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How to figure out what the smallest wheel is that will fit on my car?

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Old 07-13-2012, 06:44 PM
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Default How to figure out what the smallest wheel is that will fit on my car?

The thread here:
https://www.hondaaccordforum.com/for...ation**-11083/
lead me to the guide here:
https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html
which is full of some pretty good info, but under the section "Determine Wheel Caliper Clearance" I was wondering if there was somewhere I could look up the information for items A, F, and G?

I'd like to get some cheap-o 15" steel wheels that are 6" wide instead of my stock 7.5" wide 17" wheels to put some nice skinny winter tires with a beefier sidewall for the snowy months but I want to make sure 15s will fit before I start shopping around.

Anybody know where I can look up the caliper width, caliper overhang, and distance from center line to caliper?
googling the interwebs has come up with nada - perhaps I'm just not using the right terms...

TIA!
 
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:01 PM
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Check Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels for their selection of rims. I think you can *try* to specify 15" steelies and the site won't let you pick them unless they'll fit.
 
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Tire Rack was a no-go - tried before I posted....

thanks though
 
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Why not start out by reading my post that's got the link below.I think it might help you figure it out..

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13425019147813
 
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you didn't read my post....
I already said that I did read that post and even linked to it and the link you posted.
 
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:22 AM
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I just tried TireRack by choosing 2012 Accord EX-L V6 sedan and the smallest they list is 16 x 6.5 steelies. I think that means 15" won't clear your brakes.

Also, I bet the fact they don't say 16 x 6.0 means that the narrower tires (to go with narrower wheels) wouldn't have enough load-rating.
 
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dammit... I played around with their site for almost an hour and couldn't get it to show me anything smaller than 17"
found some cool 18" wheels that would be nice in the summer, but couldn't get it to show me any 16s or 15s.
 
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:55 AM
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I went through the motions of getting a winter package (skipped tires & went to select wheels). They don't seem to list their steelies if you just click "wheels".
 
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d'oh!
thanks for the tip!!
 
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