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Old 17th September 2009, 18:27   #31
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The OE fitment rims on the Accord are 16" not 15". He has also mentioned that he just wants to change the tyre and that he wouldn't want lower profile tyres
Dude you're replying to a post dated "17th August 2008".

I simply posted my query here as I felt that starting a new thread wasn't needed.

The 16" rims came stock on the 3.0L V6 7th gen accords.
Mines a 2.4L 7th gen, hence stock size is 15"

Also regarding your question about why would I want to upsize my rims:

Well large rims look hot, it's as simple as that! I'd love to kick DUBs on my ride, but sadly India just isn't the place for that sorta thing.
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Dude you're replying to a post dated "17th August 2008".

I simply posted my query here as I felt that starting a new thread wasn't needed.

The 16" rims came stock on the 3.0L V6 7th gen accords.
Mines a 2.4L 7th gen, hence stock size is 15"

Also regarding your question about why would I want to upsize my rims:

Well large rims look hot, it's as simple as that! I'd love to kick DUBs on my ride, but sadly India just isn't the place for that sorta thing.
again!

Well, 17" will look the part. I have seen a 7th gen Accord with massive 20" too. Spoke to the owner of that car and he said the ride is just about 'okay' if there are three in the car. 20" would be overkill! 17" would be just perfect. It would look great, and since the wheels are larger, the aspect ratio should reduce, ensuring better handling and cornering. I've heard that 18" are not too bad though and you can manage them on the 7th Accord, but one must be pretty careful and keep an eye out for the odd pothole all the time!
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hey guys, i just bought a 07 honda accord v6. the stock tyre size is 205/60 r16. now this is not enough for a 220+bhp car. i want to upsize to 17" or 18" rims. i intend on doing the upgrade in a month or so. this car will be driven by me so even if the ride quality goes down a knotch i would not mind. i need silent but grippy tyres. no fixed budget as of now. but let the suggestions pour in.

in 17 inch i think 225/50 r17 is the best size. what tyres are available in this size?

in 18 inch either 225/45 r18 or 245/40 r18. will 245 be too wide for this car?

this car will be driven in the city 90% of the time.
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In 225/50R17,you have the yokohama advan sport,yokohama dna decibel,continental contisportcontact2,contipremiumcontact,michelin mxv8,primacy hp.
I think the tire guru would be of more help here???
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In 225/50R17,you have the yokohama advan sport,yokohama dna decibel,continental contisportcontact2,contipremiumcontact,michelin mxv8,primacy hp.
I think the tire guru would be of more help here???
thanks. the advan sport is tempting me, but i cant get something with a very soft sidewall since i cant afford to have any sidewall damage.

any idea about the tyres in 18"??
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thanks. the advan sport is tempting me, but i cant get something with a very soft sidewall since i cant afford to have any sidewall damage.

any idea about the tyres in 18"??
In 18" you have the advan sport,db decibel.Dont know the exact sizes.

On the accord,i would suggest,stick to 17" since in 225/50R17 you have 112.5mm of sidewall height which is sufficient and you shouldnt get sidewall damages.
112.5mm is the same sidewall height you would get in a 205/55R15 sized tire,and a lot of members are running this size on their swifts,so the question of sidewall damage is minimum.
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guys any idea what psi i should be filling in these? is 28 fine or will 30 be better? my tire guy said 30 might be a little too high and it could cause bubbles.
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Higher tyre pressure will never cause bubbles! That's ridiculous!

Lower tyre pressure could lead to bubbles as a tyre has more chances of getting damaged when the pressure is lower.

Anyway, keep it at 30. Drive around for a few days. City, highway, etc...

Then keep it to 28 and repeat.

Then you decide which one you like better in terms of handling, comfort, etc....
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Higher tyre pressure will never cause bubbles! That's ridiculous!

Lower tyre pressure could lead to bubbles as a tyre has more chances of getting damaged when the pressure is lower.

Anyway, keep it at 30. Drive around for a few days. City, highway, etc...

Then keep it to 28 and repeat.

Then you decide which one you like better in terms of handling, comfort, etc....
good to hear. ill keep it at 30 then. because on 28 it feels a little under-inflated.

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