Time for new tires; Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

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    Time for new tires; Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

    I have the 2012 Azera and I hate (heavily dislike) the stock 18 inches tires that shipped with the car and am considering one of the above tires. Before everyone tells me to get the Michelin tires they are more expensive and I have had lots of luck in the past with the Kumho tires on my 3 series BMW. I am a huge fan of Michelin tires and its one of those things that hard to quantify.

    Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
    Special Offer:
    Buy a set of four and get a $50 Visa® reward card by mail
    245/45ZR18 XL
    W Speed Rated
    Price: $159.00
    6 Years / 60,000 Miles

    Michelin Primacy MXM4
    Special Offer:
    Get a $70 MasterCard® Reward Card*
    245/45R18
    V Speed Rated
    Price: $221.00
    6 Years / 55,000 Miles (H,V-rated)

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    From what I've read, just about any tire other than the OEM Michelin seems to satisfy. At 45k miles, I was unhappy enough with my Michelin Energy tires (which still had tread for maybe another 15k miles) that I bought a set of Bridgestone Turanza Serenity and have been quite pleased for 24k miles and counting...

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    Yes the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity seemed to rate very high or near the top too and I would give them the nod if there was a little more rain in my part of the world. They rated very high in the wet compared to all of the other brands when I watched the tire rack video. Thank you.
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    That was the other thing, the OEM Michelins were beginning to hydroplane a bit, and you want good rain-rated tires in Florida!...

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    Have you looked at the Michelin MXV4's? I put those on my Lexus and all of the road noise went away. The ride was unbelievably smoother than previous tires. When it's time to replace the tires on my Azera, that is what I'll replace with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgoss15 View Post
    Have you looked at the Michelin MXV4's? I put those on my Lexus and all of the road noise went away. The ride was unbelievably smoother than previous tires. When it's time to replace the tires on my Azera, that is what I'll replace with.
    The two tires are almost identical according to the info on tire rack. It looks like the Michelin MXM4's might be a little newer than the Michelin MXV4's and as far as I an tell the only thing they added to this tires was something called "green x" which is suppose to be friendlier on the environment? When I compared the two side by side they look almost identical so I would be OK with either tire depending on the deal I could get on one vs the other. Thanks for sharing.
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    Got new tires last Fall (2015). Continental EXTREMECONTACT DWS 06. UTQG: 560 AA A... They are VERY good. In Colorado Springs, so was able to test them out in Snow. Works very well in all conditions.

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    A follow-up: My Bridgestone Turanza Serenity now have 52k miles on them (they replaced the OEM MIchelin Energy tires which were always noisy) and while the Bridgestones still pass dealer inspection, I'll likely have to replace them late this year or early next. When I do, I'll be happy to use the same tire as replacement!...

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