I was wondering if anyone owns either tire and would be willing to offer a review.
I currently have the Goodyear Assurance All Season tires and it's good but I'm looking for an upgrade.
40/50 psi is way too high. all you're doing is reducing your traction, causing more wear on the center of the tires, and giving yourself a rougher ride. please set them to the door tag psi (cold) and see how that worksUpdate (11/27):
First impression after replacing my Goodyear Assurance Weatherready tires today with the Michelin Crossclimate SUV:
Haven't tested yet:
- Rides a lot higher than before but this is obvious as there is more tread
- Ride quality is WAYYYYY smoother over bumps and imperfections. I used to feel every single crevice of the road on the Goodyear and it was nuts. Could be that I had my PSI super high as well but I have my PSI set to 40/50 on the Michelin's and they feel perfect.
- Cornering/straight line performance feels the same if not slightly better
- Braking distance is noticeably reduced but it could be that because there is more tread as well
- Road noise maybe a hair louder than the Goodyears but similar
So far, I am very pleased with these set of tires. I still haven't gotten used to them or found the limits to them yet so I may update this thread once I get more miles in.
- Performance in the rain/snow
Here is my alignment spec sheet for anyone interested:
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Initial Alignment (11/27/20)
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Post Alignment (11/27/20)
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You might consider 235/55/19; they are a more common size, thus more options and cheaper than the factory 225/55/19. The speed will read not quit 1MPH HIGH when the tires are new.What sucks is that the crossclimate+ and crossclimate 2 isn't available for the CX-5 when I checked, only the SUV version.
You might consider 235/55/19; they are a more common size, thus more options and cheaper than the factory 225/55/19. The speed will read not quit 1MPH HIGH when the tires are new.
40/50 psi is way too high. all you're doing is reducing your traction, causing more wear on the center of the tires, and giving yourself a rougher ride. please set them to the door tag psi (cold) and see how that works
New tires have to be driven a few hundred miles on dry roads to rid the tread of parting agents and antioxidants applied during production. Not until the tread has been slightly roughened will the tire be able to make its true gripping power felt.
What's more, flooring it and slamming on the brakes can cause tire/rim slip in the first few hundred miles of tire use. That's because the lubricant used in mounting the tire has an initial tendency to reduce the adherence of these two parts.
You are thus well advised to exercise care with new tires. And keep in mind that winter tires fresh out of the factory will need a bit of time to attain full winter suitability.
Good find, didn't know that tires had a burn in period. I had about 480-490 miles onto the tires before I posted this update but it could change in the next few thousand miles. Certain pavements make the Michelin's louder than others in the wet conditions as opposed to my Goodyears even in the very first few hundred miles.New tires have a break-in period, This is what Continental says about it: