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Chrysler Pacifica Tire/Wheel Questions

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  • kshksh Posts: 1
    Any suggestions on good tires to replace my originals. I have 48,000 miles and it is time for new ones.
  • b25nutb25nut Templeton, CAPosts: 199
    Why use anything but the original Michelins? I'm very happy that I'll get 50,000 from mine.
  • I agree, the Michelins are great, I'm sure there are other brands, such as Goodyear out there, but what I wouldn't do to a nice vehicle as this is put "house brand" tires on , you don't know where that will go......

    The one complaint I have with the Michelins is that they seem a little noisy on some road surfaces at speed, but that could be a Pacifica issue. The car is so quiet, that all I hear on the freeway in Houston are the tires at 60 mph plus. And only on some road surfaces......

    The key is tire rotation every 6,000 miles with proper tire pressure. I should hit 50,000 miles easily with their appearance at 29,000 miles........
  • I have the original Michelins on mine with 62,000 and starting to look for new tires. The Dealer or Sears both get $950.00 for comparable Michelins installed and balanced. The comparable Goodrich tires with a similiar tread and 70,000 mile rating run around $520.00 at Sears. Anybody have any problems with Goodrich tires? If anything, i'll bet their quieter than those noisy Michelins and your right, thats all you hear at 60.
  • fljoslinfljoslin Posts: 237
    Read some of the Subaru Tribeca posts. Subaru uses Goodyear tires on that vehicle which is surprising.
  • fljoslinfljoslin Posts: 237
    I will bet the Michelins will be quieter than the Goodrich and will ride more smoothly and handle better.
    Also, the Sears price seems high. I was quoted $180 + tax per tire, balanced and installed at Costco for the 235/65/R17 Michelins on my wife's 2005 Pacifica Touring. That works out to $720 + tax.
  • Thanks on that. I'll check it out at Costco and Sam's. I really love the mileage and ride i've gotten from the Michelins.
  • pssimonpssimon Posts: 143
    I'll add to the tire replacement discussion

    From what I have seen, there are two options. Either the original Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires or the Goodyear Fortera Triple Tred.

    Here is how they stack up:

    Treadwear: Michelin 400, Goodyear 600
    Dry traction: Michelin 10, Goodyear, 10
    Wet Traction: Michelin 8, Goodyear 10
    Snow Traction: Michelin 8, Goodyear 10
    Quiet Ride: Michelin 10, Goodyear 8

    Each seems to have thier own strengths. Being not too worried about the snow traction, it comes down to wear, Wet and noise. Seems like Goodyear has it over Michelin. Am I missing something?

    Admittedly, my Michelins have lasted these 54K miles, at a rating of 400. Does that mean the Goodyears would last even longer?

    Does anyone have any experience with these Goodyear tires? All thoughts appreciated.....

    Thanks....

    ---Paul in Southern NJ
  • thimmakerthimmaker Posts: 33
    I have 69,000 on my Michelins but I'm going in for a set of BF Goodrich Traction TAs in a couple of weeks. Their rated at 70,000 on the Pac. and the tread pattern is just about the same.
  • fred222fred222 Posts: 200
    I have 69,000 on my Michelins but I'm going in for a set of BF Goodrich Traction TAs in a couple of weeks. Their rated at 70,000 on the Pac. and the tread pattern is just about the same.
    I like Michelins much more that BF Goodrich. There is more to a tire than price and wear.
  • thimmakerthimmaker Posts: 33
    To pssimon. Where can you obtain those rating figures you have on the different tires. I would like to compare them to some others like the BF Goodrich (I believe their made by the same company that makes Michelins).
  • pssimonpssimon Posts: 143
    Those numbers came from their web pages. I would assume they would pump them up if they could. The mileage numbers, I suspect are the DOT ratings. As for the others, they could be, but not sure.

    I suspect Goodrich has that info for their tires as well.
  • thimmakerthimmaker Posts: 33
    I backed off on the Goodrich and ordered a set of the original Michelins at a great price. The Goodrich traction TA tires only have a T rating. Thanks for the help.
  • pssimonpssimon Posts: 143
    Curious.... what do you define as "great price"?

    They aren't cheap!

    Thanks....
  • fred222fred222 Posts: 200
    Curious.... what do you define as "great price"?

    They aren't cheap!

    Thanks....

