I used to be a cheapest set possible guy. Then I decided to replace the original
tires on a Dodge Durango, worn out after 48K, with a set of Michelin LTXs.
Amazing difference in ride (much quieter) and wear (50K and they still look
All Season isn't just winter - they work well in rain and on dusty roads that
just got wet.
But don't those sensors go with the wheels rather than with the tires?
When I had new tires (shipped by TireRack to one of their nearby
cooperating installers), I don't recall anything having to be done about
the pressure sensors.
On Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:55:11 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
You NEED a second set of rims - best to put TPSM on them too. 255-55
18 inch tires are too pricey to take chances mounting and demounting
twice a year. What kind of SUV? There might be reasonably priced
alternative rims - would there be smaller rims that would allow higher
profile, lower cost tires to be installed? A 5.4mm sidewall is
ridiculous on an SUV if you are off pavement, or on rough pavement.
2008 Acura MDX, logged almost 60K miles on the odo. winter tires are
mounted on separate steel rims. All our cars are AWD, even at that all
has separate winter tires on steel rims. Most popular at Tirrerack seems
Conti crosscontact LX20 for this vehicle.
Unless your TPSM is smarter than the one in my Toyota, ignore it. My winter
rims with studded tires don't ahve the sensors. The light stays on all
winter. BFD. A least on that cars you can rewire the module and throw in a
resistor to make it happy but the light isn't that obnoxious. Black
electrical tape is the low tech solution.
Around here I can't get studs ... , so I'll be picking up a set of chains
for the front of my wife's 4x4 Forerunner . Old Farmers Almanac says hang
onto your longjohns , it's gonna be another winter like last year ... with
even more snow . My truck will have 2 sets , since it's only 2wd and I don't
ever want to be in the situation I had last winter . The wife flipped her
car in icy conditions , I was trapped down here because I had no chains and
it was so slick you couldn't even stand up .
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