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#3 of 150 Re: Tires, Tires, Tires...on XLS Model [eagleboyben]
Feb 25, 2007 (7:42 am)
I am glad someone brought this topic up. I looked up tire choices (no I will not swap now) and there is limited choice out there for P225/55R18 on XLS.
Apart from OEM GoodYear Eagle LS2, I see only Michelin HydroEdge and Pirelli P6? 4 season. I noticed that UTQG rating on Michelin is really high (800) vs Pirelli's 600 and LS2's 400. So technically, michelin has to last twice than goodyear. But the catch is that LS2 is quieter and comfortable compared to hydroedge which is supposedly more noisier. Ofcourse none of these tires are cheap so I better make the most out of each set.
#4 of 150 Re: Tires, Tires, Tires...on XLS Model [growwise]
Feb 25, 2007 (10:48 am)
Thanks for both of your comments on the tire issue. Growwise I made a quick spin over to tirerack.com and there are at least 10 tires in your size. I should add that I have never purchased from tirerack so I can't recommend them as a seller but they seem to be one of the best comparison sites to see what's available and how they rank. It can be a little confusing to find the rankings on your tires on their site. Start by entering the tire size you are looking for and pull up the list of available tires in that size. Then click on one tire in the list and go to that tires page. Then click on the "SURVEY" link on that page. From the "SURVEY" link page click on "Compare this tire to other...tires". This will give you a comparison grid of all the tires in this size and catagory.
RCPAX I agree would be a waste to throw away the tires. No worries, I saved them and plan to sell them through the classifieds. Also I didn't change tire size. I stayed with the 215 70 16's.
I had a good laugh. Yesterday, in a parking lot, a man and woman walking past my car stopped to admire it. That last thing I heard him utter as they walked on was and "Wow - look at those tires!" Can't say I ever got my tires checked out before. Happy Motoring.....
#5 of 150 Re: Tires, Tires, Tires...on XLS Model [eagleboyben]
Feb 25, 2007 (12:18 pm)
10 tires? try again
225 55 18
btw, utqg of pirelli is 400 which is same as goodyear. Michelin is the king when it comes to long lasting wear - 800 utqg
#6 of 150 OEM tires
Feb 25, 2007 (4:21 pm)
I noticed a significant improvement just by deflating the tires to OEM specs (32psi instead of 44+psi).
I have no idea why these things came overinflated from the factory.
XLS 18" wheels/tires
#7 of 150 Re: OEM tires [blackb13]
Feb 25, 2007 (4:41 pm)
They are overinflated for transport from overseas. Its SOP. The dealer is supposed to deflate them before delivery.
#8 of 150 Re: OEM tires [blackb13]
Feb 25, 2007 (5:11 pm)
Thank you for that statement. I replaced my factory 16" with 18" after just a few days and the tire pressure sensor went off. They even replaced a sensor that appeared to be damaged. The tire pressure was about 47psi. I think I'll try dropping to the oem specs and see if that helps with the sensor.
#9 of 150 OEM tires for XLS
Feb 25, 2007 (5:26 pm)
The Goodyear Eagle LS P225/55R18 OEM tires on XLSs are not bad at all. Treadwear of 400, Temp A, Traction A. Beside the 400 treadwear, the tires has good heat dissipation and grip (according to the UTQG ratings). The Michelin Hydroedge has somewhat lesser temp dissipation at B rating.
When do we get to see a P225/55R18 size tire with Treadwear of about 800, traction of AA, and temp of A? Seems like a dream for this tire size.
#10 of 150 Re: OEM tires [bearishly4u]
Feb 25, 2007 (6:04 pm)
I was just going thru manual and I remember reading a section which warns people not to change tire/wheel combos. Part of the deal was that TPMS will be thrown off.
Pays to read the manual
#11 of 150 Re: OEM tires [growwise]
Feb 25, 2007 (6:17 pm)
There is actually a way for you to retain/transfer those sensors on your new rims, and with a new size wheel/tire, you may need to recalibrate the speed sensor to reflect the correct speed and avoid tickets
#12 of 150 Re: OEM tires [growwise]
Feb 26, 2007 (7:27 am)
I did read the manual however changing tires and wheels with TPMS is done all the time either by transfering the sensors or replacing them with new sensors.