215/35/R18 is too small??? - Honda Accord Forum : V6 Performance Accord Forums
Ribbon Banner

Go Back   Honda Accord Forum : V6 Performance Accord Forums > CAR SPECIFIC DISCUSSION > 6TH GENERATION HONDA ACCORD (1998-2002) > 6G HONDA ACCORD EXTERIOR/INTERIOR MODS
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read Insurance
V6Performance.net is the premier Honda Accord Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 26th, 2005, 09:21 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to 94AccordEX
215/35/R18 is too small???

I have a set of 18" wraps in 215-35 tires. It's okay for my previous 5th Gen but will it be too small for the 6th gen coupe? I'm trying to imagine it. I know that it'll mess up the speedometer and all about that, I'm just worrying about how it'd make the car look (with 2" drop of course)?

The tires are brand new on there too

Last edited by 94AccordEX; December 26th, 2005 at 09:27 PM..
94AccordEX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 26th, 2005, 09:59 PM   #2
xXxCLS bOoStEdXxX
 
slowaccord's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,741
Send a message via AIM to slowaccord
if u go bigger 225/40/18 will look perfect
slowaccord is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old December 27th, 2005, 07:06 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to 94AccordEX
Quote:
Originally Posted by slowaccord
if u go bigger 225/40/18 will look perfect

I would, but the thing is that I already have these tires on there previously (5th Gen), that's why buying a new set of tires would be wasted. I'd definitely get the correct size for it when it comes around, but I'm wondering if I'll be looking funny with this one?
94AccordEX is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old December 27th, 2005, 02:38 PM   #4
xXxCLS bOoStEdXxX
 
slowaccord's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,741
Send a message via AIM to slowaccord
it just makes your wheels look smaller. 215/35/18 is a good size for integras and civics. You said your dropped 2 inches so i wouldn't worry too much. I think it'll look fine
slowaccord is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 9th, 2006, 10:06 PM   #5
lay a patch make me cash.
 
tireguy98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Millbury Ma
Posts: 105
it will look like you are driving around with 4 spare tires. too much space in the wheel well
tireguy98 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 24th, 2006, 08:45 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Dracord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Marquette, MI
Posts: 386
Send a message via AIM to Dracord
i think the v6 OEM tires are a little bit bigger, but for the 4 cylinder the stock tires are 195/65/15. Plugging that size into the calculator http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html shows that it is 4.2% too fast.

I don't know the stock number for v6 accords, but aren't they a 16 inch tire?
Dracord is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:19 AM   #7
Registered User
 
HONDA_99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Westminster, MD
Posts: 3,244
If your stock tires are 195/65/15 (AI4) then 215/35/18 will be 1.1" smaller.
If your stock tires are 205/60/16 (AV6 2dr) then 215/35/18 will be 1.6" smaller.
HONDA_99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #8
work in progress
 
whtonblkv6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,580
Send a message via AIM to whtonblkv6
Don't mean to hijack, but... I have a decision to make as well...

18's or 19's? Either way I want 2" drop with 225/35/19 or 225/40/18. How do you guys think they will look and if they'll rub?
whtonblkv6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:33 AM   #9
Registered User
 
HONDA_99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Westminster, MD
Posts: 3,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by whtonblkv6
Don't mean to hijack, but... I have a decision to make as well...

18's or 19's? Either way I want 2" drop with 225/35/19 or 225/40/18. How do you guys think they will look and if they'll rub?
Tire size doesn't play big role in determining if your new wheels will rub or not, but rims width and offset do.
HONDA_99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #10
Registered User
 
98exaccord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 372
my friend had a 4dr 6gen 4 cyl with H&R race on it wit 18s and that size tire. It looked good. I have 225/35R19 on 6gen 2dr wit H&R sports, soon to lower one more finger gap in front to give it even gap using koni yellows. i say go for it just slam it on da ground for it to fit right.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
98exaccord is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:10 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 643
hey 94AccordEX , are them tires you have rite now are still meat left??I mean the 215-35-18 tires. and wat brand are they. i am interest in them. if they are still good. holla at me back.
02SilverAcc2dr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 24th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Marengo, IL
Posts: 34
215/35/18's

I know you have a coupe, but maybe this will help you decide...

these are 215/35/18's on stock suspension (a solid 4-finger gap)


This is after I dropped it some (1 finger gap in the front, a finger and a half gap in the back)


I've since dropped it more (sorry don't have curent pics...but ZERO gap) and it looks perfect, in my opinion. The only problem is that the overall wheel diameter is 3/4 "smaller than stock combined w/ the fact that I had to drop it so low to make it look normal, I scrape on EVERYTHING.
worth it? eh...50/50

If I had a choice I'd pick up some 225 or 235 /40/18's instead.
01AV6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 27th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #13
Registered User
 
red98coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 292
this is what they'll look like lol...same thing i had
red98coupe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 27th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #14
INSPIRE8
 
EMPEROR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 468
Quote:
Originally Posted by red98coupe
this is what they'll look like lol...same thing i had
Do you have air bags on this? Damn that's low.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"SEARCH BUTTON is your Best friend"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
EMPEROR8 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 27th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #15
Large Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dracord
i think the v6 OEM tires are a little bit bigger, but for the 4 cylinder the stock tires are 195/65/15. Plugging that size into the calculator http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html shows that it is 4.2% too fast.