    We purchased a 2005 Pacifica in Sept 2004. At that time I priced the OEM Michelin Tires (Pilot 235/65/R17 I believe) at the local Costco. $180 each mounted with lifetime warranty. I do not know how much they are now.
  • vic_vinylevic_vinyle Posts: 34
    Paul

    The Goodyear Fortera's are excellent tires :)

    I had a set on my Expedition and they worked great. If the price is reasonable....but them. :blush:

    Vic
    Southern Joisey
  • fred222fred222 Posts: 200
    The Goodyear Fortera's are excellent tires.

    I believe that Goodyear means good for one year. I have owned Goodyear tires twice and have been burned twice.
    One set did not even last a year and I am talking about driving standard miles. Another set crapped out at 20,000 miles. Unsafe to drive. If Goodyear gave me tires for free, I would not put them on any of my vehicles.
  • slb351slb351 Posts: 2
    I just bought a used 2005 AWD Touring Addition. It has 23,000 miles the rims are pitted badly on the lip on all 4 rims. I mentioned this to my salesmen at the Chrysler dealship, he said and I quote "this is a problem with these rims cause they are not chromed around the lip", he continued to say "that if my wife and I complain enough we would be able to get a free set of rims from Chrysler". Before I continue I must say my wife is a complainer extraordinar Chrysler is not going to know what hit them. Does anyone else have this issue and has anyone complained to Chrysler and if so have they done anything about it.

    Steve
  • My 2004 AWD (now passing 54,000mi) has exactly this problem. As far as I know, the chrome is only on the plastic cover that they glue over top of the aluminum wheel.
  • Sorry it took this long to get a reply posted. Problems on this end. The tires were $725.00 installed and balanced which was $200 less than the Dealer or Sears quoted. Brewer Tire Company in Schaumburg, IL.
  • Which tires did you end up using? And how do you like the replacements? (I have to replace mine within a few weeks...)
  • I went to the originals which were the Michelins MXV4 plus.
  • pssimonpssimon Posts: 143
    I ended up going with the original Michelins as well. I wanted the Goodyears.... they were rated as better in wet AND dry situations as well as quieter... but I couldn't justify the extra $200+ it would have cost me.

    I wanted to buy American (Goodyear is the only American tire company left) but they priced themselves out of my range.

    Oh well.... the Michelins will do their job.

    ---Paul in Southern NJ
  • Help please. I recently discovered that going 10mph was to fast for the conditions and ran into a curb going around a corner. I hit the curb on the front driver’s side hard enough to break the wheel. Found out that Chrysler is very proud of their wheels, $460.00 for wheel only. I ordered a new wheel and had it installed. Now I’m feeling a vibration when driving around 55-60 mph. it’s not consistent almost like there might be a warped rotor or something similar. Any thoughts as to what I should be looking for? I’m mechanically inclined but only used to working on older Chevy trucks not newer SUV’s. I’m going to have the alignment done this week, had to schedule an appointment, just don’t want too many more surprises.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,432
    It really could be a number of things. If you hit hard enough to brake the wheel, chances are you did more damage than that. Could be a tie rod, wheel bearing, rotor, another wheel that maybe hit and you didn't realize it, maybe the new one wasn't balanced correctly, etc. See what the alignment turns up and go from there.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • So went in to have the alingment checked and they said they couldn't do it because my ball joint is loose. Can't seem to find it at any of the online parts places. Anyone have an idea where to go besides the dealer?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,432
    Hi,
    I gave you some suggestions in the suspension issues topic.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • I'm about to try a set of Goodyear Assurance Triple Tread.
    Has anyone tried these? My service advisor recommended them for this area (midwest). I checked all I could find on Goodyear's sight. I've had good experiences with Goodyear tires on previous cars, so I will give them a try. The tires have an 80,000 mile warranty and I will be getting them from the dealership for $150 per tire.
  • rfeerfee Posts: 2
    I have an 04 Pacifica. I replaced the stock wheels with 22" aftermarket wheels. The new wheels have the wireless tire pressure sensors, however, the dashboard menu reads "service tire pressure system soon". Has anyone had a similar experience? Any suggestions? Thanks for any help
  • kkodalkkodal Posts: 34
    i got my set on ebay.brand new oem rims and michelin tires on them for $599 + $150 shipping.now i got two sets of wheels in my hand.i put one of the old rims as spare so that i have a full size spare and exchange my old tires with the new rims and tires.sometimes e bay can be very reasonable..
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