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Honda CR-V, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#322 of 336 Re: 2010 CRV tire recommendations [locobill]
Feb 08, 2012 (10:05 am)
What brand came on the CR-V? FWIW I have found that Michelin has given me the quietest ride and the best mileage. They are not cheap but they have always worked out well for me.
#323 of 336 Re: 2010 CRV tire recommendations [ndmike88]
Feb 08, 2012 (10:52 am)
Continental Contact 4x4
#324 of 336 '11 CRV all new tires @ 15,000m ?
Mar 26, 2012 (7:18 am)
I was told that if just 1 tire needs replacement, and it is an AWD CRV, that you need to replace ALL 4 tires, if the tire depth is over 1/2 gone ( 13/32 new.. 6/32 used )... REALLY ? thanks
#325 of 336 Re: '11 CRV all new tires @ 15,000m ? [phenke]
Mar 26, 2012 (8:42 am)
Let's put it like this: If I were a tire dealer, I'd want to do 4, because if the drivetrain gets screwed up, I wouldn't want to be responsible for it.
Now if YOU are willing to take the risk, then just take the tire and wheel off the vehicle and I'm sure any tire shop would be happy to sell you a tire - but then YOU would be responsible if something bad happens.
#326 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [kyfdx]
Sep 19, 2012 (3:10 pm)
Well, this has been an ongoing battle with Honda service departments over the years. Both CRV's on the door say 26, as does the Accord. All of them take tires that are max psi at 44. Why and how is a tire that is literally half-inflated safe? When we got tires replaced, at a Les Schwab, they recommended 34. At a Discount Tire, it depended who you talked to but the last guy, a manager, said 36. I've had one Honda service manager tell me 26 is too low. But only one. The rest just follow the door information.
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. We don't deflate tires for comfort and I'm suspicious that that is what Honda has done.
For what it's worth. I have to make sure everytime the service department doesn't deflate the tires. Most of them think I'm crazy but hey, over the last six years, I haven't had a Les Schwab to run by and get them re-inflated. One place we took the cars to, no matter what you told them, they let air out of the tires. It was automatic to run by Schwab to get them back up to where they handled worth a darn. You might think a tire company who puts thousands of tires on these cars might know a thing or two?
#327 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [wasfan]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 19, 2012 (3:55 pm)
Tires are stamped with the maximum allowable pressure. That has nothing to do with the requirements of the vehicle you put them on.
The auto manufacturer has lots of engineers and they talk to the tire engineers. The psi number on the placard on the door pillar isn't pulled out of thin air. Everything is a compromise but ignoring the number on the placard generally means you aren't getting the performance out of the vehicle that you paid for. (TireRack).
#328 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [wasfan]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 19, 2012 (4:30 pm)
I didn't like my CR-Vs at 26 psi, either... no argument from me about that..
But, as Steve noted.... the max PSI has nothing to do with what psi you should be running..
#329 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [wasfan]
Sep 20, 2012 (5:09 am)
First, I hope you realize you were replying to a 3 year old post.
Second, just as steve said, this has been carefully considered by the vehicle engineers. It's not something just pulled out of the air, so characterizing it as unsafe is just plain wrong. Don't believe me? Calculate the load carrying capacity of the tire. It's way over the vehicle capacity (GAWR).
If you don't like the feel, that's a whole different issue. I prefer a crisper feel, but that's just me. Some folks prefer a soft ride, but that's them.
#330 of 336 Re: What psi do you keep on your CRV [capriracer]
Sep 20, 2012 (8:48 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 336 Wheel size upgrade
Oct 10, 2012 (10:22 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.