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#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!