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Pontiac G6 Tires/Wheels



  • Just wanting to let everyone know, about 3 months ago, my car was wearing the standard tires (Uniroyal Tigerpaw) and i was travelling along I-10 while wet and when i tapped the brake, my car pivoted on the two front wheels and did a complete 360. Seeing that there are many posts regarding complaints of the tires, i will let yall know that i purchased a set of Falken performance tires, specifically the Falken Ziex ZE-329, and they are WONDERFUL. No more tire squeal while taking turns at anything less 45 mph.
  • Well, I bought new tires as well for my g6 at 18,000 miles. I replace them with michelin mx4 all sesonal. expensive but a great tire and tread. I feel the same as everyone else, I should have not of paid for new tires and breaks. :sick:
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,703

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that would chrome plate plastic. I have 08 G6 that has plastic wheel covers, but they look like real rims, and have the spokes, and they are not the ones on the base model G6. I want them chromed. I have seen similar rims chromed, so where would I need to go. how much $$?
  • lnclnc Posts: 1
    I also just had to have my intermediate drive shaft replaced. AND also have a terribly squeaky seat. I've haven't told the dealer about the seat because I thought they would just laugh at me. It only really squeaks when I drive, it is quiet when my husband drives because he puts more weight down on the seat. So if they even test drive, they won't hear it. Was replacing the seat frame covered under warranty?? Please let me know. I've only had my car for two years and the squeak is really irritating me!!! Thanks!!!
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 869
    Gain some weight, lol.
  • I own a 2007 Pontiac G6 and UNFORTUNATELY I got stuck with this brand of tire when I purchased my car. The tires wore down extremely quickly. Their representative (in his ever-so-reading-off-the-paper) voice, told me they care about their customers but there was nothing he would do for me and blamed their tire problem on my mechanic saying he didn't rotate my tires. My word of advice is to check the brand of tires and make sure it is NEVER Hankook when you purchase a car.
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 869
    My 09 has Hankook tires, they are performance tires, soft rubber for cornering. Will wear out fast, I priced mine online for $118 each, not a cheap tire.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,703
    So the stock tires put on the car is not a bad tire? My only nip pick is that I tend to want more air in them, because I prefer a more solid ride. I prefer to put in about 33 instead of 30. Though the dealer stated that it will wear in the middle more, that was when I had it at 35, so I lowered it. 30 seems a bit slushy sometimes.

    At 25,000miles, they still look like new. Though I always have tire shine on them, rotate them often.

    It looks like they now use Firestone. Are they better you think?
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 869
    I run mine 32 psi, like the dic air pressure reading, keeps me on my toes. They are the best tires I have ever gotten on a new car.
    Rotating often will give you good service from the tires. The rotate will even out the wear, the front scrubs the outside in a turn, I have noticed I take turns faster because of the solid feel.
    I don't know anything about the Firestone, they did have problems a while back. When I put on replacement tires, I always use Michelin , in a rut.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,703
    My 06 Accord has Michelins on it. They were also good wearing tires. Rotated them often. When I leased the car, I had never heard of the tire. So that is good, Pontiac actually put on a good tire on the car. The G6 does pretty good in the snow, and the fact the car has traction control and notifies me when it is slipping. I don't always notice right away. But, with that said. I had no clue the wheels were actually wheel covers!! 5 spoke wheel covers. They look like real rims though. I did request to have real rims put on, but the dealer was not eager to do so. Now, I am not to bummed out about it. But, I was. Actually, a week later after leasing, I took a corner to close and scratched the back wheel. At least I can replace it for about $40, and not a couple hundred on a real rim.
    My Accord had real Alloy rims. Oh well, I am over it. At least they look really good though. With a little tire shine, and no one will ever tell they are not real rims. No one has ever said anything. Looks good! But, a disappointment for GM. Just like most new Malibu's. 80% are the fancy wheel covers!!! Even their chromed ones. Seriously?

    Now with snow and salt, my car is itching for a big bath!! It bugs me!
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 869
    I never liked alloys, to expensive to replace. The Malibu I had came with alloy wheels, did a little damage to one, not enough to need replacement , just looks.
    When I test drove my G6 is when I noticed the 5 spoke steel, told to salesman GM almost had me fooled, didn't know 5 spoke steel were out.
  • ozzy63

    Check the seat belt. My G6 was doing the same thing and no GM tech could fine the problem.
  • 1viper1viper Posts: 2
    I have a 2008 G6 with 40,000 miles on it. Just bought it from a dealer. Noticed when making a right hand turn, ther is a vibration in the steering wheel. Thoughts? Thanks!
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,703
    Typical when I test drove a few models. I was only feeling out the engine in comparison to my 08 4cyl. One had a vibration issue. I would have chosen a different car altogether. Luckily, you bought it used, you didn't get hit with depreciation too bad. Not to make you feel bad about your purchase, but in terms of comparison to other cars, its very dated and quality is lacking. The G6 tends to have silly things break on you. GM, simply had a great concept, but the delivery was only half.

    You still under warranty?
  • I purchased my G6 brand new 13 months ago. I was informed by the dealer last weekend that I need 4 new tires. They showed me the tires and they are extremely worn. They are firestone tires. I am now searching for an inexpensive replacement. Any suggestions? Do any of you know anything about Kelly Charger GT tires? It looks like I can 4 of them mounted and balanced, with free rotation for the life of the tire every 5,000 miles for $494.00.
  • My 2008 G6 is my fourth car. I never had a flat and got new tires after 100,000 kilometres before.
    I have 45,000 kilometres on my G6 and I have replaced three tires, one tire had less than a 1,000 kilometres on it, Today I got another flat. I think they are uniroyal, help, any advice. I believe there is something very wrong with G6 tires.
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 869
    edited January 2012
    The OEM usually puts cheap tires on lower end vehicles. My 09 G6 came with Hankook performance tires, oddly enough it's a basic 4 cylinder, but with cool options. 31K miles and no problems.
  • My 2008 G6 came with the Hankook tire also. I purchased the car used in 2009 with 19,000 mi (30,500 km). I now have 73,000 mi (117,400 km) on it with the same tires. I have them rotated at every oil change. I have been changing the oil based on the Oil Life Monitoring System notification averaging 9700 mi (15,600 km) and 5 months between changes. I always have them perform the Maintenance II items. I don't baby this car, but I also don't dog it since Atlanta traffic and an 80 mi round trip commute are enough torture.
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