rear tire cupping wearing on the inside and uneven on 2004 Honda Civic

rear tire cupping wearing on the inside and middle on an angle and like flat spots loud road noise for some time now

by in Okeechobee, FL on November 01, 2009
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ANSWER by on November 01, 2009
hELLO , I WOULD HAVE YOUR ALIGNMENT CHECKED , BECAUSE THERE ARE ADJUSTMENTS IN THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE TO ADJUST IF ALIGNMENT IS OUT .. KEEP YOUR TIRES ROTATED , AT LEAST EVERY 6000 MILES , IF THE ALIGNMENT IS WITHIN SPECS AND YOU KEEP YOUR TIRES ROTATED AND PROPERLY FILLED WITH AIR , THEN I WOULD SUSPECT THE REAR STUTS , FOR LEAKAGE OR BEING WORN ,, THE REAR STRUTS SHOULD BE REPLACED AT APROX. 60,000 MILES ANYWAY
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ANSWER by on November 02, 2009
The alignment is important to avoid cupping and feather edging on tires as well as tire inflation and keeping the tires rotated for even wear. I don't see a lot of problems with suspension issues like struts for this year/model Civic. I do see issues with low cost tires. Consistently I see the lower end tires wearing uneven and causing issues as you have stated. If the vehicle's alignment is good and you rotate the tires on a regular basis as well as keeping the inflation correct (always use the pressure indicated on the inside door jam) then I would suspect either a bad tire or an inexpensive tire. As tires go you generally get what you pay for. Our shop offers three brands of tires to customers that need tires and the price range goes from very affordable to a bit pricey. The lower cost tires have a lower wear rating and while they will work on your car they can have problems as you describe. As a general rule I don't see these issues with the medium to higher priced tires.
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ANSWER by on August 01, 2010
Same problem with the 2009 Honda Civic at 10550 miles 8 months old. Had it realigned at dealer same problem. Rear tires are feathering and are destroyed. The noise is horrible and I have had no enjoyment from the car. Purchasing new tires will cause the same problem. The car is a lemon on this issue..
ANSWER by on September 11, 2010
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 06 CIVIC.