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Chrysler Pacifica Tire/Wheel Questions

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  • 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: 17,141
    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: 17,141
    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..
  • waterdrwaterdr Posts: 307
    Did someone say tires?

    Only place to buy tires is at www.tirerack.com. Been using them for 15 years. I also race, so tires are a big part of what I need.

    I have the 19" rims on my Pacifica. There are ONLY two tire options made right now for these rims. I hope there are more options in the future.

    As far as tires lasting and rotations etc.... I belong to the school that tire rotations are often a waste. The key is having a propper alignment. I have 70k miles on a 500 hp Mustang and have never, not once rotated a tire. In fact, I can't, because the front and rears are a different size - lol. You should check the wear and that will tell you a lot.

    Also, keep the pressure up. I run my Pac at about 40 lbs of air. The ride is a bit stiffer, but you will get slightly better mpg.

    I am not saying that you should not rotate them, just that you don't need to get carried away especially if you have to pay for the rotations.

    As far as the rims, if you have chrome ones, only get them balanced where they use 3-D style weights that go inside the rim. The old-school weights that they use from the factory will ruin the rim edges over time.
  • nuruc7nuruc7 Posts: 98
    Same school of thought here, i never rotate tires, i keep the car aligned by checking it out periodically. I actually have never owned a car where i did rotate the tires, and have not had any issues at all. Lots of miles on sets of tires for the most part. Unless I hit something like a big rock, logs, or a curb after fishtailing out of control. :)
  • shagphilshagphil Posts: 2
    rfee. I did the exact same thing except I replaced with 20" wheels on my '04. You are stuck! There is nothing that I have found that can be done. I even went to Chrysler about the problem and they tell me it is a "safety issue". That's why you can't turn off the system message. In NC the law says you MUST have your lights on if you have your windshielf wipers on....but you can disable that in the Pacifica. What it is is a legal protection for Chrysler and the tire Manufacturers. These things have been put on since the Bronco rollover issue. So far, I can't find any way around it. I just put my originals back on and the damn thing still does it. Took it in and paid $85 for a diagnostic test to tell me that one of the sensors had gone bad and it would cost $220 to replace.
    So, I just ride around with the silly message. Don't seem right that you can't get to any other messages. But the warnings such as door ajar, etc will still show.
    Shagphil :mad:
  • waterdrwaterdr Posts: 307
    I just had Nokians installed on my wife's Saab.....the tires are awesome. They are apparently the only all-season tire with a severe snow tire rating and are warrentied by Nokian for 50k miles. Now, here is the catch....to keep the warranty they need to be rotated every 5k miles....dam. At least the rotations are free and I will just get the oil done at the same time.

    If Nokian made these puppies in a 19", they would be on the Pac tomorrow.
  • tudstuds Posts: 2
    I own a 2008 paifica. AT 15 k a noise started. It sounds like the tire hits plastic but it doesnt. Took to dealer they replaced the rotors. Noise still theretokk it back and they replaced the rack. All via warrenty. Noise is still there and dealer has no clue what to do next. It happens mainly on right turns but does it left also.It does sound lie pwer stering some and or the rubing noise, any sugestions.. thanks
  • jen812jen812 Posts: 2
    I had a similar problem on my 04...I had to replace the front lower control arms and the gaskets and that took care of the problem.
  • Anybody know if a full size spare tire will fit under a 2007 with dual exhaust?
  • I just bought 22" wheels for my 2006 pacifica and I was going crazy because I tough that I wasn't going to be able to turn off the tpms sensor light based on what people was saying, so what I did I bought original chrysler sensor from ebay for $100 dollar and then put it on the new rims. When the rims where in the car already I press the menu button and reset the factory reset future and that was it, they work perfect and ride beautiful just like the original rims.
  • I have a 2007 Pac and want to replace the 17' rims with 20" rims. Trying not to do deep dish rims or low profile tires. Also want to switch from those noisey Mich and try General Grabbers HTS Tires. Tires are from Tire Rack and come with very good specs. Any comments?
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