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You are in the Acura TL
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Acura TL, Sedan
#339 of 620 Re: Wheels [frisconick]
Jan 22, 2007 (11:20 am)
I got 19,000 miles out of my TL 6-speed "HPT" tires - Bridgestone Potenzas (not tourenzas). They were rotated at least 3 times. I could have pushed them a little further, but their wet traction was horrible.
By comparison, I traded a 2002 Honda S2000 with "W" rated tires in at 19,000 miles and they had at least 3-5k left on the rears, 5-10k on the fronts. And my current 911S, with 295/19/30 series rear tires looks better at 12.8k miles than the TL's did.
I sincerely believe that (very) high performance tires for a FWD Acura TL are a waste of money. The suspension isn't that high performance and the 60/40 weight imbalance certainly isn't. A good set of V or even H rated tires would be more than 95% of what anyone could get out of the car, if they are insane enough to take one to a track. It's a great "sporty" sedan, but it's not a sports car. It's certainly a lot closer to my former Nissan Maxima SE that could eek 50-55k miles out of "V" rated Goodyear Eagles .
#340 of 620 Re: Wheels [habitat1]
Jan 22, 2007 (11:22 am)
Thanks hab. I agree it's not a sports car, it's a sporty, fairly big sedan. The TL does't look big, but is slightly bigger than a Camry.
#341 of 620 Re: Wheels [frisconick]
Jan 23, 2007 (10:23 pm)
"...but is slightly bigger than a Camry."
Is it? I didn't think it was.
#342 of 620 Re: Wheels [bodble2]
Jan 24, 2007 (8:32 am)
I didn't either untill I looked up the specs, and it's much heavier than Camry too.