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Acura TSX, Tires, Sedan
#94 of 143 Re: Replacement tires [jogee]
May 28, 2006 (4:23 pm)
"Somebody took my TSX and left me a different one!
Congrats on the tires jogee, I'm glad you're pleased with them.
Now go have fun with your TSX and scrub those Pirelli's down to the wear bars like god intended!
#95 of 143 Re: Replacement tires [jogee]
Jun 17, 2006 (6:58 am)
"Somebody took my TSX and left me a different one! At least that's what it feels like. It's not the same vehicle with Pirelli's."
Thought you'd be interested - I finally broke down and bought a set of Pirelli PZero Nero M+S (215/40-17) tires yesterday.
I went in to get one of my Nitto's plugged (I caught a nail last Sunday) and saw that the tread was separating on two of the tires. As luck would have it, there was a fellow BMWCCA member at the store having the same Pirelli's (although much wider!) installed on his E46 M3.
We talked about our tire research for about 30 minutes and discussed my indecision about getting all-season vs. summer only tires for my M. Based on everything I've read about the Pirelli's, I decided to give them a try.
They had to order the tires, so they won't be installed until next Wednesday or so. They offered to let me store my 17" wheels with them, so I put my 15's back on to get through this weekend.
I'll report back next week.
#96 of 143 Re: Replacement tires [fedlawman]
Jun 17, 2006 (12:37 pm)
Congrats on the Pirelli's! I think you'll be pleased with them.
After about 1500 miles on my new set I've been reasonably pleased. The performance and ride is much better. Unfortunately, my gas mileage appears to have dropped about 2 mpg. Not surprising, given that the tires are slightly wider and have more "grip". It couldn't possibly be that I'm driving more aggressively since I got the new tires, could it?
#97 of 143 Replace tires
May 28, 2006 (2:25 am)
I am looking into replacing my TSX tires and notice that I may need to go with tires that are XL (extra load) only. Does anyone know if there will be any problems if I use SL (standard load)tires instead? I really want to get P-zero Ner M+S.
#98 of 143 Re: Replace tires [il4e]
May 30, 2006 (11:59 am)
See post #4717 and associate replies. I just put a set of Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S P225/45ZR-17 91W B on my TSX. No problems at all.
So where did you get the info that you need XL's?
#99 of 143 Re: Replace tires [jogee]
Jun 18, 2006 (9:25 pm)
How are you enjoying your P-Aero Nero M+S tires? I read in the manual that you should replace your tires with equal or better rating in speed and load. The OEM tires are V-rated and 93W XL. I called Acura and Tireracks abd they both said they don't recommend anything below those ratings. But I also notice in Australia, the TSX has 225/45/17 and load rating of 91W only.
#100 of 143 Re: Replace tires [il4e]
Jun 20, 2006 (8:00 am)
A load rating of 93 equals 1433 lbs max load for that tire. A 91 equals a max load of 1356.
Since the TSX weighs 3250 lbs, either load rating is more than enough for the TSX.
#101 of 143 Re: Replace tires [il4e]
Jun 21, 2006 (9:47 pm)
Agree with fedlawman, there can't be any issues with the load rating of the tires. I should be able to haul around 4 large adults without any problems.
As for the speed rating, how can your beat a Z (149mph+)?
I couldn't be happier with the tires. Handling, ride, and noise are great.
Aug 16, 2006 (6:18 pm)
Looking to replace the Michelin Pilot's on my 2004 TSX with something that will give me decent performance, but also better traction in less than ideal conditions. Any recommendations for a decent tire or two? Nothin crazy price wise, but something worthwhile? Thanks.
Aug 16, 2006 (7:26 pm)
Look at the BF Goodrich Traction TA. Great Tire, reasonable price.