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#6 of 8 Re: Problem with low profile tires for 2010 Buick Lacrosse [e_net_rider]
Jan 23, 2011 (10:17 am)
Rider: Good plan to run what you have and wait for alternatives down the road. The major tire makers will address a market if big enough and the 18" and larger rims seem here to stay due to buyers preference. One thing I really like on the Lacrosse are the 12+" rotors al around. Used to call these the Cadillac setup since our old Deville had huge rotors and corresponding larger disc pads. Great wear patterns/mileage and great stopping power. Lacrosse gets good grades for safety, including braking and I bet it is due to those bigger rotors allowed by the bigger rims.
I don't have a problem with 50 series Michelins since we had them on a 300ZX and that car demanded high speed rating WIDE tires for handling. The aftermarket will provide alternatives but at a demanding price as you point out. The old Michelin X was the result of the then expanding market for 60 series tires with better tread wear so in a few years we will see choices IMO. good luck
#7 of 8 Re: Problem with low profile tires for 2010 Buick Lacrosse [crankeee]
May 22, 2011 (5:42 am)
More on tires. The CXL loaner had the Michelins and according to the TPMS they had a little too much air. When I got mine back the first time the pressure was at 33. I think someone mixed up the fill pressure since the door sticker on the CXL says 33, not 35. And mine calls for 35.
Although a much smoother quieter ride on the Michelins, I thought the handling was quite poor compared to my CXS. Certain aspects of that could certainly be attributed to the hyper-strut and possibly the touring package minus tire differences.
I strongly suspect that some of the slosh, wiggle, you get when driving on highway might disappear if the tires had that extra 2 pounds let out of CXL. When I got mine back the first time a few days ago, they forgot to rotate, or maybe they know something about rotating I had not yet figured. So I asked them to rotate. Yesterday afternoon was the first real testing of handling since. And there is a big change and it does not seem good. I am hoping the tires just have to break-in to new positions. The biggest issue was the difference of how the front and rear handled the road anomalies, one much more than the other. By time the tires have seen all four positions there is no guessing how they will act then.
#8 of 8 Reply: Problem with low profile tires for 2010 Buick Lacrosse [e_net_rider]
May 24, 2011 (4:44 am)
too bad about the GY's. I put them in the class with Uniroyal and the other GM OEM brands. Ford and Hyundai caught on to Michelins as amarketing tool and I appreciate it. We got lucky with 2010 CXL and 235x 50 18 Michelins. Great road handling, wet weather and even snow traction. Also matchs the H-arm,stability control and McPherson struts suspension on our car. Just returned from 1400 mile trip. 29.4 MPG one way and 27.8 on return. speed 70-75, some 80 with major grades on route. GREAT!