Hi Guys. Just thought I would post...
Need tires on a 98 Accord. There is an overwhelming amount of options available for this car. I heard a few people recommend Michelin.
Thanks in advance
Two reasonably priced tires for your 98 Accord are, as mentioned above, Gen Altimax HP's
and Yokohama Avid Touring-S.
The former a bit more noted for hydroplaning resistance (directional), the latter for longer tread wear, both ride well. Have owned both, and would recommend either.
Money no object, Michelin Primacy MXV4, also own now on a 3.0L Accord.
I have run michelins from sams on my honda for the last 140000 miles, get about 70000 to 80000 a set, right now is $70 rebate on a set of 4, cost for the traditional michelin x radial is $118 a tire for 205 65 15 which I run. I recommend michelin since they stay quiet and last a long time, and with a $70 rebate you cannot beat that price.
The Avid touring S for my yaris were terrible, as were Pirelli P4 that did work well on a larger RAV4 sizing worked poorly in the 185 60-15 84T size. Have had VERY VERY good luck with some asian firestones at the under 60 buck price point. Goo to tirerack and read some reviews.
....Sayjac, are the Michelin Primacy MXV4 standard on the 3.0L Accord?
No, the oem's were some [censored] Michelins that went 30k and Michelin should be ashamed to have their name on, oem or not. Based on Tire Rack, no longer sold.
The Primacy MXV4's very nice riding tire, too early to say about tread wear.
Got ~55k on the Gen. Altimax HP's on a Civic, and ~65 on Yoko Aviv Touring now S, both had a bit more tread wear left. Currently using new set of Avid Touring S on same vehicle. Again, would recommend either.
primacy's arent an oem tire if thats what you are asking.
(thats a good thing)
They may not be on the Accord, but they are on some models. For instance, some trims of the Honda Pilot have P235/60R18 Michelin Primacy MXV4s and some trims of the Honda Odyssey have P235/65R17 Michelin Primacy MXV4s.
If you go to this page...
...and scroll to the table at the bottom, you can see that a number of sizes have OE codes. For instance, the P215/60R16 is apparently on a Nissan. P215/55R17 on a Toyota. Etc, etc. You can see that reflected in the UTQG treadwear ratings. All sizes of the Primacy MXV4 have a treadwear rating of 620, EXCEPT for those listed with OE codes (meaning it's an OE tire); those particular sizes have a treadwear rating of 500.
The Pilot HX MXM4 is also another popular OE model for Michelin. The use of the Primacy MXV4 as OEM is relatively new, but I guess so is the tire. The P215/60R16 on the Nissan Altima is the first OEM application that I know of; it was used as such back in at least 2009, if not earlier. The Primacy MXV4's use as an OEM tire seems to be expanding.
I stand corrected.
I thought they only used energy series as oem.
Not as far as the 07 3.0L Accord you don't stand corrected. The 'Primacy' MXV4's was not the oem tire on the Accord. IIRC it might have been the Michelin Energy series, but whatever it was, it was a Michelin turd.
I don't know about other Hondas, but again the Primacy MXV4's was not the Accord oem tire that the OP asked me about. Wouldn't have purchased it as the replacement if it had been. Last I checked TR, the Michelin oem is no longer sold. Perhaps Michelin was embarrassed enough, to stop making it.