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'22 here as well. Nashville has some concrete/grooved roads and driving on them felt like what you describe.
First thing I did, on the second day of ownership, was to get rid of the brand new Bridgestone tires the car came with.
There were doubts that my driving impression was biased. Usually, I gravitate towards the Michelin brand. Looking at tirerack reviews - not much appreciation for OEM tire choice.


Replaced with Pirelli Scorpion AS - night and day difference in ride, handling and planted feel.

In general, I am very impressed with the suspension tuning of the Traverse. I compare it to the way my F30 handles on small roads. I continue to wonder how did GM make such long and wide wheel base and weight handle so well.
 

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So swapping to the Pirellis eliminated that feeling?

I had my doubts on the Bridgestones, as they suck in rain too (hydroplaning). This is our 4th Gen 2 Traverse and second one with the "newer" Bridgestone Alenza AS 02 tires versus the 2 other/earlier Traverses having Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza tires.
The wife drives it and has never complained, but I've never liked the feeling of either of the OEM 18" Bridgestones when I drive it.

But the tires were "free" (included) and it's a lease. I'm just not sure if it's worth it to upgrade them or not.
That is a tough one with the lease. It feels like a waste swapping tires just to give them away at the end.
In our case, we bought the vehicle and plan to keep it for around 5 years.
Yes, the Pirelli's feel way better all around. Wife did not complain either, but she didnt with a previous vehicles either-until, around 20k miles, it became obvious to her too that the tires were subpar. This time around, I decided to preempt that scenario:)
Hopefully, you find a path that works for you guys. Enjoy your '22.
 

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I don't have the problem with my 2020 with original Continentals. Having said that, several years ago we had a 2014 Malibu; I don't remember what the original tires were, but when we changed tires, it began having that issue when driving on grooved highways--and it hadn't had the problem previously. I mentioned it to the tire dealer and they commented that "high performance, low-profile" tires will frequently exhibit that trait--but it varies from brand to brand. I know--it's an expensive predicament when you find that new set of tires causes the vehicle to attempt to comply with the grooving in the road.
You must have the 20's. The stock 20' Continentals are much better tire model than the 18 OEM choice.
I was looking at switching the 18s that ours came with for 20'. Unfortunately, the math did not add up. Ended up with the best I could find in 18' size.
Question for you: is the ride "firm" or "noisy" with the bigger diameter and lower profile tire?
Thanks in advance.
Kurbel
 
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