Last post on Dec 20, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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Acura TL, Tires, Sedan
#364 of 403 Re: Tire pressure? [new2cars]
Dec 04, 2009 (8:33 pm)
well Acura recommends, and it says this on a label on the inside well of the driver front door when you open it, that the fronts should have 33 psi and the should have 32 psi; I keep all my cars slightly above recommended so I've been keeping the fronts at 34 psi and the rears at 33 psi
anything more then this and the ride really begins to get choppy, at least too choppy for my taste!
actually, you didn't mention what TL you have, I have a 08 base TL with 17inch wheels; not sure what the 4th generation TL tire pressures are supposed to be and if you have a type-s the pressure is different then what I quoted
#365 of 403 Re: Tire pressure? [new2cars]
Dec 07, 2009 (3:19 pm)
tire pressure is supposed to change based on temperature so the changes you are seeing are normal. Fill the tire while it is cold (not right after driving) to the numbers on the car placard.
#366 of 403 Re: 07 TLS MICHELINS [gbosil]
Dec 15, 2009 (10:54 am)
I also put on Michelin Pilot Exalto on my 04 TL in April, 2008 and am very satisfied. These tires were top rated in a Consumer Reports issue.
#367 of 403 Re: Tires Worn out at 25k [smarty666]
Dec 16, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I think Bridgestone all season tires suck on any car. The only good tire Bridgestone makes are the Blizzak Winter Tires. That's it.
I had Bridgestones all seasons on 2 of my vehicles and they were very slippery on the road for both vehicles.
I think Michelins are also slick on wet roads and are overrated.
The only all season tire I have had good luck with are Toyos & Yokahamas.
#368 of 403 Re: Tires Worn out at 25k [jspagna1]
Dec 18, 2009 (4:28 pm)
agreed, I've never had any good luck with Bridgestone tires on a sedan before, but I have had good luck with them on the SUVs I have
In regards to traction and handling I too have found Yokies to be very good in those regards!
#369 of 403 Re: Tires Worn out at 25k [smarty666]
Dec 22, 2009 (11:35 am)
I never buy tires without checking out the consumer survey at http://tirerack.com.
#370 of 403 08 Base TL Tire Recommendations
Dec 28, 2009 (3:44 pm)
Hi all, in a few thousand miles I am going to have to replace my Bridgestone Serenity Tires due to uneven treadwear; I am looking to replace them with a tire that has excellent ride quality and lowest noise levels because that is the most important qualities in a tire to me
I've heard that the Michelin Exalto, Michelin Pilot A/S Plus, and Pirelli PZero Nero All Seasons are the best in ride quality and noise level but before I get any tires I wanted to hear from others what they think are best for giving the best ride quality and lowest noise level? I've also read good things thus far on tirerack.com for the continental extremeprocontact DWS's
Look forward to your opinions and suggestions!!!!
#371 of 403 Tires on TL Tech?
Jan 01, 2010 (10:10 am)
Bought a TL Tech that comes with Michelin HXMX4's.
Took the car through a pretty extensive test drive before buying, and the tires seemed quiet and offered a nice ride? BTW, that is more important to us than performance-type handling. Don't like to feel bumps, as I have some back problems.
After reading other posts, it seems like there are some issues with this tire?
If I was convinced that there is a better tire for my preferences, I would buy them right away and sell the OEM's.
Wet/snow traction is not a big deal as I have another vehicle that will handle that, but we want a safe tire that will get us through the stuff if needed.
With smooth ride and quiteness in mind, what is the best you all have tried?
#372 of 403 Re: Tire pressure? [new2cars]
Jan 03, 2010 (9:51 am)
Check on the label inside your driver's side door frame. My 2005 TL says the ideal tire pressure is 32 psi. I too have the same issue with varying psi (we live in Minnesota...was 25 below last night; though the car is parked inside). The other day I adjusted the pressure in all of them to 32 psi (cold). The next day I took it in for an oil change and the guy said they were all reading between 40 and 42! He said the pressure can usually vary by 7-9 psi. I told him to leave the tires alone, assuming they'd settle back down to 32-ish again.
#373 of 403 Re: Tires on TL Tech? [gitnby]
Jan 03, 2010 (9:54 am)
I've had some tire issues w/the TL, but I've never questioned their "safety" aspects. If you tested the car thoroughly in advance, and you're happy w/the tires today, I would not take the (likely) $500 to $1,000 hit by buying a new set of tires. You aren't going to get much for your used tires. Just keep riding on the OEM tires until (if?) they give you some sort of issue that would prompt you to dispose of the tire.
On the other hand, if you have money to burn - thank you in advance for helping us out of this recession!