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Old 02-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I toom my wife's 2010 Pilot EX in today for a oil change and tire rotation. When I get the car back, they tell me the fronts have 5 MM and the rears have 4 MM. They said I can go down to 2 MM. The car only has 27,500 miles on it and the tires rotated at every service indicated by the service minder. My wife does not hot rod the vehicle...after all it is a Pilot so it is really just a big lumbering gas guzzler. There is no abnormal wear on the tires. So I am assuming it will not be long before new tires are in my future. It has the 245-65/17 Goodyear Fortera HL, 105T speed rating. The tirerack rating appear favorable on the Bridgestone Dueler Alensa (sp). Any other thoughts on this tire? Thanks....still seems they could have made it 40,000 mi...grumble grumble...
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you look at the tires?
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Of course. The bars are beginning to show on the rears. I knew the tread was thinning but had not measured the depth.
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The Pilot seems to be hard on tires. The original tires on my 2007 last just over 40,000 miles. The replacements, Goodyear TripleTreads, lasted about 55,000 miles. My 2003 Jeep Liberty is still on the original Goodyear Wranglers after 110,000 miles.
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The 2009 and later appears to be especially hard on tires as evidenced by many similar threads reporting replacement at similar or lower mileage.
First gen Pilot owners are luckier. 50 k and higher is normal.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For long treadlife get a set of the Michelin Latitude Tour tires.
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I got the Michelin Latitude Tours as suggested. Got them from Costco. Very nice ride!
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Run the pressure up as high as you can stand (but a few PSI below the sidewall rating)

Even just running 4 to 8 PSI over normal will increase tire life.
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And make the ride harder
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Run the pressure up as high as you can stand (but a few PSI below the sidewall rating)

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My Chevy dealership did this to my truck tires. I realized it when I noticed the center of each tire tread worn down prematurely. The tread on the sides looked great though.............
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I hear the pain. My original tires on a 2010 Pilot, have just 15,000 miles on them. All rotations have been done. Today the service tech at Honda said new tires were needed before winter. They measured 4/32 on front 3/32 on rear. I need better wearing tires.... I can live with a little rougher ride.
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My Michelin Latitude Tours are great. Got them at Costco. I can't believe how bad the GY Fortera are. Honda should be ashamed to put such an inferior tire on their Pilots that are the Touring models. I understand on that model you get a decent tire.
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Pebble-top seal coating like they do here in Texas is like sandpaper on tires. I'm lucky if I ever get HALF of the guaranteed mileage wear on tires.

I've got 100k on my daily driver Mazda 3 and it is on the 4th set of tires already.


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Check out Costco if you have one. They told me my Michelin Latitude Tours had either 60,000 or 65, 000 mielage warranty..I assume proration...and I confirmed if I had less them 4/32 during before reaching the mileage limit, I would get a credit on a new set. Not sure if that is Costco doing this or Michelin. Sounds like you could do good in your area with such a warranty due to your roads.
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Prorating definitely helps, you're right.


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