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#418 of 435 Tires for 2000 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6
Dec 20, 2011 (11:12 am)
Hi...I'm in need of new tires for my 2000 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6. I have just over 100k miles on it. 5 years ago I used this forum to put Bridgestone Turanza's on, but after 45k miles, I've just about driven the rubber off them.
The size I need is 205/60/16 V-rated (I'm okay with sticking with the Honda speed-rating spec). I live in Central NJ, drive pretty aggressively, but only for about 9-10k miles/year (very short daily back-road commuting to work).
I am not looking for the cheapest tire or longest tread life, but do want something that has good, solid performance in dry/wet, light and/or deep snow and ice, and can also offer a comfortable ride/low noise.
Similar to the above poster, I've narrowed down my options based on size/speed requirements and reviews in Consumer Reports and TireRack to:
Dunlop SP Sport Signature
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Pirelli P6 Four Seasons
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01
Yokohama AVID ENVigor
I was also interested in the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S or Sport A/S, but neither is available in the sizing I need.
Thanks in advance for your help/advice/opinions!
#419 of 435 Re: Tires for 2000 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6 [raprider]
Dec 20, 2011 (1:49 pm)
Not sure where else you see them other than at BJs, but I have a set of BF Goodrich Advantage TAs in that size (on a 2000 Acura TL), and they have been very good so far, and excellent in bad weather (including snow, but that car is particularly good to start with).
very reasonable price, with a discount coupon.
#420 of 435 Re: Best tires for 2011 LX-P [lavrishevo]
Dec 20, 2011 (6:56 pm)
I got rid of my Dunlops at 39K miles because of the ride and noise on my 08 LX. They did great as far as cornering and steering response. They still had decent tread left and wore evenly with regular rotations but got louder as the miles accumulated. I replaced them with the GY Comfortred Touring. I've put about 12K on them so far this year. They ride better and are quieter than the Dunlops. They aren't as responsive and don't take cornering hard as well either. If you are a conservative driver you won't even notice the difference though. I occasionally like to throw it around some curves and run it through the gears. The five speed MT makes the Accord a lot more fun to drive. All in all I think they are a good tire. No matter what tire you put on, the Accord will still be a bit noisy and ride a little hard. That's just the nature of the car from what I understand. The Comfortreds did help to tame it down a few notches because it's a grand touring tire vs the high performance Dunlop.
#421 of 435 Re: Tires for 2000 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6 [raprider]
Dec 20, 2011 (7:22 pm)
Cross the GY Comfortreds off your list for snow traction. I haven't driven mine in very much snow, but when I did they didn't grip very well, just as bad as the Dunlop Sport 7000's that came stock. They also don't corner as well either if you like to drive aggressively. If I hit any bumps while taking a tight clover leaf a ways over the posted speed it wobbles a bit if I hit a bump. Just enough to make you want to slow down. I don't drive like that very often so it's no big issue for me. I do like that they are quieter and ride better than the O.E. tires. And if the roads are nasty it just sits in the garage and I drive my 4X4.
#422 of 435 Road noise in the front tires
Jul 26, 2012 (10:12 am)
I bought a 2005 Honda Accord and when I drove it back home, it was making horrible road noise. Some roads were worse than others. Is it possible that this is an alighnment problem or could it be transmission problem?
#423 of 435 Re: Road noise in the front tires [joemicbur]
Jul 26, 2012 (1:39 pm)
A bad alignment itself won't make road noise, but a bad alignment could cause uneven tire wear where the tires will cause noise. A transmission problem would occur no matter what road your on.
I would check the tires for uneven wear. Run your hand over the tire following the tread. If you feel uneven depressions (cupping) that's were your noise is coming from. Another source of noise could be a bad wheel bearing/hub assembly.
#424 of 435 Re: Road noise in the front tires [joemicbur]
Jul 26, 2012 (3:52 pm)
Along with what mrbill said, some tires are just plain noisy. Especially the more they wear, the louder they get. My 08 Accord has always had plenty of road noise. It came with Dunlops that were horribly loud depending on the road surface. It helped quite a bit when I put Goodyear Comfortred tires on, but it will always be noisy to some extent. I think that's the nature of the Accord. Have you ever owned an Accord before? If not, was your previous car quiet? That could be why it seems so loud? If you have a mechanic you trust have them ride with you and get their opinion and go from there.
#425 of 435 Re: Road noise in the front tires [icyou812]
Jul 26, 2012 (5:26 pm)
The road noise is coming from the drivers side front tire. I feel that it has to do with uneven tread wear. I ask the man who sold it to me, if he had been aware of the noise., but he just said he hadn't notice any unusal noise.
#426 of 435 Re: Road noise in the front tires [joemicbur]
Jul 26, 2012 (7:05 pm)
I'm sure he must have selective hearing! (My kids have that on a regular basis). I had a wheel bearing once that was going bad and it was making noise on just one side up front. It was the left one, so every time as I changed lanes to the left, it would lessen the load on it and would get quieter. Likewise, as I changed back to the right it would get louder and level out as the steering wheel came back to center. Did you have it inspected before you purchased it? If not you might want to have it looked at to see if there may be something worn or damaged to cause the tire wear, if that is the cause of the noise.
#427 of 435 check engine light came on soon after
Jul 30, 2012 (5:10 pm)
I have this 2000 I30 infiniti I just bought. I have always used the low octane gas in my other automobiles, but the first time I added a low octane gas to this car, the check engine light comes on. I go to autozone and they put the computer on it. It says 02 sensor problem. I don't want to have to use this high octane gasoline , it's too expensive. Is there anything that can be done or do I have to pay for this high octane gasoline? Should this have caused a check engine light to come on?