If I had to guess, I'd say that the previous owner of my daughter's 2007 got those 18" rims aftermarket, not OEM.
Compare the performance of the Kumho Crugen HT51 in the TireRack tests with that of the Firestone Destination LE3 which was recommended to you by another Piloteer.For the summer tires (three-season), OEM size is what she'll be looking for this spring. Looks like those would fit.
I managed to find an alloy 18 inch Honda wheel at a used tire/wheel outfit. They wanted $60.- for the alloy. (it's straight but somewhat scratched)Would that 18in steel fit a 3rd Gen Pilot? Don't want to pay a junkyard $200 for an alloy rim that's going under the 👢 as a full size spare. 😁
Before I located a used Honda 18 inch alloy for a full sized spare my first choice was to just purchase a steel wheel that woudl fit the Honda. Granted, I didn't look very hard,.....If I had to guess, I'd say that the previous owner of my daughter's 2007 got those 18" rims aftermarket, not OEM.
I'd go with the Kumhos. 51psi max and ice and snow rating. Much better made tire. Consumers like it and high on the "would buy again."
Fools choices.A) Should you buy two premium-priced Michelin touring tires?
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B) Should you buy four bargain-priced Sumitomo high performance tires?
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C) Four made-in-USA Toyo tires that, after a price match and a rebate, were even less expensive than the Sumitomo tires.
There are no other options, dontcha know.
The Tire Rack test putting Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear ahead of the competion is common practice. What do the consumers say?Are you denying the results of the TireRack tests, again?
The Destination LE3 is a new model.
When did you use them to make your determination?
Consumers say they like their new tires better than their old worn out ones.The Tire Rack test putting Firestone, Bridgestone, Goodyear ahead of the competion is common practice. What do the consumers say?
I also don't buy 44psi max inflation rate tires anymore. That tells me you gave me a not as durable light weight tire.
Maybe some haven't, but there are some who have. In the end, the consumer rating will tell the story. In my long history of using Firestone/Bridgestone tires.., sadly, a once good company gone bad. They don't have any tires I want anymore.How many consumers compare different new tires on their vehicle?
Because a Pilot's GVWR doesn't warrant a tire of that rating. A little overkill, don't you think?Why don't you use only LT type tires that have an 80 psi maximum pressure rating?
I don't disagree that some consumers are just happy to get a new set of tires. But let's take this for instance where TireRack really pours on the gravy for Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport AS...I've spent a few hours going through consumer ratings of tires from Tire Rack, Discount Tire, as well as manufacture's web site where consumers can rate tires. My conclusion is that consumer ratings are highly subjective.
First off, how can one get a feel for tire comparisons when one cannot drive identical vehicles with various tires? ANS: One can spout all they wish about consumer ratings having some relevance, but probably not much.
Next, it's always interesting to see the number of miles an individual has put on a set of tire that they're rating. I have found people who've put 10K or even 60K miles on a set of tires and they're the ratings that would be most accurate to me. But really, how much can you say about a tire after putting 600 miles or even 1500 miles on a set of tires? Again, probably not much.
Maybe a good rule of thumb is to look at the manufacture's warranty, just for rough comparison purposes. Compare 50K, 60K or 70K mile warranty tires against others in it's class so to speak.