SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn Vue > 2008 Vue
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
rosemont
Member
rosemont is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 59

2008 VUE 3.6L
Default How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

I came in for an oil change, when my favorite service manager commented my tires were in really bad shape. He then explained to me that the AWD made tires go much faster then normal. "But my car is an FWD", I said. He told me it was not the car, but the tires, that the tires were AWD, and easy to wear down. We went back and forth a few rounds before I was totally confused.

How many miles did you change your stock tires?

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to rosemont's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help rosemont reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
rosemont is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 09-02-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
gmsuv
Member
gmsuv will become famous soon enough
 
gmsuv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 275

2008 VUE 3.6L
Default

That service guy gets a salary and commision on all the sales that he can generate from smucks who don't how to tie their own shoes. Tires wear down according to how you drive. Do the penny test. If you stick the penny in the groove of the tire tread and you can see all of Honest Abes head it time to plunk some money down for some new radials.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to gmsuv's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help gmsuv reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
gmsuv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
emsvitil
Advanced Member
emsvitil has a spectacular aura aboutemsvitil has a spectacular aura aboutemsvitil has a spectacular aura about
 
emsvitil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 507
 

2005 VUE 2.2L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

My FWD front tires wear out reallly really fast.............

...
Ed

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to emsvitil's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help emsvitil reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
emsvitil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
onefunkar
Master Member
onefunkar is a jewel in the roughonefunkar is a jewel in the roughonefunkar is a jewel in the roughonefunkar is a jewel in the rough
 
onefunkar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,503

2008 Outlook XR
2007 AURA XR
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

my friend just replaced the tires on her 2008 vue xr awd. they wernt all the way worn down but getting pretty thin. 68k miles...

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to onefunkar's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help onefunkar reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
onefunkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 08:27 PM   #5
Midnight13
Senior Member
Midnight13 is on a distinguished road
 
Midnight13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 1,272

1998 SL
2005 VUE 3.5L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

Hubby just picked up a 08 silverado 4x4, 27K on it, the tires have 7 32nds tread left...not enough tread left for my liking when he put the subaru AWD in a ditch last winter with tires with the same tread depth. We're looking for some used tires with better tread than we have.

...
"Not for human consumption!" - Peas in the Pod

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Peas-in-a-Pod/160649663950771

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Midnight13's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Midnight13 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Midnight13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 08:46 PM   #6
mikec
Senior Member
mikec will become famous soon enough
 
mikec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 1,153
 
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

Between the two Vues that I have owned, I have gotten an average of around 45K on a set of tires before they either won't pass state inspection or become a potential danger. That includes Bridgestones, Michelins and Kumhos.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to mikec's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help mikec reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
mikec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
neilpilot
Member
neilpilot is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Memphis
Posts: 156

2008 VUE 2.4L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Midnight13 View Post
We're looking for some used tires with better tread than we have.
I heard there's a set of good used tires about to come off of Rosemont's VUE

Should get 35k-50k from almost any decent tire in normal service. EMSVITIL - to resolve your fast front end wear - maybe you should consider rotation at 5k-8k? Assumng your struts are OK and you have even wear (e.g. proper alignment & no front end defect).

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to neilpilot's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help neilpilot reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
neilpilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #8
Warren
Member
Warren is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 375
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

I put just over 43K miles (69,000 Kilometers) on my Bridgestone duellors before changing them. I have an 08 XR AWD. I have to admit however that I am rather anal when it comes to tire pressure in that I check the pressure at a minimum of once a month. In my estimation keeping the tire pressures up considerably extends the life of a tire. Actually I could have gone a little farther on the OEMs but I got a rather large nail through the side wall of one tire and it couldn't be repaired and it is not a good idea to have "different wear" tires on an AWD (or at least this is what I have been told).

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Warren's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Warren reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Warren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 10:28 PM   #9
homerec130
Member
homerec130 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 497

2008 VUE 3.6L
2006 VUE 3.5L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

I got 48K on my 08 Vue (3.6 FWD). I admit, I did stretch it a little and went a little further than I normally do. But, I wanted to get new tires before we got into monsoon season. My wife's care has 38K and we will be looking at replacing her tires if dry rot doesn't get them first. (Issue here in AZ). On my 03 Vue I got to around 45K before having to replace the OEM Duellers.

