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Acura CL, Coupe
#109 of 128 Gentle
Mar 08, 2004 (6:03 am)
Yeah i would have to say this is more driver error than car error. I went through a damn blizzard a-okay. Just have to take it nice and easy. Gentle on the throttle and away you go.
Mar 08, 2004 (12:06 pm)
Wow... I guess I need to check my snow boots for lead in the soles! Honestly, I don't know how I could have babied the gas any more than I did... but to each his own. I live on a pretty decent grade hill, and it would literally slide backwards in D5, idling! The accord & camry would chug right out. The CL now does much better with the AS tires. Oh well!
Nov 04, 2004 (8:28 pm)
I finally replaced the OEM Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires on our 99 2.3 CL after 71,600 miles with BFGoodrich Traction T/A H. Wow! what a difference! The new tires are quieter in both road and impact noise, corner better, and are much better in the rain. I wish I had replaced them long ago. I'm such a cheapskate, however, I ran the Michelins down to the wear bars. I can't complain about the tread life, but nothing else is above average in the OEM tires.
#112 of 128 Re: new tires = new car! [scottmsimpson]
Nov 06, 2004 (12:38 am)
I would wager that you could have mounted new retreads on your CL and had the same favorable impressions. When tires are worn, the ride is harder/harsher, the handling is more skittish, road noise generally increases, braking distances increase, and you are a menace if the roads are wet or icy. Being a cheapskate can actually end up costing you (and the other poor slobs driving near you) more in the end - especially if you needed to stop sooner...
#113 of 128 Reply pn Michelin tires
Nov 07, 2004 (8:30 pm)
Sorry if my message was misunderstood.
We bought the CL new, and I have not been thrilled with the OEM tires from day one.
Yes, they got worse as they wore, but I remember how they were when new. I was mostly stating that with better tires, this is a much better car.
I have put new tires on many cars over the years, and yes these were probably more worn than others, but I have never experienced such a dramatic improvement in the car with a tire replacement.
#114 of 128 Re: Reply pn Michelin tires [scottmsimpson]
Nov 07, 2004 (11:52 pm)
Thanks for clarifying that - sorry if I misunderstood, too. I just have a "thing" about folks not maintaining their vehicles safely. I've seen the results...
#115 of 128 When do Tires need changing
Feb 19, 2005 (7:40 pm)
Hey CL owners,
How many miles are you getting on the OEM Michelin tires before they need replacing?
I'm guessing 60K miles?
The reason I ask is I'm looking at buying a used CL type S and figure that it will have upto 50K miles on it. So do I need to figure on changing the tires fairly soon after that.
Also, tire wear is a good way to tell whether the car has been driven hard or whether the odometer had been roled back.
#116 of 128 Re: When do Tires need changing [maxillo]
Feb 27, 2005 (2:07 am)
I have a 2001 CL-S. I got 23,500 miles on the OEM's. For about the last 3500 miles, they rode very harshly and the handling became sloppy. My friend got 25K out of his first set. I'm now up to 31K total miles. So far the 2nd set of OEM's are doing fine, but I'm planning that they'll go soon after passing 20K.
Good thing I only drive 7500 miles a year, otherwise I'd find a cheaper alternative for the tires. Actually, I did some research and couldn't find a suitable replacement other than the OEM tires. And they're pretty pricey, at least $850 a set.
#117 of 128 Re: When do Tires need changing [maxillo]
Mar 24, 2005 (9:21 am)
I replaced mine at 45K. There still was some tread left, but I decided not to cut things so close to the bone. Easily could have gotten 50K.
q.10K tire rotations kept the wear consistent.
Feb 19, 2005 (9:17 pm)
See previous messages 1827 & 1831.
We got 71,600 miles on the OEM Michelins on our 99 2.3 5 spd, rotated every 6k. I can't comment on the 2001+ models. I can say there are much better tires out there than the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus.