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#134 of 174 Re: Off-road plus wet weather handling for Pilot AWD [odie6l]
Jan 24, 2011 (9:54 pm)
Thanks Odie - that's what I ended up getting! I do like them. They feel very secure on wet roads. And, they handle much better on dirt roads than the Sumitomos. As a bonus, they are much quiter as well.
#135 of 174 Re: Off-road plus wet weather handling for Pilot AWD [rog9]
Jan 24, 2011 (10:00 pm)
Thanks for the input - I am just seeing the replies to my post. After much research and contemplation, I ended up getting Wranger Silent Armors. They've been perfect so far and they are surprisingly quiet - at least compared to the Sumitomos, which were extremely noisy. I had people ask me about why they were so loud - I said I didn't care because I felt safer with them. But now, with the Wrangler Silent Armors, I feel safe driving in the rain and it's quiet and I can go off-road with better traction than before. Hopefully I won't ever have to try these out in the snow - I love snow but I don't like driving in it (I live in Houston, Texas - so, that's not usually an issue for us!)
#136 of 174 Re: tires [dbros]
Mar 14, 2011 (3:26 pm)
I bought the General Grabber HTS but love the way it handles and grabs the road. I have slammed on the break on wet road on a couple of accasions and found that it grabs the road so well that the anti lock does not activate becuase the tires do not slide. The biggest difference between this and the OEM tires was that it does not handle nearly as well in the snow and ice as the original OEM tires did initially. So, I had to buy snowtires this year. If you want a good deal, get it at tire track.com. I got blizzak bridgestone mounted and balanced on wheels cheaper than any local store would sell only the tire itself.
#137 of 174 Re: Which tires for a 2003 Pilot EX? [agaurav]
Mar 19, 2011 (3:30 pm)
I would strongly advise against replacing only 2 tires at any time and especially never a different brand of tire if only replacing 2 tires. My recommendation would be the Michelin M/S tire if you want great wear and handling. Hope this helps.
#138 of 174 Tires for 2010 used mostly on Highway?
Apr 28, 2011 (6:22 pm)
I use my 2010 Pilot for work and rack up lots of long distance highway miles. The Goodyears lasted to 50,000 miles and now need replacement.
Looking for recommendations on what will give me the best handling and smooth/quiet highway ride. Any suggestions?
Also, I stay mostly in the Southeast US so snow is not much of a concern.
#139 of 174 Re: Tires for 2010 used mostly on Highway? [zebrahead]
Apr 29, 2011 (2:09 am)
Michilin Harmony tires work well and not real expensive.
National Tire and Battery (NTB) is a good source.
Actually I had been by NTB and gotten a written quote. Then I went to Nalley Honda for routine service and asked them to align the front end.
The service writer informed me that it would be best to wait on the alignment because the tires we ready to be replaced, and do it at that time.
I told him I was going to replace them in the next few days. He said they would "Match" any other source. Their initial price was nearly $100 more than NTB. But because I had the NTB paper work in hand, they did match the price. FWIW: There is a sign on the wall stating they will match any tire price on "Like" tires.
Actually I would rather buy them from a dealer. They do the type of balancing and alignment the particular car requires and there won't be any finger pointing if there is a problem.
The Harmony tires actually went on our 03 CR-V. They rode softer, and with less road noise than the Bridgestones they replaced.
#140 of 174 Absolutely shocked!!
Apr 29, 2011 (6:12 am)
I took my Pilot in for service last week at 17500 miles, and the the front tires are at 7 and rear at 4. They said the rears will have to be replaced in the next service. That is simply shocking. I thought these goodyears lasted 50k easily. My driving is strictly city roads and occasional highway. I am beginning to think, Honda didnt align my wheels right or something in the previous service. What can I do now?
#141 of 174 Re: Absolutely shocked!! [tornadog]
Apr 29, 2011 (7:00 am)
Did you measure or look at the tires yourself? What does 7 and 4 mean - 7/32 and 4/32??
You might be able to file a claim with Goodyear under their mileage warranty. No car manufacturer covers tires under their warranty.
#142 of 174 Re: Absolutely shocked!! [robr2]
Apr 29, 2011 (7:12 am)
yes 4/32 and 7/32. the good year tread replacement warranty says it has to be 2/32 before the warranted mileage which is 60k for these tires.
#143 of 174 Re: Absolutely shocked!! [tornadog]
Apr 29, 2011 (7:17 am)
Have you measured them yourself? I'd do that first. Plus I'd be suprised the tread difference would be that much unless they've never been rotated?
Otherwise hold tight until you reach 2/32 and then contact Goodyear. They'll pro-rate them if they accept them as defective - you'll probably get 25-30% off a new set of tires.