Changing tire sizes on 2010 Honda Accord

My 2010 Accord has 225/50 17 tires. Those low profile tires ride hard. According to a tire chart my tires are 26" in diameter. A 215/55 17 is 26.2" in dia. Would the down size to get a higher profile for ride quality cause me any issues. Both sizes are 94V rated.

by in Olympia, WA on April 16, 2011
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ANSWER by on April 17, 2011
My recommendation is to stick with the tire size you have. Changing tire sizes downwards reduces handling capabilities and possibly load carrying capabilities. I can understand that those Michelin's ride hard - I have the same car and same tires. However, the best thing to do is to make sure your air pressure is proper and endure...
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