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Title: Tires
Post by: MQV Son of Quinn on May 23, 2003, 08:37:58 PM
;) My 01 came with the standard 15" Firestone light truck tires. I know it won't be long before I'm going to replace them and I'm searching for some info. The only complaint so far with the Firestones is the noise, although they seem to be wearing awfully fast.

1. What tire came standard on your Tek?

2. What year is your Tek?

3. For those of you that have replaced your tires what did you replace them with?

4. Did you use light truck tires or opt for paassenger tires and why?

I appreciate any and all info you can give me.

Jack :wave:  :lolu:  :blol:  :cooldude:  


Title: Tires
Post by: AZteXtasy on May 24, 2003, 07:29:16 AM
01/GT
came with 16"/uniroyl tiger paws
upgrade to 17" Platinum Snypers
went with Michelin MXV4 plus
nice ride/ no noise/ grip better
Rich


Title: Tires
Post by: 0aztek3 on May 24, 2003, 09:25:16 AM
1. Firestone Affinity P215/70R16 all season blackwall

2.'03 1SB

IIRC the '02+ come with 16" wheels standard and the standard tire is upgraded to the 215/70R16 size(same size as '01 AWD).  


Title: Tires
Post by: rylowe on May 24, 2003, 05:03:13 PM
My '02 tek came with the 16" wheels and tires. I don't know what kind or whatever they were. I strongly recommend the upgrade I did however. Might be a little extreme for some people, but it handles great and looks even better.

replaced my factory wheels with 20"X8.5" Epic Miami wheels
replaced my factory tires with 255/35ZR20 Nitto 555-series tires. Talk about awesome! These tires grip the road like no tire I have ever owned. Everyone Asks what the "Z" stands for and it just means that these tires are for extreme performance and also have a speed rating of 160MPH. I can't say enough good things about them. If you want to have great handling and grip the road, then I would suggest these tires. Kinda pricey but worth it.
on a side note they aren't worth a dime in the snow! but they arent designed to be all-terrain.


Title: Tires
Post by: Krystl on May 24, 2003, 07:41:28 PM
My 2002 Tek came with the 16" Firestone Affinity tires.

I hit a curb pretty hard a few months ago and gauged the front right tire pretty bad and had it replaced by a local tire shop that day. About $100 bucks for the tire (he was the only place that had it in stock.)

I replaced the tires and rims on my 86 Caddy about 2 years ago with Pirelli tires and Epic rims. I really like them. I won't be replacing the tires on the Tek anytime soon, but when they go, I would consider Pirellis again if they are rated properly for the Tek.


Title: Tires
Post by: TekDave on May 24, 2003, 09:16:52 PM
1) 16" Uniroyal Tiger Paw

2) MY 02

3) Still using the factory tires - they have been decent tires so far for city commuting


Title: Tires
Post by: jatnpaky on May 24, 2003, 10:26:10 PM
Came with 16" Wilderness HT's.   :o

Still have them on as I only have 14,500 miles on the Tek (so far, so good).   :P

Would like some recommendations, however, as to what I should replace them with, keeping in mind that I get a lot of snow in the winter.   :code7:
 


Title: Tires
Post by: waldenkent on June 03, 2003, 11:19:29 PM
Hey all!

1. Wilderness HT 215/65R16

2. 01 GT

3. I have 45,000 KM or 30,000 miles, tires have pretty much had it. I am installing 235/60HR16 in August. They are the same O.D. so it won't affect ABS and is the widest tire they recommend for a 6" wide rim. Check out www.tirerack.com for the best info.

4. They are a passenger tire.

Ken


Title: Tires
Post by: Tom Moog on June 04, 2003, 07:12:49 AM
My 02 has Firestone Affinity P215/70R16 all season tires also.

I have 19,700 miles on it and there is still 1/2" of tread on them.

Rotated tires at 10,000 and will again at 20,000. I know I should do it more often, but 10,000 has always worked pretty well for me.

As a side note, Every other brand of tires I have ever bought for other cars in the past have needed replaced before 20k miles. When these need replaced, I will be replacing them with the same tires.


Title: Tires
Post by: HotRod01 on June 04, 2003, 09:21:41 AM
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3. I have 45,000 KM or 30,000 miles, tires have pretty much had it. I am installing 235/60HR16 in August. They are the same O.D. so it won't affect ABS and is the widest tire they recommend for a 6" wide rim. Check out www.tirerack.com for the best info.

