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Stock tires on aftermarket rims?

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:10 PM
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Default Stock tires on aftermarket rims?

I have a 2006 honda accord v6 sedan.

first off would I be able to take my stock tires off my accords stock rims and put them on after market rims such as these?

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That width will work with the stock tire size.

If you ask me, it's a waste since you're trying to keep your stock tires, save up and plus size it. 18"s look good on these cars and running a bigger, wider wheel with some good summer tires is money much better spent.
 
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Awesome thanks your your help man. Its much appriciated. I need advice on these things as i am new to this type of stuff but i am very interested in cars! I wanna learn haha.

You have convenced me to save up for 18s and tires but that will be down the road lol

Im probably going to put a front lip on, lower, and tint the windows before the rims and tires.



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That width will work with the stock tire size.

If you ask me, it's a waste since you're trying to keep your stock tires, save up and plus size it. 18"s look good on these cars and running a bigger, wider wheel with some good summer tires is money much better spent.
 
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by onthedrums View Post
Awesome thanks your your help man. Its much appriciated. I need advice on these things as i am new to this type of stuff but i am very interested in cars! I wanna learn haha.

You have convenced me to save up for 18s and tires but that will be down the road lol

Im probably going to put a front lip on, lower, and tint the windows before the rims and tires.
Keep in mind that by "plus sizing" up to 18" wheels and tires you will probably lose a bit in pretty much every performance area (i.e. transitional handling, acceleration, braking, and fuel economy), the only performance metric which may improve a bit is lateral grip at the limit in a steady state turn.

Were I in your shoes I'd stay with the 17" wheel size.
 
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:29 PM
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So you think i should save up for some decent 17s and tires?

Also do you know much about lowering? I want to put lowering springs on my 06 accord is it okaay to put only lowering springs on? No camber kit. No new shocks?

Sorry if im hitting you with a bunch of random questions im just learning haha.

Thanks so much i appriciate your time and knowledge.


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sizing" up to 18" wheels and tires you will probably lose a bit in pretty much every performance area (i.e. transitional handling, acceleration, braking, and fuel economy), the only performance metric which may improve a bit is lateral grip at the limit in a steady state turn.

Were I in your shoes I'd stay with the 17" wheel size.
 
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The nice thing about staying with the 17s is that you can change the wheels and use your factory tires on them until you're ready.

As for lowering, sorry, I live in a rural area where over one-hundred inches of snow per season is not at all uncommon (five of the last eleven winters), as such, lowering isn't something I have ever researched (last thing I need to do is to turn my car into a snow plow).
 
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:37 PM
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Thanks so much for your help man! I will be looking into some 17s and getting tires later.

What kind of car you got? Any mods?




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The nice thing about staying with the 17s is that you can change the wheels and use your factory tires on them until you're ready.

As for lowering, sorry, I live in a rural area where over one-hundred inches of snow per season is not at all uncommon (five of the last eleven winters), as such, lowering isn't something I have ever researched (last thing I need to do is to turn my car into a snow plow).
 
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What kind of car you got? Any mods?
Check my signature for my cars; they're all pretty much stock except for upgraded wheels and tires. I may "chip" the GTI once it's out of the warranty period, that said, as an engineer who has worked in and around the automotive industry for many years, I have a healthy respect for how most cars are originally designed and built and as a general rule have an "anti-mod" mentality. Said another way, the vast majority of "mods" (beyond wheels, tires, and driver training on a track) come with as many negatives as positives (if not more), IMHO.
 
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Going to 18"s on paper will "hurt" performance. But that change is so minuscule that it's not even worth worrying over. Believe me when I tell you...you'll regret sticking with the stock 17" wheel size.

Plus, having the 18" wheels opens you up to a better choice in performance tires.

Depending on the width of the rim, you could go with these sizes:

215/45 R18
225/40 R18
235/40 R18

They're all very close to the OEM aspect ratio of your stock 215/50 R17 tire height and won't throw off your speedo.
 
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Thanks for the help! I will for sure be looking into some 18s. What exactly gets rge speeo off? I have heard of that.

Do you have 18s?


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Going to 18"s on paper will "hurt" performance. But that change is so minuscule that it's not even worth worrying over. Believe me when I tell you...you'll regret sticking with the stock 17" wheel size.

Plus, having the 18" wheels opens you up to a better choice in performance tires.

Depending on the width of the rim, you could go with these sizes:

215/45 R18
225/40 R18
235/40 R18

They're all very close to the OEM aspect ratio of your stock 215/50 R17 tire height and won't throw off your speedo.
 

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