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#387 of 403 Re: 2006TL [laurasdada]
Feb 11, 2010 (12:20 pm)
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 (7:05 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 (1:07 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 (9:36 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 (11:50 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 (10:26 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 (7:39 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.
#394 of 403 Re: Best Ride Quality and Lowest Noise Level Tires for TL [hotwheels69]
Mar 07, 2010 (6:39 pm)
thanks for input! I am definitely thinking of getting the Exalto's'; I have Bridgestone Serenity's on the car now but they are going to be worn out by 20k and I want to get something that is just as quiet but handles and grips the road a little bit and the Exalto's seem to be a nice balance of ride quality/handling!
yes, you are correct! tirerack doesn't list the Exalto's as tires for the TL because to their speed rating being a H rather than W but the lower speed rating will give you a little bit better ride and unless you plan on doing more than 150mph, I don't think the lower speed rating is really going to hurt you!
#395 of 403 Re: Best Ride Quality and Lowest Noise Level Tires for TL [xrunner2]
Mar 23, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Have a 2005 TL automatic, at suggestion of Tire Rack for handling , put on Semperit Z III , which have done well. Used only as summer tire tho - Brdgstn Blizzaks in winter (now coming off!). I absolutely hated the Turanza EL s that the car came with. Short life, lousy handling, awful in Ohio snow - got about 15k out of them and threw them away. The Semperits may not have the best ride quality, but they are nice and I'm happy with them...good response tires.
#396 of 403 New Tires 2008 TL Type S
Nov 27, 2010 (5:50 pm)