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Tire Size Suggestions? 96 Accord EX

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:22 PM
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I have the 15 inch,factory alloys with 195/60/R15 tires.What is the widest size tire I can mount on the factory rims? I need new tires soon and Im considering getting tires that are a bit wider without changing rims.

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:58 PM
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I think your wheels are 15 x 5.5" but you can check. It's normally embossed in the inside of the wheel somewhere. Look on the inboard side of one of the spokes.

Go to Tire Rack & pick a tire you like. Look at the specs for the size you're thinking of; one item will be the range of wheel-width that's acceptable.
 
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Ok Thanks!!I was sort of hoping someone already did this and had the exact size,but for sure will check the site out and make some notes.
 
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The 205/50/R15 looks promising.Wonder if it would rub too much?
 
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So that should be 10mm wider than your stock tires (5mm inboard & 5mm outboard). Seems like that would be OK for clearance, but take a look. Especially check where the steering knuckle curves up & around the inboard sidewall of the tire & joins the upper control arm.

But that's also 29 mm smaller in overall diameter. Maybe try other sizes?
205/55 = 8.5mm shorter; I guess I'd look at this size.
205/60 = 12mm taller
 
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Thanks..I'm going to have them set side by side at the tire place to compare.I may go 55 or 60.
 
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Compare side-by-side against other tires that are not mounted on rims, not against your existing tires. Mounting and inflating will affect that a little bit. Also the worn-out tread on your tires will affect it too.
 
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