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#335 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [allmet33]
Aug 27, 2009 (7:44 am)
Hi, allmet33, Been reading how you enjoy the General Alimax HP tires and been wondering if you have been to Wal-Mart lately and see that they now sell the General Evertrek HP for $106 each? This is a General tire sold throughout Canada and has very good reviews. It is basically the same tire as the Altimax with a,. little different tread design and it is also a directional tire. My Michelins with only 20K on them are driving me crazy. Got to talk to a Hyundai field rep yesterday and he stated the everyone he knows who changed from the Michelins to another brand never complain about the tires. He says the cupping comes from the way the Michelins are constructed with the kevlar belts, he also wish Hyundai would quit using them on the Azera and his headaches would be only with the dash cracking.
#336 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [SilverBullet00]
Aug 27, 2009 (7:59 am)
SilverBullet00...good info. I really do like the Altimax HP's. Got a chance to take an extended trip on them (DC to Cleveland) and the ride was so much nicer than it ever was on the OEM Michelins. People that have rode in the car have asked me what I've done differently and they are shocked when I tell them it's just new tires. They have said the same thing...it rode nicely before, but it's so much better now. Even riding in the city here...the car seems to handle bumps and potholes so much better.
I never had the cupping issue with the Michelins, but maybe that's because I didn't ride on them exclusively. I think I put about 35K miles on them before swapping out for my 20" wheel package, then when winter came...I put the OEM wheels back on. After the end of spring, I took them off again...so it was a constant swap out.
I'll keep my eye out for the Evertrek when I go into Walmart to see if they have it here in my area. I didn't have a problem ordering them from Tire Rack, free shipping and they got to me in 2 days. Took them to a local gas station and they mounted & balanced them for $15/ea.
#337 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [allmet33]
Aug 27, 2009 (9:41 am)
Allmet, you sure got your Generals at the right time, they are now $110 each and no free shipping. Read good reviews from up North about the Evertreks, I might consider Wal-Mart's price and 60K treadwear warranty.
#338 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [SilverBullet00]
Aug 27, 2009 (9:49 am)
I suppose your right. Crazy thing is...after having them, I would pay $110 ea. for them and not think twice. I hope the Altimax HP's will be available when the Continental Conti-Sports wear out on my wife's A6...as I like the HP's better than the Conti-Sport. Honestly...handling and ride comfort are about the same, but the HP's edge the Conti-Sports out in quietness.
Good thing with getting them at Walmart...you can buy them and get them installed while you shop. Not a bad deal to be honest.
#339 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [allmet33]
Aug 28, 2009 (9:16 am)
I just wanted to add that since I upgraded to 18s, with lower profile tires (245/45/18) my car rides MUCH better than it did before. It doesnt bounce or float on the highway anywhere near as much as it used to, and it handles a lot better.
And, these are with cheap tires (Nexxen 7000s) which were reccomended to me by my tire shop. I was leary since I never heard of the brand, but they are extremely quiet compared to the Michelins and the handling is far better.
If I could only sell my OEM rims!! lol
#340 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [chrisa222]
Aug 28, 2009 (9:27 am)
Hey Chrisa222...don't sleep on those Nexen tires. When I got my 20" rims, the tires I got were the Lexani N3000's (made by Nexen and the same as the N3000's with the Nexen name on them). I loved how they rode, handled and performed. Even though they are 245/35-20's...they rode much smoother than the OEM Michelins. I think the soft Azera suspension and the stiffer sidewall on the low profile tire was a good match because the ride was never uncomfortable. The only thing about the N3000's...they aren't all season tires. Not sure about the N7000's, but just wanted to give you a head's up...the Nexen tires are good tires.
Not sure where you live, but if you get snow in the winter time...you may want to keep your OEM wheels and put them on in the winter time and then you won't have to worry about messing up your aftermarket wheels. Just a thought.
P.S. The N3000's are really good in wet weather too!!!
#341 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [allmet33]
Aug 29, 2009 (4:01 am)
Are the Nexan and/or Lexani import tires??? Do they make 17" tires?
#342 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [allmet33]
Aug 29, 2009 (11:30 am)
I was under the impression that the 7000s are all-season, and that the 6000s are the summer-only tires. At least I hope that is the case, since I live in CT and we get some nasty winters! haha.
#343 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's 
Aug 31, 2009 (6:48 am)
Nexen is an imported brand...Korean to be exact.
About Nexen Tire
In regards to your other question, yes...they do make 17" tires.
#344 of 581 Re: 2006 Azera Limited w/General Altimax HP's [chrisa222]
Aug 31, 2009 (6:54 am)
Yeah...your impression is the correct one. The N7000 is an ultra high performance all-season tire.
If one were interested in long tread life, the N5000 comes with a 60k treadwear mileage warranty, on top of being an ultra high performance all-season tire.
However, I can vouch for the N3000's as being tires you don't leave on for the winter (unless you deal with mild winters). I have a slight incline to drive up to get into my neighborhood and one winter with about 2 inches of snow on the streets, I couldn't make it up the incline. So...I simply put my OEM wheels on in the winter which extends tire life & limits the chance of messing a rim up by sliding into a curb or something.