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Chevrolet Impala Wheels and Tires

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  • Added air to about 34 pounds and display says 36. Problem still exists and does not do it all the time. Will find out more when tires are rotated. Now have problem with acceleration stalling. Like it is not getting gas. One thing after the other. Should have kept the Lumina.
  • 06, 07, possibily 08 Impalas (LS)
    regarding the goodyear integrity tires put on these units. specifically, 225/60-16 97s or 97t.
    looking for information.
    I've seen a large number of these tires placed on the LS model, these are supposed to be like 50K tires.
    What I've seen, is that all these units are having problems with these tires, specifically, erosion of the shoulders (inside tread) of about an inch or so towards the center of the tread, leading to exposure of steel belts, bad ride, and acutally at times acute blowouts. They never go beyond 30 K without some serious consideration about tire safety.
    I'm talking maybe 200+ units here.
    Many of these units have been sent in for alignment check, most of them are way out.
    This by independent dealers, as well as GM dealerships themselves.
    Personally, I'm thinking GM has delivered a crappy product, and are not willing to stand behind their product...
    Or, maybe, just maybe, it's a goodyear problem?

    any feedback would be appreciated...

    thanks
  • pluto5pluto5 Posts: 618
    Original equipment tires are usually crap. I have seen the Integrity on more expensive cars so don't feel too bad. I run them for 2 years and then replace with something good. :surprise:

