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Old 30th January 2009, 16:29   #31
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What's the size you've gone with, they seem to be smaller (larger gap than usual) or maybe it's an illusion?
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I agree ,somehow they look smaller than 17` rims/tyres.
Nice choice of rims though.
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The profile he's riding on is 215/45 17s ..
Like I thought, he's running the wrong upsize because of which the Overall Diameter (OD) is smaller than it should be.

Correct size for the Accord is 215/50-17 or 215/45-18.

His New Tire Diameter is 3.43% smaller than the OE Tire. As a thumb rule, more than a 2% variation should not be acceptable.

When your speedo reads 100kph, you'll actually be at 96kph. In other words, when your ODO shows you've driven 100 kms, you would have driven about 96kms. Other than that I don't think there is anything to be bothered about. Enjoy your ride. Cheers.
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Old 30th January 2009, 16:46   #32
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215/45 is way undersized for the Accord, seems like the seller badly wanted to push out these tires.

215/50, 225/45 or 235/45 are acceptable upsizes in 17" for the Accord.
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Old 30th January 2009, 22:20   #33
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Where did you get these from? They've been out of production for a few years now.
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Rohan - Do let me know the manufacturing date of the tyre.
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215/45 is way undersized for the Accord, seems like the seller badly wanted to push out these tires.
Like I said earlier, I suspect these tyres are at least 3-4 years old if not more. IIRC, the MXF series was phased out around 4 years ago, if not more.

Also, I came across a recent case of a tyre dealer in Karol Bagh trying to sell a BHPian tyres manufactured in 2003.
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Old 31st January 2009, 13:51   #34
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is there really anything i can do about it now?
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Old 31st January 2009, 21:18   #35
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Rohan, i guess not. Even is you bring it up with the seller it wont do much. Youve bought and used the tires and he's made his sale.

Like suggested by everyone, do look up the manufacturing date. You would not have any driving problems as such, but if you ever feel unsafe to keep using the tires i suggest you upgrade to a right sized fresh set. On the downside you'll probably lose quite a bit on the resale of these ones though.
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Old 1st February 2009, 01:37   #36
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Did you just day that you paid 27k for those lenso's!!!dam, thats quite expensive man..in chennai you get it for around 23 to 24k..
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215/50, 225/45 or 235/45 are acceptable upsizes in 17" for the Accord.
Whoa .. IMHO, 225 and 235 are WAYYY broad for this car, but then I could be wrong as you probably know more about these things than I do.

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You would not have any driving problems as such ..
Usually after 4-5 years, the rubber on the tires become hard which leads to a irritating hum. I'm not sure if it affects handling/safety as such, but yes the noise is quite distinct.

I know because my Accord is facing the same problem. Its a '04 model done 30k on the Odo with more than 50% life remaining on the Turanza's. But the tire noise is just too damn irritating.

In a nutshell, drive on as long as these are running fine with no apparent problem.

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Old 1st February 2009, 15:47   #38
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thank you guys for your help.Atleast now ill know im safe when i drive.
rg chn-I dont think there is much difference in 24 and 27 i think the difference would just about cover the cost of shipping
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Old 25th February 2009, 18:12   #39
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Finally got my new ICE yesterday
HU Pioneer 6050
Morel tempo components infront
Morel tempo co axials at the back
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Old 1st March 2009, 19:35   #40
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The things left on my list are
FFE
Projector Headlights
mugen bodykit
ECU remap

Could somebody please suggest a place to get a mugen bodykit and grill and any suggestions on where to get a FFE from?
Thank you
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Update

Finally went and got new black projector headlamps for my accord.have got new xenons as the old ones were not fitting properly.
have also got a new pair of xenons put in the fog lamps

Got my HU changed to a pioneer avh4000
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Old 18th March 2009, 21:09   #42
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Nice rims Rohan. Really liked 'em.
Waiting for the pics now (New headlamps and the HU).
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How are the Xenons compared to the halogen lights? I have heard it was not as effective (it can be wrong info). Can you please post some pics and let us know if the xenons are a big improvement?
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Finally went and got new black projector headlamps for my accord.have got new xenons as the old ones were not fitting properly.
have also got a new pair of xenons put in the fog lamps

Got my HU changed to a pioneer avh4000
Congrats ,Pics ??
How much did the HU cost you ?
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Old 18th March 2009, 21:36   #45
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@quicksilver-Had xenons in the stock headlamps too.i think that xenon in the stock headlamps are very good they are bright.Supposedly the reflectors in the stock headlamp are very good.
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