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Acura TL, Tires, Sedan
#241 of 403 Re: common tires and brakes conditions ... [jefh]
Sep 06, 2007 (3:33 am)
Brake life can vary tremendously, as I learned yesterday. Our 2005 MDX at 37,000 miles, needed new pads around and needed to have the rotors refinished at a total cost of $750. That's about $350 more than I've spent in 155k miles on barkes for my 1995 Maxima. It needed new front pads at 90,000 miles and at 150,000 miles and new rears at 120,000 miles. The rotors have never been touched.
I had the Acura service manager confess that Acura is only "average" when it comes to brake life and performance (with the exception of the "excellent" Brembo brakes that came on my 2004 TL).
As for tires, I've said this before. A "W" rated tire on a FWD TL (even the 6-speed manual, "S" model) is absurd overkill. If you drive the car hard enough to claim to need that kind of tire, you better have a big life insurance policy. In vigorous driving, the 60/40 weight imbalance and front heavy "plowing" through corners will wear the "W" rated tires faster on a TL than on my 911S, which happens to be capable of 182 and 1.01g's, not that I'll ever test either.
You would do just fine with V rated tires. That old Maxima of mine got through 155,000 miles with H rated tires on 15" wheels and (thanks partly to a 500 lb lighter curb weight), handles nearly as well as my 2004 TL 6-speed with the firmer suspension on the original W-rated HPT tires.
Sep 07, 2007 (9:01 am)
I'm looking to purchase a pair of wheels for 2007 TL TypeS. Mine got stolen and I need a replacement ASAP. If anybody knows where I can get a pair (could be used) please let me know. I spend all day calling all the shops and junk yards with no luck.
#243 of 403 Re: 2007 type S [pashanyc]
Sep 07, 2007 (12:13 pm)
Sorry to hear about that. I was thinking of place locking lug nuts on my wheels and now I'm going to.
Most Acura dealers carry wheels for the Type S. Finding a wheel to cover the Brembo brakes is a real mission. I purchased the chrome look-alike wheels from Acura for $475 per wheel. They're made for the car so not only do they look nice, they give a good ride.
Try this message board as there has been plenty of discussion about wheels for the Type S TL.
#244 of 403 Re: common tires and brakes conditions ... [jefh]
Sep 08, 2007 (8:53 pm)
i just replaced the tires on my 05 today. i'm also on my 3rd set of front brake pads. it's my understanding that 30,000 is common for the tl tires. the brakes were free both times. The first set were "prematurely worn." I went to have the second set replaced and there was actually a service bulletin at the dealer because there was a bad batch of brake pads installed on many tls. Lucky that yours are still intact. I replaced my tires with four dunlop sp9000. they feel strange day one, very good dry handling, but a bit harder ride. I have been riding on a spare for over two weeks so my judgement may be off.
#245 of 403 Re: common tires and brakes conditions ... [jmboerner]
Sep 08, 2007 (9:41 pm)
thanks for the comments from jmboerner and habitat1. But I'm still wondering if there's any possible structural issue (such as chassis and/or axle) with my TL, since only the inner rims of all 4 tires are bald whereas everywhere else is still good ( at least 5/32 left ). Do you see the same when you replace your tires?
I'm going to keep driving it for a while and do it all together the 37500 service. I might be opt for YK520 from Yokohama, specially made for America's tires, because of high user rating, 520AA UTQG and VR speed rating.
#246 of 403 Re: common tires and brakes conditions ... [jefh]
Sep 10, 2007 (3:04 am)
I replaced my "high performance" tires a little early at 18,000 miles, but as I recall, the wear pattern was even accross the tire. You may indeed have some sort of error in the adjustments causing the excessive inner wear.
#247 of 403 Re: 2007 type S [pashanyc]
Sep 10, 2007 (5:44 pm)
I see a few for sale on Ebay- check there
Sep 15, 2007 (7:48 pm)
Acura are selling rims and winter tyres up here in Canada for the type s;
Blizacks and rims $1450
Michelin X ice and rims $1625
Price includes TPMS, tyre mounting and tax
Anyone got any preference between those 2 tyres?
#249 of 403 Bad tires on my Acura TL 2006
Nov 27, 2007 (7:31 am)
Iam expeiencing balding on my 2 front tires
after 14000 miles the dealer acura and michelin is giving me the run around how should i frame a letter to acura and to whom should i send it too
#250 of 403 Re: Bad tires on my Acura TL 2006 [esmondw]
Nov 27, 2007 (8:13 am)
Rotating the tires on my TL was the key to getting the most mileage out of them (michelins). Still, I think the most I got was 20k. The car eats tires. Some people have had good luck w/ other brands. Search the TL forum for "replacement tires". I don't believe the oem tires have a warranty on them, so michelin probably won't be sympathetic.