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Hyundai Azera Tires and Wheels



  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Another Altimax HP convert! :D You've basically come up with the same characteristics I did. They really are a good tire for the money...can't go wrong!
  • Right on allmet33, you convinced me 8K ago and I couldn't be more pleased. :)
  • oskidunker1oskidunker1 Posts: 212
    edited June 2010
    My suspicion is that the car and its strange suspension beat up tires. I too had to change tires around 25K due to the noise.Goodyear Assurance on now. Have 15k on the new ones and they are fine but way too early to tell.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Oskidunker1...not sure if there's any truth to that. One thing I can say...with the OEM Michelins, if you let the car sit for a few days with no driving, the tires would get flat spots that you would hear and feel for a few miles once you did start driving. This was when the tires were still relatively new. Having replaced them with the Altimax HP's...never have that problem now.
  • silverfox1silverfox1 Posts: 91
    I finally replace those noisy Michelin's on my 07 Azera. I went with Bridgestone Turanza Serenity's instead of the Continental Extreme DWS's. The Continentals are still back ordered and I just got plain tired of waiting for them to be available. Needless to say the new tires have brought my Azera back to what it was when I purchased the car. The noise is gone and the ride is improved. I also had a four wheel alignment done and all four wheels were out of spec on toe readings. This may have been the reason that the Michelins became noisy. I only had 27,500 miles on them and they were only half worn. Have your alignment checked before going with new tires.
  • Right on silverfox1, completely agree with about alignment. Had the same problem with my Michelins caused by poor alignment when I puchased my 08 with 5K on the speedo. Changed to General Altimax HP's, got aligned, much quieter ride. :)
  • dbrad4dbrad4 Posts: 2
    I have 62k miles on my Azera and just put the 3rd set of tires on it. The Hyundai dealer sold be the 2nd set which started "feathering". All I know is I started hearing noise at 6k miles (on new tires) and continued taking the car back to the dealer. Finally, they told me they couldn't do anything about the tires since it was a warranty issue. By this time I had 20k + on the tires.

    Tell me more about the TSB and when it came out.

  • silverfox1silverfox1 Posts: 91
    Sounds like the dealer did not do an alignment to correct possible toe problem. I believe they would have charged you if they did it. The toe condition will cause the ties to feather and cause the noise that you are hearing. Rotation every 5000 miles after the alignment is a necessity to keep the tire wear in check.
  • These tires have been great, however with 17,300 miles on the tires, the tread left is only 4/32 on 2 and 3/32 on the other two. I have rotated and kept good pressure in the tires. Good year warranties these for 65k and The Tire rack has said they will prorate it and give me a credit when I order new tires.$47.00 shipping charge to ship the tires back to the Tire Rack.'

    I have never seen a tire wear out so fast. maybe I can get 25k out of these if I am lucky.Do you think it is the car?
  • hc106hc106 Posts: 10
    I had Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires on a 2002 Mercury Marquis and they went 70,000 miles before I had to replace them due to wear. I traded this car in on a new 2007 Hyundai Azera.

    At 28,000 miles on the Azera, my wife picked up a nail and ran on the tire after it went flat long enough to break down the sidewall. I was going to have to buy a new tire, so used this as an excuse to go ahead and buy a set of Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds. As of today, I have 12,500 miles on the Goodyears, and can discern no noticeable tread wear.
  • Seems my tread guage was worn out. I re checked with a new one and found 5/32 left
  • jamazerajamazera Posts: 149
    Ok everybody out there in Azzyland.....what is the best performing tire dressing for my Azzy's tires that you would recommend..????...consider deep shine, gloss, long-lasting, easy to apply, spray, gel, etc

  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Personally...after you have scrubbed the tires really good, dried them off nicely...I love how the Armor All Extreme product works. I also do not apply it with the applicator they provide, I prefer to use the open cell sponges (regular kitchen sponge) as it does a much better job.
  • jamazerajamazera Posts: 149
    I used the Extreme in the's a good "showroom" product, but after a dirve of 5 miles down the road, it no longer has the deep black color and gloss....the best I've found is Wet aerosal silicone's expensive though,about $6 for a can.....I guess the high gloss products have a lot of glycerine and the longer lasting products have a higher concentration of silicone......justlike a lot of things today...they only last as long as the 1st good rain....
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Could be the way you apply it...don't know why you experienced that issue. I've never had that problem. Personally, I really prefer the Exteme product because it doesn't sling off the tire either. Having a black car, that can be a real issue with a lot of other products.

    No tire product will look as good 5 miles down the road as it did when you applied it in the driveway, nature, gravity and physics see to that every single time. One thing that I've learned about dressing's always best to start with a tire that's as clean as possible, so make sure you scrub the tires really good. ;)
  • jamazerajamazera Posts: 149
    mine's black also.....followed directions per label....we don't really have a problem with "dirty tires" here in FL like you would up north.....not much mud; mostly sand
  • Dealer inflated mine to 28 pounds at the last service. Seems low.
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 785
    On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a sticker called the vehicle tire placard, that lists the original tire size and the proper pressure for that size.

    If you are using the size listed on the placard, then that is the pressure you should use.

    According to Tire Guides - a booklet that summarizes vehicle tire placards, the placard ought to say 30 psi.
  • anthonydganthonydg Posts: 2
    edited December 2010
    The Altimax HP and Goodyear Assurance tires are H rated, aren't they? I too am very dissatisfied with the road noise from my V-rated OEM Michelins. Did you notice any reduction in performance (e.g. more slide when taking an exit ramp at higher speed) when downgrading to the H rated tire?

    If any of you have downgraded to H rated in other tires, please respond, too.

    Thanks for any help.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Anthonydg...unless you plan on traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph on a regular and constant basis...V-rated tires are overkill for the Azera. I have been riding on H-rated tires with absolutely no problems what-so-ever. I am one who switched to the General Altimax tire and actually have seen an increase in performance aspects of tires vs the OEM Michelins. Cornering is more sure, no slippage during wet weather, sure footing in moderate snow and icy conditions and no sliding when taking exit/entrance ramps at higher speed either.

    I have made the switch and I know of one other person who has switched to the Altimax. There are a couple of folks that have switched to the Goodyear Assurance and even a couple that have gone with Kuhmo tires...all have reported better performance vs. OEM Michelins.

    Good luck!
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