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Acura MDX, Tires, SUV
#1 of 56 MDX Tires and Sensors
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2006 (9:57 am)
Got tire pressure sensor questions? Getting M+S tires for winter? Talk tires here.
#2 of 56 Cross Terrains coming up for replacement
Nov 24, 2006 (3:53 am)
I have an '02 MDX with just about 40k on it. My crossterrains are getting close to needing replacement.
In general I have been extremely happy with these tires. Has anyone put on a better general purpose all weather SUV tire on their MDX?
I have had regular bridgestone duelers on another SUV and don't think they are any better than the michelins.
#3 of 56 Re: Cross Terrains coming up for replacement [sbcooke]
Nov 24, 2006 (4:56 am)
Have an '04 w/ 40k+ that we just replaced the tires on. IMO, the michelins are superb tires. Found a great deal on them on samsclub.com, have to be a member though.
#4 of 56 Re: Cross Terrains coming up for replacement [sbcooke]
Nov 24, 2006 (2:19 pm)
A lot of MDX owners on another forum have replaced their Michelin Cross Terrain tires with Goodyear Fortera Silent Armor tires. They claim the Fortera's are a significant improvement on their Cross Terrains.
#5 of 56 Re: Cross Terrains coming up for replacement [wmquan]
Nov 25, 2006 (4:52 am)
I did a quick search at tirerack.com and the Yokohama Geolanders came up also. They are supposed to be good too. They are much more affordable, however I am not going to sweat an extra $100 either way vs. getting good tires.
I will have to research the Goodyears, I hadn't thought of those as an option. I have been extremely happy with the Michelin's, however a tire upgrade is an easy change to a vehicle and I have the opportunity with a replacement coming up.
The tread wear on the crossterrain's seems more than I would have expected. Going into winter I am not sure if I want to try to get an extra 10k out of them. Summer, I would probably keep them.
#6 of 56 Nokian WR's
Nov 25, 2006 (5:31 am)
I've installed Nokian WR's on my XC90 and like them a lot. No hydroplaning in a downpour and while a 4 season, they have the winter tire rating. Since my lease is over next June, I bought these rather than a winter tire to go trough winter and spring. We've had some snow so far and the traction is very good for a 4 season.
#7 of 56 Re: Cross Terrains coming up for replacement [sbcooke]
Nov 25, 2006 (8:38 am)
If you're researching on Tirerack.com, check out the customer ratings of the Goodyear Fortera SilentArmor. Very positive feedback, and higher scores than the Cross Terrains.
I have seen a number of positive posts on the Geolanders. I understand there are several models of Geolanders out there, so you have to be careful with which one you get.
From postings and reviews I've read, Nokian WR's are the best thing you can buy close to a winter tire, without actually getting a winter tire. Great if you live in climates where it snows enough to worry about it, but not enough to go with dedicated winter tires. There's no free lunch though. The WR's aren't quite as good as true winter tires, and have some compromises for normal driving.
#8 of 56 Re: Cross Terrains coming up for replacement [sbcooke]
Dec 01, 2006 (11:48 am)
I got a quote at a local store for Bridgestone with uni-t aq II 235/65R17 $500 for all 4 tires. Said Michelin usually lasts around 40K but this new Bridgestone will last till 60K. Not sure if its true or could be just a sales gimmick.
#9 of 56 mileage drop when u switched to new tires ??
Dec 01, 2006 (12:48 pm)
For all who switched from the recommended Michelin crossterrain to other tires, did you notice any drop in mileage per gallon ? I believe if the tires are heavier than the crossterrain then you may see a drop. Just curious.
#10 of 56 Re: Cross Terrains coming up for replacement [upstatedoc]
Dec 20, 2006 (6:00 pm)
Just replaced original Michelins with 37K on them. I have an 04 also. America's Tire store called Michelin while I waited and got me a partial warranty credit of $44 per tire. The tires are supposed to go to 65K. So, with sales tax also credited, I saved about $200 on these expensive tires.