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Old 03-27-2017, 10:14 AM
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8th Gen tire preferences?

This is my first post. I just recently purchased a '16 Maxima 'S' and am thinking about upgrading to the 19 rims. I am wondering what tires this community had tried and/or preferred. I previously owned a '05 Acura TL and I know tire selection dramatically influenced the drivability. On my TL I found that Goodyear Eagle GTs and then Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric 2's were a great blend of everyday drivability and performance. Any opinions here?
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:38 AM
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I always have installed in my sedans Toyo tires, in the Maxima´s, Proxes 4 plus All season ultra high performance 245/40/19...dry handling 4/5, wet handling 4.5/5, ride comfort 4/5, quiet ride 4.5/5, tread life 4/5, winter handling 3/5 fuel efficiency 3/5. The better flange over others tire brands, protects de wheels, in 19" especially....
Good year is noisy, bad wet handling and ride comfort...IMHO....
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:14 AM
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Hi with Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06. Top rated all season ultra high performance tire. Hd them in my last car and they were awesome. I have the Goodyear Assymetry all season F1 tires and hate them. Check out Tire Rack.
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I got nitto invos love them and they look good the only down side they don't last
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While all those top brand names sound good, you may want to look at some budget brands.

I drive a 2008 Maxima, but I upgraded my wheels in 2010 with the 19 inch hypersilver wheels from a 2010 Maxima. So, I have the same wheel specs (19x8) like you guys with the 8th gen.

The stock tire is 245/40/19 on all the Maximas with 19 inch tires. I have been running a different size ever since I replaced my set of tires when the oems tires were done.

I now have 255/40/19, instead of stock 245/40/19. Trust me, not an ounce of difference. My Maxima's stance is actually a bit more aggressive than with the 245 tires.

I always buy brand new tires from discount tires and replace all 4 tires at the same time, never 2 at a time. And the tire I have which is a great bargain from discount tire is the BARUM BRAVURIS 3HM 255 /40 R19 100Y XL BSW. Check it out. It is a great handling tire. Trust me, it is a great handling tire. When I ask my Maxima for performance, it almost handles like a GTR. When I ask it for cruising, it handles like a Cadillac.

http://www.discounttire.com/buy-tire...is-3hm/p/11452
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:15 AM
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And this is the thread where I posted years ago and asked for advice on putting a 255/40/19 tire on my 19 inch 19x8 Maxima wheeels.

You can read and see pictures.

And you are welcome...

https://maxima.org/forums/7th-genera...-wheels-2.html
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Old 03-29-2017, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by deluxe74 View Post
This is my first post. I just recently purchased a '16 Maxima 'S' and am thinking about upgrading to the 19 rims. I am wondering what tires this community had tried and/or preferred. I previously owned a '05 Acura TL and I know tire selection dramatically influenced the drivability. On my TL I found that Goodyear Eagle GTs and then Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric 2's were a great blend of everyday drivability and performance. Any opinions here?
Great advice offered here. I do suggest you weigh the current wheel and tire (Not just "Rims"). Then consider the proposed wheel and tire combo you are thinking about getting. Heavy replacement wheels impeded your MPG and performance. From what I see "Forged" wheels are lightest but they are also the most expensive.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:31 PM
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Thanks for all the input everybody. I am buy no means an expert, from my experience with my TL and it's 17'' wheels, I preferred the 'stiffer' (maybe some would consider 'noisy') ride. On my TL I tried Pirelli Cinturatos and it felt like I was driving a boat, Bridgestone Potenza RE760 SPORTs on the other hand were way too rough.

My Maxima does have a 'bouncier' feel than my TL, I'm sure there are many factors. I found a deal on Maxima 19'' sport wheels with the original Goodyear virtually new condition, so I'll be giving it a try.
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Sorry for posting on an old thread. I've been lurking since Oct. '18. That's when I bought my new SR.

Glad to know that a 255/40R19 will fit on a stock rim with out rubbing.

I also read Norm's rants on the other thread about it being a bad idea to run a 255 width tire on an 8" rim. Gosh, while he might be "technically correct" about heat causing issues, you'd have to be running 100+mph with a full load on the hottest day of the year in Texas to have an issue.

While its not a Maxima, I've run an 11" wide tire on a 7.5" wide rim on our Suburban. I drive the Suburban almost every morning at 100mph. Never a problem in the last three years. I also ran a 10.5" wide tire on a 7.5" wide rim on a Grand Cherokee. I sat on 105 mph for about an hour on a Montana Interstate. A few jaunts up to 118 where the limiter shut off the fuel.

Stands to reason that a 255 width would be just fine on an 8" wide rim.

If you're afraid of the heat build up, go to the next highest speed rating. The tire will be more resistant to deformation and heat. That being said, the OEM Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season tires are "W" rated which is 168mph. Our cars shut off the fuel at 135mph. I don't know the sciences or specifics of additional heat generated at 168 vs 135, but this in and of itself should create additional margin.
The second my stock tires are done, I'll be going to a Summer only tire in a 255 width. The dry AND wet traction handing are FAR superior to the stock "all-season" tires. (Unless its chilly outside!) But I'm in Texas and can get away with a summer tire year-round.

The Maxima's manual suggests adding a few extra pounds of air for more "spirited" driving. I run 35psi all the time. I feel bumps a bit more but turn in seems a bit crisper.

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Conti DWS-06 now; I'm glued to the road in the rain wondering why everyone is driving so slow...The stock Contis sucked, BTW, but I waited until 42K to get new ones.
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My 2019 has Goodyear - they're louder than my old Contis.
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Are those Goodyear RSAs? I replaced my Contis with RSAs Just an OK tire
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Are those Goodyear RSAs? I replaced my Contis with RSAs Just an OK tire
Goodyear Eagle Touring.
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