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Our 2006 Tribeca (4000 miles) transmits every bump in the road with a sharp jolt...very stiff suspension. Great on a smooth road for handling. Other ones I have driven do not seem as harsh....anybody experienced the same ride?? The tires are at specified air pressure...33 front and 32 rear.
 

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I've got an '07. My impression is that I feel all the little bumps, but the 'beca soaks up the big ones nicely. I'm thinking that more comfortable tires might make a difference.
 

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I've got an '07. My impression is that I feel all the little bumps, but the 'beca soaks up the big ones nicely. I'm thinking that more comfortable tires might make a difference.
Ditto.

I'll be ditching the stock Goodyears here within the next couple of months and I'm hoping the ride will be a little better. I, also, notice a lot of road feel throught the brake pedal. Weird.
 

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let us know what kind of tire you choose.

Yokahama geolanders perhaps?

the Touareg forums have good discussions on tires- as the V8 touareg takes the same size as ours- but their vehicle weights 1,000 lbs more and eats tires every 15-20Kmi due to their AWD system.
 

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I was looking at the Geolanders. Also, the Kumho Ecsta STX. I had a set of STX's on a supercharged F150 and liked them. I have cruised the Touareg forum researching tires and there is a lot of info over there.
 

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morey000 said:
Yokahama geolanders perhaps?
The Forester I traded for my B9 had geolanders. I did not like them. Sidewalls are soft. This added flexibility may change the handling dynamics of the B9.

I live in the south and don't get much snow but do get frequent heavy flooding rains. After about 15000 miles they did not feel as stable on wet roads as when they were new.

A few years ago the Falken ZX512 was highly rated it might be worth considering.
 

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Check out Tirerack.com to see some of the different options there. I like to try to get higher mileage tires and there are a couple there with good reviews...
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza
Continental CrossContact LX

Both have treadware of 680 or 700 and both get great user reviews. I also had Geolanders on my old Forester and wasn't too keen on them. They didn't wear very well. There are different geolander tires though so may not be fair to compare.
 

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I always recomend to my customers to steer away from higher mileage tires as they are a harder rubber compound and make you feel every slight bump in the road. I never buy over 50,000 miles for my personal vehicles.
 

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Solution

The control arm bushings were shot and the whole unit (both sides) are being replaced...should solve the problem
 

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remember, your tires play a role also in ride comfort... but i hear the suspension is a little more cushy in the 08's... already i have a loose strut on the front pass side... with only 42,000...
 
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