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I have a '99 with Firestone Affinity tires. They have been nothing but trouble. They won't hold reasonable inflation for more than a few days and have worn excessively (fairly evenly, but much too quickly). At 28K miles I need to replace them.

Has anyone else seen a similar pattern? Was it caused by the tires? Rims? Recommendations for replacements?
 

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I should have been clearer....my 99 Odyssey is an EX. Have they made changes to the wheels and/or tires since 99 that solved these problems?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jg:
I should have been clearer....my 99 Odyssey is an EX. Have they made changes to the wheels and/or tires since 99 that solved these problems?</font>
Well I know for the 2000-01 EXs came standard w/ Michelin Symmetrys and 16 inch alloy wheels. I can't remember if the 99 EXs came with these too. According to you they didn't.

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[This message has been edited by nemogira (edited 09-04-2001).]
 

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Get Michelins. Look on the sidewall of your tire and see what size tire you have now.
 

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Had the same problem. V premature wear on my front '99 Odyssey tires (Affinities), particularly the outside edge and know another owner w/ the same exact problem (also '99 w/ Affinities).

Problem is I replaced them w/ Affinities before I read anything on this board...

Answer is to rotate, rotate, rotate and inflate to proper pressure I guess
 

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Meant to add that I replaced them at 25k

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by macglade:
Had the same problem. V premature wear on my front '99 Odyssey tires (Affinities), particularly the outside edge and know another owner w/ the same exact problem (also '99 w/ Affinities).

Problem is I replaced them w/ Affinities before I read anything on this board...

Answer is to rotate, rotate, rotate and inflate to proper pressure I guess

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Yes, rotation and pressure checks are very important for good tire life. If you had more wear on the outside of your tires, you should have the front end realigned. The toe-in setting is off and it will wear new tires the same as it did the old ones. I'm not sure which way it works, but, I think outside wear indicates that the wheels are toed in too much. A good wheel alignment is cheap insurance for a new, possibly expensive set of tires.

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I had good luck with my Firestone Affinity on my '99 EX but I did rotate at 5000 miles. I replaced with Symetry at 43000 but noticed no big improvement.
My 02 EXL has the same Symetry but in a larger size. I believe I get more road noise with the wider tires. I also think a good alinement is good insurance. I check my tires when I rotate to see if I can detect any bad wear patterns.
 
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