My CTR failed NYS inspection

FifStreet

Senior Member
Click bait thread title.

Had my CTR at my local Honda dealer for its first New York State inspection. FAILED! The front tires do not have enough tread to pass. I guess 10k miles and 6 auto cross events is about all the stock tires can take. lol. I should have rotated them a little more often. I told them I had a set of all-seasons at home and would bring them with me when i came back, so they didn't scrape my sticker off.
 

Teach-R

Senior Member
I’m shocked they even bothered to check your tires. I remember getting my STi inspected with a full 3” catless TBE and they just rolled in, hooked it up, ran the scan and slapped a sticker on it. Didn’t look at anything.

Side note; kinda miss Oswego although I never understood the hype the Rudy’s got for just being oily fried seafood
 

FifStreet

Senior Member
I’m shocked they even bothered to check your tires. I remember getting my STi inspected with a full 3” catless TBE and they just rolled in, hooked it up, ran the scan and slapped a sticker on it. Didn’t look at anything.

Side note; kinda miss Oswego although I never understood the hype the Rudy’s got for just being oily fried seafood
I think they were looking for an excuse to sell me tires, honestly. lol

I think the draw of Rudy's isn't the food but the location. BTW the water was super high this spring and severely damaged the shoreline at Rudy's its a mess.
 

NapalmEnema

Senior Member
Take pictures of your treads here so we can judge if they were trying to hose you. If they were I'd leave the tires on there, get your money back, and get it inspected somewhere else.
 

Teach-R

Senior Member
I think they were looking for an excuse to sell me tires, honestly. lol

I think the draw of Rudy's isn't the food but the location. BTW the water was super high this spring and severely damaged the shoreline at Rudy's its a mess.
That sucks, I haven’t been up there in about 19 years. Beautiful area. SUNY Oswego has changed quite a bit since I went
 

FifStreet

Senior Member
Take pictures of your treads here so we can judge if they were trying to hose you. If they were I'd leave the tires on there, get your money back, and get it inspected somewhere else.
They are down to the tread wear indicators, so no they aren't trying to "hose" me. but what was funny is that they told me that the tires were $300 a piece and they didn't have any locally and would have to order them. The service person seemed to have this pained look on his face like the was telling me my dog just died. I said no big deal I will just bring it back with my other set. I think they are probably used to having people freak out when they tell them they need new tires. lol.
 

tinyman392

Senior Member
They are down to the tread wear indicators, so no they aren't trying to "hose" me. but what was funny is that they told me that the tires were $300 a piece and they didn't have any locally and would have to order them. The service person seemed to have this pained look on his face like the was telling me my dog just died. I said no big deal I will just bring it back with my other set. I think they are probably used to having people freak out when they tell them they need new tires. lol.
That’s straight forward enough. The stock Contis go for around 300 a pop. Though many end up going to a better, longer lasting tire.
 

davemarco

Senior Member
The stock tires/wheels are terrible on these Upstate NY roads. I hit some kind of huge rock while heading north on the Thruway the other night and ripped a huge chunk of tire off. Had to put my cold weather all seasons on, which are a lot softer riding but don't have anywhere near the same road feel.
 

FifStreet

Senior Member
Pics of one of my fronts and one of my rear tires.

I will keep them for strictly autocross until they have zero tread.

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NapalmEnema

Senior Member
Past the wear indicators, sure, but I don't know a single inspection place I've ever used that would fail you over that. Steel showing? Completely bald? Sure I could see that - but those? Lol they are down but not 'fail inspection' out unless they just wanted to sell something else like tires.
 

FifStreet

Senior Member
Past the wear indicators, sure, but I don't know a single inspection place I've ever used that would fail you over that. Steel showing? Completely bald? Sure I could see that - but those? Lol they are down but not 'fail inspection' out unless they just wanted to sell something else like tires.
Not sure what state you live in, but New York requires 2/32 of tread depth.

Do other states only fail if the tire is fully bald!? That's crazy.
 
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