Last post on Jul 09, 2013 at 4:49 AM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#330 of 339 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [capriracer]
Sep 20, 2012 (7:48 am)
First, I said:
" All of them take tires that are max psi at 44."
So I know that it's the max psi and you don't run a tire at that and that load will affect what psi you run at because I've hauled horse trailers with a truck and dealt with tongue weight and all that. So please, I DO GET what max psi is.
I also said:
"We don't run any of these tires at 26psi. The handling, braking, everything is just awful. The cars don't even go downhill well! We run 32 to 34 psi and find that range provides the best handling."
If the engineers are so good at what they do, and if they are not calling for 26psi on a 44psi tire just to make the ride softer, then why the above? We have had one CRV for nine years, another for six, and the Accord for five. Every single time the psi is run down to 26, they become slugs on the road, cornering is not safe, IMHO, and braking is better too, at a higher psi, believe it or not.
But, if you believe the 26psi is not intended to make the car ride softer, because, let's face it, ride has never been the up side of a CRV, then I'd like to know what running a tire at half psi does to the stability of the sidewall, in a car where I'd think that would be a crucial issue. They all handle like an SUV, they are never going to be like a Civic or the Accord and we drive accordingly. But of the three drivers in the household, everyone has the same issue with the low psi.
Yes, I know this is a three-year old thread. But if I'd trying to start a new thread on it, it would have been removed and I'd have been sent here anyway.
Please, if anyone knows, why/can/should you run a tire at literally half the max psi?
Why would people with years of experience across the spectrum of cars and servicing tires recommend 32-36?
I really do want to know because I like to learn and don't assume maufacturers always do what's best.
#331 of 339 Wheel size upgrade
Oct 10, 2012 (9:22 pm)
Just need some advice to all. I owned the 2012 CRV LX, and would like to upgrade to 17 inch wheel offered on Honda accessories. Can I upgrade to the 17 inch without affecting the odometer accurate reading?
Thanks in advance.
#332 of 339 TPMS light is on
Apr 24, 2013 (2:16 am)
I bought a new 2013 CRV in the fall. When my husband put snow tires on himself a month later, the alert sign came on for low tire pressure.These were snowtires we bought from the dealer during the car purchase, and they were through Tirerack.
I took it into the dealer we bought it from, wasted an hour and a half and they were unable to fix the problem. Seemed clueless. I took it to another dealer, and they fixed the problem but I had to pay for it. NOw, my husband has put the regular tires back on ( that came with the car) and a week later, the TPMS light is on..Tire pressure is okay. I called the GOOD dealer to make an appointment and was told this appointment would not be covered under warranty because it came from my husband changing the tires.
DOES THIS MAKE SENSE? Do I have to pay $100 twice a year to get the sensor light fixed? ( Although maybe it was fifty something dollars.. I think they ended up lowering the initial quote )
#333 of 339 Re: TPMS light is on [misty13]
Apr 24, 2013 (7:56 am)
There is a procedure to program the computer in your vehicle to sense the tire pressure sensor in the wheel. This needs to be done every time your change tires.
You can do this yourself (if you have the right tools) or you can have the dealer do this. If you take it to the dealer, it is NOT covered by warranty because the vehicle was delivered to you fully functional and the change to make it non-functional was neither caused by the dealer nor by the vehicle manufacturer.
#334 of 339 Re: TPMS light is on [capriracer]
Apr 24, 2013 (10:45 am)
OKay..One other question. The TPMS light did not come on for a full week after the tires were changed. Does this make sense?
Now I am wondering where to look for instructions to program it. And do you know what tools would be needed? Maybe my husband can do it..
#335 of 339 Re: TPMS light is on [capriracer]
Apr 24, 2013 (11:11 am)
I have been studying youtube videos about TPMS reset. Is there just one tool that is needed, in addition to the laptop computer? I found the ATEQ Quickset TPMS reset tool and the Wheelrite Tech 400.. Neither was specific to the 2013 CRV, but maybe they would work. Then I found some other tools on amazon with different brand names.
Am I on the right track? Is there one that you recommend?
Thank you very much for pointing me in the right direction. ( My husband was going about this insisting that it must be covered by warranty).
#336 of 339 Re: TPMS light is on [misty13]
Apr 25, 2013 (1:31 am)
Your owners manual should have instructions about how to reprogram the TPMS system.
#338 of 339 Continental Tires
Jul 08, 2013 (3:57 pm)
My 2012 EX-L has the Continental Cross Contact tires I think. The car has always been noisy out on the road and now at 11000 miles it seems to be getting worse. Am I the only one to have noise problems with the Conti's?
I'm looking at Michelin Defenders now. Has anyone done this swap?
#339 of 339 Re: Continental Tires [mac134]
Jul 09, 2013 (4:49 am)
If the noise is getting worse, you need to look at the alignment. A misaligned vehicle can start off noisy and it will always get worse.
Just an FYI, the published alignment specs for most vehicles is too wide by half. The setting need to be within the inner half of the tolerance.
Also, anything more than 1° camber is problematic - regardless of what the spec is. It looks like Honda specifies more than a degree in the rear.
And lastly, regular rotation of tires is essential to keep irregular wear from forming. Irregular wear can come out as either noise or vibration (or both) With a degree of rear camber, it is quite likely that the rear tires have developed irregular wear.
So try rotating the tires as a diagnostic procedure. If the noise changes, then you have alignment issues.