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Acura TSX, Tires, Sedan
#104 of 143 Re: Tires [copseyal]
Aug 17, 2006 (7:21 am)
If you mean less than ideal condition is slippery/wet road, go for bridgestone S03 or Dunlop SP9000. Dunlop has a better wear.
Aug 17, 2006 (7:48 am)
Has any one tried Falken Azenis ST-115, Falken Ziex ZE-512, or Falken FK-452 Tires? I was thinking about these for my 06 TSX next spring/summer.
#106 of 143 Re: Tires [wai]
Aug 24, 2006 (7:54 am)
For performance and slippery/wet conditions (live in the NorthEast) has anyone tried Goodyear Eagle Response Edge tires? Had Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires on my 1998 VW Passat, but this tire is not made in the size for the TSX 215-50-17. I really liked these tires. Someone recommended Eagle Response Edge tires as close to having the same characteristics as the Assurance TripleTreds.
Aug 28, 2006 (9:24 am)
Replaced the OEM tires at 2k miles with Yoko Avid V4S Discount Tire (received $50/tire trade in on OEMs) in order to maintain max safety in the NW as well as maintain the recommended/"required" XL rating. The difference in traction, handling and overall confidence was night and day, and, with 13k miles on the tires, I still cannot recommend them enough for people that want or need all-season tires.
Aug 31, 2006 (8:56 pm)
I put the same tires (Yoko Avid V4S) on my tsx this summer and really like them. Got them at tirerack for 110 or so.
#109 of 143 replacing only front tires?
Nov 09, 2006 (1:00 pm)
I recently bought a tsx (been 3 months) and the acura service guy now tells me the front tires are pretty much gone. I haven't taken the car to any other place to check but has anyone replaced only the front tires? If I do have to replace only the front tires (which seems very likely when I looked at the tires ), can I put on tires of a different brand or do I have to stick to the same brand as the rear ones? Btw, is there a way to check the condition of the tires myself?
appreciate all the help folks!
#110 of 143 Re: replacing only front tires? [isk79]
Nov 09, 2006 (4:57 pm)
I would replace all four, and go with something other than the stock hockey puck Michelins that came with the car. I find it unbelievable that the fronts are gone after 3 months. Was the car used when you bought it?
If so, I'd start new with four tires, and put them on a 6-8K rotation cycle. You do not have to go with the OEM tires if you don't want to, there are better, cheaper alternatives out there (see the post above yours). If the car is new, I'd try to get it done under warranty.
Checking tires involves maintaining air pressure on a regular basis (buy yourself a good tire gauge), and visually inspecting the tires for cuts and any other damage periodically. It's very easy.
FWIW, I have 20K on my OEMS, and I hammer them on a regular basis, and they are showing no significant signs of wear, at least no more than you'd expect at 20K miles. 3 months on new tires is ridiculous.
#111 of 143 Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up
Nov 11, 2006 (10:20 pm)
I've got about 2000 miles on my Pirelli's now and I thought I'd pass along my impressions now that I've got some wet weather miles with them.
They grip like very good all-seasons on dry pavement. In other words, they turn in very crisply and feel like a top notch summer tire below 8/10ths, but definitely do not have the ultimate grip of a dedicated summer tire during hard cornering on dry roads.
In the wet, they are very confidence inspiring, and I'm now glad I didn't choose summer tires (it rains at least half the year here in Seattle).
Bottom line? If I lived in CA or a warm climate, I'd put proper summer tires on. If I lived in the snow belt, I'd have two sets of wheels (one dedicated summer and one dedicated winter/snow). For the Pacific Northwest, the Pirelli PZero's are the perfect compromise for most drivers.
#113 of 143 Re: Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up [isk79]
Nov 13, 2006 (7:36 pm)
If you're going to replace the tires anyway, I'd take a hard look at the PZero Nero M&S's. They're cheaper than the OEM Michelins, I saw them at the Tirerack for $118 ea, and they're far superior performance-wise.
Fedlawman was nice enough to do all the dirty work by testing them (thanks, Brian ), so I'd give them a shot if I was in your shoes.
I have almost 20K miles on my OEM's, and they only get louder and noisier as they age. The grip pretty much stinks too. I'll be looking at the Pirellis myself soon.
Just my $.02 worth on the matter.