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Acura TL, Tires, Sedan
#384 of 403 Re: Rough Ride? [smarty666]
Jan 07, 2010 (7:31 am)
For 2010, you can now get 18" wheels as an option on the base car.
#385 of 403 Re: Rough Ride? [billyperks2]
Jan 07, 2010 (7:52 am)
Theoretically, 17" wheels should offer a softer ride than 18" since the 18"'s are 245/45 and the 17"'s are 245/50, which means that the sidewall is 5% smaller on the 18's.
Still a bit disappointed in the ride.
Maybe warmer weather will help? Or "breaking in" of the suspension?
#386 of 403 Re: Tire pressure? [mikey38]
Jan 11, 2010 (2:38 pm)
Thanks, everyone! I have a 2007 TL and I can't seem to get the tire presssure at the recommended psi's. I took my car to Discount Tire and I told them specifically to use the psi's on the label inside my door jam and now my tires are at 37/38 except for the back rear which reaches 39/40! Yikes, that just too high for me. I think I'm taking my car in again because the ride gets a little too bumpy!
I'm a little annoyed...
#387 of 403 Re: 2006TL [laurasdada]
Feb 11, 2010 (11:20 am)
We have a 2004 TL but with a 6 speed manual and the std. Bridgestone Turanza tires. While the snowfall in the D.C. does not compare to our lives in Michigan, I have found the TL with the above tires to be excellent driving in all weather - hot, rain and snow but not deep snow. Our car now has 51,000 miles on it and will soon have the front tires replaced again with the Bridgestones. I have had Other Bridgestones on our 2001 Honda Accord and on our 1999 Dodge Dakota PU 4x4 with manual also and did get 30,000 miles or so with both car and truck. However, I tend to drive the TL a bit harder but not reckless as it is a fun car to drive esp with the manual transmission and Brembo brakes - squealing aside, and the tighter setup. Not sure of the earlier weritten thoughts on Bridgestone but I have had Michelin and Goodyear tires in early years both Corvette and another Dodge with less satisfaction. For myself I'll stick with the Bridgestones and Acura service.
#388 of 403 Re: Rough Ride? [gitnby]
Feb 12, 2010 (6:05 am)
Not true. I have a 2007 TLS and stock tire size is 235-45-17.
#389 of 403 Re: Rough Ride? [gbosil]
Feb 12, 2010 (12:07 pm)
wow really, I thought the type-s came standard with18inchers in 07 and 08; thanks for info, I didn't know they came in 17 inch!!
#390 of 403 Best Ride Quality and Lowest Noise Level Tires for TL
Feb 28, 2010 (8:36 am)
Hey all, in roughly two months at about 20k miles I'm going to need to get new tires for my TL; my serenity's are just about shot, mostly due to a 4k mis-alignment that caused uneven wear and I want to get a tire that gives the best ride quality and lowest noise level for the TL; I've done extensive research on here, edmunds, CR, and tirerack and have narrowed down the top contenders to the following choices! which one of these do you recommend??
Grand Touring: Kumho Escta LX Platinum
High Performance: Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
Ultra High Performance: Pirelli PZero Nero All Seasons
Continental DWSs (if long term updates proves they last!)
#391 of 403 Re: Best Ride Quality and Lowest Noise Level Tires for TL [smarty666]
Feb 28, 2010 (10:50 am)
My experience with tires for a 2004 TL:
Original Bridgstone Turanza's- Very good handling, VERY harsh ride, short tread life (27K)
Yokohama Avid W4S - Economical, good ride, good handling, low tread life (30K) due to cupping, probably caused by not rotating soon enough or one wheel that was slightly out of alignment. fairly quit until cupping occurred then very noisy.
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - Quiet, very good handling, smooth ride, tread life appears to be very good so far (32K), good in snow (Colorado). May cause slight drop in MPG. This is BEST tire for my TL to this point.
#392 of 403 Re: Best Ride Quality and Lowest Noise Level Tires for TL [smarty666]
Mar 01, 2010 (9:26 am)
Had Bridgestone Turanza EL42 on 2004 TL. Put on Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S on car in April, 2008 and am satisfied. There is a small amount of road noise on these Pilots that the Bridgestones did not have. Handling is pretty good. Believe that the Bridgestones were a tad more comfortable than the Pilots. But, with size 235/45-17, comfort takes a back seat to handling.
#393 of 403 Re: Best Ride Quality and Lowest Noise Level Tires for TL [smarty666]
Mar 07, 2010 (6:39 am)
Mine is a 2006 standard. I am on my third set of tires which are the best so far.
The original Bridgestones were ok but were worn out at 25K. I change to Goodyear Eagles which road horribly, had bad traction and were worn out completely at 25k.
My third set is Michelin pilot exalto that are still good at 40K. They are lower speed rated but traction is great and the ride is a little smoother. You might not see these as a fit on sites like tire rack because they have a lower speed rating than original equipment. When I replace these, I will replace with the same tire. Very Satisfactory Tire.