I don't know the stock number for v6 accords, but aren't they a 16 inch tire?
Stock for the V6 sedan is a 205/65/15. My mom's 2000 has this size. I agree with the people who say the 225/40/18 is the ideal size for the 6th Gen. 215/35/18 will look nice too but you'll really have to lower your car so the gap isn't as noticeable.
Gallo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 27th, 2006, 10:51 PM   #16
Team ACCA
 
VIET01AV6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 329
Send a message via AIM to VIET01AV6
19" and my tires at 225/35/19 and i hate the front it sticks out like less than an half inch, but my rears are fine, it can be tucked in after a drop but not my front.
VIET01AV6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 28th, 2006, 10:37 AM   #17
Registered User
 
red98coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by INSPIRE8
Do you have air bags on this? Damn that's low.
Yeah it had cylinders....it actually sat to low because on uneven ground my back bumper would be supporting the weight of the whole ass end of the car. I welded bars that connected the botttom of the back bumper to the frame so it wouldn't shatter the fiberglass when I slammed it down.
red98coupe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 30th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #18
Registered User
 
pjk208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 841
Quote:
Originally Posted by red98coupe
Yeah it had cylinders....it actually sat to low because on uneven ground my back bumper would be supporting the weight of the whole ass end of the car. I welded bars that connected the botttom of the back bumper to the frame so it wouldn't shatter the fiberglass when I slammed it down.
OT but I have that Playboy edition.
pjk208 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 30th, 2006, 12:25 PM   #19
Pedal damn it
 
whoagorgeous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Little Saigon Lol
Posts: 3,913
Send a message via AIM to whoagorgeous
Quote:
Originally Posted by red98coupe
this is what they'll look like lol...same thing i had
http://www.streetsource.com/uploads/...756PM74631.jpg
wow, i havent seen a car this low in person ever since my neighbor's eclipse. nice for show, not nice to drive. scrape literally everything.

as for 215/35/18.... eh. i wouldn't risk driving on thin tires on 18s.
i have 225/40/18s and they're fine... just a bit of tire noise and might rub if i drop my car any lower... but that's without rolling the fenders and such.
whoagorgeous is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old January 30th, 2006, 03:25 PM   #20
Registered User
 
red98coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjk208
OT but I have that Playboy edition.
What????lol
red98coupe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 1st, 2006, 10:06 PM   #21
OH...........IO
 
stockton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: columbus ohio
Posts: 224
Send a message via AIM to stockton
for the 18's you need a 235/40/18 or 225/45/18 other wise your spedo will be off. i use a 235/40/18 and i love it. hugs soooo much.

Last edited by stockton; February 2nd, 2006 at 09:44 AM..
stockton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 1st, 2006, 10:34 PM   #22
xXxCLS bOoStEdXxX
 
slowaccord's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,741
Send a message via AIM to slowaccord
Quote:
Originally Posted by stockton
for the 18's you need a 235/40/18 or 225/24/28 other wise your spedo will be off. i use a 235/40/18 and i love it. hugs soooo much.
you can fit 28 inch wheels on an accord?
slowaccord is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 1st, 2006, 11:19 PM   #23
Butta
 
POLOFOLK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 837
Send a message via AIM to POLOFOLK
Quote:
Originally Posted by red98coupe
this is what they'll look like lol...same thing i had

Ewwwwwwwwwww.... that rice tastes bad!
POLOFOLK is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2006, 09:47 AM   #24
OH...........IO
 
stockton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: columbus ohio
Posts: 224
Send a message via AIM to stockton
hell ya you can fit a 28 in rim. nawww i was working on some o chem when i did that. i must have gotten some number mixed up. but back to the tires, just go with a 17in wheel due to your a 94 accord. 18 will look bad.
stockton is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2006, 11:54 AM   #25
p***ion fruit g/t ftmfw
 
IRNOTFOB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: West Covina
Posts: 318
heres a picture of my old rims. you can see how it looks real thin and the wheels dont really fill the fender cap well. and when i ran 215/35/18 i dented all my rims. 2 of them dented so bad it jsut wasnt worth repairing. but the tires are fine
IRNOTFOB is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2006, 12:29 PM   #26
xXxCLS bOoStEdXxX
 
slowaccord's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,741
Send a message via AIM to slowaccord
i dented 2 wheels with 225/40/18. thats the LOWEST size i would go on any accord. just like other people have said, ur gona have to slam the **** out of it just 2 make it look decent.
slowaccord is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 2nd, 2006, 05:02 PM   #27
Registered User
 
red98coupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by PoloFolk
Ewwwwwwwwwww.... that rice tastes bad!

I agree....
red98coupe is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Accord Forum : V6 Performance Accord Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Chapter
Choose your AV6 Chapter Location
Ride
What do you drive?
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On