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Costco no longer carries the OEM tires. Anybody know where to get them at a good price?
 

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I got mine at Firestone and I think they were about $55 each. I also bought one from TireRack.com after I hit a curb. I think the price was not that different, but it was delivered to my door.

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yuck

stock tires?
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trunkout said:
stock tires?
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Yes Trunk, stock tires :? I get great mileage and I fly around curves :badgrin: I take 20MPH curves at 50, even with low treads like I have now. There are some wicked curves on Rt 9 near Charles Town that I look forward to every day :) Jim: I got the tires at Firestone before, and although I can't remember the exact cost, it was well over $300. I won't be going back to Firestone unless I have no other choice. Merchants website says $55, so that may be my best choice, unless someone is aware of a better price.
 

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I'm shopping for a new set as well. I checked about a month ago locally and online. The best deal I found was at Sam's club. It was a few dollars cheaper than TireRack + shipping + $50 mounting and balancing. I could buy them online, have them shipped to the local Sam's and installed for $313 (I think).I was just shopping then. I'm going to order a new set in the next few days from the place with the best deal. My car is in the local Honda shop now for a week for a new battery pack installation under warranty (NO CHARGE) so I am having them do a four wheel alignment ($67) On the last set I have gotten more wear on the right inside tires.

A local tire store price was $360 for a new set. Another store about 60 miles away was $330.
 

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Roadway tire had them a little cheaper than Tire rack a while back, but depending on where you are located, the shipping may be more than Tire rack's.
I wonder when/ if they will discontinue the OEM tire now that the Insight has been discontinued.
Tires will last a long time if you keep them out of the light, so I may have to get a spare set. I still have the Sumitomos that came off my car, but I'm not willing to take the mileage hit.
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No need For 4 wheel alignment.......a 2 wheel is all that's

needed.
The rear axel is a solid axel,there is no adjustments for any adjustment changes,except if bent,then it needs to be replaced.I have also found out the hard way,the stock tires are best for milage(MPG)and tirewear.
 

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Thrust Alignment

"Thrust" Alignment? Thrust=car is thrust forward by the REAR Wheel Drive! Front Wheel Drive car is Pull forward by the drive. A FWD car has to have the rear checked so the car is in the alignment rack straight.That's all and it will discover if the rear is out.No need or requirment to have "thrust angle" checked.To say it Has to done is nonsence-And just away to have the shop steal from you.
 

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Yves M.PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:34 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
It is not true that he rear wheels are not adjustable: they are.

Of course it is not as easy as turning a bolt like the other Honda. But it is as easy as adjusting hte wheels of a Chevrolet Cavalier.

Ther are spacers that they put between the axel plate and the brake plate. It is shaped in a "U" form and the thickness can be grindded to fit the correction needed.
In the old days thase where alloy spacers but now they use some kind of plastic.

There are 4 bolts per whell to loosen to put the spacer in. It is not straight forward as the wheel position relative to the body gives different results.

Those Honda technicians are just amateurs. I had my car checked and my dealer had given my a local aligment shop to go to. Just because all other honda has simple adjustment bolts but they have no experience.

Go to a speciallized in alignment shope. They can actually build the part out of one made for an other car.
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http://www.insightcentral.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2745&highlight=rear+alignment

Page 18-6 & 18-7 of the service manual explains Four Wheel alignment with specs but does not mention shimming even though several people on IC have had it done. I questioned the dealership and they said that they do have shims for the rear.

Bridgestone tire prices increased the first week of September according to two tire dealers. Current Sam's Club price is $344.50 and the dealer 60 miles from home is now$340.87 . Tire Rack to my door is $267.54 . Looks like that is where they will come from.!
 

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Thanks LoNOx 1. ;)

Tuna1 I'd suggest you "study-up" a bit more about the differences between a 2WA, 4WA and what thrust angle is in relation to alignments on _any_ 4 wheeled vehicle.

Right is right, wrong is wrong and then there is the I don't know factor. ;) The lowest "cost" alignment option is to do nothing at all. Watch for abnormally low MPG and or mis-alignment pattern tire wear. Of course once the tire wear is evident then the "damage" to the tires is already done. And determining the many causes of low MPG is a major task. If your only gonna do a 2WA to "save" a bit of money, then save it all. Don't do _any_ alignment. Else do a "full" 4WA and _know_ that the car is in "alignment".

IMO anything worth doing is worth doing right. Shim the rear wheels as needed. Unfortunately for "alignment's" sake the rear suspension on an Insight is NOT a solid rear beam. It will "drift" out of alignment as the car ages. Of course in all things automotive YMMV.

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I talked with the dealership and the alignment is done. No adjustments to the rear were necessary. They made a considerable toe-in adjustment.
I just ordered oem tires from TireRack. $58 each with FedEx 3 day Express Saver was $260.26.

If anyone is interested in Blizzak 165/65/14 for winter, they were $65 each with a $50 rebate on a set of 4.
 
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