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Old 03 Aug 2003, 10:07 pm
Rob G
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Default RSX-S stock tires.....

..... are terrible in wet conditions! I was driving today and could not
believe how
poor the grip was on wet roads. I went around a 90 degree turn at 40khm and
the
car pushed like crazy. Sometimes it almost felt like I was driving on ice,
that is how
bad the grip of these tires seemed. I hate to think what they will be like
in winter.

I do think I finally got used to how they make the car wander all over the
place
on uneven roads....

I think I'm going to write Honda Canada and express my disatisfaction with
these
tires. Not that it will do any good... I remember someone criticized these
tires as
being almost dangerous on this car. I can see why now.


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Old 06 Aug 2003, 10:32 pm
Dave M.
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Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
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> .... are terrible in wet conditions! I was driving today and could not
> believe how
> poor the grip was on wet roads. I went around a 90 degree turn at 40khm

and
> the
> car pushed like crazy. Sometimes it almost felt like I was driving on

ice,
> that is how
> bad the grip of these tires seemed. I hate to think what they will be

like
> in winter.
>
> I do think I finally got used to how they make the car wander all over

the
> place
> on uneven roads....
>
> I think I'm going to write Honda Canada and express my disatisfaction

with
> these
> tires. Not that it will do any good... I remember someone criticized

these
> tires as
> being almost dangerous on this car. I can see why now.


My stock Michelins are precision tires with good wet performance. I manage
in the winter snow and ice, but Nokias would probably be better for that.
I'm afraid to get anything other than Michelin as a replacement. Other tires
have always been worse when I had Michelins as original. YGWYPF.

Dave M.
>
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
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Old 07 Aug 2003, 03:44 pm
Scott A. Bregi
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Default Re: RSX-S stock tires.....

I have had the same crappy performance from Michelins on past cars and my
RSX Type S. I just upgraded to Khumo Ecstas 711 in 225/45HR17's and the wet
and dry performance is way better than stock. And plus the traction is
320/AA/A which is higher rated than the stock rubber. The ride has also
improved dramatically also. allot smoother, quieter and less squealing to
boot!

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"Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
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>
> Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> news:virfvrknltau82@corp.supernews.com...
> > .... are terrible in wet conditions! I was driving today and could not
> > believe how
> > poor the grip was on wet roads. I went around a 90 degree turn at 40khm

> and
> > the
> > car pushed like crazy. Sometimes it almost felt like I was driving on

> ice,
> > that is how
> > bad the grip of these tires seemed. I hate to think what they will be

> like
> > in winter.
> >
> > I do think I finally got used to how they make the car wander all over

> the
> > place
> > on uneven roads....
> >
> > I think I'm going to write Honda Canada and express my disatisfaction

> with
> > these
> > tires. Not that it will do any good... I remember someone criticized

> these
> > tires as
> > being almost dangerous on this car. I can see why now.

>
> My stock Michelins are precision tires with good wet performance. I manage
> in the winter snow and ice, but Nokias would probably be better for that.
> I'm afraid to get anything other than Michelin as a replacement. Other

tires
> have always been worse when I had Michelins as original. YGWYPF.
>
> Dave M.
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > Rob
> >
> >

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>



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Old 07 Aug 2003, 08:16 pm
tomk
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Default Re: RSX-S stock tires.....

not to mention they tear like paper.
in 9 months i had 2 punctures and tore the sidewall open
on a curb when backing up at less than idle speed.

i'm writing a letter to honda...will it get me anything?


"Dave Rahardja" <ask@me.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 02:32:55 GMT, "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net>

wrote:
>
> >My stock Michelins are precision tires with good wet performance. I

manage
> >in the winter snow and ice, but Nokias would probably be better for that.
> >I'm afraid to get anything other than Michelin as a replacement. Other

tires
> >have always been worse when I had Michelins as original. YGWYPF.

