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Old 12 Dec 2005, 01:49 pm
Zeppo
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Default '06 TL Sedan tires

Test drove a bunch of cars over the weekend as we are handing down the
wife's trusty Forrester to my Daughter. The best of the bunch so far were
the Acura TL and the Accord sedan. Loved both, BTW.

About the only negative I could find anywhere about the TL was a reviewer
complaining about the dealer supplied Turanza's performance in the snow. We
live in Eastern PA and usually get several snowstorms a year. Anyone have
any experience with these tires in the snow?

The wife and I are both excellent winter drivers but have had issues in the
past with sport tires having big issues as soon as a few flakes hit the
ground.

TIA,
Jon


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Old 12 Dec 2005, 04:35 pm
Dan
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Default Re: '06 TL Sedan tires

Zeppo <zeppo_m wrote:
> Test drove a bunch of cars over the weekend as we are handing down the
> wife's trusty Forrester to my Daughter. The best of the bunch so far were
> the Acura TL and the Accord sedan. Loved both, BTW.
>
> About the only negative I could find anywhere about the TL was a reviewer
> complaining about the dealer supplied Turanza's performance in the snow. We
> live in Eastern PA and usually get several snowstorms a year. Anyone have
> any experience with these tires in the snow?
>
> The wife and I are both excellent winter drivers but have had issues in the
> past with sport tires having big issues as soon as a few flakes hit the
> ground.
>
> TIA,
> Jon
>
>


I don't think the TL comes with Turanza's (EL-42) any longer,
but in any case, pretty much any performance tire is going to be
marginal at best in the snow, even those listed as "M/S". The fact
that the tires on the TL are fairly wide (235/45/17) doesn't help.
The TL does OK in a few inches of snow thanks to the VSA but it's
certainly not great. I went through 6" last year with my EL-42s
but only because I had to and the VSA was kicking in constantly.
If you're going to do a lot of winter driving, you're better off
picking up a set of cheap rims and mounting decent snow tires on
it....or borrowing the Forrester!
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Old 13 Dec 2005, 08:06 am
Zeppo
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Default Re: '06 TL Sedan tires

Thanks for the reply, Dan.

The Turanza I drove did have EL-42s. I found a reference to tirerack.com
yesterday in another newsgroup and looked at the reviews for the EL-42s.
They were incredibly bad. 100% of TL owners who had the tires loathed them,
called them dangerous and poorly matched for the car. I didn't have time to
do a ton of research but the only tire I could find in the stock size that
got mostly positive reviews were the Turanza LS-Z.

We've basically decided that we won't buy the car with EL-42 tires on it.
Not sure if the dealer will be willing to change them out but will see.

Jon


"Dan" <NoSpam@sorry.net> wrote in message
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> Zeppo <zeppo_m wrote:
> > Test drove a bunch of cars over the weekend as we are handing down the
> > wife's trusty Forrester to my Daughter. The best of the bunch so far

were
> > the Acura TL and the Accord sedan. Loved both, BTW.
> >
> > About the only negative I could find anywhere about the TL was a

reviewer
> > complaining about the dealer supplied Turanza's performance in the snow.

We
> > live in Eastern PA and usually get several snowstorms a year. Anyone

have
> > any experience with these tires in the snow?
> >
> > The wife and I are both excellent winter drivers but have had issues in

the
> > past with sport tires having big issues as soon as a few flakes hit the
> > ground.
> >
> > TIA,
> > Jon
> >
> >

>
> I don't think the TL comes with Turanza's (EL-42) any longer,
> but in any case, pretty much any performance tire is going to be
> marginal at best in the snow, even those listed as "M/S". The fact
> that the tires on the TL are fairly wide (235/45/17) doesn't help.
> The TL does OK in a few inches of snow thanks to the VSA but it's
> certainly not great. I went through 6" last year with my EL-42s
> but only because I had to and the VSA was kicking in constantly.
> If you're going to do a lot of winter driving, you're better off
> picking up a set of cheap rims and mounting decent snow tires on
> it....or borrowing the Forrester!



