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GMC Acadia Tires and Wheels

heavyedheavyed Posts: 8
Has anyone bought tires yet?
The first four lasted almost 30k. No replacement tires on the market. None. Have to buy the Fortera HL's. I'm now closing in on 60k and need another set. Does anyone know if any other brand is available? Thanks


  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 867
    Which size do you have? You could go to,,,, and search their tires for the size you need and possibly find if there are any options. I don't have Acadia/Outlook/Enclave yet, but IIRC there are 2 sizes that come as standard.
  • The OEM equipment at almost $200 a tire is the "ONLY" tire that fits the specs! With four models now -- Acadia, Outlook, Traverse, and Buick.......and it being popular, shouldn't another manufacturer make a competitor!!!!! I can't believe that I'm going to spend over $900 installed with taxes to replace all four tires. This is highway robbery!

    Has anyone put a smaller tire on the same wheels? 255-60-19? There are alternatives for about $100 a tire in that size range. Do I need new wheels to go there?
  • For reference, I've done some research and there are three highway grade tires and two snow tires, which I know of, for the Acadia SLE (255/65/18) so far. Besides the goodyear tire, there is a cooper and a hankook tire for the highway. The cooper is cheaper than the goodyear and the reviews I've read show it's better. It's also on a huge back order as of yesterday (2500 tires). The goodyear is also on back order. That leaves the hankook, which I haven't found any reviews for yet.

    There is also a hankook snow tire and a bridgestone snow tire. The bridgestone was on back order a little more than a month ago, but I'm not sure about now. I'm not sure about the status of the hankook tire as I don't intend on buying a snow tire at this point.

    That said, does anybody have experience with hankook tires? The tire is a Ventus AS. Please let me know.
  • Is this typical for the tires to only last 30K miles? I'm looking to buy an Acadia, but if tires only last 30K I'd have to change them about every 2.5 years. Seems a bit rediculous to me. My current vehicle has Michelin tires, and I expect them to last me 70K+ miles or more (they have a 90,000 warranty). I've already got 30K on them and they still have tons of tread left. Have you looked at Michelin tires - would HydroEdge work? Michelin's web site states the HydroEdge will fit the Acadia -unless you have the larger 20" wheels. You didn't specify which you have. For the smaller tires Michelin has the Latitude Tour tires which carry an additional 65,000 mile limited warranty for treadwear or mileage.

    Might take a look at them if those will work for you. Let me know - I'm interested in this tire problem.
  • It has been typical for me. I have 133, 000 miles on my 2007 Acadia and the Fortera's have lasted me around 25-30k depending on time of year. The Acadia maintenance takes a big bite of the wallet. this time I put on Michelin LTX size 265/60/18 for about 50 bucks less per tire. They seem to be OK, but I only have 10k on them now.

    Wow, we were thinking of buying this car, but never found the tires for it. thank you to someone for mentioning the COOPER tires. I researched and found that Tuffy Service and PEPBOYS carry tires for this car. :) Maybe we will go Monday and buy our SLE.
  • flclassicflclassic Posts: 1
    I just put on a set of Hancooks Ventus RH07 - 65000 mile H rated. Look great and so far ride well. We'll see how they last....can't be worst. They're rated pretty well for all-seasons. My Forteras were right down to the wear bars at 24K - pitiful! Also saw Cooper CS4s and Toyo Versados in that size, although finding any can be tough.
    Good luck
  • heavyedheavyed Posts: 8
    I now have 150k on my 2007 Acadia and have aound 25k on the Michelins and they appear in great shape. Maybe only half way worn out.
  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 867
    Good find on the alternate tires. I was aware of the Coopers but not the Toyo and Hanooks. I looked at the specs on the LTX that Heavyed put on. I noticed that the 265/60/18 are a little smaller than the stock tire, 30.7" vs 31.1" or so. Looking at what specs I can find on the LTX, they don't seem to be available in 275/60/18 which seems to be the same 31.1" diameter, but the measurements might have been taken on a 8" rim instead of a 7.5" rim like the 255/65/18. I could not find the rim width ... 255/60/18 works on 7-9" rims, the 275/60/18 work on 7.5-9.5 inch rims. I might think about those if I can determine if the extra width will work without rubbing in the wheel well. I have awhile to research since I only have 18K miles on the Outlook and the OEM Goodyears are not done, yet.

  • heavyedheavyed Posts: 8
    This is just all too much thought and work for a $30k automobile. GM has to get their act together or go the way of the dinosaur. I put 40-50k miles a year on a car and I want one that's reasonably fuel efficient, nice to drive and reasonable to maintain. With this car, everything is an issue. Windshield wipers, headlights, tires, trailer hitch, everything that should be a no brainer turns out to be complicated and expensive.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,251
    Hello Heavyed,
    Do you currently have a concern on your vehicle or has it been fixed? Can you please email me more information about your situation? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • hulyhuly Posts: 1
    I have a 2009 Acadia SLE and after about 25k miles, the Goodyear Fortera tires started to howl, and only got worse. I researched tires pretty thoroughly, and found that you don't have to stick with the standard tire size, there is an alternate, a P265/60R-18. If you start looking at this tire size, you'll find some other brands available. After my research, I chose the Michelin Latitude Tour. Most places I looked didn't recognize this tire in this size, so I called Michelin. Michelin replied that this tire IS available, and gave me the Michelin tire number for an installer to order. It is 15891. I just had these tires installed (32k), and as usual with Michelin, I am completely satisfied. The ride is quiet again, and I know these are probably the last tires I'll ever have to put on this vehicle. These tires aren't cheap, but not that much more expensive than the other makes. I wouldn't recommend the GY Forteras to anyone. Those tires still had lots of tread left, but I just couldn't stand the road noise anymore. Read the reviews on the Michelin Latitude Tour, and do NOT make the mistake of ordering the Michelin Latitude Tour HP! You won't get the mileage out of those tires, from what I read. ;)
  • hdaohdao Posts: 20
    Have you tried to 275x60x18? Does it work ok without rubbing the wheel wells? What tire brand did you put in? Thanks in advance.
  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 867

    No. I have not worn the Goodyear's that come on it out yet. Probably another year before that happens. I only have about 21K miles. My wife is driving it most of the time and since she retired a year ago does not put on near as many miles as before. I'm driving her '04 Envoy XL mostly... still runs good and in good shape, but has some issues with fuel guage.

