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Acura TL, Tires, Sedan
May 29, 2006 (2:04 pm)
Good day. Regarding the Acura TL, ive heard in the past by the message board that the tires arent too great with regard to traction in the snow , is that true??
What type of stock tires do they use?? Are they still using the Bridgestones?? If so Are those tires not too great???
#3 of 403 Re: 2006TL [newcarman]
May 29, 2006 (2:53 pm)
'05 TL with Bridgestone Turanza EL42 tires. Very poor in the snow. Traction electronics, snow driving experience, common sense and luck have gotten me through two Boston area winters without incident! If the TL was to be the family ski car, I'd get snows in a heartbeat (probably should anyway...). I plan to replace 'em with better snow rated all-season's this fall.
#4 of 403 Re: 2006TL [newcarman]
May 29, 2006 (4:45 pm)
far as I know, the non-navi tl's come with the bridgestone's. The navi ones come with Michellin's, same ones I had on my Volvo S80, they were decent in the snow. I don't know why there's the difference between navi and non-navi tires, doesn't make sense.
May 29, 2006 (5:52 pm)
That's right. The TL without NAVI has the Bridgestone tires; the TL with NAVI has the Michelins. That's just how they're equipped.
I don't imagine either one is particularly good in snow. They are wide (235) performance tires, not meant for snow. Even though it's a front drive car, I'd use snow tires in the winter if you often drive in snow.
#6 of 403 How are these things in the snow?
Jul 25, 2006 (1:14 pm)
Any experiences with snow/sleet/ice using the stock all-weather tires? CT can be an extremely unforgiving state during the winter months.
#7 of 403 Re: How are these things in the snow? [ct_driver1]
Jul 25, 2006 (1:30 pm)
The stock tires are real bad in wet weather IMO. We had some rains last week in midwest and the car was slipping like carzy. I am thinking of changing tires soon..
#8 of 403 Re: How are these things in the snow? [ct_driver1]
Jul 25, 2006 (1:32 pm)
That all depends on whether you have the Bridgestones or Michelins (both are stock). If it's the Bridgestones, look out. They perform poorly in the snow IMHO. Check out tirerack.com for ratings and reviews.
I don't know how the Michelins are.
#9 of 403 Re: How are these things in the snow? [ct_driver1]
Jul 25, 2006 (8:27 pm)
Former Southern CT resident here, now south of Boston. As previously stated, the Bridgestone Turanza EL42 tires are very poor in the snow. Combo of wide footprint and just not a good snow-tire. Two winters have made me look forward to replacing them when their time comes.
I've never gotten stuck (although getting out of my mildly steep driveway sometimes has taken a bit of time) and no accidents or near accidents but that is because I am always aware of the (lack of) snow grip of the Bridgestones. The traction control helps unless, of course, there is no traction! Not to mention ABS, snow driving experience and luck...
Good luck, stay alert and keep your distnace in the white stuff!
#10 of 403 Re: How are these things in the snow? [ct_driver1]
Jul 26, 2006 (4:03 pm)
I had the stock Michelins on my '05 Navi. They were great tires for summer, but in rain or snow....forget it. Because I have kids I had to put on all-seasons. I didnt lose anything in the handling department and they handle much better in the rain. I can't speak for the stock bridgestones though. If you have the michelins and live in a "snowy" climate, change 'em out or get a seperate set of rims and tires.