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Acura RL, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#4 of 27 Re: Acura RL-Pax tires [spicymikey]
Apr 26, 2007 (2:28 pm)
My 2005 Honda Touring Odyssey with PAX tires is the worst purchase I have ever made. This is the most costly vehicle I have ever owned. What a problem getting the tires and the cost is huge. No spare came with this vehicle. At the time of purchasing, I was told the tires would not cost much more that regular tire and the cost would come down because more vehicles would have them, I have spent a lot of money on tire replacement. This will be my last HONDA. Will probably bite the bullet and trade soon.
#5 of 27 Acura 2005 RL Tire Replacement
Nov 11, 2007 (9:21 pm)
I have a 2005 Acura RL with 41000 miles on it and I am looking to replace my tires. I don't see many choices other than Michelins and they want $275 dollars a tire. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good replacement?
#6 of 27 Re: Acura 2005 RL Tire Replacement [bc2005rl]
Nov 14, 2007 (3:55 pm)
The OEM Michelin HX MXM4 tires cost $238 each on Tire Rack. Two better choices would be the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S at $223 or the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Asymmetrical at $180. Any of these can be shipped by Tire Rack to a reputable intaller and you can save at least $100 or more.
#7 of 27 Re: Acura 2005 RL Tire Replacement [cstiles]
Nov 15, 2007 (10:39 am)
I heard that the Dunlops aren't any good. Most say to get the Pilot Sport A/S. I talked to a guy at Sears and he stated that Dunlops have been discontinued. I guess I'll be looking at the Michelins. Thanks for the response.
Jan 02, 2008 (9:05 am)
Love my 2005 RL, hate the road noise - ( I have 120,000 miles on it!) Looking for new tires, but hoping to find something to reduce the horrible road noise. Any suggestions out there?
#10 of 27 Re: road noise [georgeoneil]
Jan 03, 2008 (9:17 pm)
I purchased Toyo Versados for my '05 TL. Smoother, quieter than the Bridgestone Turnaza OEM. But, appear to be worse in the snow, so for the first time in my 30 years of driving FWD cars, I bought snow tires.
Of course, here in Boston, prior to buying the snows: Almost 2.5 feet of snow. Since buying the snow tires: less than an inch of snow. Now that I've made the large, unexpected purchase it may never snow in Boston again...
#11 of 27 Michelin Sport A/S
Aug 08, 2008 (8:50 am)
Living in the upper Midwest, have over 20K with these tires on my RL. Quieter, good handling on wet pavement and on snow covered roads. Last winter had a tremendous amount of snow and they did well.
#12 of 27 Re: Acura RL-Pax tires [frank52]
Jun 01, 2009 (3:25 pm)
We bought a "new" RL--an 06 bought in 07 from the dealer, a "demo" with all the bells and whistles (It had 5,000 miles on it, but we got it for a "steal" compared to the sticker price. OOOOO--PAX tires, whatever that is--the f'ing car has no spare tire...ehem, there is a lawsuit pending over the whole PAX tire system (only on RLs and Honda Odysseys)
No spare tire kits are available at the dealers here in the San Joaquin Valley--they don't even have a part number to order it...America's Tire Company has four tires available mounted, balanced, etc., for $1875. Hell, the Car is barely worth more than that.
"Run flat" tires are supposed to be able to carry the vehicle up to 100 miles on a flat tire. Gee, some shortsighted emngineer somewhere seems to think that there is a PAX tire busting station within 100 miles of anywhere.
Anyhow, some wiseguy lawyer firm has gotten Honda Acura to agree to the following tentative settlement (after you have put out the money, it's a maybe): $110.00 if you show proof that you paid $108.00 for a spare tire kit for the PAX. $300 to $400 if you purchased another Honda Acura vehicle.
Such a deal! I wanna buy another RL....
#13 of 27 Re: Acura 2005 RL Tire Replacement [bc2005rl]
Jun 01, 2009 (4:51 pm)
My suggestion--get regular tires--you'll save quite a bit...however, the problem--same as before--NO SPARE...(:--((
I will NEVER again buy a run flat tire system in my life--more because of lack of a spare than the higher price--I always picture myself out in the middle of nowhere--with--a flat tire and no spare. BOO on Acura and Honda for this boondoggle.