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Acura MDX, Tires, SUV
#26 of 56 Re: Tires on '07 [chrisbathvgr]
Mar 03, 2010 (7:19 am)
Sounds normal for a more high performance tire, we got less than that on our originals. Switched to Bridgestones, won't go back to the Mich's.(Latitudes)
#27 of 56 Re: Tires on '07 [10sfan]
Mar 03, 2010 (7:19 am)
We got 40k out of the OEM's on our 2004 MDX. I considered that pretty good since the majority of the miles were mine and I have a little more aggressive style than the wifey. Replaced those w/ the same, great tire as far as i am concerned.
#28 of 56 New MDX owner
Apr 07, 2010 (6:14 am)
I recenty bought a pre-owned 2008 MDX with 30k miles on it. I was quite happy with my purchase until yesterday when I took the MDX to the dealership. I noticed that the hood on the MDX vibrates than normal on highway speeds, so I took it to the dealer who said it's a known issue and fixed the problem. But the problem is with something else that came up at the dealership.
The service manager noted that the chrome wheels on the car are done by some kind of chrome plating and the tires are small 225-55/R18 which is very unusual. He told me that I may be spending more on gas because of the tires and need to be careful not to bump the wheels on curbs etc. My wife also noted earlier that the drive is bumpy that normal. Now I feel like a complete idiot, going through all that pain to convince my wife for buying the car. How big of a problem is this? Should I just let the tires wear out and buy good ones after that or should I replace them immediately? Does this cause any problem to the suspension or any other mechanical part? If it's only the bumpy ride and the gas mileage, I think I can wait.
#29 of 56 Re: New MDX owner [mdx12]
Apr 07, 2010 (11:18 am)
OK, so the previous owner cheaped out and bought smaller tires, the originals should be 255/55/18. Is your's the sport model? Are the rims not the original? The sport came with different rims than the base. What to do would depend on whether you have the factory rims or aftermarket and if it's the later, where are the original rims???
#30 of 56 Re: New MDX owner [upstatedoc]
Apr 07, 2010 (1:33 pm)
Mine is the tech+ent pkg. The rims are 18" and look original because they have the Acura logo on them, the service manager said the previous owner probably had them chrome plated. Is there any way to know for certain? I don't who the previous owner is because I bought the car from an Audi dealership. what are my options in either case?
#31 of 56 Re: New MDX owner [mdx12]
Apr 09, 2010 (12:12 pm)
Were the tires brand new when you bought them? If so it may have been the dealer that cheaped out, the OEM tires are expensive, especially the Mich Latitudes Anyway, I woud not run that size tire on my MDX, it's made for 255's.
#33 of 56 Re: New MDX owner [chucko3]
Apr 12, 2010 (7:46 am)
thanks for all your replies, I will see if I can trade them in
#34 of 56 Re: New Tires! [mecheng1]
Jun 02, 2010 (5:43 am)
My 2004 MDX has 63,000 miles on the cross-terrains. Still good tread, but don't want to trust them for the summer heavy driving. Considering replacing them now.
They have been good tires.
#35 of 56 Recommendations for MDX tires requested
Jun 07, 2010 (7:53 pm)
I have a 2008 MDX with OEM Mich Latitudes and about 42k miles. Looking for suggestions on whether I should simply replace with same tire or if there are others that are as good but maybe cheaper. Tire rack notes Continental's ExtremeContact DWS as a best seller MDX replacement tire (and about $100 cheaper per tire than the Mich Lats) and reviews seem good but I don't see any reviews of this Conti tire on an MDX. Mich Latitudes seem quite pricey at $250-$300 tire installed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.