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I was wondering if anyone has tried this, to swap out the OEM tires before they accept delivery. We are expecting our delivery RP-EX-RES in April and given what I have read, the tires that come w/ the new vehicle is not all that great. Instead of waiting 20K miles or spending an additional $600 or so on better tires, has anyone tried to upgrade them before they take delivery? Or has anyone been able to trade them for a better set of tires afterwards? Thanks in advance.
 

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I swapped mine the day after delivery for the next larger Michelin Symmetry at Discount Tire and, IIRC, they gave me just about full value for the tires I traded. At any rate, the cost was surprisingly low.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by chaslee:
...We are expecting our delivery RP-EX-RES in April and given what I have read, the tires that come w/ the new vehicle is not all that great...</font>
I'm very happy with the stock tires (Michelin Symmetry). Our '02 EX has done well with them even in snow and ice.

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I have been hearing stories that some get Firestones while others get Michelin. Is there any regularity as to which tires one get? Thanks.
 

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I swapped my Firestones for Michelins at 140 miles and the dealer gave me full retail allowance for the Firestones. He is both a Firestone and Michelin dealer, so that may have helped.

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Mine came with Michelins. Took delivery in Palmdale (Southern) California. Very nice set of tires.

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I believe they all come with Michelin symmetrys now. They stopped using the firestones in 2001. My 2001 LX came with the Michelins and they have been great.
 

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Not sure of the current situation, but at one time they put Firestone Affinity on the LX and Michelin Symmetry on the EX. The Michelin seems to be a much better tire.

About the only thing I am confident is better as as all season tire and gives longer life is the the Michelin X-one. If you are looking for high performance handling and do not care as much about life, I am sure you have other options.

Beware that the tires seem to be small for the way the odometer and speedometer are calibrated, so if you do change, try to get something that is a little larger in diameter. On an O2, the logical change would be to go to 235/65/16 unless you want to change wheels. Unfortunately, I do not believe the Michelin X-one is made in that size.

I need to replace my Firestones. Have been considering X-ones, but wondering if I should settle for the Symmetry. Not only less expensive but easier to find.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by nds:
Not sure of the current situation, but at one time they put Firestone Affinity on the LX and Michelin Symmetry on the EX. The Michelin seems to be a much better tire.

About the only thing I am confident is better as as all season tire and gives longer life is the the Michelin X-one. If you are looking for high performance handling and do not care as much about life, I am sure you have other options.

Beware that the tires seem to be small for the way the odometer and speedometer are calibrated, so if you do change, try to get something that is a little larger in diameter. On an O2, the logical change would be to go to 235/65/16 unless you want to change wheels. Unfortunately, I do not believe the Michelin X-one is made in that size.

I need to replace my Firestones. Have been considering X-ones, but wondering if I should settle for the Symmetry. Not only less expensive but easier to find.
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My Stones with 33k may go another 5k or so. But I'm already looking at tires.

With wider 235/65/16, I fear more noise, less mpg, and harder steering than if I stayed with 215/60/16. I'd like to make the ride as smooth and quiet as possible. I get the impression that Symmetry is okay, but there are better tires. All suggestions are appreciated.




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LX come with Firestone and EX with Michelins. Even in 2002.

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I recommand Dunlop Sp Sport A2 with 225/60/16.It is about $90-100 each. I have tried to install the 235/60/16 which have the similar dimension as the 215/65/16, but with wider foot prints. But most of the tire places refuse to accept that calculation and only let me install the 225s


So far with about cuple hudred miles on them on the LA freeways, I give them thumbs up.
It is quiet and smooth.

Discount tire's stores offer no warranty on this tire and states that they are racing tire, while all other tire stores offer warranties, any ideas? Sears also have them at a competive price when it is on sale.

Another note, this tire have "AA" for traction and "A" for temperature. best you can get for a reasonable price.
 

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Like others above, I swapped tires on mine with just 30 miles on the van. I think most dealers will not want to do this, but you can work with pretty much any tire shop.

By the way, my 1999 EX came with Firestone Affinity; in 1999 at least, I think the selection was more random that LX-Firestone and EX-Michelin.
 
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