new tries for an '05 TL

I need new tires for my '05 TL, and was wondering what brands people have had sucess with. The dealer is also wanting to perform a "dynamic ride" service. Is that necessary, or is a Costco install ok?

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RW wrote:

I have no idea what a "dynamic ride" service is. Never heard of that one in my 30+ years of being a car nut.
Our local Costco did a very careful job of installing a set of tires when I went there. They use a nitrogen fill and include a full hazard warranty and rotations with the tires. Many of the tires sold at Costco are models not generally available through other channels, so comparison shopping can be tricky.
No need to go to a dealer for tires. A big question is how you like the ride, handling and noise characteristics of the tires your car came with. New different tires will almost certainly change those characteristics, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. For example, the Yokohama H4S tires we used to replace the original Michelin tires on our Accord seem to have much better grip and steering response, but also higher road noise levels.
www.tirerack.com is a great resource. Put in you make, year and model and they will give you a list of tires that fit along with links to user reviews, in house tests, etc.
John
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FYI, Costco is offering a $60 rebate on a set of 4 Michelins thru May 20.

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Perhaps they were referring to dynamic force balancing -- believe Hunter makes the machine. Puts force on the tire while spinning to simulate road conditions. Most decent tire stores offer this service.
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On 5 May 2007 08:51:05 -0700, RW said:

GoodYear TripleTred are awesome all-season tires.
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Here's a helpful link.
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/tires/performance-all-season-tires-11-06/cr-quick-recommendations/1106_tires_qrec_1.htm
I love the Michelin all season tires that came with the car. Pilot HX MXM4
I'm getting new wheels and will put the ContiSport Contact 2 tires on for the summer on the new wheels:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/tires/ultrahighperformance-tires-1103/ratings/latest-ratings/index.htm#key19
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Ok, so I just had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S installed at Costco. Took 'em for a quick run, and seem to be outstanding
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Cool. That also means you qualify for the $60 Costco/Michelin rebate (if you got 4) which should make you an even happier camper.

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You bet. I actually did my research online via the Tire Rack and placed my order in Costco's web site. Downer #1, have discoverd that my wife likes to rub the wheels up against curbs...
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Next time install 255/40R17 tires, which are wider. They fit perfectly on the Acura rims and also fit on the car without any problems. You will have less chance of rubbing the rims on the sidewalk. Also, the cornering capability becomes outstanding. Sorry for not letting you know sooner.

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