How many recals is too many for a three-year old HCH-II?

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by Spock, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Spock

    Spock Active Member

    lol Sterling, good to know. Fortunately they seem to have been discontinued, at least where I went, so though I've already replaced the tires they weren't even an option for me. I ended up going with the Michelin Primacies, which I'm very happy with. The handling on the Dunlops was garbage - these tires grip the road so much that they actually made me think I needed an alignment, on account of the car being suddenly so sensitive to every little wheel input.

    MPG has tanked of course but I expect that's from the extra tread, not the tires themselves, plus some issues I've been having with the "new" IMA battery. I'd say I've lost 10%-15%.

  2. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Next time look at GoodYear Assurance fuel Max. Can be pumped to 51 cold. I run 43 Ft and 40 aft. These tires Roll!!! H
  3. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Bridgestone Ecopia EP20 is another good pick, usually available at Costco. RR seems on par with BS Insignia SE200_02 that came stock on ours.
  4. Spock

    Spock Active Member

    Wow 51 is quite a lot. Haven't heard great things about those tires apart from FE though, they did briefly make my list and I might consider them again in the future.

    Might look at those too next time.

    For the moment I'm very happy with the Primacy MXV4s. Got them for quite a reasonable price.

    Don't think I'd do the original Dunlops again under any circumstances :(

  5. mmrmnhrm

    mmrmnhrm Well-Known Member

    I put those on about 60k miles ago, and have been waiting to change them to something else for most of it. My mpg tanked horribly when that rubber went on the wheels :( See here.
  6. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Man that shows a lot of info. Hard to argue with reporting like that. Good work. H
  7. mmrmnhrm

    mmrmnhrm Well-Known Member

    H: Indeed.... I've really been struggling to get above 35mpg this summer, though with the obscene heat and humidity we've had in central Ohio, I've also been running the air conditioner a lot (or maybe I'm just finally getting old and cranky). I'm also getting at least two recals a day, but still no IMA light :mad: I really hope I get that before my 10/120k Hondacare expires, even if it means I get a pack that's been sitting on the shelf for a year or two... it would provide just that much more time for someone to come up with another BetterBattery for this thing.

    I plan on putting EP20's on this fall since they've been reviewed as being "just as good" as the SE200-02's that originally came on my car, and the MXV4's are pushing the end of their useful life. Had this winter not been so mild, they might have already been replaced. I'm also thinking of adding Manuel's solar panel when I tick over 120k on the clock, but we'll have to see what the IMA battery does.

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