Tyres & Wheels can i improve my ride....

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by geegee, Sunday 3rd Jul, 2016.

  1. geegee Premium Member Club Supporter

    just wondering, not happy with the 18" alloys on my CR-V, would prefer a smoother ride, is there any way to fit SMALLER alloys and tires onto my 2008 CR-V, if not, can anyone recommend a good set of tires that are quieter and give a better ride that won't break my "limited" bank account.
    many thanks....
     
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  3. chunkymonkey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    After replacing the 19s (tyre too expensive) for 18s, I am more than happy with the ride. I had 4 new Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV fitted and they are fine. You could fit the 17s that are fitted to the ES spec they are usually found chep on fleabay.
     
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  4. geegee Premium Member Club Supporter

    Thanks for that, I would prefer 17's as they should give a better ride and have the benefit of cheaper tires
     
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  5. chunkymonkey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    True but they don't look as good :Grin:
     
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  6. geegee Premium Member Club Supporter

    Ah, but I'm the sort of person who would rather have a comfortable ride over a flashy ride...
     
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  7. chunkymonkey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Fair play, I just think the ex 18s look better than the 17s, having driven both to me there is not that much difference but that's just me.
     
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  8. Wizard Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    17's are also more pot hole resistant due to extra tire sidewall.
     
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  9. geegee Premium Member Club Supporter

    Thanks
     
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  11. Wizard Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    The ES 17 inch alloys are also very very easy to clean :Smile:
     
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  12. nsxer Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Quality tyres, 4 wheel alignment, correct tyre pressures and good condition tyres will resolve a lot of issues
     
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