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Hyundai Azera, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#440 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [hc106]
Mar 19, 2010 (7:05 am)
On June 21, 2009, I posted the following:
"I have a 2007 Hyundai Azera Limited with 25,000 miles on it, and looks like it will be a while longer before I have to replace the Michelins that came on it, but when I do, they will be Goodyear Assurance Tripletreds ."
Well, at 28,000 miles my wife picked up a nail and ran on the tire after it went flat long enough to break down the sidewall. I was going to have to buy a new tire, so used this as an excuse to go ahead and buy a set of Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds.
I immediately noticed an improvement in the handling and response of the vehicle with the TripleTreds, and a reduction in "sway" when making turns. We now have 33,500 miles on the odometer, (5,500 on the tires). I had read somewhere that my gas mileage might decrease a mpg or two due to the difference in "rolling resistance" between the Goodyears and the Michelins. However, we have actually noticed an increase in gas mileage, from 24.4 to 25.4 with the new tires. Tread wear is negligable , and traction is great.
I love my Azera and Goodyear Tripletreds!
Mar 19, 2010 (7:35 am)
Has anyone installed Hankook Optimo's or Ventus HR II tires on their Azera??? Appreciate feedback.
#442 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [hc106]
Mar 19, 2010 (9:31 pm)
I'm very curious about the Tripletreads....... what is the speed rating on these tires?
#443 of 583 Re: Hankook 
Mar 22, 2010 (9:33 am)
101649...I had some Hankook Ventus tires on my aftermarket wheels when I had my '02 Sonata. They were a really good tire...quiet, smooth, responsive and performed great in wet or dry conditions. That was a low profile model (45 series). I can imagine the 55 series tires that the Azera rides on would be much more comfortable while still offering great handling, performance and ride noise.
#444 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [shagnat]
Mar 22, 2010 (4:03 pm)
The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity has been favorably mentioned by several people and I note that this tire is one of the three listed "Best all season tires" in the current Consumer's Reports (April 2010) for performance V-speed rated tires, so I'll likely get a set of these IF my OEM's wear down enough while this tire is still being sold!...
#445 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [gamleged]
Mar 23, 2010 (7:34 am)
Then you may have to wait a looong time for the Michelins to wear out. These OEM Michelins seem to be made of concrete! (And they ride like them too, ugh!)
Were I not such a cheapskate, I would have replaced my OEM Michelins a long time ago!
#446 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [wobbly_ears]
Mar 23, 2010 (10:27 am)
After 30K miles, I could not stand the road noise anymore and replaced the Michelin tires with Goodyear and again i am a happy camper. This is a 2007 Azera. My grief started earlier when the tires were rotated in the x format.
#447 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [29tomt]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:28 pm)
I'm starting to believe that anyone would be happier with the tire performance on their Azera's no matter what they replaced the OEM Michelins with (except with other Michelins). LOL
#448 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [allmet33]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:49 pm)
And they are all cheaper than the Michelins. I have been very happy with my Goodyear Eagle GT's. W rated and very nice for handling and grip wet or dry.
I do get the opportunity to occasionally see triple digits so, I like having a higher speed rating. Pushing about 80K miles now on my 07 Limited. Did just have a fog light burn out that I need replaced, otherwise doing well.
#449 of 583 Re: Tires, etc [allmet33]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:56 pm)
Thanks to a allmet33 suggestion I replaced my Michelins with the General Altimax HP's. Michelins were two years old with 31K on them, but they had plenty of noisy miles left on them. What a world of difference, can't believe I'm driving the same car, life is to short to put up with noisy tires, well worth the $500 to change the tires and drive a quiet car. Thanks again, allmet33.