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#2204 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [microrepair]
Oct 03, 2010 (1:48 pm)
I just recently bought a new set of tires of my mazda 6 '09, they worn out quickly, they only last 18K, I just paid 300 dls for the set of 4, the rest Michelin paid it. I think, the roads in Mexico were the reason the tires worn out quickly. Michelin energy MXV4 S8 are too noisy and doesn't have the grip needed for the car. Now, the new set of Michelin MXV4 ( not energy) are a lot better, more grip and more quiet.
#2205 of 2226 Re: Noise [jkobty2]
Jan 09, 2011 (8:37 pm)
I actually had to have the front, driver's side wheel bearing changed a little after 1,000 miles on mine last year. You might want to have it checked out...
#2206 of 2226 Re: Noise [ohblue]
Jan 23, 2011 (10:03 am)
Actually the problem turned out to be a bad alignment on one of my front tyres. The dealer where I bought my car (Erin mills mazda in mississauga) offered a free alignment under warranty before my car reached 20,000 km
so I let them do it (bad idea) and they messed up. one of my tyres now has what is called scalloping and is the reason for all the noise. Now that I switched to my winter tyres the noise is completely gone. I also switched dealerships, QEW Mazda is the best, they fixed my alignment for free. Moral of the story is, pick your dealer carefully.
#2207 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [des5]
Mar 02, 2011 (9:15 pm)
Checking back here to see if there are any experiences that someone can share regarding the Continental DWS or the Yoko Envigor's as those are the two in my short list now. I rode one more winter season on my snows and it's time for me to replace my regular tires. I asked my local tire dealer and he doesn't recommend DWS as he says that quite a few people complain about that tire (vibrations, too soft etc). I would appreciate if anyone can share their positive/negative experiences about the above 2 tires.
#2208 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [sedmund]
Mar 03, 2011 (6:29 pm)
I put the DWS on my 6s GT about 2,000 miles ago and am completely satisfied with them.
They track straight, no vibrations, fairly quiet, and pretty good in the snow for an all season tire. Very good in the rain.
They handle great. Too soft? Time will tell I guess.
For what it's worth, they are a good looking tire too.
#2209 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [venture]
Mar 03, 2011 (8:55 pm)
Thanks venture. I presume you bought the 18" tires for your s GT, may I ask where did you buy from and how much did you end up paying?
#2210 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [sedmund]
Mar 05, 2011 (1:11 am)
Yes, they are 18". Same size as what came on the car. I got them in central PA.
I paid approx. $940 (I have the receipt here somewhere) mounted, balanced, new valves, tax. They put nitrogen in them too; which they do with all their tires. I didn't care about the nitrogen, but it was part of the package.
The best part, to me, is the handling.
I would absolutely buy them again based on the 2,000 miles that I have had them. Obviously I will have to wait to be able to say that after 10 or 20,000 miles. The reviews at Tire Rack are favorable.
#2211 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [venture]
Mar 07, 2011 (6:29 pm)
Thanks venture! I ordered mine, will post feedback here when I get 'em installed.
#2212 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [sedmund]
Mar 10, 2011 (8:22 pm)
Ok, got mine installed and after having driven them only for 1 day I see that are definitely much quieter than the OEMs on local roads. But on the interstates they are somewhat noisier than I expected (especially after reading reviews and seeing that they were very quiet on local roads). The steering feel however is definitely lacking compared to the OEM Michelins when they were new. I will try increasing the tire psi to see if it helps. Will post more later.
#2213 of 2226 Re: Tires on 2009 Mazda6 [sedmund]
Mar 14, 2011 (6:44 pm)
Ok they should be scuffed up a little by now. How's it going?
I found them to be even better than the Michelins after getting a little wear on them. Bend a few corners to see what I mean.