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Which Michelin's for my Accord? #4435657
06/19/17 07:05 AM
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Phishin Offline OP
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Currently I have a set of Michelin Pilot HX MXM4's in 225/48R18 on my Accord. I've got 45k miles on them. I run mostly highway miles on this car. The tires are probably good for another 30k. I've been happy with these tires. But on Saturday, one of them blew out...I hit something on the highway at 75MPH.

I'm going to go with Michelin's again. Which tire do you recommend?

I basically have these choices: Primacy MXM4, Pilot MXM4, Pilot Sport A/S 3+, Michelin Premier A/S, or the Defender.

I'm really easy on tires because the car going in a straight line at 75mph 95% of the time. The OEM tires that came on the car new (I bought the car with 33k miles on it already), took me to 78k miles. And I could have gone to probably 90k!!!

Last edited by Phishin; 06/19/17 07:14 AM.

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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435658
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I go to Tire Rack and read the reviews

Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435667
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Of those, A/S 3+. No question.


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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435669
06/19/17 07:31 AM
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The A/S 3 absolutely.


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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435690
06/19/17 08:13 AM
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Ugh, stinks when that happens.

A 4 cyl accord isn't really a high performing vehicle, but the handling of accords is reasonably sharp and competent.

lll say that the 225/50-17 energy saver AS that came as OE fit on my 15 HAH have been very satisfactory.

Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435691
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Don't buy the A/S 3's as recommended by the members above. They have there place, but not for you since you said your easy on tires and
go 75 MPH in a straight line 95% of the time. The A/S 3's will have a shorter life, provide less fuel economy and ride harsher than what you have now.
The Michelin's on your car are a low rolling resistance tire and the A/S 3's are not and you can expect to take a real world hit in fuel economy.
I'm not taking a silly 5W20 vs 5W30 type fraction of a single MPG either. It can be over 1 MPG. Account that cost in extra fuel used in a 50k span.

Last edited by skyactiv; 06/19/17 08:15 AM.

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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435695
06/19/17 08:25 AM
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Really? You guys are recommending the Pilot Sport A/S 3+ for someone who states their car is mainly a commuter and is 'easy on tires'?

Do you guys work in sales by chance?

Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435701
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I would recommend the Premier A/S.


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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435703
06/19/17 08:38 AM
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I put a set of Michelin Premier A/S on my 2014 Accord about 3 months ago. I love how they are very quiet, and have great wet weather specs.


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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435704
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I would do the Premier A/S - though I donít see it in a 18Ē size to fit a 2010 Accord.

The Defender would probably be my second choice though I also donít see it in an 18Ē size for a 2010 Accord.


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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435705
06/19/17 08:39 AM
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We have two cars with Michelin Premier A/S - V Rated.
Love them.
Best hands down in the wet I ever had.

Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435706
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For your driving, and mine for that matter, I would get the Premier. Reviews are good with the only odd comment is that they have a distinctive sizzle sound at highway speed on some surfaces.

Make sure you look at all alternative sizes to see if any are on special. 225/45; 235/45; 225/50; 245/45 are good choices if you have 18x8" wheels and you do a set of 4.


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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Phishin] #4435713
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Last edited by d00df00d; 06/19/17 08:56 AM. Reason: reposted below with quote
Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #4435718
06/19/17 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
Really? You guys are recommending the Pilot Sport A/S 3+ for someone who states their car is mainly a commuter and is 'easy on tires'?

Do you guys work in sales by chance?

Assuming OP meant to type 225/45/18, the Y-rated version of the A/S 3+ is the cheapest all-season Michelin option on Tire Rack. It's even cheaper than the V-rated version.

If OP meant a different size, the A/S 3+ is still probably cheaper than many options as Tire Rack has been significantly discounting it for a while now.


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Re: Which Michelin's for my Accord? [Re: skyactiv] #4435719
06/19/17 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Don't buy the A/S 3's as recommended by the members above. They have there place, but not for you since you said your easy on tires and
go 75 MPH in a straight line 95% of the time. The A/S 3's will have a shorter life, provide less fuel economy and ride harsher than what you have now.
The Michelin's on your car are a low rolling resistance tire and the A/S 3's are not and you can expect to take a real world hit in fuel economy.
I'm not taking a silly 5W20 vs 5W30 type fraction of a single MPG either. It can be over 1 MPG. Account that cost in extra fuel used in a 50k span.

And what happens if you have to have to deal with an emergency situation at 75 MPH? Or hit an unexpected wet patch around a blind corner?

Grip is the most important thing a tire does. When you sacrifice it, you're accepting an extra measure of risk not only for yourself but for others. I guess I can't speak for everyone, but I don't have the cojones to say that's worth 1 MPG out of 30.

"Shorter life" means it'll take less time to get down to the wear bars. That's probably true. But even at the wear bars, an A/S 3+ will still work better than those other tires will with most of their tread.

NVH: Again, probably true. But we're not talking about a runflat winter tire here. The A/S 3+ actually has a pretty soft sidewall as performance tires go.

In sum: The MPG and NVH advantages of those other tires are minor if not insignificant. Their tread life advantages are a false economy. But the grip and traction advantages of the A/S 3+ -- and thus its safety advantages -- are huge. If that's not a no-brainer, I don't know what is.


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