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Old 22nd June 2009, 17:44   #16
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You mean MXV8. Not MXVX

They are great tyres. Congrats!!
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Old 23rd April 2015, 21:28   #17
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Greetings fellow Team-bhpians,

I am new around here and recently had joined this wonderful community.

Currently i have my Accord getting a complete gearbox overhaul and suspension replacements after it crossed 122,000 kms.

Apparently the tyres need replacing too. I am not keen on upgrading the alloys. Like the stock 16 inch rims.

I did find that the standard size tyres 205/60/r16 are quiet small for a v6.

I decided to upsize my tyres to 225/55/r16 with almost no error.

Dear members i need your opinions regarding the following tyres.

1. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
2. Michellin Primacy 3ST
3. Hankook Ventus ME01

The travelling will be in city and occasional long drives.

I am looking for comfort and low or no noise.

Also would it be good purchasing tyres at the shop or online.

Thanks in advance

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1. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
2. Michellin Primacy 3ST
3. Hankook Ventus ME01
Do check if they have Yokohama Earth in the size you are planning for. Value for money and very decent tyres for your requirements.

As far as buying i would suggest checking prices online and see if you can get the same at your local tyre shop by quoting the same. Less hazles and better overall deal with alignment and balancing factored in. Even if it is couple of hundreds more
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1. Pirelli P7 Cinturato
2. Michellin Primacy 3ST
3. Hankook Ventus ME01

The travelling will be in city and occasional long drives.

I am looking for comfort and low or no noise.

Also would it be good purchasing tyres at the shop or online.

Thanks in advance
Would suggest the Michelins at no 1, followed by the Pirellis. The Michelins would give you a comfortable and silent ride, along with improving the braking due to the increase in width.

Do consider a shock absorber upgrade, it is 100% worth it for the extra stability and handling provided without comprising much on ride.

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Do check if they have Yokohama Earth in the size you are planning for. Value for money and very decent tyres for your requirements.
IMO the Yoko Earth is a budget tyre compared to the ones mentioned above, and it will only be better than them in longevity.
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IMO the Yoko Earth is a budget tyre compared to the ones mentioned above, and it will only be better than them in longevity.
Vidyut have them on his Altis and i felt they are pretty good VFM tyres, IMHO Michellins are over rated and offer very poor value for money. However good they might be.
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Vidyut have them on his Altis and i felt they are pretty good VFM tyres, IMHO Michellins are over rated and offer very poor value for money. However good they might be.
Are the Yoko's Grippy?
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The travelling will be in city and occasional long drives.
For the usage mentioned above, more than enough, infact much better compared to few of the indian brands. So grip is something i wouldn't worry about. Road noise is there at very high speeds though.

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Hi Guys,

I need your help here. Actually I should have posted this before doing it.
I recently changed tyres and rims on my 2012 Honda Accord (4 Door)

New rims are of 18 Inches with 225/40/R18 Dunlop Direzza DZ101.
My daily running is not much but average speed stays at 100KMPH and highest I go is 160-170KMPH and all this happens in extremely hot conditions as I stay in Dubai.

I want to know if the tyre/rims upgrade is correct or not and most importantly is it unsafe to drive with these specifications (tyre burst etc.)
Though I have invested significant amount of money in this purchase but I am ready to change the setup completely if the current one is not safe enough.

Please help.
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New rims are of 18 Inches with 225/40/R18
What size were the stock wheels / tyres?

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My daily running is not much but average speed stays at 100KMPH and highest I go is 160-170KMPH and all this happens in extremely hot conditions as I stay in Dubai.
Two things to check, to ensure your safety:
1) The "Speed Rating" of the tyre you bought
2) The recommended tyre pressure - stick to it.
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Stock wheels were of 16" with tyres 215/60 R16


Speed rating is W" which translates to 270 KMPH

How do I find the recommended tyre pressure? I was doing 32 psi on my old tyres as it was written on the door sills.
Sorry for the noob questions.
I really appreciate you taking time out and answering my question.

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Stock wheels were of 16" with tyres 215/60 R16
I guess 225/45 or 225/50 R18 might have been slightly more suitable, if available - thought it's not a big deal at all.

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Speed rating is W" which translates to 270 KMPH
No issues here. The speed rating means you can drive @ 270 km/h constantly for an hour, without doing any damage to the tyre.

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How do I find the recommended tyre pressure? I was doing 32 psi on my old tyres as it was written on the door sills.
This is where I'm not sure I'm correct (and despite what most people say, they aren't either).

I think the correct way is looking up load/inflation charts for your old & new tyres, and then finding the PSI at which they match.

More info in the PDF attached. (Source)

My guess is that 32-34 PSI should be okay - but if i were you I'd definitely do some more research.
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I guess 225/45 or 225/50 R18 might have been slightly more suitable, if available - thought it's not a big deal at all.



No issues here. The speed rating means you can drive @ 270 km/h constantly for an hour, without doing any damage to the tyre.



This is where I'm not sure I'm correct (and despite what most people say, they aren't either).

I think the correct way is looking up load/inflation charts for your old & new tyres, and then finding the PSI at which they match.

More info in the PDF attached. (Source)

My guess is that 32-34 PSI should be okay - but if i were you I'd definitely do some more research.
Thank You. Much appreciated
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I have a 2009 Honda Accord V6 sedan and am looking to upgrade the wheels and tires. The stock wheel is 17x7 with an offset of 45 (I may be wrong about this) with a tire size of 225/50R17.

I'm looking to get a 19x9.5 wheel with offset 25.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...3&wd=19&rw=9.5

The plan is to go for a 255/35R19 tires. I did some research and came up with this.
http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whee...=30mm&scl=50mm

Will this fit in my car without rubbing anywhere? Do you recommend any other sizes?

Any help you can offer will be much appreciated.

Cheers!
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I bought a Honda Accord V6 2006 a couple of days back. It has Continental 205/60/R16 tyres. They're too thin for the car - feels wobbly at high speeds. Fitting 225/55/R16 Michelin Primacy ST3s on them, along with Momo Quantum Anthracite wheels.

The dealer seemed to insist that I go with R17s, but really didn't want to go with them. After some internal debate between 215/55/R17, 225/50/R17, 225/55/R17, I decided to stick to stock radius and sidewall height and went with 225/55/R16 with almost no error.
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I have a 2009 Honda Accord V6 sedan and am looking to upgrade the wheels and tires. The stock wheel is 17x7 with an offset of 45 (I may be wrong about this) with a tire size of 225/50R17.

I'm looking to get a 19x9.5 wheel with offset 25.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...3&wd=19&rw=9.5

The plan is to go for a 255/35R19 tires. I did some research and came up with this.
http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whee...=30mm&scl=50mm

Will this fit in my car without rubbing anywhere? Do you recommend any other sizes?

Any help you can offer will be much appreciated.

Cheers!
I had upgraded my 2.4 Accord to 225/50/R17 tyres and rims. In my search for the used car had also driven an accord with 18 inch rims and 45 profile rubber. My two cents is stick to the 17s. I found the ride quality of the 18s way to hard and bumpy on the stock suspension.

Obviously if you are planning a full suspension upgrade as well its a different matter. Do keep in mind that upgrading your rims and tyres to such a size will also add a lot of stress to the PS Pump/Rack (speaking form experience of the Accord) not to mention possible leaks in the struts.
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