Running 35 psi or so with the P4's ???
You'll get better handling, especially on wet roads and less road noise with the higher pressure.I found that the left front was at 35.5psai while the other 3 were at 32. I pumped them all up to 36 PSI and I will see if there is any difference.
Anyone have any recent experience with the Bridgestone Driveguard? My 2013 Limited's tires (just over 40k miles) need replacing and I was looking at the Driveguards.Discount Tire ran a two day special offering a $100 rebate on their "best" tires, a $100 rebate if you used their credit card, and I had a $50 off coupon from a car show, so even though we could have probably gone a little longer, we put the Bridgestone Driveguard run flats on my wife's 2013 with 40,500 miles on the Hankooks. Price dropped from $716 (including road hazard and TPMS rebuilds) to $466 net cost!
The Driveguards have a 60k mile warranty and enabled me to take the spare tire kit we bought for her car and put it in my newer 2014, as you can drive 50 miles at 50 mph should the Driveguards go flat.
Initial impressions are good... quieter than the Hankooks and good ride and handling. I was concerned the stiffer sidewall would compromise ride, but doesn't seem an issue. Seems to be a slight hissing sound from the cooling fins incorporated into the sidewall to cool the tire in run flat condition, but only noticeable with windows down.
Overall... great deal and good results. Her car now seems as quiet as my 2014 SE which has the Hankooks.
I ended up going with the Driveguards and they're about on par with the stock tires that came on the car. Sound is about the same and handling seems about the same as well. However, the only drawback is that I've lost almost 3 MPG over the last month with the new tires.Anyone have any recent experience with the Bridgestone Driveguard? My 2013 Limited's tires (just over 40k miles) need replacing and I was looking at the Driveguards.
I've noticed about a 2 mpg highway drop over the crap OEM tires.I bought 4 Cooper GLS Touring tires today for my 2013 Elantra GLS Sedan. This is a tire sold at Big O and some other big outfits. Big O had a deal, buy 3 get one free. I have been happy with Cooper in the past, have had many styles of their tires (truck winter, summer only high performance, all-season high performance, now touring all-season) and have always been impressed with the quality for the price. Add in that deal and why not?
Initial thoughts: MUCH quieter than the OME Kumho crap tires. MUCH softer ride. Threw them very hard into a tight corner, initially rolled over some on sidewalls (common for a touring tire), then they sat down and took the line very well. Braking performance has increased about 25% on feel, probably 10% on distance. I expect good wet performance, my past experience with Cooper's RS3-A (a high-performance all-season leans hard on the performance part) was more than acceptable so I figure a touring will do well; if it does not I will report back. What I have noticed in the past with Cooper is they do not chase the last g in cornering, they tend to rise to and meet the threshold gradually so I do not expect a surprise.
I'll come back when winter hits and give some more thoughts. We don't get a lot of snow here, but enough for a snow review. I am a very experienced snow driver due to some places I have lived, I don't expect true winter tire performance but you can bet I will put them to more of a test than most people lol.
UPDATE: I got the 15 in. rims from Tire Rack and put on some Firestone Winterforce 195/65/15's all-around. In the first snow/ice drive here in the Boston, MA area the car seems 1000x more sure footed and drove like it should. IMHO, those OEMs are strictly warm weather tires and have no business being labeled as "all-season".I just got my 2016 Elantra sedan vaule edition last June with 8k miles. The has been great except when I drove it when there is snow o the roads. The stock Optimo H426 tires completely suck. The first time I drove it with a small bit of slush on the road the tires won't grip worth a ****. I practically got stuck on a very slight grade with a line of cars behind me because it wouldn't grab. My second adventure the rear end swung out and I started skidding. Snow just covering the ground and going about 20 mph.
I just got some 15 in. rims and am putting some real snow tires on. I got some steel rims at Tire Rack. In looking at the reviews for the Optimo H426 OEM tires (made by Hankook) it seems I'm not alone. Lots of reviews that these things suck especially in the snow. All-weather my a$$. I'll keep them for summer but I can't wait to get them off the car for the winter.