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#118 of 127 Re: Road Noise and Wear Pattern of Tires [gdcampion]
Sep 07, 2010 (8:32 am)
I have the '07 Limited Santa Fe with the 18" tires - the wearing on the inside will be the norm - if you look at how these SUV's (or CUV's) sit - the tires are angled - hopefully for better handling and performance but the trade off is the tires will always wear unvenly. I NEVER replace tires with the same tires the car came with - you can find alternate brands and sizes that WILL work... as far as noise concern - you would have to search for public opinion on what would be the quietest tire... I swapped out at around 40k miles which I thought the tires should have lasted longer - but I got noise when I made my switch - (the originals on mine were quiet to me)- I can live with noise if the tire has the other qualities I REALLY need and want - longevity and traction (especially rain and snow) - best website to date for me has been tirerack.com for researching and buying tires. I don't work for them - but I'm a car guy and worked in the industry including selling tires and when it comes to getting the best bang for your buck - I think they're the best for the consumer - if you don't even want to buy online you can research the tires and then buy the ones you want somewhere else - but the tire info and the customer feedback is priceless on that site...
#119 of 127 Re: Road Noise and Wear Pattern of Tires [somedai1]
Nov 05, 2010 (10:11 am)
replying to my own post! When I switched tires - I put on Sumitomo HTR Sport 255/55/18 Light Truck tires... way loud but great in every other requirement - came with 14/32 tread depth so I expect them to last longer than the OEM and they already are going to because I'm only down to 8/32 after 40k miles... BUT! the inside tread is at 4/32! but if my math is right - I can get another 40k miles before I'm down to 2/32 on the outside tread (legally bald) and literally bald on the inside - which would make this an 80k mile tire for me... NICE! but I probably won't tolerate going down to 2/32 - after all it is not a car therefore the traction demands are greater... makes you wonder why the OEM tire is for a passenger car! (Ok - in reality - it is not a truck - it's classified as a CUV or wagon so they can get away with it) - the noise of this particular Sumitomo tire would make most people shy away and I will search next time around for something else - but I rather have longevity and rain/snow traction for peace of mind than care about noise...
#120 of 127 Re: low tire pressure light [supawing]
Nov 09, 2010 (9:46 am)
Our Hyundai occasionally did the same thing last winter, when we had some cold snaps. It was always the same wheel.
I found that the sensors were sometimes hyper-sensitive to pressure differences ... but were generally accurate. For whatever reason, we also haven't had as many issues since switching out the OEM tires for a set of Kumhos.
#121 of 127 Re: low tire pressure light [bokonon3]
Nov 09, 2010 (12:11 pm)
generally you will lose 3 lbs pressure in the cold - just add a few and light goes away...
#122 of 127 Re: low tire pressure light [somedai1]
Nov 09, 2010 (3:11 pm)
As a rule of thumb, you will lose about 1 psi for every 10° F drop in temperature.
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#124 of 127 Hyundai Santa Fe - Snow Tires and Sizes
Nov 24, 2010 (7:01 pm)
Hello. I have a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe that has 235/60/18 all season tires. I'm looking to get some snow tires, as I live in Canada. I went to Costco and they don't sell 18" rims. But they did have 16" rims, and they have 235/70/16 tires, which the employee said would be fine. The 16" rims and tires combined are about the same price as the 18", so the price is right. But my question is - is this an appropriate size? I.e. Are there any drawbacks to putting on 16" tires and rims on this vehicle? Looking for input around performance, whether the spedometer/odomoter would still be accurate? Would the 16" or the 18" be better in snow? Any other advantages/ disadvantages. Your input is appreciated.
#125 of 127 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe - Snow Tires and Sizes [sf_halifax]
Nov 30, 2010 (5:03 pm)
Hello, I have a 2007 Santa Fe with 235/70/16 and have been pleased with the ride. I imagine the 18" rims gave you a choppy ride so you will have more air inbetween you and the road with the 16's...good luck!
#127 of 127 KUMHO TIRE MILEAGE
Oct 17, 2011 (4:35 pm)
My 2010 Sante is 18 months old and just turned 20K. The KUMHO SOLUS KL21 is the OEM Tire
The ware bars are almost flush and I doubt will pass State Inspection in NOV. Tires have been rotated twice and the 2 fronts are the worst.
Is anybody else experiencing such poor performance ? I know we have pretty bad/rough roads in Pennsylvania and only half my driving is on open roadways. This is costly driving.