2005 Honda Pilot LX
And good looking rims. What truck are they going on?
I read an article years ago that tested tire rotation vs no tire rotation on FWD vehicles. The tires on the vehicle that were rotated lasted 45-50k. The tires on the other vehicle that were never rotated had much different results. The front tires on that vehicle lasted about 30k and the rear tires lasted 90k. The VTM-4 in the Pilot probably kicks in more often than we know requiring regular tire rotations for max tire life.Interesting point. Has anyone seen a comparison for tire tread life on a FWD vs AWD Pilot?
Just like the Telluride and the Palisade, those Korean tires are really competitive in their categories.Kumho Crugen HT 51 have a 5 star rating, some who are Pilot owners. $84.97 a tire on Amazon. I'd have no problem slapping these on my vehicle.
Amazon.com: Kumho Crugen HT51 all_ Season Radial Tire-235/70R16 106T SL-ply: Automotive View attachment 134100
And the price makes them a no brainer. My local shop charges me $100 to mount, balance and disposal of old tires. I can buy an extra and throw in the garage if I should happen to damage one and still be 100s of dollars ahead of Michelin.Just like the Telluride and the Palisade, those Korean tires are really competitive in their categories.
I bought Michelin Defenders for my 2012 Pilot at Discount Tire a couple of months ago. We've been Discount Tire customers for years. Good prices, excellent customer service.You can get Discount Tire to match their price, if you have that around. The thing I don't like about DT, is they will price match but want to include a mail in rebate as part of it. Costco is usually instant. I prefer to shop tires at Discount Tire however.... sometimes I haggle and just ask them to do better.
Do most competitive tires have a 40% defective rate after only 1200 miles?Just like the Telluride and the Palisade, those Korean tires are really competitive in their categories.
What's curious is that the Tire Rack site says that those tires are made in the USA, which is also what a customer service rep at General Tire told me.I put four General Grabber HTS60 tires (60 is just the model #, the tires are 235/70)
Tire Rack is selling a set for under $500.00, so you could probably find them elsewhere for close to the same price. BTW, mine were made in Germany (Plus? Minus?)
I love the service at installation time but I had a Defender which suffered a sidewall puncture. Well,mounted my spare and went to my Costco and was told it would be 7-8 days to get a replacement. Seven days for a 235-70-16? The manager apologized and suggested I go to Discount and bring him back the receipt and that they would pro-rate the reimbursement.For OEM size All-season tires my go-to is Costco for the Michelin Defender especially when they got instant rebates on the tires and installation. They have a good reputation for quality service and warranty.
Costco got successfully sued for mounting a set of oversize customer supplied set of tires.My local Discount won't mount anything without the proper bead width and load range. Lawyers in love.DT has good prices but I had good experience with Tire Rack when I needed over-size tires that Costco refuses to install on my truck. I got a set of Yokahama Geolander AT G015 and probably will for my Pilot. Perhaps the awesome VTM -4 is the tire eater.
After any tire service I check and re-torque my lug nuts. This practice paid off one day when my M18 1200 ft-lb impact wrench failed to loosen one lug nut. Great to find this issue before a road trip or several months after tire service resulting in denial of cross-threading. Costco paid the bill to have the stud+lug replaced.I love the service at installation time but I had a Defender which suffered a sidewall puncture. Well,mounted my spare and went to my Costco and was told it would be 7-8 days to get a replacement. Seven days for a 205-70-16? The manager apologized and suggested I go to Discount and bring him back the receipt and that they would pro-rate the reimbursement.
In order to build business Discount threw in 4 certificates and sold me a new replacement for 50% off! I love Costco but not for tires anymore.
Early Honda Pilots don't have much road noise isolation. Before I had the Michellin Latitudes and now I have their Defender LTX's. I can hear hear the difference. These vehicles could use some Dynamat product.As an AWD owner, I am forever sold on Yokohama tires.
they hold up forever, they sound and feel great on the road, impressive traction and the tread life on the yk-740 model is unique.
I used to use falken. They’re hard and loud and just not pleasant to drive on, but they worked for the price.
discount tire (or discount tire direct) is the most affordable, best shop to buy tires with a road hazard warranty ever.