I have Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas. Small drop in mpg, but the grip is rain/snow is great. The road feel is alot better. The OEM michelin are softer.
dealers lie to sell what's in stockLast summer I had to replace the Goodyear Invictas that were on my 03 MDX. My experience with the Invictas was poor as they really don't do well in wet weather. I put on a set of BF Goodrich Long Trail TA tires. Wet and snow traction are much better, as is road noise. The tires tended to flat spot initially while parked overnight, with the flat spot working it's way out after a few miles. The only downside of these tires has been their tendancy not to hold air well. I have at least one which needs a top-off every two weeks or so. I would have got the Michelin touring tire for the vehicle but was warned by the dealer that they had been getting an unusual number of returns for degrading rubber.
AAHill, could you post some pictures of your MDX with the 245/65R17 Michelin LTXes? That's the size I'm considering buying, and would love to see pictures of your ride with those installed.All those reasons above are exactly why I put those very same tires on my wife's MDX. The set I had installed are just outside of the stock/spec size. Stock for this vehicle is: P235/65R17 and I had P245/65R17's installed... Going from the 235 to the 245 only widens your tire by (roughly) 1/4" to 3/8", but the difference vs stock is so negligible, you really won't notice anything.
I agree and Discount Tire is where I'm going for my tire replacement and Michelin Primacy MXV4 is lower in price compared to Michelin LTX and Michelin Cross Terrain. I can save about $150 for 4 tires and Michelin Primacy MXV4 is also rating one of the best seller on Tirerack.If you are in Chicago, I would go to Discount Tire, they will beat anyone's price out there and have the best service. I just put the Michelin LTX M/S on my 01 X. My wife and kids just took the truck to Florida for spring break and the truck performed beautifully. Also, I have seen sets of Michelins get well over the mileage they are supposed to be rated for. Like 120k miles on a 60k mile tire. If you wan the best, put on Michelins. FYI Bridgestone Alenzas also do well, and Yokohama also builds really good tires.
I put a set on my TL a few years back, and didn't like them. Ride was soft and quiet, but handling was really mushy and the front end felt like it was washing out.Goodyear Assurance ComforTred
what do u guys think of these?I want the most comfortable tire for my 2003 mdx.I live in new york city and want a smooth ride.I went to tire rack and put in info for comfort first and these came up.My only problem is in they say they are for sedans and coupes,even thought they came up under mdx search.