Best Tires for 2009 Honda CR-V 4WD

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I just wanted to get some suggestions on here for tires on my 2009 Honda CR-V.
The original tires that are on my car are total junk. After just 7500 miles when I had them rotated at my Honda Dealer, I find out that the back two that wer moved to the front, had broken belts in both of them!! Honda replaced them for free. But here is the thing: The brand new tires they put on, are the dame tires that I had before, but the ones they rotated to the back look like completely different tires because they are so worn already. I don't think they are going to make it into winter.
Here is my criteria for new tires:
- 2009 Honda CR-V 4WD EX
- I live in Ohio. We get some pretty bad snows and good amount of rain in summer. I want a good traction tire in wet conditions.
- I drive about 75% hilly highways/ 15% gravel roads/ 10% city
- I am a pretty easy going driver. I do drive spiritedly when I drive on nice paved back country roads
- I had General Grabber AT2 on my Honda Element when I had it. I don't want tires like that again. Traction and grip was great, but noise and MPG were horrible.
- Basically I want a good grippy tire in wet conditions, but not have a huge detriment on gas and noise.
 
I just got Yokohama TRZ for my Tiguan. Had them on our CRV too.

Actually, just sold the Scorpions that came off my new car. 215/65-16. Got $275 for them, so I'm not crying.

Post a size for your vehicle so we can look at some exact choices.
 
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The original tires that are on my car are total junk.


Please enlighten us, so no one buys them.

I've had good luck with Cooper Discoverer.
 
i've put both the yoko trz and the firestone destination le on the new crv's, the factory tires will only last 30k if you rotate and are easy on them, my our customers seem the happiest with the fireston destination le's.
 
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General Altimax HP's were my choice for my Jeep Liberty. Outstanding wet traction, low noise, and very good snow handling characteristics. A great tire at a reasonable price for my needs here in Minnesota.

Just my .02.....
 
Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
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The original tires that are on my car are total junk.


Please enlighten us, so no one buys them.

I've had good luck with Cooper Discoverer.


Bridgestone Dueler H/T - These are the originals. Absolutely horrible!!!!

Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie
I just got Yokohama TRZ for my Tiguan. Had them on our CRV too.

Actually, just sold the Scorpions that came off my new car. 215/65-16. Got $275 for them, so I'm not crying.

Post a size for your vehicle so we can look at some exact choices.



225/65R17

Sorry I forgot to put that info in the first post.

Originally Posted By: Papa Bear
I didn't know a Honda dealer replaced tires .... I thought tire companies did.


Yeah they did it as a one time goodwill thing. Only 7500 miles on the tires and they both had broken belts they better replace them. lol

Originally Posted By: mopar_monkey
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...E&tab=Sizes
$112 each is also a great price for that size! these tires work well in the rain, i live in oregon and with the amount of these tires we've installed we'd hear about it if they weren't good in the rain.


They look like nice tires! Thanks for the suggestion. That is where I was thinking of getting the tires from. Tire Rack is really nice. That's where my father got his last set of tires.
 
Originally Posted By: 757guy
General Altimax HP's were my choice for my Jeep Liberty. Outstanding wet traction, low noise, and very good snow handling characteristics. A great tire at a reasonable price for my needs here in Minnesota.

Just my .02.....


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...romCompare1=yes

These look really nice too. And they are really affordable. You say they work good in water and snow? What was your MPG change?
It looks like they are recommended for cars, how did they handle with your Jeep? Thanks!
 
See I originally wanted Goodyear Fortera TripleTreds. But even the price on Tirerack is turning me away. I know they are really nice tires, from people I know that have them on there SUV's and the Assurance TripleTreds on their cars. They handle excellent in the rain, snow and ice. I couldn't believe how they handled when I drove them.
Only problem is MPG difference and noise.
 
