Last post on Oct 25, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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#9 of 10 New Tires
Jun 01, 2008 (5:18 pm)
I replaced my worn out original Dunlop rear tires with oversized Yokohama 245/50-18R tires. They perform great, are quiet and are a serious improvement in every way over the originals. I get significantly better traction, stability and slightly improved gas mileage as well as a smother and quieter ride. However there is a problem, after driving for a few minutes I get the EXPECTED warning lights from the TCS/DSC indicator as well as the electronic brake force distribution system control unit.
I did expect this but I am wondering if anyone knows if this can be corrected by adjusting or resetting the computer? I do expect this to correct itself when I replace the front tires with ones which more closely match the diameter of the rear. I have put these tires to the test and they truly are a significant benefit. I would like to get rid of the anoying warning lights or better yet readjust the computer to assure that these systems work and give indication only when there is a real problem. My research has shown that the indicators light due to a difference in tire diameter front to rear only.
#10 of 10 all weather peformance tires
Oct 25, 2009 (4:30 pm)
i need to replace my OE tires for wet, freezing, slushy conditions this winter and want an all weather performance tire, not a dedicated snow tire since i live in the DC area and we get only 2-3 storms a winter with only a few inches, mostly wet,cold pavement. This also allows me to keep the 18s rather than move down to a 17 inch tire like the owners in Denver and St Paul have to do.