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#80 of 435 Tire recommendations anyone for 92 Accord wagon?
Jan 27, 2007 (3:33 pm)
I have been shopping for four 195/60-15 stock-sized tires for my 1992 Accord wagon for a month and can't find the right ones to buy.
I was looking originally at Michelin Hydroedge tires but then learned that they are not H-rated, which is required for the wagons. I also looked at Yokohama Avid TRZs but rejected them for the same reasons.
I am looking for tires that provide excellent traction, especially in rain and snow like we get here in PA, while also getting at least 60K or so in mileage.
I have always been a Michelin fan and have had great luck with their Sears-branded Weatherwise tires on other Hondas but again, there is no H-rated size for my car. Ugh.
Has anyone put a set of Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds on their Accord wagon? I am eyeing these very seriously.
They are expensive but seem to get good ratings on Tire Rack's Web site.
Someone else mentioned Bridgestone Turanzas but I am leery of Bridgestone quality and mileage. Any thoughts?
The last tires I put on were a set of four BF Goodrich Traction TAs. They were fine the first year but lousy after that, with poor mileage and lousy traction in rain and snow. No more BF Goodrich for me.
Can anyone help?
#81 of 435 Re: Tire recommendations anyone for 92 Accord wagon? [trwhouse]
Jan 27, 2007 (5:09 pm)
I would have no problems putting S or T rated tires on an Accord. H is a speed rating of 130 mph. Typically in my commute, I find I rarely exceed the 112 mph rating of the T rated tire.
The load rating (a two digit number like 88 or 91) is more important, and any passenger car tire is going to have adequate load range for your Accord wagon.
I have had ok luck with the Bridgestones in the past, but better with the Dunlops (SP sports and SP4000/5000s). Also, BF Goodrich is owned by Michelin I believe (as Firestone is owned by Bridestone).
#82 of 435 Re: Tire recommendations anyone for 92 Accord wagon? [trwhouse]
Jan 27, 2007 (10:21 pm)
I have the goodyear comfortreads on my 02 exlv6 they are very smooth riding tires. The triple treads are the next step up. They come with an 80k warranty so if they don't last, you just get some new ones for the prorated amount. The comfort treads don't handle as well as the oem michelins but are much smoother. You may also lose 1-2 mpg. Just my .02. Hope this helps.
#83 of 435 Re: Will 2007 Accord EX 4 cylinder accept Accord 17" wheels? [andysongtn1]
Feb 02, 2007 (5:08 pm)
I was wondering if you have any luck in getting those wheels. If so, would you like to in turn sell me the original ones from your EX?
Feb 04, 2007 (2:54 pm)
My new 2007 Accord LX Sedan came with 15" steel wheels. I know I could have upgraded to the SE and gotten alloys, but I'm not crazy about the look of those, and they didn't have an SE on the lot anyway.
I've been looking online (H and A accesories, and eBay) but some of the wheels I like are 16" or 17".
Besides the speedometer being slightly off, what else do I need to consider if I end up changing the diameter of the wheels on the car?
#85 of 435 Re: Wheel Swap [benderofbows]
Feb 04, 2007 (3:10 pm)
The main thing you want to look at when going to a larger rim is the diameter of the tire. If you go with a larger rim, you need a tire with a shorter sidewall. Tirerack.com has diameters for the various tires. Check the diameter for the original tires, and try to get something close to that, maybe a little larger. If you go with something 18" or larger, you are sacrificing some ride comfort, with the low profile tires. Large heavy wheels are also hard on fuel mileage, and transmissions. So try to find the lightest rims you can.
#86 of 435 Re: Wheel Swap [elroy5]
Feb 04, 2007 (3:14 pm)
I was thinking about these wheels when my tires need replacing. They can be found on HandAccessories.com. They are 17".
#87 of 435 Re: Wheel Swap [elroy5]
Feb 04, 2007 (3:36 pm)
Yeah I would definitely look at the tire and wheel packages from tire rack and similar. I would probably look at a 17" tire and wheel package with a lightweight wheel and a ultra-high or very high performance all season tire, unless you are in CA or FL in which I would look for a summer tire.
Elroy's comments about size and weight are very important. Bigger isn't always better for handling. 16 and 17" wheels are the sweet spot, IMHO.
#88 of 435 Re: Wheel Swap [lilengineerboy]
Feb 04, 2007 (4:43 pm)
I like these from H and A, and I could re-mount the brand new 15" Bridgestone Turanza tires that came with car.
If I go bigger I'm looking at a slightly used set, maybe from eBay, that comes complete with tires, and I'll just keep the stock wheels/tires. Here's a used (very little tire wear, look almost new) set of 17's I like:
Comments / Opinions ?
#89 of 435 Re: Wheel Swap [benderofbows]
Feb 04, 2007 (5:05 pm)
What is your goal? What are you looking to acheive?
Is it purely an aesthetic change you seek? Small alloy wheels on stock crappy tires will not create a performance machine, but if you just hate the hubcaps, this is a possible solution. You should also budget in the ~$15/tire to dismount and remount onto the new wheel.
The 17" stock rims would accompany some lower profile tires, possibly wider as well (are the stock wheels 6" and those are 6.5 or 7?). A good tire choice could help the handling alot and not have a big toll on fuel economy. You should calculate the tire size using a tool like this: Tire Size Calculator
If you don't need a big H on the wheels, you may want to check out tirerack, discounttire, or edgeracing. You can probably find a suitable package there that may be more budget friendly.