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Old 07-15-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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Fwiw, softer tires = better grip and handling but wear out faster. Harder tires = longer life, but diminished handling and increased road noise.

Most manuacturers put on tires that help with EPA mpg numbers, erring on a harder tire. I think the CR-V gets tires rated at 25k mi, so wearing out around 20k mi is normal once you account for tire inflation, city driving (turns wear out tires faster), etc. Less than 20k mi on such a tire and I'd be upset though - you'd have to take that up with the tire manufacturer.

You can get a high mileage tire, but it won't perform as well as a softer tire, and if you get too-high mileage a tire, it can dry out before you use all its tread.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Well, I guess I'm in serious trouble with my tires. I'm at 50K on original CR-V tires. I should count my blessings b/c they looked really bad when I inspected them the other day.

Thank you for your recommendations.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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I like tire king - theres a few but I know of one on miami blvd on the border of RTP and one on airport rd in morrisville. They will generally take walkins for any service and if you are waiting for your car they will take care of you first.

I got some tires at just tires once and they scratched the wheels - bent the lug cover and to top it off - they installed 3 of the (unidirectional) tires backwards and botched the alignment. I had to have it fixed at another shop.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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BJ's on Capital is great. Brier Creek is a concession, not run by BJ's and should be avoided.
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