>
> Are you kidding? The stock Michelins on my TL-S has one of the worst grips

on
> a performance tire I've ever experienced. Acura (Honda) has a bad habit of
> shipping tires that have long tread lives but terrible traction and very

high
> road noise (read: Michelins) with their products.
>
> I would recommend switching to Yokohama AVS, Dunlop SP, Toyo Proxes, and

other
> similar models. I've also heard good things about Kumho Ecstas, but I hear
> they have shorter tread lives than others in the High Performance

category.
>
> My Michelin MXM4+'s have been steadily declining in traction after 30,000
> miles on my TL-S, and I am looking forward to sending them into the great

tire
> fire in the sky. They squeal when I drive an on-ramp at 40 MPH, they have
> absolutely no wet traction whatsoever, I'm plowing while making a right

turn
> at 35 MPH in the rain, and ABS kicks in whenever I brake on wet roads.
>
> And yes, I rotate and inflate my tires correctly.
>
> Yuck.
>



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Old 07 Aug 2003, 11:46 pm
Rob G
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Default Re: RSX-S stock tires.....

I remember a salesman at work drove around a curb in the downtown
area here. Some of the older crubs have metal sides with fingers hooking
over top. Well one of the metal fingers was sticking out and he blew apart
both tires just like that... Ouch......

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Rob

"E. Meyer" <e.meyer@ieee.org> wrote in message
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> Not a chance. Curbs are an operator issue.
>
>
> On 8/7/03 7:16 PM, in article PZBYa.7394$qf.5430@lakeread06, "tomk"
> <no@mail.com> wrote:
>
> > not to mention they tear like paper.
> > in 9 months i had 2 punctures and tore the sidewall open
> > on a curb when backing up at less than idle speed.
> >
> > i'm writing a letter to honda...will it get me anything?
> >
> >
> > "Dave Rahardja" <ask@me.com> wrote in message
> > news:5bg3jvcqc888vkmufpec03umbkqntp7k0e@4ax.com...
> >> On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 02:32:55 GMT, "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net>

> > wrote:
> >>
> >>> My stock Michelins are precision tires with good wet performance. I

> > manage
> >>> in the winter snow and ice, but Nokias would probably be better for

that.
> >>> I'm afraid to get anything other than Michelin as a replacement. Other

> > tires
> >>> have always been worse when I had Michelins as original. YGWYPF.
> >>
> >> Are you kidding? The stock Michelins on my TL-S has one of the worst

grips
> > on
> >> a performance tire I've ever experienced. Acura (Honda) has a bad habit

of
> >> shipping tires that have long tread lives but terrible traction and

very
> > high
> >> road noise (read: Michelins) with their products.
> >>
> >> I would recommend switching to Yokohama AVS, Dunlop SP, Toyo Proxes,

and
> > other
> >> similar models. I've also heard good things about Kumho Ecstas, but I

hear
> >> they have shorter tread lives than others in the High Performance

> > category.
> >>
> >> My Michelin MXM4+'s have been steadily declining in traction after

30,000
> >> miles on my TL-S, and I am looking forward to sending them into the

great
> > tire
> >> fire in the sky. They squeal when I drive an on-ramp at 40 MPH, they

have
> >> absolutely no wet traction whatsoever, I'm plowing while making a right

> > turn
> >> at 35 MPH in the rain, and ABS kicks in whenever I brake on wet roads.
> >>
> >> And yes, I rotate and inflate my tires correctly.
> >>
> >> Yuck.
> >>

> >
> >

>



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Old 07 Aug 2003, 11:48 pm
Rob G
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Default Re: RSX-S stock tires.....

I'm not going to do anything until next year concerning the tires on my
car. Not
unless they prove hazzardous in the winter. Then I might write to honda and
complain about them just to vent a little.

