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#1 of 22 300C Tire Replacement
Sep 21, 2007 (2:36 am)
I experienced a vibration at 60mph on my 2006 300c. This occured at 17,065 miles. My five-star Chrysler dealer found the factory installed Goodyear Assurance tires had runout on each of the them. My tire preference for years has been with Michelin. I located four of the new Michelin Primacy MXV4 225/60R/18 at my local Merchant dealer. The new michelins would not fit on the factory 300C wheels. While the tires were the same size, the factory wheels has a double bead that would not allow the tire to seal. I didn't believe this until I watched the dealer try to mount the Michelins on the wheel. Merchant located a set of the Goodyear Assurance. They fit without a problem. This is UNREAL!
#2 of 22 Re: 300C Tire Replacement [bamsdm]
Sep 21, 2007 (3:56 am)
This is unreal. Any chance the Michelins were run flat tires? That could explain why they wouldn't fit.
#3 of 22 Re: 300C Tire Replacement [bdyment]
Sep 21, 2007 (4:46 pm)
Side by side it appears the Michelins are a smaller tire than the Goodyears.
#4 of 22 Re: 300C Tire Replacement [bamsdm]
Sep 22, 2007 (1:48 pm)
Sounds like you've been duped. I just went to the Michelin website and put in for tires for a 300C. Just as a year ago when I went to replace my Conti's, it says Michelin doesn't have any tires that exactly fit the vehicle...so doubt they would fit the rim either....
#5 of 22 Re: 300C Tire Replacement [vic10]
Sep 22, 2007 (5:34 pm)
The reason that is happening is becasue of the load value. The factory load is 99H while the Michelins are 100H. I received a message on Friday from Michelin. A factory rep is looking into this as the Primacy is to fit the 300C.
Sep 25, 2007 (5:42 am)
I have some new CS4 Coopers on. We'll see how they do. Certainly better than the Continentals.
Mar 09, 2008 (9:04 am)
I just replaced my OEM Continentals (P215R60-18) with a set of Michelin Latitude HP (P255R55-18) on the stock chrome clad rims that came with my 2006 300C Heritage Edition. The new tires are the exact size, brand and type that come with the BMW SUV's as OEM equipment. They are H-rated and run flat design. I only got 20,000 miles of the Continentals, but expect about 60,000 miles out of the Michelins. Performance is greatly enhanced. I am experiencing much better braking and traction on wet and dry pavements as well as amazing cornering improvemnet. The run flat design makes the ride a bit more firm, but it corners so much better I don't mind it at all. The tire profile elevates the ride height slightly, which is OK because the car is a little too low to clear some steep driveways without scraping anyway. You can buy cheaper tires, but I don't think you can buy better tires than Michelins. I spared no expense for something so critically important to the safe operation of my vehicle.
#8 of 22 Re: 300C Tires [coolrunning]
Mar 13, 2008 (12:19 pm)
Michelin's eh? They must be newly available. When I needed replacements last Fall (at 30K miles), when my Conti's were virtually Slicks, all I could find were Goodyear Assurance. They're not bad: Improved the handling and quieter ride. But I'm not impressed with their adhesion on wet pavement. I think even the Conti's were better. I've always preferred Michelin since my first car (69 Firebird)....
#9 of 22 Re: 300C Tires [vic10]
Mar 19, 2008 (5:22 am)
The Coopers now have 12,000 miles on and look like new. The adhesion has been much better than the Continentals. Rotated once so far and will do next week with the next oil change.
#10 of 22 SRT Eagle F1 defective tires
Oct 07, 2008 (8:16 pm)
I have been around cars for most of my 62 yrs and have been a mechanic for the past 30. Our 2006 SRT with 17,000 miles on the odometer had the Eagle F-1's and had wear on half of both front tires on the inside. Now this is going to seem crazy and it is. If you draw a line across the center of the tire from front to back, back bumper to front bumper ....only one half is worn...top or bottom you chose but only half. There is a wear pattern like it was rubbing against something, it has a groove about 5/8ths inch wide that starts at one side on the inside and gets deep in the center about 3/8ths in deep and tapers off at the other side.
The only reasonable explanation I can come up with is the tire suffers from tread separation.
I know of three other SRT owners here on the Big Island that have had the exact same problem. Dealer has no explanation for it and the Goodyear says there's nothing wrong with the tire. I can buy new ones for 399.00 a piece. Yeah like I would buy another of those tires.
It is utterly ridiculous and I''m sure there have been a death of two that this attributes to. Someone just has to expect the unexpected and check the tires for this unbelievable wear pattern. The outer portion of the tires looked great but I had the car up on my lift and saw the problem.....check your F1's they are very , very dangerous. The tell tale is the vibration that feels like a tire balance problem, don't be lazy get under the car and look at the inside tread...