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Old 25 Oct 2011, 09:31 pm
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Default Will replacing 2 tires only a '98 honda CRV Realtime 4wd ruin my tranny?

My back tires are messed up, but my front tires are good.















My mechanic said i need to buy all four tire bcuz it will mess up my tranny if all four tires arent new.















is that true?
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 09:46 pm
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If your tires wear unevenly and all four are the same size, always rotate them to make them last longer.















I know that it is bad for jeeps four wheel drive systems, but i dont know about crv's.
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 10:01 pm
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As long as you replace the tires with the same size ones, you should have no problems. Many tire companies will tell you that you have to replace all four, but you have to consider that they have a vested interest in selling tires.































Different size tires would be a problem but not the same size that you have on the front.
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 10:31 pm
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when you buy two new tires you should put the front tires in the back and the new tires in the front. rotate them every 6000 miles
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 10:46 pm
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No, but it might ruin the Transfer Case, which is why you shouldn't do it.
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 11:16 pm
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Your mechanic is right. Honda's Real Time 4WD is actually an All Wheel Drive system. The term wasn't coined when this truck came out. Yes, you do have to replace all four at the same time. All Wheel Drive Systems operate based on the diameter of the tire. If two tires are new and two are old, then the circumference will be greter on the new tires. This can cause undue stress on your drivetrain- which could lead to premature tranny or drivetrain failure. Many will argue that they do it all the time but that's good. It will give me an idea of which CR-Vs not to buy. BTW, whoever gave Michael a thumbs down on his answer knows NOTHING about All Wheel Drive Systems.
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