is BFgoodrich T/A T tires heavy for accord?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by ap, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. ap

    ap Guest

    I saw good ratings on this bf goodrich T/A T in

    When I called up a tire store, they questioned why I wanted
    a tire that would be too heavy for my particular car.

    This car is a Honda Accord LX 2001 (196/65/15).

    What do folks in the forum think?

    Previously, I've only used goodyears so i have no experience
    w/ BF Goodrich. My goodyears usually wear tread quickly.

    also are run-flats any good? Occasionally here in atlanta burbs there
    nails on the roads...

    ap, Jun 5, 2006
  2. ap

    TeGGeR® Guest

    NO!!!! Horrendously expensive for what you get. But normal tires and pay up
    your AAA subscription. Lot cheaper.
    TeGGeR®, Jun 5, 2006
  3. ap

    tww Guest

    Buy a steel wheel from you Honda dealer or Tirerack and mount a real spare.
    That would be a cheaper and very effective means to address a flat tire.
    tww, Jun 5, 2006
  4. ap

    ap Guest

    Ok, now what about the BF Goodrich tires T/A T?
    Are they too heavy for honda accord sedans?

    ap, Jun 6, 2006
  5. Which T/A are you talking about?

    Traction T/A

    Radial T/A

    Touring T/A

    Something else?
    High Tech Misfit, Jun 6, 2006
  6. ap

    ap Guest

    Traction T/A
    ap, Jun 7, 2006
  7. ap

    TomC Guest

    FWIW. I have about 15,000mi. on a set on my 2000 accord. They're wearing
    poorly and sound worse than any snow tire I've ever owned. I took the car
    into the honda dealer for an alignment and wanted the tires rotated and
    balanced. I was told that the tires are shot and should be replaced (they
    would have been happy to sell me another set). They did the alignment but
    told me that it would be a waste of money to rotate and balance the tires.
    So, Beware!
    P.S Shortly after buying the tires I moved to another state so taking them
    back to the original tire dealer was not an option.
    TomC, Jun 7, 2006
  8. ap

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Did you actually heft each tire by hand?

    An entire tire/wheel assembly is (very) roughly about 30 lbs.
    TeGGeR®, Jun 8, 2006
  9. By "heavy", what do you mean? Do you mean that they have a slightly
    higher load rating than necessary for your car, or that they actually
    weigh a bit more than most tires of the size?
    Timothy J. Lee, Jun 8, 2006
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