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Honda Accord, Tires
#391 of 435 Re: Speed Ratings [icyou812]
Jan 08, 2011 (3:17 pm)
I've used Tire Rack several times and completely satisfied with the experience. That said, I have had good and bad experiences with almost every tire brand out there. Currently have 3 accords, 2 have Kumho KH16. One set (16inch) is acceptable. The other (15inch) has been outstanding. My other accord has Michelin Primacy's (2nd set) and have had great experience with them, although not sure if I want to spend the $$ the next time.
#392 of 435 Re: Speed Ratings [jonahdog]
Jan 11, 2011 (9:55 pm)
I ordered a set of General Altimax RT's once from Tread Depot. 3 tires were made in Mexico, only a couple of months old, but the 4th was about a year and a half old and made in Brazil. Kind of soured me from buying online. I did consider the Kumho KH16's before deciding on the Comfortreds. I did get them put on yesterday finally. They are quieter and ride better than the Dunlops. Kinda like comparing apples to oranges I guess. High performance all-season vs grand touring. On the negative side they aren't as responsive and the snow traction isn't a whole lot better. I have only put on about 50 miles on them so far, so it's a little too early to say if I really like them or not.
#394 of 435 Honda Accord (2003) LX - Tire Chain
Jan 31, 2011 (3:01 am)
I have Honda Accord 2003 LX, and purchased my car in San Francisco Bay Area in California.
I want to go to Reno/Tahoe this winter, but I have never drove my car in snow, and I was wondering if my tires are all seasoned tires, or will be required to purchase the tire chains when I drive in snow. If so, I would like to know what "size and type of tire chains" I should buy, and I prefer something easy to put on. but it would be depending on the price. (I also would like to know the Tire chain price). Where can I find the source(s) to look up the information?
I searched Honda dealer web site, Wikipedia, and this Edmunds web site/forum, but I couldn't find the information.
Thanks for your advice in advance.
#395 of 435 Re: Honda Accord (2003) LX - Tire Chain [rose007]
Jan 31, 2011 (4:05 am)
JCwhitney.com should have chains that fit your car...I think you actually want "traction cables" not true chains. I believe there is some information about them in your owner's manual. They are sized by your tire size. Walmart/Kmart/Sears typically has them also. Winter tires will perform better than all season tires in snow and ice but it may not be necessary for 1 trip. Newer (lots of tread depth) all season tires might be fine.
In "chain up" areas, typically people will install your chains/cables for you for a fee. I did it myself but I practiced installing them in a warm location so I'd be able to do it quickly in the cold.
#396 of 435 Re: Honda Accord (2003) LX - Tire Chain [rose007]
Jan 31, 2011 (9:02 am)
As was already suggested, check your owner's manual for chain recommendations. You can also go to an auto parts store for help with the correct size. Since you are in the Bay Area, you can visit a Les Schwab store (as one option) for help. They have a return policy that lets you take unused chains back for a full refund in the spring.
You may or may not need them on your trip. If you encounter snow, slowing down and taking it easy may be all you need. Your car will do okay with all-season tires if the snow isn't too bad, especially if it is mostly flat. Chains might be necessary for mountain passes or extreme conditions.
As for price, you'll probably pay somewhere around $70 for chains. Again, call a reputable auto parts store and give them your tire size to get a more exact price.
This is a link to Les Schwab's chain page for more info but you may want to check other places too. There is a video here that shows you how to put them on and it gives some fairly good advice about chains in general. Less Schwab Chains
#397 of 435 Re: Honda Accord (2003) LX - Tire Chain [rose007]
Jan 31, 2011 (6:33 pm)
Thanks for your great advice. I just checked and found my tires/wheels specifications from owner's manual. I will check out the both suggested local stores soon.
#398 of 435 Anyone tried Riken tires
Feb 03, 2011 (5:29 pm)
Hi all, the tires on my 2007 Honda Accord SE v6 almost reach their lifetime. I am looking for some inexpensive tires to replace. On Discount Tire's website, I found a band called Riken. Has anyone tried this brand? The reviews on the website have high and lows and I am a little concerned about the "grip" ability, as the stock tires slips badly. Thanks for your input!!
Mar 26, 2011 (9:07 am)
Hey! Just shouting out to you--can't go wrong with the Primacy MXV4's; killer gas mileage and wear!!! We have 60,000 miles 7 only 3/32nd's wear--what's not to like? And, no "hemp" in our diet, either?!!!
#400 of 435 Re: - [fixitdaddy1]
Mar 26, 2011 (9:36 am)
Speed rating? (V or H)
Nice to hear positive feedback about Primacy MXV4's, but I'm already convinced they are the tires as advertised; if price weren't an issue, I wouldn't even think twice about it (except for the speed rating question, which still bugs me.)