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Acura MDX, Tires, SUV
#36 of 55 Re: Recommendations for MDX tires requested [skibum]
Jun 18, 2010 (4:15 am)
Skibum, just put the Conti DWS on my 07 MDX after 3 years of misery with the original Michelins and then a set of Conti Sport Contacts. The car has the optional 19" wheels with 275/45 ZR19 tires. It has ALWAYS drifted left and wandered with the road crown but these tires made it ride like a whole different car! Though about buying a spare set so I'd never have to be without them! Highly recommend the DWS.
#37 of 55 Re: Recommendations for MDX tires requested [skibum]
Jun 22, 2010 (9:46 pm)
I am in the same situation except mine is a 2007 and I have about 27k on the latitudes. I spoke with one tire salesman who said that the latitudes are a high performance tire and therefore will wear out faster. He suggested Michelin LTX MS2 but they will be about 10mm narrower. I know the LTX MS2 are highly rated but wondered about putting them on an MDX. I will need to replace before winter but haven't decided what to replace with. The choice of tires seems to be fairly limited for this particular size.
#38 of 55 defective tire pressure monitor
Aug 30, 2010 (6:57 pm)
had a screw in my left rear tire after noticing the warning on dash panel. tire shop said the monitor on tire was not installed properly and I would have to take to Acura dealership to fix problem. How can I resolve as I use the vehicle and cannot drop to have work done at dealership. Another tire shop was able to put in plug after removing screw and said the same thing about the sensor. i.e. it was not possible to
take off tire as the whole system needed to be replaced.
#39 of 55 Re: defective tire pressure monitor [mdx2004]
Aug 31, 2010 (1:05 pm)
Doesn't your Acura dealer have loaners? Mine does.
#40 of 55 Tire Virbation
Sep 09, 2010 (7:37 am)
I have had a 2007 MDX Sport with 2 sets of Michellin Lattiudes for 3 yrs and have always had tire vibration as if they are unbalanced. I had the tires balanced several times at the dealer over the years and at a local tire shop. I have even had them precision balanced on a Hunter Road Force balancer. Most days the vibration is mild but sometimes it is horrible. It seems worse on hotter days. It starts at about 65 mph but is at it's worst around 70-72 mph. Has anyone else experienced this?
#41 of 55 Re: Tire Vibration [my1stmdx]
Sep 09, 2010 (1:26 pm)
The most likely reason you can't fix the vibration is that it is probably not the tires and the wheels. The fact that 2 sets of tires and a Hunter Road Force didn't fix it is proof.
You need to look elsewhere for the problem.
#42 of 55 Re: Tire Virbation [my1stmdx]
Sep 20, 2010 (6:51 am)
Same here: 2007 MDX starts vibrating at 65 mph, new set of tires didn't help. Definitely coming from the front, I assume it's the suspension and not the wheels. The very helpfull Acura service rep dismissed the problem by stating - Oh, we can't recreate the problem because we can't drive at that speed for fear of getting a ticket! And that's after dropping 1K for a new set of tires, at $45k a pop I'd expect a near damn perfection. Can't imagine a BMW dealer insulting his customer like this...
#43 of 55 Re: Tire Virbation [aztec1sun]
Sep 20, 2010 (11:28 am)
I would suggest to you that make your next vehicle a BMW and avoid Acuras from now on.
Good luck to all and stay safe - even if you speed and get a ticket.
#44 of 55 Re: Tire Virbation [aztec1sun]
Sep 20, 2010 (1:44 pm)
I took my MDX to another dealer with a Hunter Road Force to see if they had any ideas. I complained about the Michelins but they said that they are really good tires. Long story short, after an alignment and another attempt with the road force, the vibration is still there but now starts at about 68 mph. Unfortunately I had to go to Taiwan on a business trip the next day so I won't be able to take the car back until next Monday. This will be my last attempt and then I will call the Acura 800 number but I am not hopeful that they will help. I still have not heard anything from the Acura district service manager here in the San Fran. North Bay area.
#45 of 55 Re: Tire Virbation [my1stmdx]
Oct 17, 2010 (6:42 am)
I bought a CPO 07 MDX w 37K miles in August. Vibration starts ~72mph. I have had it back 4 times. The dealer has swapped rims and tires, balanced tires and installed new front wheel bearings. The vibration is still there. Dealer's service manager told me there is nothing they can do and that "they all do that" (all MDXs vibrate).