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Old 08-15-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Replacement Tires for V6 Vue...

Well Foto and I were talking tires. It is dismal for us V6 owners with the crappy Duelers! I am looking on Discount Tire first... Here are my results... (Discount does not carry Duelers)

Factory Sizes:
215/70-16
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Tour SR4 ($70 each) - Passenger Car Tire
Continental ContiTrac SUV ($91 each) - Only "real" SUV tire option
Michelin LTX M/S SL ($131 each) - Mud & Snow=Road Noise (Not for Texas)

235/65-15
No Tires available

Now on Tirerack.com they do not have a very good selection at all! Anyone else got any ideas? What is everyone else using?

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Old 08-15-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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Hey I found this for those of you that aren't worried about going off road at all. I don't know if these will do for me because I wants something I don't have to worry about on and off road...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

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Old 08-15-2004, 06:49 PM   #3
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I tried the continental sporteva SUV on my 02 VUE (235R70) 24 hours later I could not wait to get rid of them

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Old 08-15-2004, 07:58 PM   #4
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Why did you want to get rid of them? This tire or the size?

I am looking at a size change because the 235/65 are rare. Looking at 225/70 in a LT.

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Old 08-15-2004, 08:10 PM   #5
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I'm dumb..are the 235/60 16 bigger than the stock 215/70 16's?

In other works less wheel gap?

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Old 08-15-2004, 08:15 PM   #6
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There is a good calc took at 1010tires.com

http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp

VUE's came stock with 235/65r16 like me or 215/70r16 like a few others. I wan't to get a bigger tire lift wise by yoiu can't push it too much.

About 3% is the max to push it. That tire calc tool will size it up for you. Got 32k on mine now, love to get new tread but the SL2 is in worse shape.

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Old 08-15-2004, 08:36 PM   #7
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I'm not sure what i'll get next go round...

I was thinking Toyo, yokohama, or Michelins...

I really like what i've heard about the new style toyo proxies toyo made for sport ute's... but i'm not a whiz when it comes to the numbers. I don't know what's available to me...

I want to keep the higher speed rated tires because I do push up on 100 (and beyond ), I want some good racing tires, but at the same time I want some tires that will make it several thousand before needing a change... so maybe I need two sets of tires...

any ideas for a redline owner with redline rims?

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Old 08-15-2004, 09:15 PM   #8
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225/70/16 might work.

Michelin Cross Terrain SUV tires are available in that size and they are great tires. Had them on my Pathfinder - transformed the truck.

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Old 08-15-2004, 09:26 PM   #9
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the pirelli PZero Rosso Asimmetrico's that tire rack recommends for me sounds nice...

Tirerack doesn't seem to have any yokohamas for me, and doesn't seem to carry toyo...

Also, I noticed that one of their local installers near me is called "Honda Haven" and only works on hondas... Gee, sounds biased... I wonder what they'd say if I showed up looking for service... I wonder if they already know, or if I would blow them away when I show them my engine...

I wonder if they can do ECU upgrades?

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Old 08-15-2004, 11:35 PM   #10
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I just put on a set of 215/70HR16 Michelin Pilot LTX tires last week. These are by far the best addition I have made to my VUE. They still can break loose on a hard dry acceleration, and still get rubber in 2nd easily (400 treadwear = hard hard tire), but they bite tenaciously in the rain, and hang on in turns far past the seat's ability to hold me in. They are $118 a piece on tirerack.com and come only in black sidewalls, but OMG they are so worth it. Did I mention they look damn sexy, too?
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Old 08-16-2004, 04:04 AM   #11
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I would like these Bridgestone Revo's but the size is not available

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Old 08-16-2004, 05:54 AM   #12
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I've got Continentals on my 2003 Expedition and they are the worst. My Firestone on my Explorer were better. I always replace my tires with Michelins. Ride and handling in all weather conditions has always been excellent. The 80K tire warranty is nice too. Sam's Club and BJ's are the best for the tires. I've had a nail in the sidewall of the tires and they replaced both tires. Free rotations and flat fixes are an added bonus. When the time comes to replace my Vue tires it's definately Michelins for me.

