Last post on Dec 20, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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Acura TL, Tires, Sedan
#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)
#397 of 403 New Tires 2008 TL Type S
Nov 27, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Well I've had my 2008 Acura TL Type S for over two years, and its been a great car. I have over 41,000 miles on it and its time for new tires.
It came with Michelin Pilot MXM4's on them. They've been good overall, however they have never shined in rain or snow.
Now I can do the easy thing, and just get the same tires, however Id rather have something that is a bit better performer in wet snow conditions (and dry as well of course).
Can anyone please recommend something else aside from the stock Michelin's that will do the job? Ive heard some good things about Bridgestone, and Toyo, but what do you Acura owners have to say?
Thanks in advance!
#398 of 403 Re: New Tires 2008 TL Type S [jaguar0027]
Nov 29, 2010 (4:29 pm)
Have a 2004 TL. Put on Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S when original Bridgestones wore out. Am very pleased with these. Did this about 2.7 years ago and Tire Rack had very good customer response ratings on these tires. The originals were quiet and the Exaltos have a little bit of noise, but not objectionable.
#399 of 403 2.5 Acura TL Wheels
Dec 06, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Anyone know of or have a use for 1997 Acura 2.5TL Wheels. I bought the wheels for my Integra but the bolt pattern does not match. They are 8W-15-SW5-200 that have never been mounted. They are in like new condition. I can not find any Honda or Accura sources that can cross reference the application of these wheels to any other Honda models. I do not think the TL has its own unique lug pattern among Hondas. Any ideas welcome : mnc.onlygmail.com
#400 of 403 DAMAGED WHEEL
Dec 11, 2012 (7:38 pm)
Hit a pothole on the highway and sustained a mildly damaged wheel on the rim where it hits the tire. It is not leaking nor any vibration or other malfunctions. Does the wheel need to be replaced?