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|Yokohama Parada Spec-X||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9|
2008 Mazda CX-9
|Miles driven on tires:||2,000|
|Location:||Highland Village, TX|
Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
I love these tires on the CX-9! They are the smoothest running tire I have ever owned on any car. They improve the luxurious feel of the car and are much better than the stock HL400's. The only area they could be better in is steering crispness. I remember driving the car off the dealer lot new and was amazed how it turned into corners like on rails. But those stock tires were only good for about 15000 miles then became horribly slippery in the wet and began to wear extremely quickly, not to mention the steering became very heavy at this time. I used a tread grooving iron to modify/regroove some of the 1/2 shallow sipes & channels and that improved the hydroplaning some but the rubber had already lost its adhesive qualities and wet driving was a very dangerous practice. Since my wife & kids use this vehicle most of the time I was forced to get a new set ASAP.