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    ldfult is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Tires

    Is anyone else not happy with the Goodyear tires on their XTS? To me they seem to be noisy and rough riding. I was not happy to see that Goodyear's replaced Michelin tires on Cadillac. I have only 400 miles on the car, but thinking of trading the Goodyear's for a set of Michelin Primacy MXM4. My dealer says to drive the car for 3-4000 miles to see if the ride becomes better. Has anyone noticed this on their new XTS?
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    Re: Tires

    Better

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    Re: Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by ldfult View Post
    Is anyone else not happy with the Goodyear tires on their XTS? To me they seem to be noisy and rough riding. I was not happy to see that Goodyear's replaced Michelin tires on Cadillac. I have only 400 miles on the car, but thinking of trading the Goodyear's for a set of Michelin Primacy MXM4. My dealer says to drive the car for 3-4000 miles to see if the ride becomes better. Has anyone noticed this on their new XTS?
    Just in case you may down-the-line consider the Bridgestone Potenza 245X40R20X95V M+S; they are also very noisy and harsh. Of course the harshness can be attributed to the very short side walls; but as for the noise, well they are even noisier than the air conditioning fan set on LOW and, yes, with the windows up.

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    Re: Tires

    Ride harshness is one thing, noise is another. I have the Bridgestone's on my XTS and I too, think they're noisy. I had them on one of my Lexus's and replaced them with Pirelli P-Zero's. That made a world of difference. I considered doing the same with the XTS, but by the time I got to the tire dealer the car already had 1200+ miles on it and the trade-in on the Bridgestone's was a joke. As for the ride harshness, that's a characteristic of low profile tires. If I'd have been thinking when I got my car I would have asked the dealer if they would have traded my wheels and tires for those off of a standard which I believe is equipped with 245X45X19's as opposed to the 245X40x20's my Platinum has. I realize that a lot of people like the looks of 20" wheels and low profile tires, but they really take their toll on the ride. Another downside is the car wash. I've learned that some car washes can damage 20" wheels with low profile tires depending on whether the car enters the wash track from the left or right. Oh well, so much for style.

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    Re: Tires

    Hi All,

    I hope you are enjoying your XTS! There is some good advice offered on this thread. If you ever have questions or concerns don't hesitate to reach out to us via private message!

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    Laura M.
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    Re: Tires

    I had the same issues and my dealer was able to replace my tires with the Michelin Primacy's. Since I have the 20" rims there are only 2 Micheline tires that will fit that set up. This is what My set-up requires P245/40R20 95V. If you look at the Michelin site, they say that they do not have tires to replace that spec. You need to manually look for this particular set-up.What the results show is you can get either the Pilot Primacy or the Pilot Sport A/S Plus. They first tired the A/S plus but were unable to get the vehicle to accept the new tires. They could balance and align properly, but when you hit the accelerator, the car veered to the right severely. These tires are on directional tires, meaning that you can only mount one direction and only rotate front to back (and not cross rotate) that may have had something to do with the issue. What i ended up getting are the Pilot Primacy's. The reviews were pretty good (not as good as the A/S, however). These tires are GREAT! What a difference in the ride and noise. They are expensive (like $425/tire) and the life span is only rated at 30K miles. I am completely satisfied with them however. These are the same tires that BMW puts on the 7-series as standard equipment (at least that is what I am told).

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    Re: Tires

    But the claim is that Michelin Pilot Primacy tires don't work well on ice or snow. Too bad. I'm looking for a quiet tire as well.

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    Re: Tires

    All tires are or can be quite different. i.e. Beef, Ham, and chicken are all meat.

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    Re: Tires

    The main problem is the low profile design. The car mfg. push them for the improved gas mileage to help their ratings. Kind of selfish to sacrifice our ride for their ratings. My Bridgestone's ride as their name implies; like stones. I can feel every bump in the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handymantoo
    The main problem is the low profile design. The car mfg. push them for the improved gas mileage to help their ratings. Kind of selfish to sacrifice our ride for their ratings. My Bridgestone's ride as their name implies; like stones. I can feel every bump in the road.
    I don't. I think my ride is very smooth. I have 4WD. Almost 21.5 MPG. My wife has 2013 E Class and that I feel the bumps more. DADDY

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    Re: Tires

    1. Call the tire manufacturer and give them your feedback. They will refer you to any tire dealer for verification. They will likely give you almost full credit for the price of your tires. You might even luck out if they let you buy a diff brand.

    2. In selecting brands, go to tirerack.com. Click on survey (under pics of tires). You will see a colored matrix of tires and their evals--hydroplaning, light snow, med snow, heavy snow, noise level, longevity, % of customers who would re-buy that tire.

    3. Then I go to Disc Tire (aka America's tire). I do not work for them.

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    Re: Tires

    SilverFox, my XTS Platimum has the Bridgestone Potenza tires and I find the ride to be excellent and have not experienced unusual road noise from them. The car is very quite when driving and cruising and handles superbly. So far I have been quite happy with them.

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    Re: Tires

    I just replaced the Bridgestone Potenza's on my XTS Platinum with Pirelli P-Zero Nero's. There's a significant improvement in ride quality and a very noticeable reduction in noise. Coincidentally, my wife's 2011 LS460L came equipped with Bridgestone's and I replaced them with Pirelli's as well. Another good replacement choice are the Continental DWS's. Both the Continental's and the Pirelli's are reasonably priced replacements which will improve ride quality and reduce tire noise for those who are interested.

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    Re: Tires

    I have a 2010 Hyundai Genesis and tried both the Michelin AS and DWS and both pulled to the right. I am test drove a XTS Premium today with the Goodyears and they are terrible. I cannot believe Cadillac is trying to compete against luxury sports sedans with crummy tires. Another tire to try on this car would be the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity.

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    Re: Tires

    I would like to see Cadillac add Run Flat tires from the factory when the spare tire delete is on the build order. Our first flat tire was not repairable and required a tow to dealer. Now when I take long trips I will leave the tire pressure display on to monitor for maybe an early warning. Toll roads around our area allow speeds up to 85 mph, run flats would be nice to have at these speeds. Thanks...

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