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#202 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [joem5]
Mar 31, 2009 (1:33 pm)
Speaking of miles, hmmm, let's see, I bought the Mazda3 on 17-Nov-2008 and here we are 4.5 months later and I'll be flipping over 11,000 miles on the way home tonight (all but the first 714 have been driven on the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires). The good news is that my tires still look new and I'm thinking that I'll get an easy forty to fifty thousand miles out of them.
#203 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [shipo]
Mar 31, 2009 (9:44 pm)
Well, I think I'm going to hang on to the MS3 and equip it for more serious track work- Enkei RS-M wheels, Dunlop Direzza Star Spec rubber, Hawk HP+ front pads, and my Mazdaspeed CAI. If I can get 20K out of the Dunlops I'll be happy.
#204 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [roadburner]
Apr 01, 2009 (3:55 am)
Sounds like a plan. So, does that mean that every time you swap the rubber you're also going to be swapping bushings as well?
#205 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [joem5]
Apr 01, 2009 (4:51 am)
Thanks, I did that and came up with your Dunlops, Yokohama and a few others. Although there is a wonderful helpful Goodyear place right across the street from me, I don't want them.Michelins are a bit $$$ for me.
I only have 23000 + miles on this buggy so I am looking for tires that will last me a while
#206 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [shipo]
Apr 01, 2009 (10:48 am)
So, does that mean that every time you swap the rubber you're also going to be swapping bushings as well?
I hope not! In any event, the PZero Nero M+S is a decent tire for all-season use, I ought to be able to go 2-3 years without replacing them since I'll only be running them from November through March. The Dunlops are supposed to be a streetable track tire, and everything that I've read has been very positive. We'll see...
#207 of 435 Re: Mazda3 OEM Tire Replacement Suggestions please [ex_tdier]
Apr 02, 2009 (9:05 am)
My '06 Mazda3 s 5-door had Goodyear Eagles standard and they barely lasted past 30k miles. I took it to a local Goodyear shop and learned replacing them with the same tires would be almost $1000!
The guy suggested Dunlop SP Sport Signatures (almost half the price of the Goodyears). I've put another 38k on the car since then and couldn't be happier. The ride is better, handling is still great and they're wonderful in the rain. They have a 60k treadlife warranty, too.
#208 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [joem5]
Apr 02, 2009 (1:59 pm)
and may i ask why you took the OEM tires without even trying them out??
i've had my 09 Mazda3 HB for over almost 2 months now, put over 600 miles on it.. drove in the heavy rain at least 3 times.. no issues at all.. i drive fast, never turn my radar detector off.. specifically tested hard stops to check them out, no problems..
am i doing something wrong? although i haven't had a chance to drive these Goodyear RSA's in the snow yet..
#209 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [vovani]
Apr 02, 2009 (2:21 pm)
I took the RS-As off of my 2003 Mazda3 i Touring after 714 miles, that said, I ordered my new tires from TireRack the day I bought the car. Why? Primarily due to the nearly universal negative reviews on the RS-As. It turned out to be a good thing I did too, because in the week it took to get the tires and get an appointment scheduled to have them fitted, we had a fair amount of rain and snow. My complaints regarding these tires are 1) they were very twitchy and skittish on dry pavement, 2) they felt more than a bit slippery in rain, and 3) they were positively diabolical in the snow (I couldn't even get up my street one evening and had to leave the car there until the snow plow came by, and there was only an inch on the ground).
Long story short, Eagle RS-As are possibly the worst tire I've ever had on a car, and given that their price is somewhere north of $200 per tire, they could possibly be the worst deal in tires in the history of the automobile.
#210 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [shipo]
Apr 02, 2009 (5:00 pm)
thanks for sharing your experience with your OEM tires..
however, I noticed yours was 2003 model.. is it possible that the manufacturer improved quality of the tires considerably in the 6-year timeframe due to numerous complaints from customers and push from Mazda?
anyone with 2009 model want to share their experience with OEM tires?
#211 of 435 Re: Need new tires Mazda 2006 4 dr sedan 16" [vovani]
Apr 02, 2009 (5:50 pm)
Woops! Sorry, my bad. My Mazda3 is a 2009 model purchased new in mid November of 2008.