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Has anyone gone from the Continental OEM tires and Honda’s wheels (gloss black) and felt the same quiet and smooth ride?

One of my biggest impressions of our PP is how incredible it rides and sounds! All my other Honda’s were very noisy, especially on the highway. And not sure these OEM tires and wheels are a contributor or if our vehicle is just built that much better?

I think I’ve decided to wear out my factory set and get an upgrade vs., powder coating my wheels. Especially, after another curb turf. I don’t parallel park enough to get used to the wider vehicle and just keep scraping the curb. Just hit another spot for the third time!

My last set of wheels and tires on my CRV had a little edge on the tire to protect the wheel, so hopefully I find that option for my PP.
 
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Check tire reviews of those that fit your vehicle, such as on TireRack. Tire noise level increases as tires wear. Time and mileage will tell with the OEM tires. Rotating wheels (front to rear swap and left/right swap) will help to even out tire block wear and minimize tire noise.
 

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The quietest tires I have ever owned are the Michelin Premier LTX. The only downside is that the tread depth is a little shallow even when new so not useful for any offroad or deep snow travel.

I have had those on a 2007 rav4 and my Subaru forester I live in Colorado always have yes I know how to drive in the snow! ON both vehicles when it was really slick on turns they tend to want to slide sideways more than normal and I drive like a 90 year old man. From a stop great stopping great for the tread pattern but I wont buy them AGAIN and im a major Michelin snob.
 

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Often OEM tire are a version specifically formulated with a compound that the manufacturer requests so even a replacement tire that's the exact same size and tread pattern is not the same as OEM. There are always better alternatives. For me I do so few miles and put snows on for 120 days per year so dry rot is my issue. I just get the cheapest highly rated tire. Lately it's been the Altiimax RT43. Not even sure if it's in a PP size.
 

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Has anyone gone from the Continental OEM tires and Honda’s wheels (gloss black) and felt the same quiet and smooth ride?

One of my biggest impressions of our PP is how incredible it rides and sounds! All my other Honda’s were very noisy, especially on the highway. And not sure these OEM tires and wheels are a contributor or if our vehicle is just built that much better?

I think I’ve decided to wear out my factory set and get an upgrade vs., powder coating my wheels. Especially, after another curb turf. I don’t parallel park enough to get used to the wider vehicle and just keep scraping the curb. Just hit another spot for the third time!

My last set of wheels and tires on my CRV had a little edge on the tire to protect the wheel, so hopefully I find that option for my PP.
My Chrismass presnt arrived and was Installed yesterday: Falken Wildpeak AT3W 245/65R17 on 7 x 17.5 45 offset and 64.1 hub bore Fast aluminum wheels (made in Canada) and drove them today on wet, ice and snow conditions. Satisfied 100%. Noise: lower pitch rumble same or very comparable volume as the higher pitch noise from the Continental 245/50 R20. Rides a bit (tiny bit in my assessment) softer on road imperfections. Have in mind that my OEM pressure was 35PSI ant the new one 37PSI. I drive only on normal mode (no Eco for me) and I got on a round trip of around 300km up and down in mountain area, 5% city drive (around 175+ us miles) 10.3l/100km or let say I have burned 31lites (8.2 us gallons) of gas. Stopping was phenomenal, traction very good, on black ice entered a sharper turn with around 70Km/h and car started sliding sideways but managed to regain control with no brake use. Overall, worth every penny I spent on this combo.
 

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My Chrismass presnt arrived and was Installed yesterday: Falken Wildpeak AT3W 245/65R17 on 7x7.5 45 offset and 64.1 hub bore Fast aluminum wheels (made in Canada) and drove them today on wet, ice and snow conditions. Satisfied 100%. Noise: lower pitch rumble same or very comparable volume as the higher pitch noise from the Continental 245/50 R20. Rides a bit (tiny bit in my assessment) softer on road imperfections. Have in mind that my OEM pressure was 35PSI ant the new one 37PSI. I drive only on normal mode (no Eco for me) and I got on a round trip of around 300km up and down in mountain area, 5% city drive (around 175+ us miles) 10.3l/100km or let say I have burned 31lites (8.2 us gallons) of gas. Stopping was phenomenal, traction very good, on black ice entered a sharper turn with around 70Km/h and car started sliding sideways but managed to regain control with no brake use. Overall, worth every penny I spent on this combo.
Nice. Sounds like a great combo.
Can you post a pic of your new tires and wheels
please.

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WOW! Those are some serious tires!
But I’m sure you have surreal weather and need them if you have snow, rain and ice!
What part of Canada are you in?
And merry Christmas to your Passport!
 
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