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    Tire recommendation

    Hello,

    Was reading through the other posts, so much info.

    I'm planning on replacing my stock yokohama tires before winter. I have about 26,000 miles on them. What would be some good tires to look at?

    I was looking at the General Tire Altimax, the BF Goodrich Advantage T/A sport LT (costco). I did ask the dealer and they gave me a qoute for the Yokohama Avid Ascend BW tires ($178/tire)

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    Just put the second set of General Altimax RT43 on ours. Went 45,000 miles on the first set with no issues, they weren't quite to the wear bars but I don't push it on things like that. I like to hustle when driving by myself and they handle well for what they are.

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    so they are long lasting tires? i saw somewhere that these would be budget tires and not last as long. The Yokohama Avid Ascend I see on tirerack, but not sure if its the Avid Ascend BW the dealer quoted me.

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    Arrow Tire recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by foe84 View Post
    Hello,

    Was reading through the other posts, so much info.

    I'm planning on replacing my stock yokohama tires before winter. I have about 26,000 miles on them. What would be some good tires to look at?

    I was looking at the General Tire Altimax, the BF Goodrich Advantage T/A sport LT (costco). I did ask the dealer and they gave me a qoute for the Yokohama Avid Ascend BW tires ($178/tire)
    Since your stock tires are Yokohama, I assume you need 225/65R17.

    Although BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT is now rated #1 out of 30 in Tire Ratings Charts on Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires from TireRack.com which overtook the previous Michelin Premier LTX®, but it has only 156K reported miles from customers, comparing to Premier LTX's 7M miles. And:

    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium View Post
    It also performs absolutely dismally in the rain, and I'd never buy them.

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=229

    Just look at that wet pavement stopping distance!
    General AltiMAX™ RT43 has been popular in this forum. Most CX-5 owners who have used them giving positive reviews. Just make sure to get H rated 225/65R17, as there's much inferior T-rated which is also available for the same size and price. And make sure to add 2~3 psi than recommended 34 psi for all tires if you feel the performance is not as expected.

    Here's a partial list of 225/65R17 tires with specs for your information.

    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Here are partial list of many 225/65R17 tires with specs. I still feel General AltiMAX™ RT43 is the best buy with excellent reviews. And Continental is a major tire company based in Germany.

    Highway All-Season Tires:

    Tire

    Size

    UTQG
    Maximum
    Inflation
    Pressure

    Tread
    Depth

    Tire
    Weight

    Warranty

    Price*
    Firestone Destination LE2 225/65R17
    102H
    520 A B 44 psi 12/32" 28 lbs. 60,000 Miles
    5 Years
    $131.36
    - TR
    Michelin Defender LTX® M/S 225/65R17
    102H
    720 A A 44 psi 10.5/32" 29 lbs. 70,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $162.07
    - TR
    Yokohama Geolandar G91A P225/65R17
    100H
    280 B A 44 psi 10/32" 26 lbs. OEM - None $214.25
    - TR

    Standard Touring All-Season Tires:

    Tire

    Size

    UTQG
    Maximum
    Inflation
    Pressure

    Tread
    Depth

    Tire
    Weight

    Warranty

    Price*
    Continental TrueContact™ 225/65R17
    102T
    800 A B 44 psi 11/32" 24.3 lbs. 90,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $128.99
    - TR
    Michelin Defender T+H 225/65R17
    102H
    820 A B 44 psi 10/32" 27 lbs. 80,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $166.07
    - TR

    Grand Touring All-Season Tires:

    Tire

    Size

    UTQG
    Maximum
    Inflation
    Pressure

    Tread
    Depth

    Tire
    Weight

    Warranty

    Price*
    General AltiMAX™ RT43 225/65R17
    102H
    700 A A 51 psi 11/32" 24.3 lbs. 65,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $113.99
    - TR
    Yokohama AVID Ascend 225/65R17
    102H
    740 A A 51 psi 12/32" 28 lbs. 75,000 Miles
    5 Years
    $130.50
    - TR

    Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires:

    Tire

    Size

    UTQG
    Maximum
    Inflation
    Pressure

    Tread
    Depth

    Tire
    Weight

    Warranty

    Price*
    Continental CrossContact™
    LX20
    225/65R17
    102T
    740 A B 57 psi 12/32" 27.7 lbs. 70,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $128.88
    - TR
    Michelin Latitude Tour 225/65R17
    100T
    720 A B 44 psi 10/32" 25 lbs. 65,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $155.23
    - TR
    Michelin Premier LTX 225/65R17
    102H
    620 A A 44 psi 8.5/32" 25 lbs. 60,000 Miles
    6 Years
    $155.07
    - TR
    Pirelli Scorpion Verde™
    All Season Plus
    225/65R17
    102H
    740 A A 44 psi 11/32" 28 lbs. 65,000 Miles $139.97
    - TR

    XL = Extra Load
    TR = TireRack.com

    Performance Category Rank from TireRack.com:

    Highway All-Season Tires:
    Michelin Defender LTX® M/S - #2 out of 41
    Firestone Destination LE2 - #6 out of 41
    Yokohama Geolandar G91A - #34 out of 41

    Standard Touring All-Season Tires:
    Continental TrueContact™ - #1 out of 21
    Michelin Defender T+H - #1 out of 21 (tied)

    Grand Touring All-Season Tires:
    General AltiMAX™ RT43 - #4 out of 47
    Yokohama AVID Ascend - #13 out of 47

    Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires:
    Michelin Premier LTX - #2 out of 27
    Continental CrossContact™ LX20 - #4 out of 27
    Pirelli Scorpion Verde™ All Season Plus - #4 out of 27 (tied)
    Michelin Latitude Tour - #10 out of 27
    Any tire in this table will be much better in every category than stock Yokohama Geolandar G91A. And don't go to Mazda dealer for your tire need. Go to Discount Tire or America's Tire for price matching, free tire balancing, rotation and puncture repair. You can also get immediate credit for next purchase if the current tires don't reach the miles from tread-life warranty,

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    I replaced my stock Yokohama tires with Goodyear Assurance ComforTred for both my CX-5 and Odyssey. They are an 80k mile tire. They are very quiet and the ride is noticeably more comfortable. My stock Yokohama tires were done around 36k on the CX-5 (and were rotated religiously every 7500 miles). The inside edge was gone first due to the aggressive rear camber. If tires weren't so expensive I would have put aftermarket tires on right after purchase as the car performs that much better.

