wider range of customers because they service (a variety of) cars soup to nuts; but they certainly cannot carry a wide choice in-house. And they don't want to be in the tire business.
If they have a tire dealer close by, they may be able to do a credible job servicing a broader set of customer performance expectations, but not nearly as good as a tire dealer.
My tire preferences are far different now than when I was younger. Back then, I was into ultra high performance Z-Y-W rated, grippier tires. I did not mind a harsher ride, a noisier tire, longevity, or (so much) one with better poor weather performance. My preference today is the direct opposite.
When the OEM Michelin Pilot Summer tires that came on my G35 Coupe were cooked, I went in the opposite direction with an all-weather tire that ranked near the top in poor weather performance, followed by a more compliant ride and a lower noise factor. I also did not want to spend over $1,000 for replacement tires. I bought a set of the Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position tires and am VERY happy with them. But I did the reaearch.
But these are MY driving preferences and my price point preferences, not someone else's.
The Bridgestones will not rate near the top in dry weather performance versus a Summer tire, but they do everything quite well (compromise). If I want to revert to the days when I took exit ramps at 60MPH (in dry weather), I'll go back to a Summer tire.
As it pertains to price, I would assume a car dealer would be the highest priced alternative for a tire I could get a whole lot cheaper down the street.
#334 of 355 Re: Hankook tires [pscheid]
Dec 19, 2011 (9:28 am)
Why shouldn't he be pissed at the dealer if he went to the dealer and they sold him something unsatisfactory. They are a luxury car dealer and should be recommending comparable products. I agree there are pleny of places to compare tires for your car like tire rack. I replaced the goodyears on my 2008 g35x 36k with new michelins primacy mxv4's when they wore out because the goodyears were too noisy, but they were 875 dollars. I would think if the dealer recommends a tire it would be comparable to the oems it came with.
#335 of 355 Re: Hankook tires [rhard49]
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 19, 2011 (10:46 am)
There are two key facts here that make me suspect the dealership is not at fault:
"I elected to go with Hankook Ventus."
Elected. With so many tire choices available, it is impossible for the sales personnel to know which type of tire is going to appeal to an individual consumer. Some offer firmer/stiffer ride, some are better for traction, some better handling, quieter ride, etc. It is up to the consumer to communicate what he/she finds appealing in a tire. My guess is that in this case, it was price:
"I spent nearly six hundred dollars..."
Those are pretty cheap tires. When I replaced my G35 tires nearly 5 years ago, I spent $750, and I knew at the time that I was getting decent, but not top-of-the-line, tires.
#336 of 355 Re: Hankook tires [kirstie_h]
Dec 19, 2011 (11:45 am)
The Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS Pole Position tires I bought 3 years ago came to $800, just for the tires.
I don't mean to be disrespectful to the original poster, but his frustration is grossly misplaced. He owns the greatest responsibility in this matter.
#337 of 355 Re: need recommendation for tires for 2007 G35X in Chicago [em_ge]
Jan 11, 2012 (6:01 pm)
I also need new tires but at 30k, same car. Dealer recommends new ones - please keep us posted on what you get
#338 of 355 Re: need recommendation for tires for 2007 G35X in Chicago [sweendogy]
Jan 12, 2012 (12:11 pm)
7k miles on the michelin primacy mxv4 I put on my 2008 G35X and I love em much quieter and it is alledgedly a 60k mile tire.