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post #1 of 2 Old 04-22-2017, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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De-Dorkifying the 2012 Accord LX

I hated, HATED the stock steel wheels and covers that came with my Accord. After wearing out the stock tires over the last 30,000 miles, it was finally time to upgrade.

Motegi MR131 Traklite 18x8 rims, in bronze, with 235/45R18 Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position tires.

I haven't had a chance to really work them out yet, but I'm sure I now have way more tire than suspension. Upgraded rear sway bar is definitely on the agenda, and eventually beefier springs/shocks.

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The beauty of this swap is that it doesn't kill performance; the wheels are 18 lbs. apiece, so even with 27 lbs. of Bridgestone, it still comes out to the same weight as the stock steelies. (Yes, you have a bit more rotational inertia, but not what you'd have with factory rims). The ride is almost identical. There's more steering feel, and directional changes are much more immediate.

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