Last post on Nov 27, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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#8 of 9 Replacement Tires for '07 Acura MDX
Oct 13, 2009 (3:38 pm)
I need to replace the original Michelin Latitude Tour HP P255/55 R18 tires on my leased vehicle. The MDX goes back to the dealer in August 2010, and am wondering if anyone knows if it has to be returned with the exact same tires or can I simply buy a "comparable" set of 4?
#9 of 9 Re: Replacement Tires for '07 Acura MDX [pbartow]
Nov 27, 2009 (1:39 pm)
My neighbor and I have 2008 MDX's with Michelin Latitude stock tires and they are horrible. After 12k in miles and halfway through the tread, they make a lot of noise now even perfectly balanced etc. They have taken from the car's enjoyment and the only fix is to spend on replacements for $600-900 as the 18"s are not cheap. Don't assume based on the above the Michelin's are better. These 08's were sold in Texas and to have both vehices duplicate the problem says volumes about last years stock tires.
As for the car, I'm very pleased with it minus losing the quiet car fully loaded to the tire noise.
I should ad this issue is only for the new car stock inventory, as the car company bid out the platform to the lowest bidder. Buying replacement tires retail you won't likley see the same problem as the quality of the tires from a new tire dealer should avoid poor quality. The alenza from Bridgestone is a highly engineered replacement tire having done some homework. Put them on my wife's XC90 and very quiet.