$700 for a set of tires.. and yet you wont spend the bucks for the TPMS sensors? I would just go that route.... less hassle. if you dont want to spend the bucks for new... look for junkyard late model Honda sensors... should fit! Might want to research it first...I just bought a set of Nokian Hakkapeliitta R (195/55R-16) Expensive ($700 for a set of 4) put them on steel 16" Honda rims. I've used Nokian's many times before and love them even though they are pricey!
I just did a post in the suspension/handling section about the TPMS and VSA system. I found out today I can't turn the vsa off if the TPMS light is on, which it is because I didn't swap the TPMS sensors or buy and program another set...bummer. The VSA is not too bad in sport mode, but really is a dog in econ trying to fly up my steep driveway in the snow. I'd like to be able to turn it off if I want to but I can't or at least don't know how to do it.
Snow tires are the way to go here in Minnesota/Wisconsin.
I was quoted like $50 per tire.. not cheap... but possibly necessary.....Well, I suppose you have a bit of a point there regarding my $700 tires...but at least snow tires do something of real value for me. These sensors are just glorified and expensive tire air pressure gauges required on all new cars sold in US. Expensive to purchase then you gotta pay to have them programed to match your car and installed. Last I checked it would cost well over $100/tire. Not sure how I survived so long without them:dunno:
Does anybody know what a spare set of TPMS sensors cost for the CR-Z and how much to program?
I just did a post in the suspension/handling section about the TPMS and VSA system. I found out today I can't turn the vsa off if the TPMS light is on, which it is because I didn't swap the TPMS sensors or buy and program another set...bummer.Double checked with a tech at Discount tire.. TPMS sensors new and installed $44 per tire
I checked a few Honda Dealers around town (Minneapolis/St. Paul). Total of $250 for 4 TPMS Sensors and the nuts/washers need to mount on steel wheels. Then of course, I gotta pay somebody another $50 or so to install. I know...I know...I wouldn't have to pay the last $50 if I had done this at first. Just have to decide now if $300 is worth turning off the idiot light and being able to turn off the VSA...Double checked with a tech at Discount tire.. TPMS sensors new and installed $44 per tire
I actually just bought 4 of those tires! I'm waiting for them to come in to get installed. I will post my results. They looked like great tires for the price. I drive 100 miles a day, so I figured it was a good investment. Do you see much mileage degradation with the snow tires?One of the best snow tires you can get in 15 or 16" sizes would probably be Michelen X-Ice Xi2. I've used them for the last 2 winters and are great. On my Del sol, I've been using Nexen winterguards and while not as good as the x-ice, they perform good.