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I'm beginning my search for some good performance plus tires for my 2007 Accord. I've seen many others share my goal of good stock based daily driver with improved handling and other performance. Sort of "Stock ++". I thought others may find this chart handy in that aspect - highly rated 225/45R17 tires (though, I may go with 225/50R17 - 0.7% taller than stock vs. the -0.8% smaller of the 45).

Link: Consumer Survey Results By Category

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Nice chart ... kind of go along with what users have been commenting on these boards for quite a while. #7, the Conti DWS, 48 million reported miles - good tire for the money indeed.

Question though - my OEM 17's take a 215/50-17 ... why are you looking at 225/45-17 rubber ? Just curious is all.
 

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Two of my friends have said great things about the Comp 2. I'm considering those for myself when my Michelin MXM4s decide to be done.

My dad really enjoyed his Toyo Proxes 4. Though that tire is significantly more expensive than those listed.
 

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Got mine for $398 shipped for the set from treaddepot.com . I won't buy anything else.
Solid price! I'll check them out, been using onlinetires.com for the past 5 years, but always looking for new options.

My Michelins are only a year old, definitely got some miles left, so I'm out of the tire game for a while :p
 

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I installed the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. Absolutely love these tires. Quiet, smooth, and grip like crazy.
 

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225/50r17

Nice chart ... kind of go along with what users have been commenting on these boards for quite a while. #7, the Conti DWS, 48 million reported miles - good tire for the money indeed.

Question though - my OEM 17's take a 215/50-17 ... why are you looking at 225/45-17 rubber ? Just curious is all.
It turns out 225/50R17 is actually the CLOSEST size to my 205/60R16 tires in diameter. The 215/50R17 is 0.8% SHORTER and the 225/50R17 is 0.7% taller. 225/45 is 1.9% shorter than 215/50 and 225/50 is 1.5% taller. So, 225/50 seems the best +1 or +0.5 upgrade option for either 16" OEM or 17".

I settled on the Kumho Solus TA71 in 225/50R17 and waiting their arrival. Kumho rated them as their improved model over their 4X. Also have a 550 AA/A rating, 60k mile warranty and highly rated for handling while sacrificing impact harshness over potholes and such. I scoured the internet and Performance Tire had them for $360 shipped. With Kumho's $60 rebate, they come in at $75/tire at your door. I will update here when I get them mounted. If they do well enough in snow, I'll go ahead and sell the OEM 16" with their brand new Dunlops.

Kumho*Solus TA71

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