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Old 10-02-2011, 07:37 AM
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I drive a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 4 cyl with stock 225/50/R17 Michelin tires. I am looking at keeping the same stock OE wheels, but upgrading my tires. Does anyone have any recommendations on a brand / size for me? A general all season tire, geared more for rain performance would be perfect. I feel like the wheel wells could accommodate a slightly larger size. Any options for me?

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I just put a set of Michelin's on which are 215/55/17
They are just slightly taller than 225/50/17 which fills out the wheel wells just a bit more but it does throw the speedometer off by roughly 1 mph
Thus far I really like them and I can deal with the slight variance on the speedometer
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Your optional tire sizes for stock wheels are:

205/55-17
215/50-17
215/55-17
235/50-17
245/45-17
255/45-17
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I replaced the stock Michelin Pilot MXM4 with the new Goodyear Eagle GTs last month, and im loving them. Great handling on wet and dry pavement. Corners great, and are pretty quiet (No louder than the stock tires anyways). I really like the tread pattern too (See pic). They also cost a lot less than the MXM4s. Reviews have been great too.
http://www.1010tires.com/tires/revie...dyear/eagle+gt

Not so much for the MXM4s
http://www.1010tires.com/tires/revie...Pilot+HX+MXM4+

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I drive a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 4 cyl with stock 225/50/R17 Michelin tires. I am looking at keeping the same stock OE wheels, but upgrading my tires. Does anyone have any recommendations on a brand / size for me? A general all season tire, geared more for rain performance would be perfect. I feel like the wheel wells could accommodate a slightly larger size. Any options for me?

Thank you!
Continental extreme contact DWS

Top rated all season high performance tire on tirerack.

Very happy with them on the wife's volvo (235/45r17). Great in the wet and dry. We run snows in the winter, but lots on swedespeed like them in the snow as well. When the sh*tty michelins wear out on the accordian, they'll be replaced with these.
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Conti's DWS are rated good everywhere, just pain to find sometimes. I wound up buying General Exclaims, (Continental owns General Tire), for a great price and I'm very happy with them, I've got 20k on them and still have decent tread, OE Michelin's ****ed, no grip, loud, horrible wear and squirrely with spirited driving. If the Conti's DWS are that little bit better then Generals then definitely a killer tire. Dollar for dollar though Kumho's are a good buy if your value shopping, not the cheapest crap, but not an arm and leg.
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