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Goodyear Integrity as OEM

How do you guys feel about Honda putting Goodyear Integrity tires on the EX Pilots?

Every review I've read says that this is by far one of the WORST tires one can have, especially in rain and wet snow. Why not go with the Michelin Cross Terrain?

Honda goes with a high-quality Michelin MXV Energy Plus 4 on the EX Accords. Why not the Pilot?
 

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The only conclusion I can draw from the choice is that the Integrity gives the best mix of dry, rain, snow, and "off-road" capabilities althought that may be in their eyes only. Another reason may be price in that Honda got a better deal from Goodyear on the Pilot tires.

I would agree that Michelins in general tend to perform better than Goodyears. Have had both brands on our cars and experiencing every conceivable condition (dry, rain, snow, ice.......) the Michelins were consistently better performers.

The fact that the Integritys are poor wet and snow performers worries me a bit in the snowy wonderland of WI but only time will tell. :21:
 

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Well, I had a set of Goodyears on my Tacoma and while the grip was not always the best they had 35K on them and still looked like they could go another 20K+. However, if I could find a shop that for a nominal fee would let me trade in my Integrity's for say a set of Michelin's I'd be there in a heart beat.

Hey it could be worse, they could be under-inflated Firestone's!
 

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One thing that is bothersome, Goodyear doesn't even consider the Integrity an SUV/ light truck tire! Did we buy an SUV or a station wagon? I like to think it I bought an SUV but am now wondering about Honda's tire choice on the vehicle. I'm sure it helps the gas mileage but is there a trade-off?

Listed under passenger tires:

http://www.goodyeartires.com/catalog/products/INTEGRIT.html

Go figure. :confused:
 

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Anyone change their tires yet? What brand, model, size? Appears Michelin does not have one that will fit the factory size. How about another size? Would like to keep the alloy wheels - so I am not considering jumping up to 17".
 

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I saw some nice Yokohama Geolanders but did not check on replacing them. I will probably have to wait until these expire.
 

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MDX's will fit

I read somewhere that the wide Michelins on the MDX will fit on the stock pilot alloy rims.

Now that would be a big improvement ! !

Kind of ticks me too about the Goodyears.
If you buy an Odyssey here in Canada, Michelins are standard.....
 

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Uh, no.

The MDX has 17" alloys, the Pilot has 16".

The Michelin Cross Terrains that come with the MDX Touring package are available in 16", per the link above.

Kit
 

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Replacing new tires

Has anyone had experience, with your Pilot or other cars, trading-in your 'nearly brand new' tires off a new vehicle at a tire shop for your new new tires of choice (i.e. Michelins).

If so, will the tire shop accept them at all? for a good trade-in value?
 

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trading Goodyears for Michelins

I shopped around and found a tire store (Discount Tires) that would take my Goodyears in trade. They gave me $300 for the Goodyears (I have an MDX base).
 

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Trading Goodyears off of new vehicle

That's sound fair. Naturally, it would be nice to get a 1 for 1 swap, but that's highly unlikely.

So in the end, it looks like the difference would be a bit more than the cost of a tire, and installation.

Any idea what the max size that would fit on the Pilot's OEM 16" alloys?
 

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I saw a Pilot LX at the dealership recently and noticed that it came with Bridgestone Dueler tires as opposed to the Goodyears on EX's. I would prefer the Bridgestone tires come on my Evergreen EX-RES due early September rather than the Goodyears. I have had Goodyear tires in the past and they have always been problematic. Specifically they have had a tendency to be "out of round".
 

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Isn't Bridgestone part of Firestone? Wouldn't want my Pilot to become an Exploder. Would have rather had the Michelins.
 

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Wrong.

Firestone was purchased by Bridgestone. Bridgestone is a Japanese company that bought them out a few years ago. Bridgestone tires are manufactured in Japan not in the US plants that produced the defective Firestones.
 

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Just an observation over this weekend....The Toyota Highlander appears to come with the Goodyear Integrity as its base tire as well. (Can anyone confirm? I saw it on three different vehicles.)
 
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