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post #16 of 218 Old 08-18-2005, 05:52 PM
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Anybody have any info on the tire price yet? I will be looking to replace my tires next spring

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Just ordered the Cross Terrains from Tire Rack P236-65-SR18.
They only had the White letter in stock so still debating if I mount those out (Probably not!)
Paid $687.18 shipped, add $41 to mount at the local dealer.(Have you guys found how hard it is to find a "good" shop who will mount on these 18" rims?) That's a lot more than the GY's, but it now seems that it is impossible to get them from anywhere. I was waiting almost a month thru Tire Rack before they contacted me and suggested I spend the extra $ to get the Michelins. I'm sure it will be worth it.
Only problem with the whole deal is though I had the Mo in the shop yesterday for some other service and they found I have a leaky strut. So tack on $700 for that and a $75 alignment and these are some damn expensive tires.

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The Crossterrain in 235/65/18 is now the OEM tire for the new Ford Explorer with optional 18" wheels. Seems like Michelin made this in response to Ford's SUV, not ours. Oh well, gives us another choice though.




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dacraig,

give us an update when you have the CT's installed. I have been looking at them also.

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I guess I miss this post before. I went to the tire shop 2 weeks ago trying to replace my OEM goodies before the snow hits NY. They have no tires available at the moment and the guy who I was talking to was well aware that I am looking for the “car” type tires for my Mo and not a SUV type. He also mention that a lot of people w/ Mo and Rav-4 (car based SUV, if you don’t know) complains after putting the SUV tires. He recommends waiting for 1-2 weeks for the Michellin tires to come out; they are supposed to be good replacements for OEMs. At that time I was not sure what tires he was talking about until I sow this post. I will try to go there this weekend to see if they have CT in stock, find out the price etc.

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The Cross Terrain looks to be biased toward the truck end of the SUV scale.

Just guessing by it's appearence I would say the ride will be harsher and noisier as compared to the OEM Goodyears.

I will be very interested to hear what the community has to say about these new tires.

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I hope the CT works out.
I really, really do.
I am especially concerned how it will ride/sound after 20/30,000 miles.
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"The Michelin Cross Terrain SUV tire is a premium highway all-season LIGHT TRUCK TIRE designed to complement the way most Americans drive their sport utility vehicles" (Emphasis mine)

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One concern about the Michelin CT's is that they have a traction rating of A, but a B temperature rating. This means they are likely less of a performance tire than the stock Eagles, which have a traction and temp rating of A and A.

I do expect, being that the CT tire is made for SUV's, that the emphasis will be on a smooth and quiet ride, and not performance.




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I saw this tire several years ago on the Acura MDX so I assume it is a good tire.

I did have Michelin Pilots on my Passat which I didn't like because they followed every groove in the road and made driving down the highway a chore. I changed them early and went to Continental Extreme Contact and it made all the difference in the world.

It is really hard to know how a new tire will feel on your car compared to the original tire regardless of ratings, brand name, etc. Some tire dealers will give you 30 days in which to return the tires if your not happy.

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OK - Got the CT's installed and put about 100 miles on so far.
Initial feelings ---
Looks - Definitely look more like a truck or SUV tire on the MO. Mainly because of the way the tread is broken on the edges.

Driver feel - Much more responsive than the GY's. They seem to respond a lot faster and more precise than the stock tires.

Quiet - I would have to say at this point that they are probably a little noisier, I noticed that rough pavement seems to give more feedback than the GY's.

Overall - I will like them better!! I want a tire that suits what I use the MO for. This is not a luxury sedan and I need utility but also want style. I need to have good traction in all conditions and especially when I hook up the Snowmobile trailer and head into the great white north. I don't need a dedicated snow tire, cause I've lived my whole life in the very snowy climes of upstate NY and know how to drive in any kind of snow. I never had a problem with traction with the GY's so I expect even better performance out of the CT's.

I wish there were more options for a general purpose tire, but between the GY's and the CT's. I think either one would have been fine, but I definitely prefer and trust Michelins more. Are they worth about $50 more per tire? Time will tell!

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I went to the tire shop this afternoon. They promise me to order them on Monday, but I have to call back to check on them. He could not give me price but he said it will be around $150 per tire. So if you have some pricing info please post it. Thank you.

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But with the white lettering on the blackwall...

it will look funny if you put them on a murano with bright color, dont you all think so? I dont like the white lettering for sure.
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Mounted mine with White Letter in. Would definitely not look right with White letter out.

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dacraig...

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Mounted mine with White Letter in. Would definitely not look right with White letter out.
dacraig, you mind sharing pictures of these mounted with the entire car shot? thanks.

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It still is SUV/Light Truck tire. I have my doubts as to sutability of this tire for Murano....




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