Last post on Sep 19, 2010 at 5:39 AM
You are in the Honda Accord Crosstour
What is this discussion about?
#1 of 4 AWD: 2 vs. 4 tire replacement?
Sep 20, 2010 (10:58 am)
I got a terrible flat in one of my tires on my Subaru Tribeca, and I was told that if the thread difference was greater than some number, I'd need to replace all 4 tires, or it would destroy the transmission.
On an Accord Crosstour AWD, can just one tire be replace (or at worst case, 2),
or, do you need to replace all 4 tires if the remaining thread difference is too great?
#2 of 4 Re: AWD: 2 vs. 4 tire replacement? [pcguys]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Sep 20, 2010 (12:28 pm)
What's bad about not replacing the entire set if the tires are worn is that the new tire will have a larger circumference. To illustrate, imagine a simple axle with two different sized tires on either end. If you roll the assembly in a straight line, the smaller tire will want to make more rotations to travel the same distance as the larger (new, less worn) tire. NOT good for what lies in between.
A friend of mine owns a tire shop/garage and he won't replace one tire for someone with an AWD vehicle because you KNOW that when something happened to the car, the customer would come back on him. They've even shaved tread off of a new tire to match the circumference with the rest of the set.
One of the burdens of owning an AWD vehicle!
#4 of 4 How's it handle in the rain? (any spin-outs?)
Sep 19, 2010 (5:39 am)
Six years ago, I had an accord (6 cyl.), and if it was wet, and I slammed on the gas from a stopped position, the front tires would spin out.
During my test drive of the Crosstour (in dry conditions), I could make the front wheels spin out if I slammed on the gas (from stopped position, as I turned right at a traffic light).
Since it wasn't raining during my test drive, it left me concerned if it would behave as did my old Accord.
I was hoping that the AWD would have prevented that from happening; I was surprised it didn't.
ALL thoughts & comments would be very much appreciated!
Thanks in advance,