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Honda Fit, Tires, Wheels
#177 of 213 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 213 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 213 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!
#181 of 213 Re: blowout [billnet]
Nov 04, 2011 (4:47 pm)
Sorry to hear the news, but not surprised. If you have read back thru the previous posts, you NOW know that many of us have shared the same problem with the Honda Fit 'tires'. And don't blame yourself. How many of us think we should HAVE to research the tires that a particular car requires? Not me, at least.
I can only tell you to bite the bullet and replace all the tires--if you keep the Fit. And check this out. I saw a person driving an older Honda Fit, it might be 2008 model and later when I made contact with them, I asked if they had problems. They said no, but that they liked Good Year tires and the first thing they did was to buy Good Year All Seasons 195/55 R 15 tires and they have been great. Now, nobody told me that I GoodYear would even go on my Honda Fit, but I will def look into it when I need another tire. They said they got a good deal and what they paid was a lot cheaper than the approx 500.00 I landed up spending for 4 tires.
All my papers are in my car, but I think I have posted what I bought.. IF not, I can double ck and post again. So far..so good, but then I haven't been on any long trips or bad roads lately.
#182 of 213 Re: blowout [judymalone]
Nov 04, 2011 (5:19 pm)
Did some research and came up with Goodyear also; I think GT. But I can tell you for for four it was over $500.00 with rebates. Dunlop was $700.00 for four--no rebate. I've never liked Dunlop. Think I had them on some old VW's back in the 70's. Do feel like a jerk, but that's life with vehicles and I do get great gas mileage.
#184 of 213 Winter Tire Purchase for my 2010 Fit Sport?
Jan 25, 2012 (4:02 pm)
I've been researching winter tires for my 2010 Honda Fit Sport. My mechanic said the best thing to do would be to go to tirerack.com and buy tires and wheels, all mounted and balanced and set to go. His reason: removing and remounting the tires on the same wheels damages the tires a bit each time it is done. I know this is true, but I'm not sure he's advising me to get the whole package (much more expensive than just the tires) to save him some work. I'm a woman and have been fooled by lousy mechanics in the past, but this mechanic seems trustworthy.
Tirerack.com suggests a package of the 185/70R14 General Altimax Arctic Blackwall, for $60 each ($240 total). (Consumer Reports rating is 76, I think that's the 3rd highest rating for snow tires). They recommend a package deal with new 14x6 steel painted wheels and $144 for new TPMS sensors in the wheels. If I don't get new sensors, I could use the old ones, and the area dealerships charge a lot to reinstall the current sensors on the new wheels. It's more cost effective to buy the new sensors in that case. I'm not sure if my mechanic would reinstall the sensors and initialize them, but that would cost something too.
Also, Tirerack.com recommends a smaller wheel for the snow tires (14") than the OEM wheel (16") because they say a 14" tire performs better in the snow and ice on this car. What do people on this forum think of this?
I'd rather get the tires alone, just to save money; but I'd have to use the 16" wheels. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what to do and why?
Thanks so much!
#185 of 213 Forget the sensors
Jan 26, 2012 (2:06 am)
Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors are rediculous and should never have been installed on cars. Just buy the winter tires mounted on rims and live with the TPMS light on during the winter months. I never replace my aluminum stems since they break so often and cost so much to replace. I just have my mechanic put on rubber stems when the aluminum ones break and then put a piece of black electrical tape over the area of the dash to cover up the warning light. You don't fail inspection because the TPMS warning light is always on. I too believe that constant tire rotation on/off your one set of rims is a bad idea for the tires. The bead does become compromised over time.
#186 of 213 Re: Forget the sensors [maxx4me]
Jan 26, 2012 (8:30 am)
Maxx4me, Thanks for the advice. My husband agrees with you about the sensors; to just take the chance of not having them and make sure I check the tire pressure regularly during the winters. I can do that; easy! And I can understand now that the bead would break down a little bit each time, so it makes sense to get wheels...