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Old 5th May 2009, 16:45   #1
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Need some expert advice. I have a Honda Accord Automatic 2007. Just completed 40,000 kms & now want to change the tyres. Im a bit confused about the sizes. Its current size is : 205/65/R15. I've always felt that with the current setup, the ride was not always comfortable and a bit harsh at times. I am considering 225/60/R15. Do you guys think its ok or should I stay with the current size? Since I like to keep my cars physicaly stock Im keeping the original Honda Rims. The car is used by my dad for City Driving,he's always in the back seat and drives it himself max once a week. Goes out of Bombay once a month to our farm which is 150km One Way. Let Me Know
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stock tyres have been good for me till date on my 2006 Accord and while im planning to change too, my concern is which brand to go for ! The dealer suggests MRF whereas i've been riding on bridgestone on my Baleno & Esteem and they feel a lot better than those original MRF which came with the cars. So the experts who reply, please suggest a good brand too !
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I don't see why you need a size upgrade if the car is chauffeur-driven, and the sole requirement is ride quality. Stick to a 205 patch from the comfort-range of Michelin.
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Whats the opinion on Michelin Energy MXV8,soze 205/65/R15? My only concern about compnaies like Michelin & Yokohama is that the tyres are not manufactured in India, so I dont know how they would react to India Conditions. My experince with Bridgestone has been great, incidently all my cars currently have Bridgestone tyres, no complaints, just bored of that compnay now, hence looking at another manufacturer. My Safari has done 50,000 so far on the new set of Bridgestones and the tyres are still in a very good condition. The safari has just clocked 100,000Km.
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Michelin and Yokohama tyres available in India are specifically built and designed for conditions present here, So you don't have to worry about them not performing. GTO is right when it comes to the 205 patch. Try the xm1+ or the primacy lc range rather, Mxv8's are being phased out in the indian market.
Yokohama A drive also have a good review are more vfm.
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Go with the standard tire which comes with a 07 accord. They are Bridgestone ER30 in the same OE size. Worked pretty well for my friend in the city and highway
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Thanks for all the input. Ive decided to stay with the orginal size and go for Michelin Energy MXV8. Now I have to get a good deal. Ill let you guys know what I get.
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Get in touch with Saifee Tyres (Santacruz). Jitubhai runs an honest straight-forward show there. 2649.3819 / 2649.0573
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Your comfort won't be hampered much if at all when you go for 225/60. As the sidewalk size would remain almost same.
The accord feels light at high speeds and could do better with wider rubber.
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Thanks for all the input. Ive decided to stay with the orginal size and go for Michelin Energy MXV8. Now I have to get a good deal. Ill let you guys know what I get.
Do let us know here what prices you got as i also have to get the tyres changed within a couple of days now !
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what's the largest width tyre you can fit on the stock 03-07 (15" 5 spoke) Accord rims...

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The Best Rate Im getting is Rs 5250 a tyre. Since the dealer is a friend, im still trying to see if he can go down further. He looks after all the wheel;s of all my cars. His COmpnay is Called Straight Line in Santacruz West. Mumbai
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Hey!

Finally got my tyres on the car yesterday, got a good rate of 5250 each. Ive barely driven about 40km with the new tyres, one visible difference as of now is that the road noise and drastically reduced which is a plus. Thanks for all the input guys. Mods you can close this thread if required.
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Hey!

Finally got my tyres on the car yesterday, got a good rate of 5250 each. Ive barely driven about 40km with the new tyres, one visible difference as of now is that the road noise and drastically reduced which is a plus. Thanks for all the input guys. Mods you can close this thread if required.
Which tyres did you decide on ? Is there any noticeable loss in pick-up or initial power?
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Which tyres did you decide on ? Is there any noticeable loss in pick-up or initial power?
I got Michelin Energy MXVX, Size 205/65/R15. Fantastic tyres, car seems very well planted, great grip, low road noise, I drove it to Thane on Saturday on the Eastern Express Highway went up to 140,fantastic grip and very low road noise. At low speeds ie between 40 - 80, tyres are almost silent. I would suggest these tyres as a very good option to put on the Honda Accord. Go a great deal at Rs 5250 a tyre.
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