Ken
Tell me how they work for you when you change to the 235/60R16.  I am looking to replace mine (later this year) with a similar change.  I am assuming you are using the original rims the 'Tek came with.  I keep getting told that they will rub (too wide).

As for the survey
1. 215/70R16 Firestone Affinity
2. 2001
3. Have not needed to yet with almost 27000 miles but they will not be any good for another winter.  I rotate at 7000 miles.  Looking at going to 225/60R16 when I replace them.
4. N/A
 


Title: Tires
Post by: an_aztek on June 04, 2003, 10:14:39 AM
215/65R16" Wilderness HT's
(36,000 miles) tread still looks GOOD! :)  I rotate every 6,000 miles

I do want a different tire. I have a little road noise from them.
I like a smooth ride.

2001 GT FWD

 :ph34r: KBro


Title: Tires
Post by: 0aztek3 on June 04, 2003, 11:40:11 AM
KBro, I can tell you the Firestone Affinitys I have are super quiet. Even with 25k the tires still look new(thick tread). The Goodyear GA's on my Imp are almost in need of replacement with 25k, they are noise too.


Title: Tires
Post by: JMBLACK on June 04, 2003, 12:12:15 PM
03 - 17 inch tires

 :cooldude:  


Title: Tires
Post by: AZteXtasy on June 04, 2003, 05:47:11 PM
Goodyear has now upgrade thier line of Fortera tires for SUV's

I had these picked out for my AV, cause I don't l like ricer tire look
and wouldn't you know it, I found a Rally Tek on a lot, and guess what it had on it
Goodyear Fortera's

This tire is a little more aggressive than the stock one
but no where near an all terrain tire

May be a good choice for someone who is looking for all season and snow

http://tires2.digiknow.com/goodyear/displa...rea=Light+Truck (http://tires2.digiknow.com/goodyear/display_tire.jsp?prodline=Fortera+HL&mrktarea=Light+Truck)


Title: Tires
Post by: chameleon-Kat on June 04, 2003, 06:24:14 PM
Our first Tek (2001) came with 215/70r16 Affinitys, for winter I put on TOYO Observes



Katayama on the other hand, has 235/50rz18's on it :rolleyes:  


Title: Tires
Post by: an_aztek on June 04, 2003, 08:24:54 PM
I did check out the Firestone Affinitys, The price was good and the guy at Firestone was praising them (a salesmen of course ) but Yes I liked the Look of that tire.  :ph34r:  KBro


Title: Tires
Post by: Krystl on June 05, 2003, 09:37:05 PM
If you don't mind me asking, what kind of price did you get on the Affinity tires?


Title: Tires
Post by: AztekAndrew on June 06, 2003, 07:18:26 AM
On My 17inch wheels I've Got Good Year Eagles, in the apparently impossible to find size of P235 / 60R17.  When I got a flat in the right rear tire, it took four days to get the tire shipped in.  :angry:

Still, I have had excellent results with them for the first 12000 miles!  :)


Title: Tires
Post by: MQV Son of Quinn on June 06, 2003, 07:29:56 AM
:wacko: My son has the CRV and it's tires are 1 size smaller than mine. When he changed them the first time he went with Bridgestone Dueler HT's. I know the only thing he didn't like was the tread lif getting less than 50k out of the tire. He switched to Michelin X-1's. So far so good. I have the 215/70/15's on my Tek and their Firestones. So far the only complaint is the NOISE!! I know I have a good year right now before I change tires. It's definitely interesting to see the different options offered by the manufacturer.

Jack  :usa:  


Title: Tires
Post by: AztekAndrew on June 06, 2003, 09:52:44 AM
here's something I don't understand.  Am I reading correctly that people have a wide variety of tires installed at the dealership?  I thought the only factory options were Goodyears.  (self sealing and regular) How many different options are there?  


Title: Tires
Post by: 0aztek3 on June 06, 2003, 10:03:46 AM
There were quite a few. Off the top of my head- Uniroyal TigerPaw(with white letters/or without),Firestone Affinity 215/70r16 and 205/65r16?(smaller size '01 2WD), Firestone Wilderness HT with white letters(smaller size 16" on '01 2WD as well),The Goodyears you mentioned self-sealing and non, and of course the 17" Goodyear Eagle RSA's.

