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Honda CR-V, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#292 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [pt95148]
Jul 15, 2009 (1:56 am)
Which one to go with when car manufacturer suggests 28psi and tire manufacturer suggests 35psi? Rule of thumb is the car mftr one but I would try both setting by checking the confort, noise level, handling and braking. The more inflated tire usually has less braking effectiveness.
#293 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [bigdadi118]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 15, 2009 (5:18 pm)
Tire manufacturers don't suggest tire pressures.. They may list a maximum tire pressure, but each car manufacturer specifies the proper pressure for their cars..
#294 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [kyfdx]
Jul 15, 2009 (9:36 pm)
My question was to find out what owners keep their tires inflated at, not that there is a difference between tire and car mfg, ie: do you keep it at the car mfr recommendation or do you have your own practice, like I did?
I understand that the more pressure, the less contact but I guess that's how some owners had their OEM tires worn out at 25k miles, because lower pressure means more contacts, more contacts means more wear.
I also think that car mfrs would suggest a lower range psi for comfort over tire wear.
#295 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [pt95148]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 16, 2009 (4:16 am)
Car manufacturers have to balance comfort and safety... (sometimes they screw up).
Personally (and this is not an expert recommendation), I almost always like my tires inflated just a little more than recommendations. I find it improves the handling, with minimal ride comfort issues, and none of the loss of control issues that you get with hyper-inflation.
Also... extreme under- or over-inflation can wear a tire out prematurely... just in different places.
My old CR-V was listed at 29 psi by Honda... I regularly ran 32 psi and that was perfect for me....
But, don't ever run lower psi than recommended.. An under-inflated tire can build up heat very quickly...
#296 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [kyfdx]
Jul 16, 2009 (8:02 am)
I totally agree with you on that. I find that the psi I used on my wife's 02 CRV was fine for ride comfort and handling. The tire wear was very even on all tires, I don't see any symptoms associated with under or over inflated tires.
Just an observation on the 29psi on older CRV, that to me doesn't make sense since we know all that cars grow bigger, wider and heavier with newer models. An 02 model just has to be heavier and yet the psi recommended by Honda is 26psi !
#297 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [pt95148]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 17, 2009 (4:32 am)
I don't think you can compare inflation pressures by weight.. Tire size and load capacity play a bigger role. The last generation CR-V rode on smaller tires.
#298 of 336 crv 2007 tires
Sep 18, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I am planning to purchase new tires for my 2007 CRV. Any recommendation of which brand should I purchase. My car has 32K right now.
#299 of 336 Re: crv 2007 tires [edelyssa]
Sep 18, 2009 (10:39 pm)
Yokohama Parada Spec-X (Street/Sport Truck All-Season)
Tirerack.com Price $107
#300 of 336 Re: crv 2007 tires [edelyssa]
Sep 25, 2009 (4:43 pm)
I made my purchase from tirerack.com. The tires I purchase are called: 225/65R-17 KUMHO ROAD VENTURE APT KL51. These tires are great. No skidding on dry pavement/minimal skidding on wet pavement/ very quiet. I have yet to drive them in snow/ice. But they are MUCH MUCH better than the OEM tires (Duelers).
#301 of 336 Follow-up 4 Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 225/65R17 for 2007 CR-V 4WD
Dec 30, 2009 (11:00 pm)
When I had the four Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 225/65R17 mounted on dad's CR-V on June 2, 2009, the CR-V was at 57,653 miles. The CR-V is now at 71651 miles and earlier today we took advantage of the lifetime rotation and balance from walmart. Tires are still running good, just wish I got the rotation and balance done sooner than the almost 13,500 miles in between.