Some other people added that with other tires there might also be a sacrifice in MPG, but that wouldn't bother me a lot.larchmont said:The OEM tires take a hit whenever they get discussed on any of these forums. I have often asked what tires people think would be better, and whatever different tires anybody would mention, there would always be some drawback.
These seem to be the most common drawbacks of other tires:
(1) The ride would be rougher.
(2) You can't keep them on during snow -- i.e. you have to change to snows for the winter.
(3) They wear out a lot faster.
To me, these seem like significant negatives. I'm not interested in switching to tires that would worsen the ride quality. I love not having to bother with another set of tires. And I love basically not having to think about changing tires at all for like 40,000 miles or more.
So it looks like maybe the OEM's are just about the best tires that give a combination of reasonably good performance and handling, reasonably good ride, all-season capability, and great longevity.
Kind of like the TSX itself, when you think of it.
If people could suggest tires that do a better job of that whole package, I'm all ears.
See what I mean?Joker said:.....they wear very fast.....
Well Larch, when it comes to tires, usually performance = compromise in tire life. All season usually = harder compound, longer life, less performance.larchmont said:See what I mean? :
I understand what your saying.larchmont said:[If someone could mention a tire that really is better than the OEM's without sacrificing any of the things I mentioned, I'd probably be a buyer. [/B]