Tyres & Wheels Summer tyres recommendation

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by scigo, Monday 7th Apr, 2014.

  1. scigo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I am in need of replacing tyres. I would welcome any suggestions. What is the recommend brand from Honda?
    Not looking to buy the cheapest, but I don't want to pay £100 per tyre either.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You got 16 or 17 inch wheels? if you could give tyre sizes it will help
     
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  3. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    In general my votes go to Michelin and Bridgestone, with Yokohama and Continental after that :Smile:
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Good advice.
    Generally with tyres, you get what you pay for.
    IMHO, get the best quality you can of the major branded tyres.
    If you go for the mid-range tyres, check some reviews, and get the one that best match your style of driving.
    Then make sure you drive within the limits that tyre gives you. :Hey:
     
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  5. Merk1981 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I've just switched to a set of Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance. So far, they seem superb.

    £71 each from Asda Tyres - bargain.
     
  6. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I also have Good year Efficient grip performance, but £119.00 each for 17's! Make sure you get a Hunter alignment done after they have been fitted, and make sure you run the correct pressures, even perhaps up to 3-5psi higher especially at the front. One was 4psi down and it has worn very badly at the edge very quickly, so whilst still legal, it could really do with replacing...
     
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  7. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Asda do tyres now! :Aghast: wow..
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Around 30-32psi is the recommended by Honda IIRC.

    Just don't buy the "Smartprice" :Laughing:
     
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  9. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    The door label says 38psi, but I misread it as 35psi... took less than 50mls to wear on edge....
     
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  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Just noticed this is the FR-V section :Whistle: Ignore me.
     
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  11. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    No worries, I struggle with more than one thing at a time...
     
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  12. Merk1981 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    It does say 35 for the front.
     
  13. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I have 17" wheels, so there is a label stuck over the 16" label which says 38 front and 36 rear. This FR-V has the Opus alloys and DVD in the ceiling.
     
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  14. Merk1981 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I see. Sorry.
     
  15. garf8v Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    No worries, I was interested to find out what was underneath but didn't want to ask!!
     
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  16. Merk1981 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    35 front, 32 rear. I bet an FR-V on 17" rims looks pretty smart. I wouldn't fancy the bill for tyres though.