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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Skokie, IL (next to Chicago)
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I am guessing, but is that the driver's side front tire?
5,000 miles is not much, but when you get a new tire, you may want to rotate the rears to the front as the car is front wheel drive. The new tire may be ever so slightly "larger" in size (less rubber worn off) than the remaining passenger side front tire- and that can cause issues.
Check the tread depth on all tires. Multiple measurements at center and sides of the tire's "face".
This is minor, but I always find those YouTube videos of tire weight and size interesting. Just a few hundredths less of a diameter can cause some alignment and shimmy issues, and I always marvel at how you can shave 1/15th of a second of 0-60mph times with "almost bald" tires than when they are new.
Oh, please click on your UserCP to update your city location to help the next 100 people coming across your post as to why the tire is defective vs. potholes, etc...are you in Detroit, SoCal, Vietnam, Ice Station Zebra, etc...
And your signature says "270 miles"??? Do you have a 2005 Accord EX-L 4 cylinder coupe (the greatest Accord ever made) with Honda clear coat fade and meant that you have 270,000 miles so that your engine is now broken in?
2005 Accord EX-L
PZEV emission vehicle (!)
4-cylinder, Automatic Transmission
Acura RSX wheels & 215/55R 16 Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires
136k miles (as of May '17)