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Honda Fit, Tires, Wheels
#171 of 212 Re: Not surprised... [bradv59]
Jun 21, 2011 (9:55 am)
I have a 2008 Honda Fit Sport. I love it. I haul everything in it, including stoves and kayaks. I had it about 2 weeks and I hit a steel curb and wrecked the tire. It was December 2007, and there still were not many Fits around. My tire guy had to get the replacement from the dealer and it cost me $145 installed.
Those Dumlops lasted 25k. I replaced them with Nitto Neo Gen VR
205/50r15 xl 89v. They shipped for $380, and I paid $88 to have them installed and balanced. I was not out of the lot and I could tell the difference. The tires are great. I have made three winter trips to Canada facing temps of -40F. My brother's lake place has an insane steep driveway that rises 40 ft in 200 yards while going around a 180 Degree corner. No way I can get up that hill with chains. So I have chains. With the chains I go any where even through the 30" snow storm we had winter before last.
Alas, I picked up a utility knife blade somehow that cut through too many cords to plug. I have 25K on these tires, and might have gotten another 10k, but I am going to replace them all. ( can't stand mixed tires ).
I would like to get 50 or 60K out of a set of tires, but I also like to drive like I own a sports car.
The Nittos were great. I might still buy them again, they give me a lot of confidence on the highway and in tight fast corners. Noise is not a big deal as I use roof racks and often have a kayak tied to the roof. ( I used to haul the kayaks inside but I got a dog and he likes the front seat).
#172 of 212 Re: Not surprised... [ujjo]
Jun 21, 2011 (10:54 am)
Thanks, ujjo...will check them out!!!
#173 of 212 2009 Fit Sport tire issues
Jul 21, 2011 (12:30 pm)
I posted previously about trying to find 185 55 R16 tires for my 2009 Fit Sport. The Bridgestone Turanza tires that came on the car new were worn out at 25k miles. My repair shop said that the only ones available to them in that size are Dunlop Sport 7000 A/S. Although others on this forum say there is no problem with putting a different size tire on the wheels that came with the car, my mechanic recommended against it, so I decided not to. I considered buying new wheels, but finally decided to just buy the Dunlops despite the bad reviews I have read of them. I got them today. When the tire shop went to align the wheels, they found that the rear wheels are out of alignment, and cannot be adjusted. They say since it's a solid axle, the car must have come that way (it's never been in an accident), and the fix is to replace the axle. The old rear tires wore unevenly. They advised me to take it to the dealer, as it is under warranty. I have made an appointment. Meanwhile, on the drive home, I found that the car felt like it was drifting around on the road. I don't know if that's just due to the tires, or if the misalignment is involved. All in all, given the tire situation and the fact that the car apparently came with an axle problem, I am no longer happy with my purchase of a Fit.
#174 of 212 Re: 2009 Fit Sport tire issues [johnk15]
Jul 25, 2011 (3:26 pm)
Update - I took the car to the dealer. They agreed that it was misaligned, and after consulting with Honda they are going to replace the rear axle under warranty. Hopefully the car will handle better once it's replaced.
#175 of 212 Re: 2007 Honda Fit Sport Tire Recommendation??? [eli8]
Aug 11, 2011 (11:00 am)
I just bought new ecopia tires for a 2010 honda fit standard .. i am all over the road. its very windy. the last tires were dunlap and i replaced at 25k miles..
what michelins are you referring to.
#176 of 212 Re: 2007 Honda Fit Sport Tire Recommendation??? [dianeinhawaii]
Aug 11, 2011 (2:56 pm)
i chose Michelin Plt Exalto A/S
#177 of 212 Re: 2007 Honda Fit Sport Tire Recommendation??? [eli8]
Aug 11, 2011 (5:11 pm)
Buster put a new set of Michelin Plt Exalto A/S on our 2007 Fit Sport. They're wonderful and very quiet!
#178 of 212 Re: 2007 Honda Fit Sport Tire Recommendation??? [eli8]
Aug 11, 2011 (11:21 pm)
sorry. it says honda fit sport tire.?.
is that for a honda fit basic.?thnx
any other suggestions to stabilize this car in the wind??
#179 of 212 Re: 2007 Honda Fit Sport Tire Recommendation??? [dianeinhawaii]
Aug 12, 2011 (5:36 am)
Honda Fit Sport..
Nov 04, 2011 (4:12 pm)
Had my first blowout on a used 2009 fit. Should have read this forum beforehand. Thought Hondas were such great vehicles. Guess I'll try to trade it without buying new tires and the donut on one wheel. What a drag!