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seiyafan 11-27-2012 10:13 AM

which of the touring tires is better?
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus


Michelin Primacy MXM4

The most important factors are ride quality and noise, and adequate winter performance.

3.6subie 11-27-2012 10:37 AM

The turanzas that I had were terrible in the snow. I would go with the other tire, but in my opinion the are both so so choices. Only winter tires can deliver true winter performance.

DugsSin 11-27-2012 11:31 AM

I'm running the Primacy MXM4's and after a 3500mile vacation ride in 12 days on all sorts of roads while they are quieter than the stockers the noise level was disappointing in the car. Conclusion it's the lack of sound deadining insulation in the car:redface:.
I'm happy with the tires performance and ride quality but had hoped to quiet the cabin down more but that's not the fault of the tires I know now. Just my .02

dew2far 11-27-2012 12:06 PM

Love my Primacy MXM4s. Like most all season tires they're ok in snow but not great. Much better than stock Bridgestones however. It really depends on where you live and what winter is like. I'm in Minnesota so I just got X-Ice XI3s and solved that dilemma.

fredrik94087 11-27-2012 12:36 PM


Jace2010LGT 11-27-2012 01:34 PM

I have mxm4 tires. Don't think just buy them. They are great.

tompar11 11-27-2012 02:49 PM

Michelin MXV4

craftmatic 11-27-2012 05:55 PM

Tirerack reviews rate Serenty Plus (make certain you mean Serenty Plus, not the EL stock tires that came with many Legacies) HIGHER for traction both wet and winter! Those will be my choice when the time comes. Or Cooper CS4 which I've had on other cars with great results. Price is better also.....

Gary245 11-27-2012 06:24 PM

Have not driven in snow, yet - but in every other aspect, the MXM4's are superior to the Bridgestones. I commute on state and county 2 lane roads and have routinely found myself driving 70 - 80 without realizing it; I wish I wouldn't have waited till I had 30K on my car to get the Michelin's.

wrxwhit 11-27-2012 06:40 PM

Conti xtreme dws's are another fine choice.

Jace2010LGT 11-27-2012 06:57 PM

I only paid $150 a piece for my mxm4 from discount tire. They were actually CHEAPER than Bridgestone, Yokohama, continental and Goodyear. Awesome price for a 225/45R18. Cheaper than tire rack with no shipping. Oh and the 55k tread wear warranty doesn't hurt. IMO Michelin is the best in the business. I've installed thousands of tires and nobody EVER returns a Michelin.

TXLegacy 11-27-2012 07:08 PM

Does switching the tires have any affect on gas mileage?

dew2far 11-27-2012 10:09 PM

Depends on a variety of factors such as rolling resistance, weight/mass, and how fast you'll drive with actually having decent shoes. The MXM4s are designed to be efficient.

omahalegacy 11-28-2012 12:36 PM

I just got the Serenity Plus installed on my car and they are much better then the stock EL400s. Haven't driving in rain or snow yet though.

therover 11-28-2012 01:13 PM

MXM4 for about 5k miles. So far extremely quiet and comfortable compared to the RE050 that came on my wheels, but of course that comparison is a little off due to the 050 being a more sporty tire.

Bottom line would recommend these for a touring tire.

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