Homer

...
Paul "Homer" Simpson
15 Ford Fiesta, Gray
06 Vue 3.5L, FWD, Storm Grey (Wife's Ride)

08 Vue 3.6L, FWD, Sunburst Orange - RIP 6T70

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to homerec130's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help homerec130 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
homerec130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #10
ChiliPepper
Junior Member
ChiliPepper is on a distinguished road
 
ChiliPepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 35

2009 VUE 3.6L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rosemont View Post
He told me it was not the car, but the tires, that the tires were AWD, and easy to wear down.
that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to ChiliPepper's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help ChiliPepper reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
ChiliPepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2011, 01:27 AM   #11
Trilo_g
Member
Trilo_g is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Port Orchard WA
Posts: 53

2008 VUE 3.6L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

I think it may be time to consider taking your car to a different service provider.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Trilo_g's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Trilo_g reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Trilo_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #12
John
Member
John is on a distinguished road
 
John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 67
 

2008 VUE 3.6L
Arrow Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

We just replaced our original Duelers at 47,500 ('08 VUE XR AWD). They weren't "terrible" (beyond the fact I don't really care for Duelers in the first place) but they were certainly ready to go, especially given that winter is here.

We replaced the stock Duelers with Goodyear Fortera TripleTreds.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to John's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help John reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2011, 04:25 PM   #13
oc-patrick
Junior Member
oc-patrick is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 32
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

got about 37,000 miles so far on the original tires of our 2007 Vue FWD - will need new ones in a month or so - no problems with the original tires (Bridgestone).

...
2017 CHRYSLER PACIFICA CRYSTAL GRANITE
2015 HONDA CR-V MOUNTAIN AIR
2006 DAYTONA CHARGER TOP BANANA

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to oc-patrick's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help oc-patrick reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
oc-patrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 03:22 PM   #14
peatsea
Member
peatsea is on a distinguished road
 
peatsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 75
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

I got 60k on the Duelers, But I am a fanatic about tire pressure...

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to peatsea's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help peatsea reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
peatsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
ChiliPepper
Junior Member
ChiliPepper is on a distinguished road
 
ChiliPepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 35

2009 VUE 3.6L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

our '09 XR came factory with Firestone Destination LE's. I used to have a set of them on a truck I used to own and personally I think they are a fantastic tire.... for trucks. For the Vue however, I think they were a little rough riding. I just bought new tires a couple of days ago. The Destinations had 47k on them and were getting thin but probably could have lasted at least another 10k.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to ChiliPepper's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help ChiliPepper reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
ChiliPepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 11:12 PM   #16
mike08vue
Member
mike08vue is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 301
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

I got 52K on the original Duelers.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to mike08vue's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help mike08vue reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
mike08vue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #17
CalifSilver
Junior Member
CalifSilver is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Antelope Valley, CA
Posts: 21

2008 VUE 3.6L
2007 ION-3 Quad Coupe
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

I replaced my stock tires at about 33,000 Hoping that the new tires last a little longer. FWIW though, they were over 3 years old. Driving less than 10,000/year.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to CalifSilver's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help CalifSilver reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
CalifSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 07:34 AM   #18
olds362
Junior Member
olds362 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 47
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

Wow, that is really short life, were they rotated regularly? Most seem to last 45-50k.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to olds362's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help olds362 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
olds362 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #19
sonie_me
Junior Member
sonie_me is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Toledo
Posts: 26
 

2008 VUE 2.4L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalifSilver View Post
I replaced my stock tires at about 33,000 Hoping that the new tires last a little longer. FWIW though, they were over 3 years old. Driving less than 10,000/year.
I'm almost exactly the same. The dealer has just recommended replacement at 35k. They are nearly 4 years old and were also driven less than 10k per year. My 08 XE came with the Firestone destination LE's. I did have them rotated at every oil change (approx 5k).

Hoping to get out of the replacement set.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to sonie_me's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help sonie_me reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
sonie_me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #20
revues
New Member
revues is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6

2008 VUE 3.6L
Default Re: How Long Did your Stock Tires Last?

My 2008 XR with 64,000 on it have the original Duelers yet...but they need to go within the month. Had the Destinations on my Ford Escape, they are a litlle rougher ride, but it could be the vehicle. (AWD vs.FWD)

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to revues's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help revues reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
revues is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long lasting tires for an SL1 brushwood S-Series General 8 03-07-2007 08:21 PM
BFG long trail TA (more tires) runerx Vue General 8 02-14-2007 04:15 PM
how long do stock springs last? plus strut advice sPuddingTime S-Series Tech 13 01-30-2007 10:11 PM
How long do VUE AWD tires last? beltscot Vue General 13 07-07-2006 01:38 PM
How long does the stock clutch last? turbobuick33 S-Series General 19 08-06-2005 12:28 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.