Last post on Sep 14, 2010 at 7:47 PM
You are in the Acura TSX
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Acura TSX, Tires, Sedan
#124 of 143 Re: Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up [fedlawman]
Feb 27, 2007 (11:32 am)
Sounds like a great idea, Brian. How about we keep an eye out for what looks to be a dry weekend day, then go from there? I'll keep in touch, but if you see a day that looks good for you, let me know. I have a feeling your schedule is a bit busier than mine, with the fam and all.
BTW, I wouldn't have guessed 200 miles for run-in, so I'll just take it easy for a while.
#125 of 143 Re: Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up [johnny420]
Feb 28, 2007 (4:55 pm)
Mine still have some nubbies near the shoulders - and believe me, I've tried to ground them down!
Sounds good. We'll keep in touch.
#126 of 143 Wheel Downsizing
Apr 08, 2007 (10:44 am)
Lots of discussion here about changing tires to improve the harsh ride of a TSX. Has anyone gone in whole hog and downsized to a set of 16" wheels and 205/60 - 16 all season performance tires? A smaller wheel and more sidewall rubber should make a significant improvement in comfort. If so, what tire did you choose and what were the results. Granted cornering grip will suffer, but for some of us it may be a trade off we're willing to make.
#127 of 143 Re: Tires [aquaticexplore]
Apr 19, 2007 (6:24 am)
I went the same route and replaced the Michelin OEM's with Yoko AV4S. Reasonable price and I don't actually get concerned with driving when conditions arent ideal anymore. I have no idea who decided the Pilots were good tires in anything other than ideal conditions???
#128 of 143 Re: Tires [copseyal]
Apr 19, 2007 (11:52 am)
They last a long time.
#129 of 143 Re: Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up [fedlawman]
Jun 03, 2007 (10:21 am)
I just bought a 2007 TSX with the A-spec suspension kit only. Once I drove a car with the A-spec, I was immediately sold on getting it. I am curious if anyone knows what exactly is in the A-spec suspension kit. I hear the springs are different. What about the struts, stabilizer bars, etc.?
I also opted to switch out the stock Michelins with Pirelli Zero Nero M&S 225/45/17's. Judging by this thread, there is no reason to go to find 215/50/17's or 225/50/17's. What is the rationale in going to 225/45/17? Thanks in advance for any responses.
#130 of 143 Re: Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up [constant]
Jun 03, 2007 (11:33 am)
The A-spec suspension consists of shocks and springs only. The wheels and aero kit are added to the full package (and a huge waste of money IMO).
The rationale for choosing 225/45-17 over 215/50-17 is primarily because there are so few tire choices in the OE size. Adding 225mm wide tires to your search opens up a lot more selection - especially in summer compound tires.
#131 of 143 Re: Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up [fedlawman]
Jun 03, 2007 (11:39 am)
Thanks for the information. Does the dealer need to do an alignment after the suspension kit and 225/45-17's are installed? Thanks.
#132 of 143 Re: Pirelli PZero Nero follow-up [constant]
Jun 03, 2007 (1:54 pm)
Yes. The tires have no effect, but the drop in ride height changes suspension geometry.
#133 of 143 I just bought..
Jun 11, 2010 (3:11 pm)
a certified-pre-owned 2007 TSX with 24,000 miles, and it appears to still have the original Michelin tires. I have a feeling they will wear down to the point that I will need new tires in about 6 or 9 months.
On TireRack, I see Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires for $119/each, Yokohama Avid ENVigor tires for $117 each, and BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sports for $122 each.
Any recommendations out there? The Continentals and the BF Goodrich seem to have pretty decent review ratings, but the Yokohama is a new tire and has no user reviews as of yet.