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Old 17th August 2008, 20:38   #1
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Hey guys will make this quick , need new tires for an accord V6- stock is 205/60/r16 .
Car does alot of belgaum-mumbai-goa-delhi runs.
Need very good tires which can take village roads/stones etc AND do 200kph on the highway for hours - with great grip, safety and braking performance.

What are my upsize options and the accord V6 manual clearly says dont upsize tires and rims as that will lead to possible abs etc FAILURE !
So whats with that?
Need good help fast !
Please and thank you

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The accord V6 manual clearly says dont upsize tires and rims as that will lead to possible abs etc FAILURE !

This scares me talk to me someone.
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Old 17th August 2008, 20:59   #2
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I'd suggest asymetric pattern yokohama c drive, my friend has them on verna they are good balance between comfort and performance.
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the stock tyres are ABSOLUTE RUBBISH. upsize to 225/55/16, its the perfect upsize with zero error. however get this done at a reputed tyre alignment place. as far as brand goes depends what you looking for, grip, quiet ride, durability etc.
and yes thats a general honda mentality, they said i "could not" fix an air horn to my car as it would "short circuit other electrical devices".
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Ill second what ash says, 205 on a 220bhp V6 are almost a joke. 225s should be just fine for you when upgrading.
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Tell me about rubbish.
My swift runs 205/55/15.

This accord is my current boss's and my good friend's accord.
He's not a high-performance type driver and god damn I can't believe Honda gives 205's with the V6.

so 225/55/16 [ slightly lowered ] - ?

How about 225/50/R17 ?
Will upping the V6's rim size be risky?

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A lot of my customers are running 225/45/17 and 235/45/17 on their accords without any problem. These are the only two common sizes available. 225/50/17 is difficult to find.
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OK well I'm in the process of upgrading to larger alloys on my Honda Accord K24.

Current alloys are the stock Enkei 15"ers wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza GIII rubber.

The tyres are in pretty good shape, they have lots of tread left, they are relatively comfortable, handle ok, not great, but they get by, but road noise is a bit high.

What I'm looking for in my new set of tyres:
Comfort, Low road noise, Handling good enough for some spirited driving (Not above 180KM/h). I need the tread to last at least 25,000KM. 30,000KM or above would be a huge bonus. [I drive pretty sedately right now, I don't need super performance, but good grip in the dry and the wet]

I'd like to know what options I have in 17" sizes, looking at 225/45/R17 and 235/45/R17 tyres for my car.

What I would like to know is what options do I have from Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Yokohama, Continental and Falken.

I'd also like to know prices for the said options.

Thanks loads tyre gurus,
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Come on tyre gurus, nothing on this topic???
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I'd suggest you go in for 225/55 R16". This would improve grip and at the same time, the aspect ratio wouldn't affect the rim or the ground clearance. (Since you had mentioned that the car would we covering some distances which would invariably have a few bad stretches of tarmac)

Michelin Pilot Precedas are a good option as they are a good compromise of performance and comfort. I'm not sure if they're available in that particular size. But what I've heard is that they're great!
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if you want to upsize also look in for the Maxxis Ma-Z1 225/40/R17 as 45 is not available in Maxxis,check out Gobin Tyres they stock,my experience with maxxis is much better than the Yoko's i had,Bridgestone will be a complete Na Na for this size,Pirelli never experienced,Michelin Primacy i am hearing some good reviews from my distributor friend but are expensive though you can get Advans but putting little bit more dough

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Aren't Advans and Yoko's more performance oriented tires? And are Maxxis tires really that good?
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1). DocG, I would suggest you look for something which has a blend of comfort and performance. Something like the PP2s or the Continental CPC2s.

2). Maxxis tyres seem to be decent, but will be noisy for sure. Also, I would rather spend a little bit more and go in for a bigger and more popular brand like Yoko, Michelin, Conti, etc.

3). Dont consider Advan Neovas. Will not last long and will be somewhat noisy and will give you a hard ride.

4). I suggest you stick to 16". Dont upsize beyond that. Could you tell me what the current size is? Is it 205/65 R15? Coz some Accords came with that size.

Let's decide on the size first. Then we will look at options for tyres. That should make it easier.
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The Size would be 225/55 R16". They seem to be the best bet.
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I'd suggest you go in for 225/55 R16". This would improve grip and at the same time, the aspect ratio wouldn't affect the rim or the ground clearance. (Since you had mentioned that the car would we covering some distances which would invariably have a few bad stretches of tarmac)
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if you want to upsize also look in for the Maxxis Ma-Z1 225/40/R17 as 45 is not available in Maxxis,check out Gobin Tyres they stock,my experience with maxxis is much better than the Yoko's i had,Bridgestone will be a complete Na Na for this size,Pirelli never experienced,Michelin Primacy i am hearing some good reviews from my distributor friend but are expensive though you can get Advans but putting little bit more dough
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1). DocG, I would suggest you look for something which has a blend of comfort and performance. Something like the PP2s or the Continental CPC2s.

4). I suggest you stick to 16". Dont upsize beyond that. Could you tell me what the current size is? Is it 205/65 R15? Coz some Accords came with that size.

Let's decide on the size first. Then we will look at options for tyres. That should make it easier.

Alright guys, thanks for the input so far.
Current size = 205/65/R15

Again what I need from these tyres:
  1. Comfort.
  2. Handling good enough for max speeds of 160KM/h.
  3. Low road noise.
  4. I don't want issues like bubbles or tears to crop up, even punctures, some tyres are better than others.
  5. Tread should last a minimum of 25,000KM.
  6. I don't really need a performance oriented tyre, as I don't race or any such thing.
  7. I drive 50/50 highway and city, and cover roughly 15,000KM a year.
  8. Price, it's not the most important, but if tyre A is Rs 5000 each and B is Rs 7500, and B is marginally better than A, then I think A would be more cost effective.
  9. Open to any and all known and renowned brands. Not interested in any brands from taiwan or thailand etc. All the biggies. Also I love Falken as I use them a lot in the US, there they're the cheapest good set of tyres you can get, is it the same deal here?
  10. Why do you guys suggest 16"ers? I'm looking at 17s cause my car is gonna be a total looker, had a look at Dubs (20") and 19"ers, but I need to be practical and cant afford to run on blades in India. So I'd like to run the largest rim size possible without problems.
**My current shoes the Bridgestone Potenza G3s have treated me pretty well, 20,000KM+ and I've never had any issues with them, treadware is dang good, no puncture till now, no tears, bubbles or anything...

PS: Anyone know about Neuton tyres? I'm getting a killer discount on them.
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No no. It's available. Read the later posts... Only in 225/45 R17.
Nikhil is the Apollo Aspire really available in this size? Wouldn't this be the best size for a 17"er on my car? I mean I have no issues kicking something Indian, and I feel perhaps an Indian made tyre will really address Indian roads with aplomb.
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