    I replaced my Impala Badyears with Kumho std touring tire, much smoother and quieter and about half the price as replacement Badyears. So, I don't have to worry about getting 50K miles out of them.
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    The Goodyear Eagle RS-A 235/50-18 tires that came with my 2006 Impala SS are excellent tires. The handle well in both wet and dry conditions and the wear is quite acceptable. I have no complaints whatsoever about them.
  • I have Gooodyear on my 08 LTZ. At 6000iles, no unusual wear. I keep them inflated, and watch folr unusual wear. I have original Goodyears on my 03 Buick Le Sabre. At 49000 miles I will be replacing them next spring. No unusual wear. My 00 Impala had Goodyears and were no problem when I sold it at about 40000 miles. I have no problems with Goodyear. Currious that the person in post#1 knows that all 200 plus units have erosion of the shoulders? I wonder how this will create a bad ride? What is an acute blow out? Doesn't sound plausable to me.
  • I know this because I'm seeing it, every working day. At the moment, we have about 30 LSs idle, simply bedcause of this situation. (mileage is 15/30 K)
    We have about 250/300 07/08 LS Impalas in our fleet.
    I might mention however, I am just questioning the LS, the LT and LTZ are demonstrating no problems.
    It creates a bad ride, for eventually it goes down, into, and through the steel belt.
    An acute blow out, is where the tire essentially disintegrates, leaving little but the bead around the rim.
  • I replaced my 06 Impala LT1 Tiires at 25k miles. The goodyear integrity tires are not the best. Wear was on outside of front tires. I rotated every 8k miles. They could of lasted a little longer but I like to be safe. Replacement tires seem to be wearing fine after 7k miles.
  • wbowl99wbowl99 Posts: 133
    Tires on mine are really bad. I started complaining about the noise and a bounce/vibration within 2 months of purchase. Dealer said normal, nothing wrong. They started wearing and dealer said I needed a rotation. Rotated. Still wearing quickly, dealer said no alignment needed. Would not check balance or anything. Finally said I missed a rotation and that was what was wearing the tires. Two tire companies said the wear problem was due to alignment and that it had probably been misaligned since manufactured. Dealer still says it's my fault.
  • quietproquietpro Posts: 702
    I know the latest thread is about the LS tires but I thought I'd give my opinion on the subject. My '06 SS has the GoodYear RS-A, 235/50-18 and I would give them a decent rating. They were much better than expected when new but now at 30K, the treadwear looks fine but they are really bad in wet weather. Sadly, this doesn't suprise me as I have had terrible luck with GoodYears. The set on my '02 Monte Carlo, I believe they were also RS-As, were terrible from day one. Two of them turned out to be defective (out of round) and were replaced. I suspected the remaining two were also out of round but they were "within specs" and weren't replaced. After those tires wore, I replaced them with Bridgestone Turanza LS-Hs and was very pleased. Aside from the money I'll spend, I'm looking forward to changing the tires currently on my car. If anyone out there has had some good luck with replacement for the SS' tires, please share. ;)
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    I would recommend the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S's. They rank very highly on the Tire Rack site. I am going to consider them when it comes time for tire replacement although I must say I have not had any trouble with the Goodyear RS-A's which came stock on the car.
  • hey I am a new owner of an 06 impala SS and I am thinking about putting rims on the ride but concerned how they would effect the TPMS (tire pressure managment system). Any advice?
  • gwis1gwis1 Posts: 1
    I am looking to purchase summer-only tires and am looking for a good step up from stock.
    I would like 40K miles from these with better handling while still maintaining a quiet comfortable ride. Tires need to perform well in rain.
    Budget not beyond $250 ea.
    Suggestions ?
  • deminindeminin Posts: 214
    Last Fall, one of the original Goodyear Eagles on my 2006 LTZ developed a "thump" on one of the tires. I quickly found the tread starting to separate on one of the front tires....after only about 30K miles. I started tire shopping, and settled on the Big O Euro Tour 225/55 R17. These cost me about $775 for a set of 4, mounted and balanced...with an 80K warranty, nationwide service at hundreds of locations, and free balance and rotation every 5K. So far, they are great. The first thing I noticed was far stronger side walls than the original Goodyears....those things always looked like they were inflated low, even at 34 pounds. They run fairly quiet, and handle very well in semi aggressive driving through tight turns, etc. I seldom use this car on snow, but the tread is deep enough such that they are ok for light snow. For my money, this brand of tire is the equal or better than some costing substantially more. The Big O name may not be as "chic" as, say, Michelin, but I long ago learned to shop for value, and not just Name.
  • hacker8hacker8 Posts: 1
    To anyone interested in Goodyear tires and Impala cars, I have run the whole gauntlet of problems and learned a lot.
    I bought a 07 Impala and at 25000 miles the inside of the rear tires were wearing. It also had a growling noise, but they told me it was regular wheel noise. The back tires were replaced and alignment checked.
    I went merrily on my way with a slight thumping at about 40 mph and again at about 80 mph ( since balance shows up at about 70, I was sure it wasn't balance).
    At 55000 miles the inside of the rear tires were wore so bad that the steel cords were showing on the left rear. I was in Arizona on vacation at the time so I stopped at Arizona Frame and Wheel and had them check out the problem. They said there was no alignment adjustment left, and the thumping was because the tires were out of round. I went back to a GM dealer with this info and $250 dollars later, the adjustment holes were slotted and the alignment was done. I replaced the Goodyear with Michelins and my problems were gone with absolutely no help from General Motors or Goodyear. I don't know which one is worse, but they are both crappy.
  • jdvalkjdvalk Posts: 1
    About time! I had multiple sets of tires wear down (the first time almost causing accidents for me before seeing the interior wear) and eat the cost of the tires. I finally had to go further out of pocket and demand that the police package rear spindle rods fix be applied to my car, whereupon the issues ceased. If anyone is having this problem, I'd recommend they have the same repair done and save their receipts!
  • kbagskbags Posts: 1
    On May 31, 2011 a Chevy Dealer in Tampa, FL "repaired" the rear alignment issue on my 2008 Impala (36,000 miles) by grinding down the rear struts. The Chevy folks charged me $255.00 for the realignment. At first they were not going to reimburse me for the repairs, but after a letter to Mr. Ackerson, and the submission of a class action suit, the Customer Service people in Detroit decided to offer me reimbursement. I'm not convinced the grinding of the rear struts did anything other than compromise the structural integrity of the struts.
  • Had the same thing happen to my 2008 Chevy Impala LS with 42,000 miles. Tires were rotated regularly every 6K miles. Noticed the inside and outside of all the tires was wearing out, tread in the middle looked good. Was told a few months back at the Chevy dealership the tires were out of balance, charged $45 to re-balance the tires. Didn't make much sense to me. Had a flat tire on the right rear tire today. Decided to replace the entire set. Went to a national tire chain company and had the alignment checked. Was informed that the rear camber was -1.2 degrees, which is out of spec. Was told there was no adjustment other than to slot the bolt hole in the strut to allow to realign it back within spec. Was charged an extra $100 dollars for the work; not counting the tires and fees, and alignment. Car has never been wrecked or mistreated. Had a 2003 Chevy Venture and never had this problem.
  • Frustrated with a chronic problem of my four alloy wheels on the 04 impala SS flaking on the inside and oxidizing. This causes leakage in the tires, which chronically have slow leaks. I have been told I cannot substitute smaller wheels or tires because it would ruin the transmission. Except for this I have had no real problems for 100k miles. But this is a game ender for me. Does anyone know of any substitute less expensive wheels and tires I can replace the factory ones with. The fac tory wheels cost over $ 250 each, just like the tires. Please help Thanks. :sick:
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