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#1 Old 08-18-2010, 12:25 PM
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Tire recommendations?

Just got my '06 inspected, and while it passed, my garage said I had probably 3 months or so before I needed new tires.

Anyone have recommendations? I drive 60 miles per day to/from work, and probably another 50 on the weekends, so that's 350/week, ~ 18k miles per year.

I don't need any super expensive sexy tires, but I want a durable set that'll last awhile. Any suggestions, please pass along. I realize a set of 4 tires for the MO will be ~ $800 or more, so I'm trying to be ready for that. Thanks!

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I guess it all depends on how and where you drive. Sporty or sedate driving? Snow, ice or dry roads?

There are a ton of threads dealing with the ideal tire for the MO, especially the first-gen version.

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I use this Tire Decision Guide

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I have BFG Long Trails on my 2007 Murano...They come with a 65,000 mile warrenty and the ride quality and gas mileage is great. I drive 25,000 - 30,000 per year and I have over 60,000 on this set and they are still going strong...they do great in all conditions!
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I had the same tires on my 02 Santa Fe. I don't recall exactly when I replaced them, but it was a ridiculous amount of mileage. I want to say 80k or so.

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I have BFG Long Trails on my 2007 Murano...They come with a 65,000 mile warrenty and the ride quality and gas mileage is great. I drive 25,000 - 30,000 per year and I have over 60,000 on this set and they are still going strong...they do great in all conditions!
Have you any experience with the goodyear eagle ls-oem tire. Just wanna see if the road noise is less/more or the same with the bfg long trails. I'd like to hear your input on this. I'll be buying new tires by the end of the year for sure. Debating between the long trails, eagle ls, michellin lattitude.
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Have you any experience with the goodyear eagle ls-oem tire. Just wanna see if the road noise is less/more or the same with the bfg long trails. I'd like to hear your input on this. I'll be buying new tires by the end of the year for sure. Debating between the long trails, eagle ls, michellin lattitude.

Ya I bought my murano brand new and it came with the EAGLE LS on them..I got maybe 45,000 out of them...I think the eagle tires are noiser, less performance in poor weather/snow when compared to the BFG....in my opinion (after doing ALOT of research on tires before I bought my BFGs) the BFGs are the best tires for the money. Noise is none, ride comfort is awesome and even though they get great mileage, which means they are a hard compound tire, they have handled very well if I have needed to avoid something on the freeway or surface streets..

As for the michellins, I tend to think they are over rated. my gf had a pair of pilots on her M35 S and I was very happy with the handling and stickyness but thats about it for the pros of those tires.

Hope this helps. let me know if you have any questions.
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NissyMurano,

Thanks. Good to hear from a MO owner experience on those BFG Long Trails. I'd probably get this.

I ordered my MO back in '04 in Dublin Nissan. Wonder if you got your MO there as well since you live in the county. Dealt with Farid--internet/fleet manager.
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NissyMurano,

Thanks. Good to hear from a MO owner experience on those BFG Long Trails. I'd probably get this.

I ordered my MO back in '04 in Dublin Nissan. Wonder if you got your MO there as well since you live in the county. Dealt with Farid--internet/fleet manager.
I bought my MO in July of 2007...bought it from Oakland because I was treated poorly at Dublin Nissan. So I knew a guy in Oakland (whos dealership is now closed) that was willing to deal and offered me a deal I couldnt pass up.

Good luck with the tire search..If you live near dublin I suggest you get your tires at Tire America in Dublin..AL is the manager and he takes REALLY REALLY good care of his customers...Good luck, let me know if you need any other info.
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Kumho K21's. OTD for $532 at Discount Tire, A fine place to deal with.

Had them for a couple thousand miles and they are fine. Wear rating is for 85000 miles but I hear they do not last that long nor would I trust running any tire that long.

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I usually like to stick with at least the OEM performance class tires or above. The Eagle LS' are so called "standard touring" tires as classified by tirerack. They tend to offer a smooth ride and better than average inclement weather handling. Some of the tires suggested in this thread such as the Kumho KL21 or BFG Long Trails are so called "highway tires" as classified by Tirerack - they fall lower in the performance category but offer a cushier and quieter ride (and probably longer treadlife) at the expense of ultimate handling.

I'd go a class or two above in performance (with trade offs of ride, noise, treadlife but better grip) with a performance, high performance, or ultra high performance all season tire - right now the Yoko Avid Envigor looks to be the best bet for a car tire that fits the MO.

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Another popular replacement tire is the COOPER CS4.
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Another popular replacement tire is the COOPER CS4.
I put these Coopers on my 04 SE about 1 1/2 years ago, when I had a little over 61K on the original Goodyears. The GY's still had some life left in them and had worn well and performed well for the 5 New England winters they were used. But I had a couple trips planned, and knew using them for one more winter would be dicey, so I opted to replace them.

I settled on the Coopers, which I found locally installed and with a good warranty for $590 - including tax and a $40 Cooper rebate. They now have 19K on them (we just hit 80K with our Mo). The CS4's still look almost new, are quieter than the factory tires were, and performed well on ice and snow last winter. So I would recommend those as well.

Oh yeah, I do rotate my tires at every oil change - IMHO, the key to tire longevity and (again, IMHO) the reason so many people don't get good tire wear out of the Eagle LS2's.
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I usually like to stick with at least the OEM performance class tires or above. The Eagle LS' are so called "standard touring" tires as classified by tirerack. They tend to offer a smooth ride and better than average inclement weather handling. Some of the tires suggested in this thread such as the Kumho KL21 or BFG Long Trails are so called "highway tires" as classified by Tirerack - they fall lower in the performance category but offer a cushier and quieter ride (and probably longer treadlife) at the expense of ultimate handling.

I'd go a class or two above in performance (with trade offs of ride, noise, treadlife but better grip) with a performance, high performance, or ultra high performance all season tire - right now the Yoko Avid Envigor looks to be the best bet for a car tire that fits the MO.
I second that!
I think the Yoko EnVigor are a good choice.
I have 45k on the OEM and all 4 are dry rotted , so will replace at first sale i can get on the Envigor.

Nice to hear about the BFG, i would compare the price against the Envigor, but would stay away from Michelin, even though the rest of our cars in my family ALL have Michelins on it, for the Murano, being an SUV i did not see anything Michelins makes to commend those prices.
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Interesting enough, not too long ago I was looking for some cheap tires on the fly because I was a little short on $$$$. The tireshop put on some Nexen Roadian HT SUV tires. I read a few reviews online and seemed like a decent choice. Does not look too bad either.

Just a thought if you are looking for something cheap on the fly.

I could not find the tire size on their website, but they do have the correct size for the MO.
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