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Old 16 Dec 2005, 10:07 pm
Carl S. Moore
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Default Re: '06 TL Sedan tires

I'm very happy with the Michelin's on my 05' TL M6.
I ran them a few months in the winter last year with
I got the new TL.

I did get Bridgestone Blizzak's this year for the winter
here in New England. It really made a difference in
the snow. I'd recommend the LM-25's. V-rated
performance winter tires. My dealer matched the
TireRack prices.

Carl


"Zeppo @hotmail.com>" <zeppo_m<nospam> wrote in message
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> Test drove a bunch of cars over the weekend as we are handing down the
> wife's trusty Forrester to my Daughter. The best of the bunch so far were
> the Acura TL and the Accord sedan. Loved both, BTW.
>
> About the only negative I could find anywhere about the TL was a reviewer
> complaining about the dealer supplied Turanza's performance in the snow.

We
> live in Eastern PA and usually get several snowstorms a year. Anyone have
> any experience with these tires in the snow?
>
> The wife and I are both excellent winter drivers but have had issues in

the
> past with sport tires having big issues as soon as a few flakes hit the
> ground.
>
> TIA,
> Jon
>
>



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Old 28 Dec 2005, 09:53 am
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Default Re: '06 TL Sedan tires

Request the dealer to switch the factory tire with new Michillin tire.
These dealer supplied tire are junks. None of my new car tire lasted more
than 20k miles.
"Zeppo @hotmail.com>" <zeppo_m<nospam> wrote in message
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> Test drove a bunch of cars over the weekend as we are handing down the
> wife's trusty Forrester to my Daughter. The best of the bunch so far were
> the Acura TL and the Accord sedan. Loved both, BTW.
>
> About the only negative I could find anywhere about the TL was a reviewer
> complaining about the dealer supplied Turanza's performance in the snow.

We
> live in Eastern PA and usually get several snowstorms a year. Anyone have
> any experience with these tires in the snow?
>
> The wife and I are both excellent winter drivers but have had issues in

the
> past with sport tires having big issues as soon as a few flakes hit the
> ground.
>
> TIA,
> Jon
>
>



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Old 29 Dec 2005, 02:13 pm
George in NY
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Default Re: '06 TL Sedan tires

I agree with all said here, these tires are pure garbage. I have a 2004 TL
with 20k on it and the tires. I never feel comfortable grip to the road in
rain or snow and never had that feeling with any car and tire like these. I
haven't decided whether I will be doing my customary two year trade or
keeping TL another year. If I keep it I will dfeinately put new tires on now
at 20k and that in my opinion is a dam shame. If I were to get another TL
the dealer would have to swap out the tires or no deal. HORRIBLE tire,
actually that is why I checked in on the board to see the latest on
replacement tire preferences for 04 TL

George in NY


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Old 17 Jan 2006, 06:30 am
Wes
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Default Re: '06 TL Sedan tires

My girlfriend has an 05 TL. She had them switch out the Turanzas within a
week after taking the car home. Horrible traction and severe flatspotting in
cold weather. They obliged with little trouble. She went with Michelin Pilot
Sports and couldnt be happier.
"peterkoo1" <peterkoo1@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Request the dealer to switch the factory tire with new Michillin tire.
> These dealer supplied tire are junks. None of my new car tire lasted more
> than 20k miles.
> "Zeppo @hotmail.com>" <zeppo_m<nospam> wrote in message
> news:405v2gF18fcjvU1@individual.net...
>> Test drove a bunch of cars over the weekend as we are handing down the
>> wife's trusty Forrester to my Daughter. The best of the bunch so far were
>> the Acura TL and the Accord sedan. Loved both, BTW.
>>
>> About the only negative I could find anywhere about the TL was a reviewer
>> complaining about the dealer supplied Turanza's performance in the snow.

> We
>> live in Eastern PA and usually get several snowstorms a year. Anyone have
>> any experience with these tires in the snow?
>>
>> The wife and I are both excellent winter drivers but have had issues in

> the
>> past with sport tires having big issues as soon as a few flakes hit the
>> ground.
>>
>> TIA,
>> Jon
>>
>>

>
>



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