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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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I want to know if the TL-S or the CL-S rims will make my car higher? meaning will it raise the car? Currently Im droppd on comptech sports ( 1.5" all around ). Will my car be higher of lower or the same after I put the TL-S rims on my car? Please help. EXPERTS ONLY. thanks
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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #2
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I don't think it would make your car higher. but I guess it all depends on the size of rubber you use withthe rims. check out my gallery.... I have TL-s rims on my accord, but I have coilover in my car so it look low =)
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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:29 PM   #3
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yeah well with the Coilover you can adjust the height. Did you adjust it when you put the TLs rims on? Also, what tires did you use? 225 50 17? What other options there for tires on those rims.?
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Old July 29th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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well, I use 215/50/17 tires. pretty much the standard size tires that comes with the TL. but if you want to still look low, I would get 215/45/17 or 225/45/17. My avatar pic. is when I had lowering spring, not coils. but pretty much it all depends on the rubber size, not the rims. good luck
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Old July 29th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #5
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Yes it will raise your car, just by a little. Your tires also dictate the raise as well. If you have your car dropped, you won't even notice a difference.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 07:15 PM   #6
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so my best bet is 215/45/17 or 225/45/17 RIGHT? That means it will be less rubber so I guess it will be lower. Thanks man.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #7
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No. 215 and 225 is the width of the tire. That is not the diameter of the sidewall. Look at the 45 that is the sidewall. Basically, if you are in NY, I don't see the point in getting anything lower than 45, but that is just what I believe, because of my personal preference. Plus, you have Comptech springs, which only lowers the car to as you've stated 1.5" or so, so getting anything less than 45 will be pushing the limit on making a visible gap... which I believe you are trying to get rid of. The less rubber you have, the more road you feel or the harsher your ride will get, so expect to feel every single blemish of the road.

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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:47 AM   #8
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alright this sounds good. One last time, if I get 45 would the car will get a lil lower but the finger gap will increase. If I get 50 the car height will stay the same and the finger gap will be the same? is this correct? I know man, roads in ny are rough, and I dont plan on getting anthign lower then 45. I believe 45 is a good series. Please let me knw, thanks!!
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when i had cls rims my tires were like 215/45/17 and it didn't seem to make the car any higher...it looks the same if not bit lower to me haha
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alright I guess I mgiht go a lil wider and lower on tires. 225/45/17 on cls or tls Thanks everyone. I dont want my ride to get HIGHER.
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215/50-17 or 225/45-17 is the way to go .. if you whant to keep your original wheel diameter check this :
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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or 1010 tires website. that site seems more detailed. http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp
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Old August 6th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #13
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215/50 keeps the original tire size...225/45 reduces the total wheel size a bit (.5") so you'll be lower to the ground...but you will gain a little bit of wheel gap (.25") i think. 225/45 is a bit wider as well, so better grip and loses the ungainly sidewall bulge of OEM tires that the 215/50 has. however the 215/50s would be more comfortable to drive on...your choice...as for me...i chose 225/45s for my TSX wheels
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im feeeling the 225/45/17.... I know that the wheel gap might be a lil more now but the car will drop a lil bit right?
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yup...additional .25" drop...if you get the tires...just make sure to put in 32 PSI...it'll look like it's kinda underinflated but that's what we're supposed to use....
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Yeah 32 psi. Note that air expands when it gets hot so as you're driving the pressure can get up to 40 psi heh.
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Yes it will raise your car, just by a little. Your tires also dictate the raise as well. If you have your car dropped, you won't even notice a difference.
Well;if you are maintaining the same overall diameter as that of the stock wheels+tires, how can you raise your car? This is my thinking.I currently have the Acura Cl 17 x 7 rims and 215/50/17 tires. I haven't noticed any difference from the stock 15x6.5 rims with 205/65/15 tires. Someone correct me if i am wrong.
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