    I'll probably be taking the Outlook to gulf coast in October for the annual golf trip. If the Goodyear's performance drops off even if they are not worn down, then I would probably put on something like the Coopers.

    I'll update when it is time to actually make a move.

  • arent you worried that by using a different size you will affect handling, safety, odometer, etc.? the tire size on each car is designed specfically for that car by GM
  • heavyedheavyed Posts: 8
    I now have 159,000 miles on the Acadia with about 34k on the Michelins and there is a lot of tread remaining. Definitely the best tire so far for me. I bet I can get another 5 or 10k out of them. They handle better, stop better, and sound better than the Fortera's. If my GPS tells me I'm doing 70 my speedo tells me I'm doing 70, so I don't think my odometer would be incorrect. If you look back in this thread, GM contacted me about my dissatisfaction and I told them I put the Michelins on the car and they didn't object.
  • At 13,000 on 2008 had nail almost on side of tire. Discount would not fix. Ordered set of Michlen of Latitude, not the Tour one. Had 45,000, 32,000 or so on Michelin. Have four vehicles with all Michelins, these were the worst set ever, wore out at 32,000. Complained to Michelin and gave me adjustment, good will they called. Did not sit well with me. Bought the new LTX2 with 70,000 mile warranty. More tires available now. So far feel good but not many miles. Guy told me the Goodyears were pitiful and do not warranty anything? Good luck, these are more like the regular LTX in tread design. Would recommend. List about $220 before all the gimmicks.
  • Where is the drain plug on the 2008 Acadia? A drain and refill only? Can I use synthetic with no problem, Dextron VI.?
    I showed about 6.3 qts? Refill at dip stick ? Thanks. Dave
  • bzerbzer Posts: 14
    Ok guys - I am on my secound set of Goodyears on my Acadia -2008 now with 117,000 miles and I have about 10-12,000 miles left on these. As I have called around the Michelin/ Latitude Tour are available on line or at Costco or NTB. Big price difference. Right now I can get the P265/60R18 for $139.00 ea. - very good price at Costco. The kicker......starting March 1st the tires go up to $223.00 ea. - Just an FYI. My main concern is that changing size will be an issue. Does anyone or has anyone put this size tire on the Acadia? Any problems?
  • Do not waste your time with Goodyear or the Michelin Latitude, both junk. With less than 50,000 have had both. Michlin gave me 35% credit because of bad tires. They said they were new and others not available. Purchased Michlin LTX MS-2, p265/60 18, they have 70,000 mile warranty. Mush better handling and wear. Mine is also 2008. Good luck. Used Discount tire in Texas. Even the Michlin rep admitted to the Latitude was not so good. Good Luck. Dave
  • bzerbzer Posts: 14
    Dave.....thanks. Great information. I really didn't want to get into another bad set. I am in Georgia and I am sure I can location a good dealer in the area. Looks like I have a little more homework to do. Bruce
  • I also like the LTX MS2 Michelins. I have 183,000 on my 2007 Acadia and these tires have performed great.
  • bzerbzer Posts: 14
    Thanks for the feedback. No size issues going from a P255/65R18 to a P265/60R18? Also - any change in the gas mileage? The rating is a 8 one these tires but if they preform I will have to live with it. Thanks again - Bruce
  • No speedo or clearance issues with the size change. My mileage has always averaged around 20 mpg regardless of tire choice. I'm 90 percent highway driving and never get close to the advertised 24 mpg.
    For me. the Michelins have been head and shoulders above the Forteras in ride, handling and snow performance. And they are cheaper.
  • bzerbzer Posts: 14
    Fantastic......... I guess I will be doing some shopping today. Have a great day!
  • mcrummcrum Posts: 5
    What year model is your Acadia? I have an 08 and have considered also going with the 265/60/18 but was afraid of what might happen.....dont want to set off every alarm, light, etc b/c I changed tires.
  • mcrummcrum Posts: 5
    Have you had any problems out of your Acadia after changing the tire size?
  • mcrummcrum Posts: 5
    Has anyone had any problems out of their Acadia after changing from the OE tire size 255/65/18 to a 265/60/18? Has it affected your speedometer, transmission, tire pressure sensors, etc?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,321
    265/60-18 are 1.7% smaller in diameter.. It will affect your speedometer and odometer... Your readings will be higher than actual.

    (For every 983 miles you drive, your odometer will record 1000)


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  • bzerbzer Posts: 14
    2008......based on some of the other responses. I am looking to put the Michelin 265 / 60R18 on. They are pricey. With everything we are talking a little over a $1,000. Michelin does have a $70.00 rebate so that will help. Everyone in my area are within $3 of each other. I am hoping the size change is not going to be a problem. I did ask Discount Tire and they indicated there should be no issues.
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