Pilot Replacement Tires?

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by TAFKAB, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. TAFKAB

    TAFKAB Guest

    I'm looking for people who have replaced the OE tires on their Pilots. I've
    got a few thousand miles to go, and would like to hear if anyone has
    recommendations. I'm looking for a quiet all-season tire.
     
    TAFKAB, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. A fair number of people who frequent http://www.hondapilot.org/ forums
    are using the Michelin Cross Terrains. You might check the forums to
    read what people have said about those and the other tires that people
    have tried.

    I only have about 2800 miles on my Pilot so I don't have any help to
    offer you, other than the Goodyear Integrity's mine came with are
    crappy tires.
     
    Mike Iglesias, Apr 12, 2005
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  3. A fair number of people who frequent http://www.hondapilot.org/ forums
    are using the Michelin Cross Terrains. You might check the forums to
    read what people have said about those and the other tires that people
    have tried.

    I only have about 2800 miles on my Pilot so I don't have any help to
    offer you, other than the Goodyear Integrity's mine came with are
    crappy tires.
     
    Mike Iglesias, Apr 12, 2005
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  4. TAFKAB

    TAFKAB Guest

    That seems to be a universal truth. I owned a Highlander that came with
    tires that, well, should have been illegal. Worst ever.
     
    TAFKAB, Apr 12, 2005
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  5. TAFKAB

    TAFKAB Guest

    That seems to be a universal truth. I owned a Highlander that came with
    tires that, well, should have been illegal. Worst ever.
     
    TAFKAB, Apr 12, 2005
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  6. TAFKAB

    Larry J. Guest

    My 05 Pilot has those tires. What's bad about them..?

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    Larry J., Apr 13, 2005
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  7. TAFKAB

    Larry J. Guest

    My 05 Pilot has those tires. What's bad about them..?

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    Larry J., Apr 13, 2005
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  8. TAFKAB

    TAFKAB Guest

    If they're the same Bridgstones that came on my 2001 Highlander, then I
    can't explain the difference of opinion. They were fair to poor on dry
    pavement, bad on wet pavement, and useless in snow. The Highlander could get
    going OK in snow, but steering and braking were an absolute nightmare! Very,
    very dangerous tires in the snow. I dumped them for Cross Terrains, and it
    was like I bought a new vehicle. None of the bad habits of the Bridgstones,
    and the car became a tank in the snow. No slipping and sliding, and traction
    was simply amazing.
     
    TAFKAB, Apr 13, 2005
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  9. TAFKAB

    TAFKAB Guest

    If they're the same Bridgstones that came on my 2001 Highlander, then I
    can't explain the difference of opinion. They were fair to poor on dry
    pavement, bad on wet pavement, and useless in snow. The Highlander could get
    going OK in snow, but steering and braking were an absolute nightmare! Very,
    very dangerous tires in the snow. I dumped them for Cross Terrains, and it
    was like I bought a new vehicle. None of the bad habits of the Bridgstones,
    and the car became a tank in the snow. No slipping and sliding, and traction
    was simply amazing.
     
    TAFKAB, Apr 13, 2005
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  10. Mine follow the cracks in the freeway pavement at times. My old Ford
    Explorer with Michelin LTX M/S didn't do that. Others have complained
    about poor traction, especially on wet pavement.

    You can read more about the Integrity issues on http://www.hondapilot.org/
    There's a lot of good info in the forums there too, so check it out.
     
    Mike Iglesias, Apr 14, 2005
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  11. Mine follow the cracks in the freeway pavement at times. My old Ford
    Explorer with Michelin LTX M/S didn't do that. Others have complained
    about poor traction, especially on wet pavement.

    You can read more about the Integrity issues on http://www.hondapilot.org/
    There's a lot of good info in the forums there too, so check it out.
     
    Mike Iglesias, Apr 14, 2005
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  12. TAFKAB

    TomP Guest

    Mike Iglesias wrote:

    How so?


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    TomP, Apr 14, 2005
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  13. TAFKAB

    TomP Guest

    Mike Iglesias wrote:

    How so?


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    TomP, Apr 14, 2005
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  14. TAFKAB

    TAFKAB Guest

    I bought my Pilot in March, was able to drive the tires in dry, wet, snowy,
    and icy conditions. It was adequate on dry, barely adequate on wet, and
    totally unacceptable on snow and ice. At 1.500 miles, I replaced the tires
    with Michelin Cross Terrains, and there was a difference of night and day.
    Last winter in MA was very snowy, and the Cross Terrains were wonderful
    under all conditions. No comparison whatsoever. The Goodyear Integritys were
    utterly horrible compared to the Michelins.
     
    TAFKAB, Apr 14, 2005
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  15. TAFKAB

    TAFKAB Guest

    I bought my Pilot in March, was able to drive the tires in dry, wet, snowy,
    and icy conditions. It was adequate on dry, barely adequate on wet, and
    totally unacceptable on snow and ice. At 1.500 miles, I replaced the tires
    with Michelin Cross Terrains, and there was a difference of night and day.
    Last winter in MA was very snowy, and the Cross Terrains were wonderful
    under all conditions. No comparison whatsoever. The Goodyear Integritys were
    utterly horrible compared to the Michelins.
     
    TAFKAB, Apr 14, 2005
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  16. They have a tendency to follow cracks/joints in the road rather than
    going where I want to go, the handling isn't much to speak of, and
    handling on in the rain is poor. I had Michelin LTX M/S on my old
    Explorer, and they were great.
     
    Mike Iglesias, Apr 15, 2005
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  17. They have a tendency to follow cracks/joints in the road rather than
    going where I want to go, the handling isn't much to speak of, and
    handling on in the rain is poor. I had Michelin LTX M/S on my old
    Explorer, and they were great.
     
    Mike Iglesias, Apr 15, 2005
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  18. TAFKAB

    TomP Guest

    How do you separate the characteristics of tires from that of the vehicle? In
    other words, how can you compare an EXplorer with Michelin's to a Pilot with
    GoodYears? They are two different, completely different vehicles... Help me to
    understand how you come to your conclusions about the GoodYear tires.

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    TomP, Apr 15, 2005
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  19. TAFKAB

    TomP Guest

    How do you separate the characteristics of tires from that of the vehicle? In
    other words, how can you compare an EXplorer with Michelin's to a Pilot with
    GoodYears? They are two different, completely different vehicles... Help me to
    understand how you come to your conclusions about the GoodYear tires.

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    TomP, Apr 15, 2005
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  20. The Explorer did pretty much the same thing with the OEM Firestone
    tires. When I put the Michelin tires on it, the wandering and poor
    handling went away. Yes, I'm assuming the Pilot would improve with
    something else. But if you read the comments from people on
    http://www.hondapilot.org/ about tires, their handling improved
    markedly when they replace the Integrity tires with something else.
     
    Mike Iglesias, Apr 15, 2005
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