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#6619 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [nayak]
Aug 15, 2010 (7:32 am)
An update -
After reviews at Tirerack, and visits to Costco, Sears, and other tire locations, have zeroed in on a choice between 2 tires available at Costco: Bridgestone Dueler Alenza (yes! that Bridgestone again) and Michelin Latitude Tour.
These particular Bridgestone tires are rated quite highly on Tirerack (though not on Best Sellers list) and have sufficient number of inputs (very positive) from other Honda owners, have 65k warranty, and are on a $70 off coupon at Costco. The Michelin tires are about $230 more expensive (ouch) at Costco, have same level of warranty, and reviews are just outstanding. Some other tires at Tirerack may be on the Best Sellers list in Tirerack for CRV but some do not have the same load rating (< 102T as wanted by CRV) and/or have much fewer data inputs from Honda owners. Above 2 tires at Tirerack, after accounting for additional cost of shipping and install, come close in pricing but not less enough for me to not to go to Costco. Costco puts in Nitrogen and road side warranty comes standard (besides being a Costco nut). Bridgestone is available right now; Michelin may need 3-5 days for availability but I can wait that much. Intend to drive the vehicle for about another 5 years atleast, currently do about 15k/year mostly on highway, do not care much about noise but gas mileage and handling important in that order. I wish Michelin was on the sale that the Bridgestone is currently at - it does come on sale at Costco 3-4 times a year but just not right now. Have to purchase tires by the end of the month otherwise will fail inspection. Do you believe the Michelin will be worth the price difference? Thanks!
#6620 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [nayak]
Aug 15, 2010 (7:59 am)
Sorry that second para was actually 4 separate paragraphs - they all got combined into one single one - not sure what happended.
#6621 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [nayak]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2010 (10:52 am)
Hard to say with computers. For the next time, remember that you can edit your post for 30 minutes after posting.
#6622 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [nayak]
Aug 15, 2010 (3:41 pm)
We have Michelin latitudes on our 2008 CRV and they are really good, I can't comment about the longevity yet, we had them for about a year and 15k, but the traction is great in winter (we live in Minnesota).
#6623 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [nayak]
Aug 15, 2010 (3:59 pm)
Ok - just went ahead and picked the Bridgestone Alenza for replacement at Costco. Unfortunately - while the Costco tech was working on one of the replacement tires, the valve shaft portion of the TPMS sensor fractured and completely separated. It was not in stock so it could not be replaced, but will be ordered and will have to go in again to Costco to get it installed. I hope Costco will not ask me to pay for it, and am not sure how much they cost. Will know that tomorrow when the costco tech calls back.
#6624 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [steve_]
Aug 15, 2010 (4:02 pm)
Steve, I did try editing a couple of times, copy/pasted line by line, and it still did not help. I think it may be because I have to use IE 6 (which is old) for compatibility issues with other software on my m/c.
#6625 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [nayak]
Aug 17, 2010 (4:51 am)
I ended up putting the Michelin Harmony on my '02. Even though Tirerack cited noise issues, I haven't had any problems. So far have about 800 miles on them and handling is great. Don't know about winter traction yet but expect to be good as well. Unfortunately most of the tires I have had wear out at about 30K, even with alignments and rotations.
#6626 of 6957 Rear Door Lock Problem
Aug 17, 2010 (8:50 am)
The driver-side rear door lock on my 2005 CR-V will not consistently lock/unlock using the remote key fob. Sometimes it does work. This leads me to think the inside mechanism may need to be lubricated. Has anyone else had this problem. If so, how did you repair it? It seems that taking the rear door inside panel loose and lubricating the mechanism should not be too difficult, but I have never done it before. I'm afraid to even ask for a quote from the local Dealer, and any advise will be appreciated.
#6627 of 6957 Re: Tires for 2008 CRV [fussycrvowner]
Aug 17, 2010 (10:23 am)
I ended up putting the Michelin Harmony on my '02
You'll be quite pleased with their winter traction and their tread life. We've got 4 years and 45K on ours and they are still great tires.
#6628 of 6957 Re: Rear Door Lock Problem [mcdermott]
Aug 17, 2010 (10:23 am)
The driver-side rear door lock on my 2005 CR-V will not consistently lock/unlock
Been there, its the actuator.