Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I can help with 90% of the problem - stop going to the dealer! With 110k, you should find a local specialty shop that is well known for handling Honda's, if you are not comfortable diagnosing and doing the work yourself. I assume you checked the alignment to start with. You can go to Sears and they'll give you the check for free. Get a printout of the results, and post them to see if anyone has any recommendations. The camber could be off, toe, etc. Tie-rods could be worn (inner and/or outer). With 110k, you may consider doing the struts. I just did mine with about 90k. Didn't have any leaks, just thought it was time to do them. I'm glad I did, the KYB's are very nice, much tighter feeling than with the originals.
Regarding tires, not all tires are going to last 50k-70k. Depends on the treadwear rating on the tire, how you drive, etc. I had the BF Goodrich LongTrail Tour on mine, they did get louder very quickly. I really didn't like them, and replaced them long before they would have worn out. Late last year I got the Bridgestone Dueler HL422 Ecopia tires. I have abour 9k on them, they have barely worn, and are dead quiet. Got them Road Forced balanced at Firestone - lifetime balancing and alignment on my cars, since I keep them a long time. I have 9, 12, 13, and 15 on the roadforce numbers. These were much lower than the numbers I had on the BF Goodrich. I also get slightly better mileage with the Bridgestones, an added bonus.
If you are planning on ordering tires from Tirerack, call the regional warehouse in Windsor Locks, and you can pick up the tires from them and save the shipping. I know they have the mounting equipment and RoadForce balancer , but I am not sure if they offer those services outside of ordering a wheel/tire package from them. I'm from that area, and still have relatives in the area. My father-in law picked up a set of the Bridegestones from that warehouse. He has a friend with a shop who mounted and balanced them, so he did not ask about Tirerack mounting services there.
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Last edited by RonnieJ; 06-16-2012 at 08:29 PM.