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Old 08-16-2004, 07:23 AM   #13
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I took a 90 degree turn into our parking lot this morning at 30 MPH. The only peep to be heard was everything in my VUE either falling over or being thrown into the passenger side of the vehicle. My poor laptop ended up wedged between the rear seat cushion and the door... I am thinking these tires are either going to get me killed, or be INSANELY fun.
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Old 08-16-2004, 08:10 AM   #14
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Stay away from Continentals. I had em on my Tributes. They perform & wear a long time but the road noise is absolutely horrific!!!!

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Default Re: Replacement Tires for V6 Vue...

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Well Foto and I were talking tires. It is dismal for us V6 owners with the crappy Duelers! I am looking on Discount Tire first... Here are my results... (Discount does not carry Duelers)

Factory Sizes:
215/70-16
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Tour SR4 ($70 each) - Passenger Car Tire
Continental ContiTrac SUV ($91 each) - Only "real" SUV tire option
Michelin LTX M/S SL ($131 each) - Mud & Snow=Road Noise (Not for Texas)

235/65-15
No Tires available

Now on Tirerack.com they do not have a very good selection at all! Anyone else got any ideas? What is everyone else using?
I have the 17inch Duelers on my 04 V6 AWD and am quite happy with them after 1500 miles. What don't you like about yours?

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Old 08-16-2004, 08:51 AM   #16
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If I needed tires, I'd opt for these Yokohamas

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

There are alot of tires out there for 235 65 17.

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I have the 17inch Duelers on my 04 V6 AWD and am quite happy with them after 1500 miles. What don't you like about yours?
The deulers are one of the worst rated tires on the road. They wear quickly, and when they get worn, they have no wet traction whatsoever. Proof? I saw this coming about 3 seconds before it happened.. I was going 30 in a 35 and hydroplaned into a Ford Escape that had also hydroplaned. When we pulled my 39,800 mile old Deulers off of my VUE last week, the tread was seperating on the right front tire (I'm not going to blame this totally on the tire as I was brutal to them at Homecoming) but still - it should be bald and be able to hold together.
If you like your VUE, and want to increase your safety twofold, replace those things with a better tire once they start wearing.
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The deulers are one of the worst rated tires on the road. They wear quickly, and when they get worn, they have no wet traction whatsoever. Proof? I saw this coming about 3 seconds before it happened.. I was going 30 in a 35 and hydroplaned into a Ford Escape that had also hydroplaned. When we pulled my 39,800 mile old Deulers off of my VUE last week, the tread was seperating on the right front tire (I'm not going to blame this totally on the tire as I was brutal to them at Homecoming) but still - it should be bald and be able to hold together.
If you like your VUE, and want to increase your safety twofold, replace those things with a better tire once they start wearing.
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Sounds like this would be a better recall than the suspension...

I'm generally skeptical of OE tires, as they're usually engineered to a price point

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If I needed tires, I'd opt for these Yokohamas

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

There are alot of tires out there for 235 65 17.
I like the look of those, and the tread pattern, for a non-RL Vue. I had Yoko's on my p/u with an INSANELY high teadwear rating of like 550 or something. I was BRUTAL on them for YEARS and they still have half the tread or better left on them. They did pretty well in the dry, but the super-hard compound left something to be desired in the wet.

Evaluate your common driving conditions (snow, lot of rain, muddin' & off-roading) and consider things like road noise, tire wear, etc. and find whatever has the best balance of features for your needs. Tires, like most other things, are a compromise of price, traction, wear, and noise.

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I wanted to get rid of them (the sportivia) ASAP because:
They did not adhere to the pavement wet or dry.
It rained that afternoon and nearly lost control going around the corner into our subdevelopment (maybe 20 mph)
the response was horrible...turning and wheel feel was mush.

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