Tyres & Wheels Accord 2008 (08th Gen) 2.4 Exec Auto - Tyre Change - 225/50/17 to 225/45/17

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by ryanedmunds, Saturday 17th Aug, 2013.

  1. ryanedmunds New Member Getting Started

    Hey Guys!

    First post - actually based in South Africa but very little info/forums available for the Accord Euro's this side!

    I'm looking at replacing my tyres, and I see the stock factory fitted are 225/50/17, however here in SA the price difference between these and 225/45/17's is almost double.

    I know it's not ideal, and that it will affect my speedo, however I was wondering if anyone here has done this and if any other negatives were experienced?

    Is there anything else I should be aware of?

    Is this a no no no?!

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    R
     
    Last edited: Saturday 17th Aug, 2013
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You will be fine with a 45 side wall for example you are doing 70 MPH indicated on your dash and with your new tyres 225/45/17 your real speed will be 67.6 MPH.

    Welcome to the forum get some pictures of your car:Hey:
     
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  3. ryanedmunds New Member Getting Started

    Hey Ichiban Accord,

    Thanks for the confirmation, will look at putting the 45 shoes on her Monday/Tuesday! :Smile:

    Suppose my main concern would be stability/ABD/Suspension - but think all should be okay.

    Will post some snaps ASAP! Just picked her up this last week. Soooo good to be back to Honda!!!

    Thanks for the welcome :Wink:

    R
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    hey Ray did you fit these tyres any pictures and reviews how the car behaves with its new shoes.
     
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