Do TIres Really Matter?
That title might get your attention. The full question is does it really matter if I pay $150 each or $300 each for tires, since my MDX will wear them out prematurely. Cups on inside of rear, and the cup noice on the road is really an irritant! I told my wife I just want to get 5k more miles on this set before getting new ones.
I found out why my 2008 MDX wears out (cups) tires after 35 to 40k miles. Even though I get alignments 4-5 times a year and tire re-balance and rotation at least twice a year. It is because the camber in the rear end is not adjustable. If you are out, there are no adjustments you can make to put the camber in tolerance area. I bought a lifetime alignment at Firestone for $150.00 and can go in as many time as I choose as long as I own the car. Re-balance and rotation comes with buying the tire there.
Napa makes a rear arm replacement, aftermarket, that is adjustable. You see the need presented itself enough times that someone began to manufacture the replacement adjustable camber piece. Cost around $250 plus as much to install.
So I guess for you'all here is what I am saying: Get a set of tires for $550 installed, ride them for 35-40k, get new ones. You will have to do the same for a $1,000 or higher priced set.
2008 MDX Tech Version, Power Liftgate