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Rob

"Scott A. Bregi" <plasticmodeler@cox.net> wrote in message
news:k_xYa.9948$ug.1430@lakeread01...
> I have had the same crappy performance from Michelins on past cars and my
> RSX Type S. I just upgraded to Khumo Ecstas 711 in 225/45HR17's and the

wet
> and dry performance is way better than stock. And plus the traction is
> 320/AA/A which is higher rated than the stock rubber. The ride has also
> improved dramatically also. allot smoother, quieter and less squealing to
> boot!
>
> --
> Scott A. Bregi
>
> Model Building is FUN!.........model building is fun.......model building

is
> ?$#!!*?##!%$?&%$##!!
>
>
>
> "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> news:rTiYa.27965$LT.16760@news02.roc.ny...
> >
> > Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > news:virfvrknltau82@corp.supernews.com...
> > > .... are terrible in wet conditions! I was driving today and could

not
> > > believe how
> > > poor the grip was on wet roads. I went around a 90 degree turn at

40khm
> > and
> > > the
> > > car pushed like crazy. Sometimes it almost felt like I was driving on

> > ice,
> > > that is how
> > > bad the grip of these tires seemed. I hate to think what they will

be
> > like
> > > in winter.
> > >
> > > I do think I finally got used to how they make the car wander all

over
> > the
> > > place
> > > on uneven roads....
> > >
> > > I think I'm going to write Honda Canada and express my disatisfaction

> > with
> > > these
> > > tires. Not that it will do any good... I remember someone criticized

> > these
> > > tires as
> > > being almost dangerous on this car. I can see why now.

> >
> > My stock Michelins are precision tires with good wet performance. I

manage
> > in the winter snow and ice, but Nokias would probably be better for

that.
> > I'm afraid to get anything other than Michelin as a replacement. Other

> tires
> > have always been worse when I had Michelins as original. YGWYPF.
> >
> > Dave M.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

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Old 08 Aug 2003, 01:01 am
Dave M.
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Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
news:virfvrknltau82@corp.supernews.com...
> .... are terrible in wet conditions! I was driving today and could not
> believe how
> poor the grip was on wet roads. I went around a 90 degree turn at 40khm

and
> the
> car pushed like crazy. Sometimes it almost felt like I was driving on

ice,
> that is how
> bad the grip of these tires seemed. I hate to think what they will be

like
> in winter.
>
> I do think I finally got used to how they make the car wander all over

the
> place
> on uneven roads....
>
> I think I'm going to write Honda Canada and express my disatisfaction

with
> these
> tires. Not that it will do any good... I remember someone criticized

these
> tires as


Well, I did notice ABS kicking in with moderate bracking in the rain. But I
only have 16,000 miles on mine and I don't drive unreasonably either, so
the've been fine. I've tried Toyo's in the past. They are top class, but the
Michelins always feel more symetrical to me. Regarless of the opinions in
this thread, I've been around long enough to know YGWYPF.

Dave M.


> being almost dangerous on this car. I can see why now.
>
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
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>



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Old 09 Aug 2003, 12:44 am
Dave M.
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Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
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> I'm not trying to flame here, but how does YGWYPF (you get what you pay
> for)
> apply in this situation? These tires come with the car. I paid alot of
> money for the
> car. Given that this is a sport coupe with some performance, should it

not
> have
> a better tire than it does? Acura upgraded the front brake rotors for the
> type s, but
> they left the tires the same as the model below it. Obviously they think
> these tires
> are adequate and perhaps they are in dry conditions. However they still
> cause the
> car to wander more than it probably should, have alot of road noise and
> still have
> poor wet traction. I think it's 'you don't get what you pay for in'

this
> case.


That's cool. When I replace my tires, I'll look for replacements that
provide better handling, but it's probably going to be a trade-off between
dry road handling and snow-wet handling. When that time comes, I'm
definitely going to consult this group and ClubRsx.

Dave M.
>
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
>
> "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> news:a9GYa.30734$LK6.18265@news02.roc.ny...
> >
> > Well, I did notice ABS kicking in with moderate bracking in the rain.

But
> I
> > only have 16,000 miles on mine and I don't drive unreasonably either, so
> > the've been fine. I've tried Toyo's in the past. They are top class, but

> the
> > Michelins always feel more symetrical to me. Regarless of the opinions

in
> > this thread, I've been around long enough to know YGWYPF.
> >
> > Dave M.
> >
> >

>
>



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