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#2 of 42 Tire matters
May 17, 2006 (7:02 pm)
The original Goodyears on my 3.6 2004 CTS are about ready for replacement at 23,000 miles. I was very happy with the Yokohama Avids I had on my wife's Buick. They looked almost new after about 25,000 miles so I'm considering them for the CTS. I've heard the only tire that "looks right" on the car is the Goodyear. I want a quiet ride and performance capability as well. Anyone riding on Avids? Happy with some other brand? Appreciate any response.
#3 of 42 Re: Tire matters [luxosport]
May 21, 2006 (7:00 am)
Check my past posts/replies on tires for the CTS. I am very happy with the replacement tires on my '03 CTS - they are not Goodyear.
#4 of 42 Re: Tire matters [luxosport]
May 22, 2006 (10:33 pm)
I know one thing. I will not be replacing mine with Goodyears. As with you, they came on the car. I now have 22,000 miles on them and, unfortunately, they have plenty of tread left. They roar like the sound of a bad bearing.
#5 of 42 Re: Tire matters [luxosport]
Jun 08, 2006 (1:27 pm)
I bought an "04" CTS for my wife with 11000 on it. It was owned by an 85 year old lady, I knew her and it wasn't driven on Sundays at the local strip. When I test drove it, it noticed that the tires appeared to be cupped. Sure enough they were. I complained to the dealer and we came to an agreement on price, if they did something about the tires. Well their service dept. said they needed to be rotated. Bull. I took the car to a Goodyear Dealer, who got me a deal. Goodyear replaced all four tires, no charge. I rotated every 5500 miles. The Goodyear Dealer, realigned the car when the tires were installed. They checked the alignment again at the first rotation, because of cupping. Second rotation, cupping getting worse. Goodyear checked with local Cadillac Dealer and found that there was a sevice bulletin on this and the Camber and Toe should be Zero. Goodyear stood behind the tires and replaced them with a new set of Touring Performance Tires.
Before replacing the second time I had the Cadillac Dealer do an alignment on the car to current spec's. They are close but not dead nuts. They won't tell me what the allowable tolerance is. They won't realign and reset it closer. They say it is closed enough. So who buys the next set of tires? Cadillac Customer Service says it should be realined at no cost to me. Dealer is refusing. This could get interesting.
#6 of 42 Re: Tire matters [supersmith]
Jun 13, 2006 (11:03 am)
Supersmith, Right On. My 03 has exactly the same problems. Original Goodyears feathered (stairstepped front to rear on each tread element) and very noisy at 15K. Bal, rotated, aligned every 5K. Dealer verified correct alignment. Goodyear replaced tires. Another 15K later, bal, rotated and aligned every 3K, same result (feathering and howling). No dealer or tire dealer recommendations. Aligned closer to zero tolerance. Bought Bridgestone G 009s (directional tread). At another 20K (50K total), tires are starting to show some feathering and some noise, but not as bad. Rotated only front to rear due to directional tread. Everybody shakes their head in befuddlement and no recommendations. Caddilac dealers say 05 and 06s not bothered but alignment specs are almost identical. Any suggestions? Would demounting and swapping sides help as the inside does not seem as severe as the outside?
#7 of 42 Re: Tire matters [lesstl1]
Jun 16, 2006 (2:49 am)
I have an '05 CTS. This is the first Cadillac that I have owned. I am accustomed to rotating tires at 15,000 on a rear wheel drive car and 10,000 on a front wheel drive. Big mistake on the CTS. I did not know that the recommended rotation is 5,000. The tires are very noisy with a roar. It is very irritating. I was hoping that when I did replace the tires and keep them rotated, as recommended, that I would not have that problem. After reading this, maybe not. The service supervisor at the Cadillac dealer told me that it had a very aggresive suspension. He said the car is really a race car. Obviously, that suspension causes problems. I doubt this happens in a BMW or a Mercedes which also would have aggresive suspensions.
#8 of 42 Replacement Tires 2004 CTS
Jul 20, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I have a 2004 CTS luxury sport package. My OEM Goodyear Eagles have 39,000 and I am thinking of buying new tires before the winter sets in. I have not had any problems with these tires. However I have noticed that the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S gets high ratings. I would appreciate any comments about your experience with the Michelins as a replacement for the OEM Goodyears. Has anyone replaced the OEM Goodyears with the same Goodyears?
#9 of 42 Re: Replacement Tires 2004 CTS [anythingct3]
Oct 07, 2006 (3:14 pm)
I also have the '04 sport and replaced my Goodyears with Yokohama Avid V4s. They are quieter and hold the road better than the OEM tires and are less expensive than the Michelin by about $50.00/tire!!If you check the most recent consumer reports you will see the value of the Yokohama.
The Avid V is a performance rated tire so you can enjoy the power and handling of your CTS as I certainly do...
#10 of 42 2006 CTS 3.6L 18 inch wheel sport package
Dec 01, 2006 (5:39 pm)
Has any one found OEM winter wheels and tires that will fit the oversize brakes on this model. Tire rack does not have any.