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#216 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [fushigi]
May 03, 2010 (4:44 am)
I've liked Michelin tires on cars and bikes. After nearly 60K on successive sets of Energy MVX4s, we upgraded(?) with HydroEdge, which seemed quite good (only drove 6K before trade-in). After our GoodYear Eagle LS, I might like to go to Michelin Primacy MVX4, which I guess is the successor to the Energy.
Could be that Energy tires perform differently depending on size, so might be good for 185/60R15, bur no so good for larger wheels and/or heavier cars. Our Eagles currently have less than 1000 mile wear, so we have plenty of time to sort this out!
#217 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [elgatoloco]
May 03, 2010 (6:26 am)
I put a set of Michelin Primacy MVX4's on my 2007 Outtie XLS. Rides like a dream now...Got a good deal on them at Discount tire...The original equipment Goodyear LS's were only "good for a year"
#218 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [solowalker]
May 03, 2010 (9:59 am)
For those who have had Eagle LS tires, what tire pressure do you prefer? The dealer had all 4 set at a crazy high 46psi (cold). But when I set them back to the recommended 32psi (cold) the handling feels too wishy-washy. I might strike a balance at 40psi (cold). Any thoughts?
#219 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [authurdent]
May 03, 2010 (11:01 am)
If 32 is too soft, go up 2 PSI at a time until you find what you like. I'm going to guess that 36 or 38 will be plenty.
#220 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [elgatoloco]
May 04, 2010 (2:28 pm)
I changed the tires of my Outlander GT immediately after I bought the car for Yokohama Geolandar 225/55R18 because I planned to drive 50% on gravel (unpaved road). I like these tires although a bit noisy in tarmac.
I will recommend for your case the Yokohama YK520. I have used in my Outlander XLS 2008. They are not expensive.
#221 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [authurdent]
May 04, 2010 (2:44 pm)
I inflated my Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S to 40 psia each. This pressure showed to be very good on tarmac. However for driving on gravel or unpaved roads with pot holes the pressure of 40 psia has proved to be very unpractical indeed. I reduced the pressure to 33 psia and I was able to drive in well maintained gravel road at 50 miles per hour. Unexpectedly the pressure of 33 psia has also shown to be good for tarmac although a bit noisy.
#222 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [authurdent]
May 04, 2010 (7:16 pm)
IMO 40 psi still sounds to high. In addition to bumpy ride, you may prematurely wear your tires (in the center section). Too much air causes only the tire's middle section to touch the road. I keep mine in 34 - 36 psi range.
#223 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [piast]
May 04, 2010 (7:50 pm)
For me its a bit like Goldilocks. Dealer delivered Outlander with 46 psi (cold) was too hard, 32 psi (cold) was too soft, but 38 might be just right. I might set tires to 38/36 front/back to allow for engine weight. This worked well for our Mirage, where we ran fronts 3-4 psi more. Seemed to provide better cornering.
I do miss the Michelins. I see they make HydroEdge for 225/55R18, and would be tempted to get a set when the time comes.
#224 of 225 Re: Tire recommendation [batman47]
May 08, 2010 (7:51 am)
I traded my Yoko YK 520's on my 2007 XLS 4WD in a few months ago for new Mechelin Primacy MVX4's in 225/60R18...The YK 520's gave me good service for 27,000 miles and they hardly had any wear when I traded for the Michelins. However, the reason I put on the Michelins was because the YK 520's were extremely loud on the street. I thought my wheel bearings were shot. That's what the noise sounded like..
The YK 520's were excellent up on the gravel and dirt forest roads..If you don't mind the loud "whrrrrr" when rolling on highway, I'd recommend them. They were not expensive..The noise started with the 520's after about 10,000 miles and progressively got worse..
N.B. Tire shop always sends me out with 36psi...
#225 of 225 Re: persistant oil leak [_maia_]
Feb 15, 2011 (8:09 pm)
I work at a Mitsubishi Dealership, and just received an XLS with an oil leak, and found that the "Crank seal" was leaking, and dripping down onto the oil pan, but oil was also being "sloshed" up to the top and around by the serpentine and timing belts. Might be a good place to start looking. Try cleaning it before you take it back to the dealer, and literally "right before" you take it back, because it took less than a minute for this leak to show up after cleaning it.