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Pontiac Grand Prix, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
Jan 10, 2008 (12:22 pm)
I recently purchased my first Pontiac. It's a 2007 Grand Prix GT with 17,500 miles on it. Within a few days of my purchase, we had snow. I was terrified after a few moments on the road, because I started sliding EXTREMELY EASILY. I have always driven smaller cars, and I realize I am unused to a car the size of the GP which I now refer to as my death trap!! I have driven on snow for 13 years now though and never had so much trouble getting traction! The tires are Michelin MXV4 Plus and look new. After some research, I ordered some Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires hoping my problem is just the tires! Has anyone else had an experience with those particular Michelin tires on snow and ice? I'm so scared of driving it in the snow that I've even considered trading the car for something else and taking snow days off work if it snows again before the new tires come in!!
#54 of 84 Re: No traction [liyahsmommy]
Jan 10, 2008 (12:52 pm)
Pontiac seems to have a reputation for putting "performance" (summer) tires on most of their cars. I think is the main problem w/ trying to drive in snow. I have 2005 GXP that came with Bridgestone performance tires. They are very expensive to replace (around $290 just for 1 front tire), but they SUCK in the snow. Last winter I got caught twice trying to drive home for lunch in light snow (less than 3 inches), and both times pretty much feared for my life, and wondered if I would make it home. On 2 different occasions I either took a half day off, or the entire day off just because I didnt want to go thru the hassle of driving in the snow.
Needless to say last May I replaced all 4 tires. This was due to my tie rods being defective at only 16,000 miles, and caused one of the front tires to wear down to the cords. I ordered Pirelli all seasons all the way around for around $600 total. Luckily my dealer pitched in for one of the front tires at $290, so I only had to pay a little over $300 for all new tires, front and back. So far this winter, there has been a world of difference! I feel like I can go thru snow now like all of the other cars. I dont spin or slide nearly as much, and I havent had to call off work yet this year! LOL
#55 of 84 Re: No traction [liyahsmommy]
Jan 11, 2008 (2:42 pm)
I have had 3 pontiac's and now am on my 4th I put goodyear's on
all of them I found that thay work the best in all type's of weather
I am from ohio so I know snow and ice.
#56 of 84 Looking for some help
Jan 14, 2008 (9:23 pm)
I have a 2006 Pontiac GT with the 17 inch wheels (225/55 17). A buddy have given me a set of Bridgestone Blizzak 205/60 16 tires (free). I am trying to find a set of wheels for those snow tires. I am having trouble finding anything that will fit them. I did locate a 16 X 6 6.5, Black, Steel for a 2004-2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. Will this work? I am still looking at junk yards but not sure what size wheel I should be looking for.
#57 of 84 questions on rims
Feb 22, 2008 (8:34 pm)
does it matter what size rims you put on a Pontiac Grand Prix GT ?
#58 of 84 Re: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix tires [dstettner]
Apr 15, 2008 (6:05 pm)
Well I have to agree. Took my wifes car into the tire shop today and the owner couldn't even guess what the strange wear pattern was from. We both checked the strut towerers for wear marks as thats what it looks like is happening. When we called the dealer he advised us to take it in and have the alignment checked. And he would see what our extended warranty covered. This car is driven by a 48yr old middle school teacher back and forth each day a whopping 4 miles. My first exp. with Goodyear is not a good one. Ours is a 2005 as well.
#59 of 84 Every one
May 07, 2008 (1:35 pm)
Hey what's up im new to this but my name is Ryan and i drive a pontiac grand prix sittin on 22" rims
#60 of 84 Re: Looking for some help [psnopik]
May 14, 2008 (3:22 pm)
I have the perfect wheels for your car. We just purchased a 2004 GP and 4 mounted winter tires were included. The tires are Bridgestone Blizzak Revo 1 Size: 215 65R16 and are like new with no visible wear! The wheels are ASA JS5 Silver.
#61 of 84 Re: Clean Wheels [rayjaygxp]
Jul 01, 2008 (9:55 am)
I had pitting on the outside of all 4 of my rims. I bought my GXP brand new in November and by April they were all pitting. I took them to the dealer and the GM rep had to come in to okay the warranty work. I am nervous that these rims will never last a winter. The tires did fine and this was one of Wisconsin's snowiest winters in a while, but the rims...that's another story.
#62 of 84 Rear Wheels Angled
Jul 16, 2008 (7:40 am)
Sorry if this has been asked before...
2007 GP owner and the rear wheels are angled in, why? Can I correct it? I noticed many others with the same problem.
My tires are wearing on the inside very quickly.