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#16 of 56 Loud Road Noise, Need Quieter Tires!
Jan 10, 2008 (4:31 pm)
I bought recently a 2006 certified Acura MDX, low mileage, excellent handling, very handsome and loaded SUV. One problem though: the road noise. It is terrible on the freeways at any speed. A google search found that others have noticed the noise too.
A query: if you have encountered the noise and replaced the Michelin Cross-Terrain 17 inch tires with much quieter ones, kindly indicate what they are.
Thank you, Michael
#17 of 56 Re: Loud Road Noise, Need Quieter Tires! [gordongordo]
Jan 11, 2008 (5:32 am)
Really? I think the cross terrains on my '04 are super quiet. In fact, at 40k miles I replaced them with the same exact tire. How many miles on them, any uneven wear?
#18 of 56 Re: Loud Road Noise, Need Quieter Tires! [upstatedoc]
Jan 12, 2008 (2:35 pm)
The MDX I bought (2006, certified) had 22,500 miles on it in November this last year when I bought it. Now about 24,000. The tires (Cross Terrain Michelins) seem in excellent shape. Yesterday, checking the pressure when they were cold, I found that the Acura/Honda service had inflated them a couple of weeks ago to 35 psi, so I reduced it to the OEM recommended 32 psi, and they do seem a little quieter.
I think I'll run them for a few days to see if the tread wears a little differently and reduces the road noise farther. Otherwise, TireRack and Consumer Reports posters suggest a Bridgestone Dueler H/T Alanza --- around $155 each at Firestone stores. Firestone, by the way, and Sears will install new tires for a 30 - 60 day trial and let you return them for other tires or your money if you don't like them. Seems a pretty good deal.
#19 of 56 Tire Replacement Question
Jan 21, 2008 (2:32 am)
We recently got a flat tire on our 2008 MDX (large nail puncture). I am conserned on wether or not we should take the tire to the dealer and have them fix the flat, or can I take it to my local firestone station and have them fix it. Just want to make sure the TPM System wont be affected if I go outside of the dealer. Any thoughts?
#20 of 56 Re: Tire Replacement Question [gtrot]
Jan 21, 2008 (10:00 am)
So you're not looking to replace the tire, right? Did you get the "road hazard protection" when you bought the vehicle? If not, I wouldn't have a problem taking my '07 to a local tire shop to have the whole "plugged". The hole is in the tread not the side wall?
#21 of 56 Re: Tire Replacement Question [upstatedoc]
Jan 22, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Thanks for the response. Turns out the sensor is an RF sensor so there was no problem taking it to the local firestone station. Only cost 15.00 to patch.
Nov 27, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Have about 23k on the '07 and there is not alot of tread left on the Michelin Latitudes. Can't blame it on aggressive driving, the wife confiscated the car over a year ago. Has anyone replaced these tires yet? What kind of mileage do you have on them? Thanks.
#23 of 56 OEM Michelin vs Nokian WR G2 Tire
Dec 27, 2008 (9:39 pm)
I just recently replaced my OEM Michelin's on my '07 MDX with the Nokian WR G2 (45K mi). Although I had about 6/32 left on the tread, I was not interested on riding the Michelin's through another Northeast winter. I found the OEM tires to be just OK in winter driving last season. I decided to replace the OEM tire with a Nokian all season "snow" tire, the WR G2. I have run the Nokian WR on previous vehicles and am finding that the updated model again delivers a superb outcome... great handling in all conditions and a comfortable ride. Since the OEM's wore rather quickly, I expect to get at least the same mileage out of the Nokian's
For those not familiar with the Nokian tires, here is a bit of background... Nokian is a Finish tire company that is known for their snow tires. The WR tire model is a year-round all season tire that also caries the severe service emblem for snow similar to a traditional winter only snow tire. The advantage with the WR series is that you get great winter traction and good handling through the other seasons as well. The tire is a bit softer than a traditional all season so it may wear faster; however, I have not found this to be the case through the years. The WR G2 is an updated model to the WR family, and I personally feel that it outperforms the WR original.
On my MDX this fall and early winter, I have found the new Nokian WR G2 to perform flawlessly in all conditions. The deep unplowed snow and slush that the OEM's struggled in, the WR handles effortlessly. With the old tires, I often had to turn off VSA to keep the tires from spinning in deep conditions. Thus far, I haven't experienced any slippage with the WR G2... not bad considering we have had every imaginal form of winter precip here in the Northeast during the past month. If you are looking for a replacement for the OEM Michelin and care for winter driving performance, I highly recommend the Nokian WR G2. Also, the Nokian is reasonably priced, about 30% less than the OEM Michelin tire.
Happy winter driving!
#24 of 56 Re: Tires on '07 [upstatedoc]
Feb 26, 2010 (9:11 am)
I am the original owner of an 08 MDX with OEM Michelin Latitudes P255/R18. At 39K km (24k miles) my Acura dealer told me to replace the tires before we embarked on a 10K trip,I didn't!!! Now at 49K km (30k miles) I am almost at the tread bar. My 02 MDX lasted 80K (48k miles) until there was a need to change tires. My driving habits haven't changed, as a matter of fact most of my driving is on the highway as opposed to 50/50 city/highway driving with my 02.
I am interested if others are concerned. Is this normal?
#25 of 56 Re: Tires on '07 [chrisbathvgr]
Feb 26, 2010 (9:43 am)
My 05 MDX with original Michelins at 39K have 6/32 thread left, not sure how long they will last. Dealer made no mention of replacing them last week? Hope to get another 10K