Subbing to see what you get. I'm leaning towards the Pirelli's based upon what I've read. But I've got another year (or more) to go before needing new tires.You guys running the CINTURATO P7 ALL SEASON PLUS. Any issue with balancing? Ive read a few reviews where people had issues with getting them to balance out.
I can not stand a shaking car.
Right now torn between the following:
Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus
It may be a bit as I might be able to eek one more season out of my OE GYs. Depends how they do in the rain.Subbing to see what you get. I'm leaning towards the Pirelli's based upon what I've read. But I've got another year (or more) to go before needing new tires.
FYI - When you get new tires, ask the tire shop for a pro-rated refund. If you only got 40,000 miles and the tread life warranty is 55,000, you may get $$ towards purchase of the new tires.I'm on my second set of the Michelin MXM4's on my Sport and both times they've needed to be replaced just at 40,000 miles. Michelin I thought these were rated to 55,000 Miles!!!! I'm hoping the Pirelli's will perform better in snow than the Michelins and last a little bit longer.
I purchased, for my 2010 EX, presently at 76,000miles on the odoometer, the direct successor to the tires you put on your Accord - the Plus II's. My vehicle placard calls for load/speed rating of 93V - a difficult combination to find ten years after this car came out - so I went with the far more common 94V, same size as OEM. It is not recommended to go a speed rating below that which the carmaker specified on that door sticker, so I sought out v-rated tires, but did not find any with satisfactory winter ratings on Tire Rack or other retailers.So I replaced my original 18" wheels and Goodyear Eagle LS-2 tires with
some 17" Accord wheels and Pirelli Cinturato All Season Plus tires today.
The Eagles are the original equipment tires, and I was up to around 48,660
miles on them. They were doing fine, I still had significant treadwear left,
but I wanted to try out the Pirellis before the struts/suspension got too much
wear on them. I went down to the 17s in hopes that I would get a somewhat
Ride quality is about the same, and despite the Cinturatos getting high marks
on Tire Rack's website for being quiet, I would say they are no more quiet than
the Goodyears. When I ordered the Cinturatos from Tire Rack, I debated whether
to get the V-rated or H-rated version of the tire. I went with the V-rated, since the
Goodyears are also V-rated, and I did not want a totally mushy cornering
experience with the new tires.
In hindsight, I would say that I probably should have gone with the H-rated tires,
which would have meant a somewhat less stiff sidewall. It's not enough to go
from an 18 to a 17 with taller sidewall if you want a softer ride, apparently. You
also better pay attention to the rubber compounding/speed rating. To anybody
out there who is thinking about going from V-rated to H-rated rubber, I would say,
don't even hesitate, just go all the way, if you are seeking a softer ride. Extreme
times call for extreme measures.
Also, I would just add that now I really don't understand the people who hate the
LS-2 Goodyears. They are easily as quiet as the Pirellis, which get an average
rating of 9.1 for quietness on Tire Rack, and they have absolutely spectacular
treadlife. I replaced them at at around 48,660, and I would guess that I could have
gotten another 10,000 to 12,000 miles of treadlife out of them before they would
have been down to the wear bars. Plus, they corner great. They are still available
on Tire Rack if anyone wants to try them out.
I live in Long Beach, CA, so performance in snow is just not an issue for me. The
Eagles LS-2 have been doing fine in the rain, though.
Yikes!!and keep them at about 37 psi front and 35 rear.
I thought my avatar would explain it and I don't know what happened to my signature, but I have a 2015 Sport, and the tire size is 235/45-18. Interestingly the door sticker/stock tire psi spec is staggered, at 1 psi more in front than rear, like 33 front/32 rear (IIRC).What Year/Trim Accord and what size tire is that?
Did you try driving it with 33/32psi, or 34/33?I thought my avatar would explain it and I don't know what happened to my signature, but I have a 2015 Sport, and the tire size is 235/45-18. Interestingly the door sticker/stock tire psi spec is staggered, at 1 psi more in front than rear, like 33 front/32 rear (IIRC).
I have experimented with higher tire pressures, but the 36-37 front, 35 rear combo seems to be the sweet spot for me and this car ride comfort, handling feel, and tire wear.
Edit: Apparently signature line count has become more limited since my last signature update, so I had to edit my signature to eliminate lines to get it to work again.
We are both 'biased' - pardon the pun - in our tire & driving experiences:I run 38 to 40psi at all times. What harshness?! Tires don't compress as
much around corners and is more resilient to pot holes at higher psi.
Driving on 32psi feels like marshmallow.
68k on the original P7 until one got a puncture near the sidewall then I
dumped the whole set for the 2nd gen.
Preachin' to the choir here.Max cold pressure is DANGEROUS. You should never pump tires
to max cold pressure because ambient temp plus driving condition
can inflate many more PSIs then you get a blowout.
I run what the carmaker says to run, plus maybe 1-2psi over to avoid having to micro-manage my tire pressures, particularly during winter.So up to you what you'd like to run.