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Old January 27th, 2004, 02:38 PM   #1
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stock tire size question

whats the largest tire size i can put on a stock rim...ona 02 av6 ex

what brands would you guys recommend. I live in the bay area so no snow.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 11:18 AM   #2
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have you tried searching at all?
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Old February 10th, 2004, 09:54 PM   #5
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You might be able to go with 215/70/15(6) or
225/70/15(6)
what is the diameter of your wheel? 15"? 16"?
On my mitsubishi Mirage I went from 145/80/13 to 175/70/13.
Hope this helps give you an idea.
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Old February 11th, 2004, 06:35 AM   #6
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You might be able to go with 215/70/15(6) or
225/70/15(6)
that is just right tire size.

If you want to rock climbing in you accord.
215/70/15 one inch higher and 225/70/15 two inches higher then stock tire (205/60/16)



225/55/16 is much closer to stock tire height, but its recommended to be fitted on 7" wide rim, however it was designed for rims with 6"-8" width.
215/55/16 is more friendly for 6.5" wide rims, but they bit smaller then stock one.
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go with 215/55/16
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Old March 15th, 2004, 03:46 PM   #8
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Thanks guys i got some 205/55/16... z rated tires from Pep Boys they were on clearance and my friends gave me a couple extra discounts...It's amazing how good my handling is now...best part ive gotten in a long time
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Old March 15th, 2004, 05:42 PM   #9
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You went too small. Your original diameter was 25.7 inch, now it's only 24.9. Your speedo is now too fast, so when you are going 60mph, you are actually only going 58.1mph. With the smaller diameter, you will also now have a larger wheel/fender gap (although not by a whole lot). Use this tire size calculator before purchasing your next set of tires:

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

It will help you determine what size you need...which is 215/55/16.
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Old March 15th, 2004, 07:15 PM   #10
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stock was actually 195/60/16 so its not that bad either way.
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stock was actually 195/60/16 so its not that bad either way.
If you have an 02 EX-V6, how is your stock 195/60/16? Stock tire size on the OEM 16s is 205/60/16...unless you have the LX or maybe you bought it used and the previous owner put the wrong size tires on.
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If you have an 02 EX-V6, how is your stock 195/60/16? Stock tire size on the OEM 16s is 205/60/16...unless you have the LX or maybe you bought it used and the previous owner put the wrong size tires on.
nope bought the car new w/195's those were the original tires also.
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You got jipped by the dealer. Take a look at your manual. You will see that the stock tire size for the EX-V6 coupe is 205/60/16. What tires did they give you? It should be Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus.
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Old March 16th, 2004, 01:43 PM   #14
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i remember they were michelin mxv's not sure what else...i just called my friend at pep boys to confirm my tire size (he looked at the tires not the computer) and they were 195's...

I still need to check my manual...i'm suprised i never noticed the diff between my manual and the actual tire size...is this common practice for dealers to change tires on you seems weird...i'll check manual at break to make sure...if your right the dealer will be getting an ear full


::edit:: its a coupe by the way i'm wondering if that makes a diff
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Yeah, the coupe comes with 205/60/16s while the sedans come with 205/65/15s. I don't think dealers do this normally. I don't know. At least now you have a set you like. Next time, though, try 215/55/16. That's what I have and I have the coupe 16s on my sedan. The wider tire makes it handle a little better.
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Old March 16th, 2004, 04:26 PM   #16
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Yeah, the coupe comes with 205/60/16s while the sedans come with 205/65/15s. I don't think dealers do this normally. I don't know. At least now you have a set you like. Next time, though, try 215/55/16. That's what I have and I have the coupe 16s on my sedan. The wider tire makes it handle a little better.
I've returned used tires before ill double check if they have the 215's, maybe i can echange 'em.
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Old March 16th, 2004, 04:40 PM   #17
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ok so now i have a problem...i checked the manual and just like you said hondafan the stock tire size is 205/60/16 for my car. I'm going to Pep boys today to check with my own eyes what my tire size was on the car just to be 100% sure (even though i am already). My tires were always very poor performers. Corners would cause louder than average "chirping" etc. If Honda duped me they will be paying for my new tires. I wonder what there excuse is going to be lol
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Keep us posted. I want to hear what they say. I bet they won't believe you and say that since you already changed tires, they can't do anything about it and that you don't have any proof.
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Oh, and check if they gave you H or V rated tires. You were supposed to get the V rated tires on a V6. I bet they gave you the H rated tires instead since they gave you a 195/60 series tire.
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Old March 17th, 2004, 01:35 PM   #20
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I left my friend a message to keep the tires i wasnt able to go yesterday...im going there right after work today though...

I'll let you know what they say...right on for all the info man
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Old March 18th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #21
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bad news...they got rid of the tires...i have two people other than my friend that can confirm that the tires were 195's at pep boys so i'll call honda and see what they say...hopefully pep boys will vouch for me...
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That's too bad man. They probably won't believe you cause there's no real way you can prove that the tires were stock. It's worth a try, though. Maybe you can get a free service out of it.
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Old April 1st, 2004, 09:28 AM   #23
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I can really feel the difference in my car in re: to rpm's and gas mileage. I'm going to buy the correct tires (215/55/16) and sell the wrong ones. Pep boys has some Futura VR's for 346.32 which is the price out the door. I'll probably get those after i do a little research on 'em. The tread pattern looks less aggressive, but at this point screw it.

I'm not going to persue anything with honda i asked my friend about it and he said they do that sometimes. If i only had those damn stock tires oh well...

hondafan any opinion on brands

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Research on www.tirerack.com. Kumho is the best bang for the buck. It's all a matter of personal preference and how much you want to spend.
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 11:49 AM   #25
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Research on www.tirerack.com. Kumho is the best bang for the buck. It's all a matter of personal preference and how much you want to spend.
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