Not all of these were available at the same time of course. ^_^  


Title: Tires
Post by: AztekAndrew on June 06, 2003, 10:14:56 AM
So do different dealers offer different options?  Is it by region?  I don't remember being offered or shown any choice on the tires.


Title: Tires
Post by: 0aztek3 on June 06, 2003, 10:21:05 AM
Nope, they came equipped from the factory with those tires. My dealer has two Teks on the lot, one has the Uniroyals the other the Affinity's


Title: Tires
Post by: MQV Son of Quinn on June 06, 2003, 10:24:31 AM
^_^ I think it has something to do with the model and the equipment as to the tire they put on. When I bought mine they had a GT and a Versatrak and they all had different tires on them.

Jack :usa:  


Title: Tires
Post by: TekDave on June 06, 2003, 10:38:26 AM
GM has arrangements with several different tire companies for most of their vehicles.  They completely test several different tires and then based on current pricing or availability they can put different tires on the vehicles as they are assembled.  Commodity parts like tires are generally dual sourced.  Region or dealerships don't effect the types of tires installed on the vehicles.  Generally cost is the biggest factor and as long as the tires are validated for the vehicle the cheapest cost wins.


Title: Tires
Post by: AztekAndrew on June 06, 2003, 11:00:07 AM
Fascinating.  I would have thought the agreements were more exclusive, I guess it makes sense for the car maker though.   Thanks for the insight, everybody.


Title: Tires
Post by: chameleon-Kat on June 06, 2003, 11:12:09 AM
I've only occaisionly seen specific tires listed for vehicles, and usually its for something special, such as the Rally edition Aztek which comes exclusively with Goodyear Fortera's.


Title: Tires
Post by: peterbright on July 13, 2003, 12:45:14 PM
'03 1SB

Firestone Affinity P215/70R16 all season blackwall


Title: Tires
Post by: TEKFAN2K3 on December 14, 2003, 07:42:03 PM
We have an 03 TEK. it has Firestone Affinity H/T skins on the ugly GTP rims.
The odo reads 7K miles.  I don't mind them, but, with all the snow we're getting here in New York State, I would feel better with a set of real snow tires on the car.

What tires have you tried? What do you recommend(I'm not moving south :angry: )?

Thanks

Demetri


Title: Tires
Post by: Krystl on December 14, 2003, 08:57:45 PM
Demetri,

Unless your Firestones have a lot of wear, which they shouldn't at 7,000 miles, they should be fine in the snow.
I have 12,000 miles on my Affinity's and I have nothing but praise for how my Tek handles in the snow. (We've driven in the past 2 bad storms here in NY).


Title: Tires
Post by: chameleon-Kat on December 15, 2003, 06:54:03 AM
I think most Tek owners find the all-seasons work ok for winter driving (the exception being the ones with 17" Eagle RSA's) .  I'm the exception and always run winter tires all around for all my vehicles. I currently run with Toyo observe  GP-4's  215/70-r16 (I think that is standard Tek size),  and have them on dedicated wheels.  The only thing I've noticed is a bit of harmonic resonance noise/vibration  at around 60-65mph, just a minor annoyance, they are winter tires .  The toyos are softer compound (IE studless type) and compound is the same thru the thread (unlike Blizzaks or Goodyear ultra-grips where soft compound only goes thru half the thread).  I am not sure about other the characteristics of others Like Michlin's Nokian's or the like.  


Title: Tires
Post by: AZteXtasy on December 15, 2003, 08:55:11 AM
If you have the factory 17"there will be no better tire than the
Goodyear Fortera's
they come on the Rally Tek and have outstanding all around summer and winter performance

I recently put these [20's] on my AV and they are very impressive

It is a tire that is made specifically for SUV type vehicles with heavier than normal vehicle weights
RC


Title: Tires
Post by: peterbright on December 15, 2003, 09:20:10 AM
My Firestone Affinities are wearing quite well at 16K.