Originally Posted By: radtech91
Originally Posted By: 757guy
General Altimax HP's were my choice for my Jeep Liberty. Outstanding wet traction, low noise, and very good snow handling characteristics. A great tire at a reasonable price for my needs here in Minnesota.

Just my .02.....


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...romCompare1=yes
the thing that steers me away from generals is that 3/4 of the tires i see with bulges or blow outs have been general or a brand that general makes, i think the long term quality is just not there.
These look really nice too. And they are really affordable. You say they work good in water and snow? What was your MPG change?
It looks like they are recommended for cars, how did they handle with your Jeep? Thanks!
 
Originally Posted By: mopar_monkey
Originally Posted By: radtech91
Originally Posted By: 757guy
General Altimax HP's were my choice for my Jeep Liberty. Outstanding wet traction, low noise, and very good snow handling characteristics. A great tire at a reasonable price for my needs here in Minnesota.

Just my .02.....


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...romCompare1=yes
the thing that steers me away from generals is that 3/4 of the tires i see with bulges or blow outs have been general or a brand that general makes, i think the long term quality is just not there.
These look really nice too. And they are really affordable. You say they work good in water and snow? What was your MPG change?
It looks like they are recommended for cars, how did they handle with your Jeep? Thanks!


haha I am such an idiot.....
 
I considered Altimax HP for my Tigger, but would feel silly with directional tires on an SUV (ducks for cover). If the Altimax RT comes in your size, that's a hit and will give better wear, w/o being directional.
 
nobody said you where an idiot, i've installed and seen lots of different tires, i can say from my experiance that they are less then great tires, but unless you've had a bad experiance with them there would be no way to know that. the altimax is a nice tire, i just don't trust the company that makes them, just simply trying show what i was responding to. sorry if i offended you, that was not my intention, i'm just trying to give this the best advice i can.
 
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Originally Posted By: radtech91
Originally Posted By: mopar_monkey
Originally Posted By: radtech91
Originally Posted By: 757guy
General Altimax HP's were my choice for my Jeep Liberty. Outstanding wet traction, low noise, and very good snow handling characteristics. A great tire at a reasonable price for my needs here in Minnesota.

Just my .02.....


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...romCompare1=yes
the thing that steers me away from generals is that 3/4 of the tires i see with bulges or blow outs have been general or a brand that general makes, i think the long term quality is just not there.
These look really nice too. And they are really affordable. You say they work good in water and snow? What was your MPG change?
It looks like they are recommended for cars, how did they handle with your Jeep? Thanks!


haha I am such an idiot.....


Now I remember why I asked how they handled. When you go to TireRack and type in the CR-V info those tires don't come up. I was wondering if that is because of the strength of the side walls and some other reasons for the strength of the tire would not work with the CR-V.

Suggesstions?
 
Looking at TR site, that's a tough size.

I would maybe just get the Kumho KH 16s and be done with it.

Yoko Parada would be worth looking at

Dunlop Sig CS

Destination ST if you feel brave.

The Mich Latitudes are on special, big time....maybe the pick if money is no issue. They are #1 in their class. Case closed.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?...romCompare1=yes

Fotera Silent Armor is supposed to be good.
 
Originally Posted By: radtech91

Now I remember why I asked how they handled. When you go to TireRack and type in the CR-V info those tires don't come up. I was wondering if that is because of the strength of the side walls and some other reasons for the strength of the tire would not work with the CR-V.

Suggesstions?



Wrong size.
 
Originally Posted By: mopar_monkey
nobody said you where an idiot, i've installed and seen lots of different tires, i can say from my experiance that they are less then great tires, but unless you've had a bad experiance with them there would be no way to know that. the altimax is a nice tire, i just don't trust the company that makes them, just simply trying show what i was responding to. sorry if i offended you, that was not my intention, i'm just trying to give this the best advice i can.


Ah no no problem at all. I was calling myself an idiot because I was asking him how they handled and he answered that in his first post. lol
And you are really helpful, thanks for all your knowledge. I really appreciate it.
 
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