Need tire recommendation from owners of 94-97 Honda Accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by piclistguy, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. piclistguy

    piclistguy Guest

    I have never been thrilled with the longevity and performance of the
    Michelin Energys that Honda provides stock on the 94-97 accord. And the
    X-ones which I used in the past have been discontinued. To those who
    own a 4th Gen Honda Accord, can you recommend another tire model? My
    priorities are smooth & quiet ride, decent handling and steering feel.
    I have no winter requirements where I live.
    I tried the new Goodyear assurance tires, however the ride was bouncy
    will very little steering feel. I wonder if it is best to keep within
    the "Grand Touring All-Season" category for this vehicle.
    piclistguy, Mar 27, 2006
  2. piclistguy

    pj Guest

    Which Goodyear Assurance tires did you try, the Comfort, TripleTread or some
    other? The reason I ask is I'm getting ready to buy the Assurance
    TripleTread per recommendations posted here (and reviews from Tire Rack).
    If the TT's are the ones you tried, then I'll have cause for second
    thoughts. It they were the Comforts, I've read some similar things to what
    you are saying avout the Comforts.

    pj, Mar 27, 2006
  3. piclistguy

    butch burton Guest

    I agree the Michelin Energy tires are awful - designed for mileage and
    deliver not much else. I currently have Michelin X-One on my 97 accord
    - handles very well - superb rain tire. Hard to break loose and if it
    does you can recover - don't think it is possible to recover traction
    with the Energy tires.

    Suggest you also consider Bridgestone Potenza - see tire rack for info
    - apparently quieter and very good handling. The X-One is fairly loud
    over concrete - some roads with a lot of ridges really make them howl.
    Also buy one of those $10 digital air guages - the old style jobbies
    with the pop out stick are not at all accurate - also run your tires at
    the max suggested on the door plates - which is 32# cold on my accord.
    butch burton, Mar 27, 2006
  4. Have you replaced the car's shock absorbers? If you're still using the
    original shocks, your tires won't perform as designed. Regardless of
    the miles, 10 years is a long time for OEM shocks.
    An Accord with a properly maintained suspension can make good use of a
    "high performance" tire. But you don't want more grip than the
    suspension can handle. Not good to hit a pothole at speed with a
    suspension lacking the ability to absorb impact.
    dimndsonmywndshld, Mar 27, 2006
  5. Hi there - I just put a set of Yokohama Avid TRZ on my '00 Accord- excellent
    in all respects (comfortable, quiet & good handling) - my car feels a lot
    more sure-footed on the road (compared to the Michelin X-ones that I
    replaced). Well rated (on and very reasonably priced compared
    to the
    Cameron Tilson, Mar 28, 2006
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