T-rated vs. H-rated tires of 97 accord (Goodyear Assurance Comfortred - bad ride)

Discussion in 'Accord' started by techman41973, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. techman41973

    techman41973 Guest

    About 10,000 miles ago I replaced my tires with a set of Goodyear
    Assurance Comfortred tires, which received rave reviews from Accord
    owners and others on Tirerack.com and USENET. The salesman also
    promoted the tire. The ride wasn't that great after I had them
    installed, although they were quiet. Over time, the ride has gotten
    more floaty and harsher and the ride seems oversensitive to different
    levels of pressure, and the ride certainly gets worse as the tires heat
    up. I often feel like I am driving a go-cart and buick at the same
    time. I took the vehicle to my mechanic to have my suspension checked
    out. Everything was fine. He did however notice that the tires put on
    my car were T-rated, where Honda recommends an H-rating. He pointed out
    that t-rated tires have software sidewalls and may not work well with
    an Accord suspension geometry. It is not clear from the tire rack
    website, if the Comfortreds come available in a H-rated compatable
    size. Can a T-rated tire cause a floaty and harsh ride in an Gen-4
    techman41973, Jul 2, 2005
  2. techman41973

    TWW Guest

    The H rated tire is stiffer and will improve handling. However, my son's 98
    Accord has S rated Kelly Navigators and handles just fine. I drive a 01
    Prelude with Bridgestone RE 750s which is a W rated tire -- but find the
    Accord on the S rateds is OK from that perspective.
    TWW, Jul 4, 2005
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