New Tire Recommendations for a 2005 Honda CR-V SE

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Scott, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Hello there!

    My name is Scott, and I am currently in the market for a new set of
    tires for my 2005 Honda CR-V SE. I would like to know if the members of
    this newsgroup have any particular experience(s) or specific
    recommendations for tire replacements to consider and/or avoid.

    The original tires equiping my CR-V are BFGoodrich Traction T/A Spec's
    in the size 215/65R16 98T M+S.

    Now, I'm a semi-aggressive driver, so I'd like to have very durable
    tires that also transmit very low road noise and afford great comfort
    and responsiveness on some of the worst - albeit paved - roads in the
    country. Let's face it, it Pothole Hell here!

    More importantly, though, I require tires that will offer superior
    traction on wet, snowy and icy roadways. I live in suburban Buffalo,
    New York, so we have inclement (read: crappy!) weather for the greater
    part of the year. I'm sure that you've all heard of our Winter weather
    reputation, which is both well-earned and infamous, but not too bad at
    all once you're used to it!

    These will be the first set of Truck/SUV tires I've ever bought, so I
    want to get the best that I can. I liked the Dunlaps and Goodyears I've
    had on four previous automobiles, but absolutely hated the Firestones on
    my previous Honda Civic HX. They slipped even on bone-dry pavement!

    If it matters at all, I intend to mount the new tires on the factory
    wheels as opposed to getting new, aftermarket wheels too.

    So, whatever input that you folks can offer would be greatly
    appreciated! There are so many brands and series available, so it would
    be quite helpful to narrow those down to a more manageable level.

    Thank you all very much in advance for your time and consideration! I
    will be looking forward to reading your comments on this forum.

    --Scott W.
    Scott, Sep 19, 2009
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  2. Scott

    M.M. Guest

    Go here: and check out the CR-V forums. Lots of
    discussions there about tires...
    M.M., Sep 19, 2009
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  3. Scott

    jim beam Guest

    <snip verbal diarrhea>

    and we see the author is "Scott <>"

    'nuff said.
    jim beam, Sep 19, 2009
  4. Scott

    News Guest

    In BUF, he'll be better off with a set of winter tires on steelies and a
    set of all-weather tires on the factory alloys for rest of year.

    Go to a 225/60-16 size for the "aggressive" driving aspect, year-round
    and winter.
    News, Sep 19, 2009
  5. Scott

    a Guest

    Go minus one for winter and plus one for summer, ie: a 205/65/16 for
    winters and the 225/60s for the summer. A wider tire in the winter is

    a, Sep 19, 2009
  6. Scott

    News Guest

    Never had an winter issue with our 2005 CR-V SE with 225s...
    News, Sep 19, 2009
  7. Scott

    Scott Guest

    Hey, thankfully anonymous "jim beam," with the Holier-Than-Thou (and
    equally anonymous) "" e-mail account, thank you ever so much
    for your invaluable contribution to this forum!

    What exactly is your major malfunction, little man?! Let me guess,
    your mommy doesn't love you ... step-daddy molested you and now won't
    let you out of your basement bedroom ... you have a microscopic penis
    ... or are you just another ignorant asshole who feels compelled to
    denegrate others when you otherwise have absolutely nothing constructive
    and intelligent to say? I'm going to go with "all of the above" and
    probably a whole lot more! You really should seek some therapy to help
    confront and resolve your myriad issues of personal inadequacy.

    Anyway, thanks again for your input, "beanie boy," and enjoy yourself
    at the next "Star Trek" convention when it comes to town ... and don't
    forget to bring along your pointy Vulcan ear tips!

    Live Long And Prosper ... 'nuff said.


    ~~~~~~~~Worthless Response~~~~~~~~
    Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2009, 6:57am (EDT-3)
    From: (jim beam)

    On 09/18/2009 09:05 PM, Scott wrote:

    <snip verbal diarrhea>

    and we see the author is "Scott <>"

    'nuff said.
    El Fin
    Scott, Sep 19, 2009
  8. Scott

    a Guest

    You probably won't, but given the option for dedicated winters, narrower is
    usually better. Have a look at this:

    WRC winter stage tires are typically 145/80 R16 (!) Wide profiles tend to
    float on top of the snow rather than bite into it.

    a, Sep 19, 2009
  9. Scott

    News Guest

    Understood. Of course, I don't rally much...

    Most winter tires spend most of their time in motion on cold, clear
    roads or packed snow, where the larger contact patch is useful.
    News, Sep 19, 2009
  10. Scott

    Dave D Guest

    Au contraire - a smaller contact patch with the same weight on it has a
    higher per sq in pressure on it, ergo it bites into the snow pack much, much
    better than a wider tire. Voice of experience from 37 winters in Alaska....

    Dave D, Sep 20, 2009
  11. Scott

    News Guest

    Good for you.
    News, Sep 20, 2009
  12. Scott

    a Guest

    Well then why not use slicks?

    a, Sep 20, 2009
  13. Scott

    News Guest

    No sipes. Need max sipes.
    News, Sep 20, 2009

  14. No sipes. Need max sipes.[/QUOTE]

    Nokian WR is the best passenger tire for all around general use in all
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Sep 20, 2009
  15. Scott

    Dave D Guest

    I assume that was not a serious question? If it was, then I refer you to the
    post regarding sipes and get some basic background info on tires in

    Dave D, Sep 21, 2009
  16. Scott

    a Guest


    a, Sep 21, 2009
  17. Scott

    Dave D Guest

    I though not but after several years dealing with people buying tires,
    batteries, etc., I am amazed at the lack of knowledge possessed by many
    drivers (I use that term very loosely)...Furthermore, it is not just the
    distaff population either...So one can never be certain without
    asking....However, in this group, the uninitiate show up quickly and I
    didn't place you in that category...Good'un on you.
    Dave D, Sep 22, 2009
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    Brian Smith Guest

    There are drivers and then there are people that hold on to the
    steering wheel and think that they are drivers.
    Brian Smith, Sep 22, 2009
  19. There are drivers and there are passengers who sit behind the wheel.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Sep 22, 2009
  20. Scott

    a Guest

    I worked for a few months after high school selling VWs in the early 90s.
    The majority of the dealership staff, sales *and* service, knew next to
    nothing about cars. The assistant manager of service told a customer, who
    was buying new tires, that the "/65" after the tread width was the sidewall
    height in mm...

    a, Sep 22, 2009
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