CRV does great in heavy rain with Dueler Tires!

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Jill, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Hello all,

    After my friend and I had read all the negative comments about driving
    a car in rain with the Duler tires by Bridgestone I was a nervous
    wreck about driving it in rain. I was about ready to go out and spend
    600.00 on the other ones that a tire place had told me about.

    We had our first rainstorm in almost 2 weeks. It rained heavy, and
    there was water flowing on the roads in some areas with fairly deep
    puddles. I'm glad to report that all the reports on Tirerack.com of
    the Duelers causing a car to have problems steering, stopping, braking
    and hydroplaning were all wrong! Well now I feel better.

    So far the Dueler tires on my CRV is excellent on dry roads, dirt/
    grass/gravel trails and rain. I'm not wishing for snow, but that will
    be next for me to test.

    The same tire is used on BWM X5, Mercedes, Lexus 350 and Audi Q7, so
    I'm sure Honda wouldn't put a tire that would cause problems on their
    cars knowing they as well as many higher end cars and SUV's have a
    reputation to uphold.

    So does anyone know why some other posters had such a vast different
    way of measuring the Dueler tires performance?

    Thanks so much,

    Jill
     
    Jill, Aug 5, 2010
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  2. Because they're idiots.

    Welcome to the world.
     
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Aug 6, 2010
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  3. Jill

    News Guest


    More specifically, welcome to Usenet.
     
    News, Aug 6, 2010
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  4. Jill

    Iowna Uass Guest

    I didn't have a performance issue with my Dueler tires, but they did not
    have a long life.
    Look at replacing yours at around 45000 kilometers or 25000 miles.

    Also, if you live closer to the 49th parallel, consider a proper set of
    winter tires and steel rims.
    All season tires do not perform well below 5 degrees C and the duelers are
    no exception.
    I recommend the Michelen Ice X 2.
     
    Iowna Uass, Aug 6, 2010
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  5. You've never experienced the Nokian WR then, have you.

    Yes, it has the snowflake emblem for winter use--just like a winter
    tire. But it's an all-season tire.

    Those crazy northern Europeans. Solving their problems and then telling
    the world about it. What a concept.
     
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Aug 6, 2010
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  6. Jill

    jim beam Guest

    but a genuine all-weather tire is unamerican - it's a missed "rent
    seeking" opportunity where everyone has to have two sets of wheels, two
    sets of tires, and thereby keep the nation's mom and pop tire shops in
    pbr and weed...
     
    jim beam, Aug 6, 2010
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  7. Jill

    Iowna Uass Guest

    Yeah, I missed the Nokian boat. I've been doing the winter tire swap since
    day one for my 05 CRV.
    I'll have to wait until my current set of winter tires wears down before
    looking at that for a full season replacement.
     
    Iowna Uass, Aug 6, 2010
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  8. Jill

    MG Guest

    No offense, but you have been way overthinking this.
     
    MG, Aug 10, 2010
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  9. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Oh I know I have a little bit, but if you read the write ups on The
    Tire Rack site, it will look as if my CRV tires are horrible. So far
    they are very good on wet and dry pavement with very good control and
    braking. So far I've proved them wrong! Then some went on talking
    about tread wear, but everyone in my family changes their tires at 35k
    miles. I analyze everything! That's what teachers do.

    Jill
     
    Jill, Aug 10, 2010
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  10. People take the time to write it up when they hate something. They
    NEVER take the time to write it up when it's perfectly satisfactory.

    So, what you're reading is all the people who feel aggrieved.

    So if you read the reviews people have taken the time to go back and
    write up after they've bought and used their tires for awhile, of COURSE
    they're all going to be "these tires are terrible".

    You're overthinking this thing way, way too much.
     
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Aug 10, 2010
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  11. Jill

    Jill Guest

    Okay but I think I'll still tell everyone how the CRV does in the
    snow. :)
     
    Jill, Aug 10, 2010
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  12. Jill

    jim beam Guest

    while that's largely true, people write when they love something also.
    check out the reviews for michelin pilots.
     
    jim beam, Aug 10, 2010
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  13. Jill

    Iowna Uass Guest

    My CRV does great in snow and ice, with the proper tires.
    Bridgestone Duellers are not made for snow and ice and suck in that
    department.

    Either get snow tires or as another poster suggested, those Nokian WR tires.
    I live in Winnipeg, and we see the best winter has to offer.
     
    Iowna Uass, Aug 10, 2010
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  14. Jill

    DDDudley Guest

    Jill, wrote the following at or about 8/10/2010 10:31 AM:
    Perhaps you tell it to someone who cares. Elmo's correct, this is
    getting a bit tedious. You have to remember that your (and our)
    perception of a tire's worth in any given circumstance is extremely
    subjective. It's dependent upon the skill of the driver, the vehicle,
    the actual weather/road conditions, and finally the tire.

    All this back and forth about a tire you've yet to drive for any length
    of time under current conditions leaves us breathless but only from
    pounding a) the delete key or b) our heads on the keyboard.

    Enough! PLEASE!
     
    DDDudley, Aug 10, 2010
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