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Old 09-12-2015, 01:49 PM
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OEM tire life

For you folks that have had your '15 Fit for a while, how many miles have you gotten from the OEM tires? I have the Firestone's on mine, approaching 20k miles.
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I've had mine for 3 months at 15k already and they look to have plenty of thread left rotated them 2 times already not sure if having nitrogen in them has prolonged there life but haven't had to touch air preasure at all.
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8,000 miles on the Firestones on my '15. Have only 3/16 of tread left. I doubt these tires will go 20,000 miles. I haven't rotated them yet because the wear is even on all four.


I'm not willing to run tires until they're bald. Not in this climate.

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Old 09-12-2015, 11:54 PM
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Bridgestones here, 8000 miles and at 7/32nd tread depth... Guessing 20k until the tires get "borderline" for inspection
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8,000 miles on the Firestones on my '15. Have only 3/16 of tread left. I doubt these tires will go 20,000 miles. I haven't rotated them yet because the wear is even on all four.


I'm not willing to run tires until they're bald. Not in this climate.
If you're wearing them that quickly...I doubt you see 10k from them. 2/16 (4/32") is time for fresh tires.
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I've had my car since late September of last year. Approaching 15k miles. One rotation. Service center said my tires failed their inspection.
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i have about 20k or so on the oem tires, and they are at the wear bars. snows will go on in a few months, trying to limp them through till then. i will replace the oem's for next season.
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Wow, are the oem tires that bad that they wear so quickly? With my current commute, I'll average about 20k miles year. I think I'm around 11k already and just bought in march. I guess I'll have to shop for this sooner than later.
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Wow, are the oem tires that bad that they wear so quickly? With my current commute, I'll average about 20k miles year. I think I'm around 11k already and just bought in march. I guess I'll have to shop for this sooner than later.
I'm at 8k and I was assuming I'd be good for at least 20. I'll be checking more closely although they were okay when they were rotated in June.
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Are you guys rotating? Getting alignments?

Most GE guys got 15-25k out of their OE tires and I got through 43k with mine & could've gotten 5-7k more out of them easily before hitting 4/32.
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I'm at 9,500 mi and measured 9/32 on mine. I plan to get Michelin defenders when it's time to get new ones. They were great on my last car.
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10K on mine.. still look new...
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OEM tires are designed to keep the rims off of the ground until the car leaves the dealership and little else.

Choosing longer-wearing tires is a matter or picking a higher wear number. I prefer LRR tires simply because they give long life and a fraction of an MPG better mileage.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:57 AM
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I have 10,700 miles on my Firestones and tread depth is 8/32. I'm shooting for 30k miles. I believe these Firestones start with 10/32nds, but am not entirely sure.
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I have 10,700 miles on my Firestones and tread depth is 8/32. I'm shooting for 30k miles. I believe these Firestones start with 10/32nds, but am not entirely sure.
I seem to recall measuring 10/32 (5/16) when they where new, but I didn't write it down anywhere, so I can't remember for sure.

Measured mine again. All are 7/32 except the right rear which is at 5/32. Not sure why. I'd have the alignment checked at the back, but as far as I know the rear can't be aligned.

Still that's pretty poor tire life, especially for an old man like me. I got better wear out of the Dunlops on my '09 GE!
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My 1st gen 2008 had the crappy Dunlops on them, died at 28k, no alignment/suspension issues

My 2nd 2011 I wasn't looking to buy it, and they sweetened the deal by putting Bridgestone Turanzas on it. Regular 5k rotations and those suckers lasted till 44k before changing them out

I'm at 16k roughly, and the tire wear is even, but I'm expecting them to be the same wear life as the shitty Dunlops of my 1st gen. If I get 25-28k that's the best I can hope for. Likely less as I've been towing my trailer every other week for projects. I have nice studless snows that I'll use once the season changes. I'll swap out the rear all seasons once in the winter to keep the wear even on them. Come spring I fully expect to be getting a new set of 4 all seasons, its inevitable.
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My 1st gen 2008 had the crappy Dunlops on them, died at 28k, no alignment/suspension issues

My 2nd 2011 I wasn't looking to buy it, and they sweetened the deal by putting Bridgestone Turanzas on it. Regular 5k rotations and those suckers lasted till 44k before changing them out

I'm at 16k roughly, and the tire wear is even, but I'm expecting them to be the same wear life as the shitty Dunlops of my 1st gen. If I get 25-28k that's the best I can hope for. Likely less as I've been towing my trailer every other week for projects. I have nice studless snows that I'll use once the season changes. I'll swap out the rear all seasons once in the winter to keep the wear even on them. Come spring I fully expect to be getting a new set of 4 all seasons, its inevitable.
My experience with the Turanzas vs. the Dunlops was just the opposite. I hated the Bridgestones that came on my '09. The were ok in dry weather, but were all over the road in the rain. They were shot at less than 30,000 miles (well, worn to the point where I wouldn't run them another winter). I'd only use Bridgestone Turanzas for a swing.

So far I've had Bridgestone, Dunlop and Firestone on my two Fits, and I rate them all mediocre to poor. Anybody make a GOOD tire in this size?
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So far I've had Bridgestone, Dunlop and Firestone on my two Fits, and I rate them all mediocre to poor. Anybody make a GOOD tire in this size?
I've had good luck with Yokohamas that i installed after the Turanzas kicked. They felt good in both dry and rain, but didn't see how they were worn as I traded the 2011 in for the 2015 soon after.
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Anybody make a GOOD tire in this size?
Goodyear FuelMax. Not a good tire if you like to play Ricky Racer, but good mileage, quiet, and long lived otherwise.
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Goodyear FuelMax. Not a good tire if you like to play Ricky Racer, but good mileage, quiet, and long lived otherwise.
Discount tire now shows Michelin A/S in the EX 16" size(60k mi tire) and Michelin Defenders (90k mi tire) in the LX 15" now, FYI
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