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#345 of 435 Re: If you are being "Beaten" by your Honda. [blufz1]
Sep 22, 2010 (4:27 am)
Did something similar way back on a parents 1999 Accord LX-V6. Ditched the V rated Bridgestone Turanza tires for Goodyear Integrity 2 tires (IIRC they were T rated).
Going to the non-speed rated tires allows a softer tire, with the less sharp handling and the longer wear. Of course the lack of the V speed rating means not going over a sustained 112 MPH with the T rated replacements....IIRC the 99 V6 is electronically limited to 140MPH.
Can't really do this with the Gen 8 accord, as I don't think you can get a 50 series tire without the speed rating. It's just too much of a typical performance tire size.
Sep 22, 2010 (5:32 am)
T rating is 118, S is 112.
I also plan to ditch the V-rated turanzas that came on my SE, but I will stick with H (130) as a replacement. Will most likely get the Michelin Primacy MXV4 - excellent ratings by CR and extremely low rolling resistance.
Still on my original tires at 91k. That is a little misleading though because I run snows in the winter. Probably have 55k on the OE turanzas - another benefit of high pressure (40psi) is longer tire life. And my tread wear is absolutely even.
#347 of 435 Re: - [dudleyr]
Sep 22, 2010 (8:09 am)
I have 85k on my OEM Bridgestones so you aren't too far off, dud. Those who got OEM Michelins have not faired nearly as well, based on comments posted here.
#348 of 435 Re: - [dudleyr]
Sep 22, 2010 (8:30 am)
Get 'em at Discount Tire where you can return them no charge within 30 days and get a different tire. Free liftime rotations and balance. FYI,I tried the Michelin Destinys/Harmonys on my '02 Accord V6. Easier turn in and more precise handling.....but less comfortable and objectionable road whine at 60 mph. Took 'em back and paid $86 more to try the Primacy MXV4. Surprise,Surprise!!!!! Absolutely,Harsh,jarring ride! However,the Primacys were noticeably more quiet at highway speeds than the Destinys. Took 'em back within 24 hours. Exchanged for the new GY Comfort Tred Touring Tire. More comfortable than the Michelins and more quiet than the Michelins. Acceptable,but I'm going back to the garden variety Comfort Treds next change. Hope my experience,with these tires,on this car , helps.
Sep 22, 2010 (8:24 am)
Nope. I managed 50k on my Michelins before changing. There was treadlife left, but the sidewalls were full of minute cracks, and frankly, the wet-traction was scary.
Sep 22, 2010 (7:16 pm)
Thanks for fixing the speed rating. I was too lazy to look it up and verify that I had the S and T straight - they are fairly close.
The oem bridgestone turanzas on the 99 accord lx-v6 were low on tread by the 40k mark. Since the snow traction was very mediocre, changed them out for the first set of goodyear integrity2 tires (car is on the second set now). Had them as a replacement set on a company turdstar (my nickname for windstar) and they worked well overall, so picked them for the honda. Pep boys had a nice price on them.
#351 of 435 Re: - [jmillerjmiller]
Sep 23, 2010 (7:28 am)
Don't worry re the tread life. Get a tire with a good warranty,keep up with rotations,then get a credit for the unused portion of the warranty period should the tire wear out prematurely. I want my tires to wear out in 4-5 years so I can get a credit and fresh rubber.
#352 of 435 Latest Service
Sep 23, 2010 (12:14 pm)
Just returned from having my car serviced.... hit 86k miles on the way home. Still good tread left on my OEM Bridgestones. Front brakes were good, rears were at 2.5 mm so they'll need to be replaced soon.
Service guy was as amazed as I am how long the tires and brakes are lasting. I love this car.
06 EX-L w/navi I4 manual
#353 of 435 2010 Honda Accord LX-P with 17" wheels
Oct 03, 2010 (6:29 pm)
I bought a new 2010 Honda Accord LX-P last week. It came with 17" alloy wheels instead of 16" alloy wheels that usually come with LX-Ps. They they swapped EX wheels & tires to my LX-P.
Initially I was happy because I got EX wheels which are bigger and look better. I am not happy anymore after reading on the internet. It seems bigger wheels are not necessarily always good an it will have impact on transmission and mileage.
Should I be worried here? Thanks a lot. This is a great website.
Oct 04, 2010 (6:33 am)
blufz - Interesting that you returned the Primacy's. We got new Michelin tires for my wife's Sienna last summer and they seemed like beach balls at first. Very bouncy and seemed way overinflated when they were not. This went away after a few weeks. Maybe it has something to do with breaking in - not sure.
mahimminn - going to 17" wheels will use slightly more gas and the ride may be a little harsher, but neither will be by a huge amount. If the outer diameter is the same (and it should be) there won't be any effect on the transmission.