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Looking to fit Enkei Wheels with Pirelli 17" P7™ AS PLUS 3 on my old girl 2007 HONDA ACCORD COUPE EX-L V6
Any input is appreciated... I want a smooth ride but performance is important
Any help with stock suspension is appreciated ... should I change to something else?
Sorry very new to this forum
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The stock tire size for 17" wheels on a 7th gen would be 215/50/17. I believe the wheels are 17 x 7. You can go to a 17 x 7.5 if you want to add some more width. I think a 235/45/17 would be the same height. You can check out for sure on Tire Rack, click the specs part for the tire and it will show the tire diameter. As long as it is right on or within .1" either way the speedometer will be accurate. Not sure what the offset is for the OEM tires, but I know when I got wheels for my G35 in a slightly wider version (I got Enkie RPF1s which are super light), Discount tire has a program that shows what offset fits best.
 
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The stock tire size for 17" wheels on a 7th gen would be 215/50/17. I believe the wheels are 17 x 7. You can go to a 17 x 7.5 if you want to add some more width. I think a 235/45/17 would be the same height. You can check out for sure on Tire Rack, click the specs part for the tire and it will show the tire diameter. As long as it is right on or within .1" either way the speedometer will be accurate. Not sure what the offset is for the OEM tires, but I know when I got wheels for my G35 in a slightly wider version (I got Enkie RPF1s which are super light), Discount tire has a program that shows what offset fits best.

Thank you that helps ... did you change suspension too? I want a smoother ride than what I have but I don't want to go higher on the tires. Adding more width is a +? Better performance? Sorry I am very clueless when comes to specs. I don't know much I just can tell you how it feels and I need to change to better performance tires. Do you recommend Pirelli P7 +3 , or can you suggest better overall winter/summer street tires? I am not looking to drift but now I have toyo in the back and Yokohama in the front ... don't even ask... :LOL::LOL:
 

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My G35 has 350Z springs and struts (gave it a 1" drop) and Hotchkis anti-roll bars. And I'm running 235/50/17 tires on it. OEM is 215/55/17 so the 235s gave me a full inch more width but have the same diameter so my speedometer is still dead on.

I have 16" RSX wheels on my Accord (its an '04) because they are ridiculously easy to clean and pretty light. About 16 lb a wheel. 215/55/16 tires which are just a bit shorter than OEM so my speedometer is 1.5 mph fast at 60 mpg. But with the offset of the RSX wheels, 225/55/16 tires (which would have kept the speedometer accurate) rubbed slightly on the wheel well so had to go one size smaller. Accord suspension has stock springs, Koni yellow struts on the lower spring perch (about a 1/2' drop), a TL-S front anti-roll bar and Progress 24 mm rear bar. The struts definitely firmed up the ride but overall with the softer springs and taller profile tires it rides better than my G35.

I was really happy with Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S tires on both cars but they no longer make them in my size on the Accord and the Continental DWS tires wore out in 22,000 miles so I now have Firestone Firehawk tires. Decent tire, good grip but a touch heavy. I've got Continental DWS on the G35. The Goodyear tires on the G35 had no issues dealing with a surprise snow storm heading to Vegas a few years ago. They had over 30k miles on them at the time. Since mine is a 6 speed, it does have limited slip which also helps. The DWS on the Accord were outstanding in the snow we had in the Dallas area in 2021. But on both cars, I was getting more than 40,000 miles out of the Goodyear Eagles so that was a huge plus.

Additional wheel/tire width improves grip. Adding additional wheel width (within reason) with the same size tire keeps the sidewall from being pulled in further on a narrower wheel.
 
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