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Old 12-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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