    My Goodyears have about 40k on them and they are still good to go. About half of the tread remains as promised. Currently $144 a tire at Discount Tire (not including installation costs). Free lifetime rotations and balancing there with purchase. This set will likely have to be ordered there but it only took a day for mine to arrive at the shop for installation. $50 mail in rebate if you open a DiscountTire credit card (I've got too many cards so I'd likely pass on that one lol), $60 mail in rebate through Goodyear. Goodyear is awesome at honoring their rebate in my experience too. I received mine very quickly for both my CX-5 and Odyssey tire purchases.

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    I had amazing service from my LX20 Cross Contacts, so I will be getting LX25 CrossContacts this go around. I think I can get another 4500mi or so out of my tires, and when the time comes, I'll upgrade to LX25's. last treadware was 6/32 on the rear (moved to the front) and 5/32 on the front (moved to the rear). I presume 2, if not all 4, will be at <4/32 this next rotation at 20K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefmg View Post
    Just put the second set of General Altimax RT43 on ours. Went 45,000 miles on the first set with no issues, they weren't quite to the wear bars but I don't push it on things like that. I like to hustle when driving by myself and they handle well for what they are.
    Here you go. Roll with it.

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    From my limited experience I would stick to Michelins / General. I got my General from Discount Tire for about $650 - installed and lifetime hazard warranty, I also had a 50 rebate and 100 off from DT for install towards my wife's tires. They have already repaired a nail and it comes with 6-10K miles rotations included. DT is a franchisee but one we have here is pretty good - so read reviews.
    From my experience I would not get Goodyear even at 50% discount. Their RV tire fiasco and in general quality is way below others.

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    I am very satisfied with the Yokohama Avid Ascend tires, we already have close to 30k miles on them, with lots of life left. Handling, ride comfort, and noise level are all improved over the GEOLANDAR stock tires.
    Mazda's I have owned over the years. (boom07)
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    81' Mazda 626 DX MT - sold
    81' Mazda 626 LX AT - sold
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    82' Mazda 626 LX AT - sold
    85' Mazda 626 LX MT - sold
    87' Mazda 626 GT Turbo MT - sold
    85' Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE MT- sold
    87' Mazda RX-7 Turbo 2 MT - sold
    91' Mazda Protege LX MT - sold
    92' Mazda MX-5 Miata MT - sold
    93' Mazda MX-3 GS-V6 Special Edition MT - sold
    00' Mazda 626 LX-V6 MT - sold
    02.5' Mazda Protege5 MT - sold
    92' Mazda MX-5 Miata MT - sold
    06' Mazda 5 Touring AT - sold
    13' Mazda CX-5 Touring AT - sold
    14' Mazda 3i Grand Touring MT - sold
    15' Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD AT - sold
    03' Mazda Protege5 AT - sold
    09' Mazda Mazdaspeed3 GT - sold
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    I just want to thank everyone for posting all their tire reviews, recommendations and experiences. My 2017 has 33,000 miles on it now with the original tires. I'm probably looking at getting a new set put on before winter hits. At the last oil change nothing was said about the tires, but I'm sure they'll be pushing me towards replacing them the next time I go in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaps View Post
    From my experience I would not get Goodyear even at 50% discount. Their RV tire fiasco and in general quality is way below others.
    No offense taken, but name any tire maker and you're going to find massive litigation. Worker safety, car accidents, you name it and you'll find a lawsuit against any major company. In researching the Assurance trim I found nothing concerning regarding their quality vs the competition. They're rated fairly well by consumers at DT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrj View Post
    No offense taken, but name any tire maker and you're going to find massive litigation. Worker safety, car accidents, you name it and you'll find a lawsuit against any major company. In researching the Assurance trim I found nothing concerning regarding their quality vs the competition. They're rated fairly well by consumers at DT.
    Litigation is one thing, knowing that your tires are killing quite a few people and still selling it for a long time afterwards is another. If they were Michelin quality - I guess it would be ok, but they are pretty avg. quality and I would not trust a Goodyear on my car. Probably get a Chinese no brand $50 tire before a Goodyear if it comes to that.
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    Oooookay.

    I*m going to check out of this forum for a while. You try to make an honest suggestion and you get an unfounded *Buy a $50 Chinese tire* line in response. Whatever.

    Peace.

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    An excellent on/off road tire is the Michelin Latitude Cross. I have used a set on my prior vehicle and am hoping to find a size compatible with my soon to be delivered CX 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrj View Post
    Oooookay.

    I*m going to check out of this forum for a while. You try to make an honest suggestion and you get an unfounded *Buy a $50 Chinese tire* line in response. Whatever.

    Peace.
    Honestly, I believe Kaps mistakenly took the Goodyear tire for that Firestone / Ford Explorer fiasco many years ago. But I personally won't buy any Goodyear tires nowadays simply because I feel there're better tires out there with better price.

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