Title: Tires
Post by: MQV Son of Quinn on December 15, 2003, 10:19:06 AM
My original 15" Firestones have 29,000 on them and are wearing quite well. My only complaint is the noise level from the tires. They do track well in the s*** and wet.

jack

:usa:


Title: Tires
Post by: gyusher on January 19, 2004, 04:52:46 PM
My 03 came with 215/70/16 Affinitys and at 26K still had 10/32nds tread left, looked like new. But I have had trouble with Affinitys in the past and IMO they are a pretty sorry tire. I replaced them with Toyo Ultras 235/60/16 a premimum car tire that hols on like glue in rain, snow or dry. . .When the guys were changing them one of them was asking why I was buying new tires when the tires I had looked so good untill he got close enough to see what they were. . .Then he said to his co-worker Oh now I understand. . . . .
   I have to say that with 26K on them they looked and drove great but I wanted the Toyos while I could afford them. . .I only drove on the Firestones for a week or so and even a little rain and snow with no trouble. . .But I cannot forget the problems I had with them on a F-150 I owned. . .I am sure I didnt give them a chance. Hoever the Toyos are wonderful and the wider size looks much better. . . .Time will tell. . . :huh:  


Title: Tires
Post by: Krystl on January 19, 2004, 05:09:53 PM
I have to defend the Affinity tire. It's whats on my Tek (and probably quite a few others). I have had superior gripping in the ice and snow and the ride is quiet and smooth.
When it comes time to buy new tires, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase new Affinitys.


Title: Tires
Post by: HotRod01 on February 13, 2004, 02:31:31 PM
I found the government site rates tires.NHTSA Tire ratings (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/testing/UTQG/)

May help when new tires are needed.  These tests are done on a wet road without turning.


Title: Tires
Post by: peterbright on February 13, 2004, 06:51:27 PM
Aren't these the same ratings posted on the tire itself?


Title: Tires
Post by: HotRod01 on February 14, 2004, 09:01:54 AM
Quote
Aren't these the same ratings posted on the tire itself?
Yes it does look like it.  :blink:  I suppose the benifit is having the whole list to look at once.


Title: Tires
Post by: peterbright on February 14, 2004, 11:43:53 AM
You could have the ones you want ordered in advance.  When I go in for tires, they never have what I want in stock.


Title: Tires
Post by: MQV Son of Quinn on February 15, 2004, 10:29:47 AM
Peter:
The reason is, they see you coming and quickly delete the inventory from the computer!!! :lol:  B)  :D  :o  ;)  :P  ^_^  :rolleyes:  :ignore:  :cry:  :ph34r:  :lolu:  :wave:  :cooldude:

Jack


Title: Tires
Post by: peterbright on February 15, 2004, 11:10:07 AM
ROTFLMAO.   I've tried wearing a disguise, but it doesn't work.


Title: Tires
Post by: MQV Son of Quinn on February 15, 2004, 11:45:43 AM
I'm sure glad you have a good sense of humor!!! Peter you're a great guy.

Jack

:usa:


Title: Tires
Post by: peterbright on February 15, 2004, 04:29:04 PM
With my line of work, it comes in handy.


Title: Tires
Post by: arthurb on February 15, 2004, 10:07:21 PM
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With my line of work, it comes in handy.
Funeral Director??


Title: Tires
Post by: monicaseib on February 17, 2004, 07:19:07 PM
16" Uniroyal Tiger Paw  --- killed one tire the third day after I bought my Aztek...

drove into a curb due to a blind spot... :cry1: -- it took triple A a half hour to figure out where the spare dounut could be hiding and he really enjoyed looking at all the neat gadgets the Aztek has.. ^_^

Not one tire place had them in stock... took 3 days to get a replacement  :cry1:  The $186. price really shocked me..  :cry:  that's for one tire... :cry:

Other wise, it drives great even in the snow and ice... :D
 


Title: Tires
Post by: casey24 on March 02, 2004, 08:57:28 PM
1. What tire came standard on your Tek? well, the 16' (I believe Firestones) but I upgraded to the 17' Firestones, which so far so good(9000 miles, don't seem to be wearing too quickly)

2. What year is your Tek? 2004

3. For those of you that have replaced your tires what did you replace them with? N/A

4. Did you use light truck tires or opt for paassenger tires and why? N/A

I appreciate any and all info you can give me.

Sorry, not much help at all.  Just thought I'd share what I *kinda* know! :blol: