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post #1 of 15 Old 03-21-2012, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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what tire size to go with for 17 inch

i just got a set of 2010 coupe wheels for $200. i plan to lower my 4 door 03 on tein .my question is what tire size is everyone running with 17 ?i dont want to rub but i would like to fill the wheel gap as much as possible .

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Go to the tirerack.com website and put in your car year and choose 17" and it will give you the recommended size. Any tire shop can do the same.

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Stock size 215/50/17
The size I'm running on my 7th gen sedan with TSX wheels.
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The size I'm running on my 7th gen sedan with TSX wheels.
I bought tsx wheels (04ish) and need to buy tires for them for my 7.5 gen sedan. I can get 225/50/17 cheaper than 215/50/17, so what are the disadvantages of getting the 225? I have checked the difference in the speedo and it should clear everything just fine. I used all those calculator links in the FAQ in this forum. Should I just bite the bullet and get 215s or save a couple hundred with 225s? Thanks for any advice.
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You might consider 235/45-17 which is what I'm running on my TL wheels (the stock size for many TL's) or even 245/45-17 which should easily fit as well. As long as your wheels are wide enough to support them which my original coupe wheels (at 6.5" wide) were not!

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The stock tire size on mine is 225/50-17. The rim is 7.5" wide and the tire fit flush with the lip. You could use 225/45-17.
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You might consider 235/45-17 which is what I'm running on my TL wheels (the stock size for many TL's) or even 245/45-17 which should easily fit as well. As long as your wheels are wide enough to support them which my original coupe wheels (at 6.5" wide) were not!
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The stock tire size on mine is 225/50-17. The rim is 7.5" wide and the tire fit flush with the lip. You could use 225/45-17.
I believe TL wheels are 7.5 inches as where TSX wheels at least from a 04ish 6 spoke wheel is 7 inches and the stock tires on it is 215/50/17. That would be perfect for going from steelies (205/65/15) so going to the stock TSX specs would like a .11 percent difference as where going with 225/50/17 is like a 1.8 percent difference in speed. So I am wondering the disadvantages of going with 225/50/17.
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I believe TL wheels are 7.5 inches as where TSX wheels at least from a 04ish 6 spoke wheel is 7 inches and the stock tires on it is 215/50/17.
The 235/45-17 or 245/45-17 probably won't be at their best on your 7" TSX wheels. Generally that tire size calls for a rim width of at least 7.5. BTW the TL's are 8" wide. But they might work for the OP.

I simply believe the Accord can benefit greatly from larger tires from at least a performance standpoint. Honda sized the tires for their intended market - - family sedan. But the Accord actually handles fairly well. I recall reading this Car & Driver article years ago and I guess you could say I kind of took it to heart. Here's a quote from the 2006 V6 sedan comparison test:

"This Accord gets the same 17-inch wheels as the Accord coupe, but all the V-6 Accords get new 17-inchers, wearing rather wimpy 215/50 Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 all-season tires. Similarly, this Accord has revised suspension bushings, but that, too, is something it shares with the other V-6 Accords.

Could it keep pace with the other players? Oh, yeah. Although those tires held the Honda back in the braking and skidpad exercises,"


The full test is here. I'd say the Accord did quite well.


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The 235/45-17 or 245/45-17 probably won't be at their best on your 7" TSX wheels. Generally that tire size calls for a rim width of at least 7.5. BTW the TL's are 8" wide. But they might work for the OP.

I simply believe the Accord can benefit greatly from larger tires from at least a performance standpoint. Honda sized the tires for their intended market - - family sedan. But the Accord actually handles fairly well. I recall reading this Car & Driver article years ago and I guess you could say I kind of took it to heart. Here's a quote from the 2006 V6 sedan comparison test:

"This Accord gets the same 17-inch wheels as the Accord coupe, but all the V-6 Accords get new 17-inchers, wearing rather wimpy 215/50 Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 all-season tires. Similarly, this Accord has revised suspension bushings, but that, too, is something it shares with the other V-6 Accords.

Could it keep pace with the other players? Oh, yeah. Although those tires held the Honda back in the braking and skidpad exercises,"


The full test is here. I'd say the Accord did quite well.

Thanks for the correction on the TL rim size, I wasn't sure. So in short what you are saying is that with me going to 225/50/17 would have no disadvantages on 17x7 wheels that OEM calls for 215/50/17. I was just concerned because I was reading on the TSX boards that going to 225 would cause the car to work harder at accelerating since the tires are heavier and thus leading to lowering the miles per gallon the car gets.
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I was just concerned because I was reading on the TSX boards that going to 225 would cause the car to work harder at accelerating since the tires are heavier and thus leading to lowering the miles per gallon the car gets.
Actually both of those points are certainly true to some degree. Although I do suspect the additional rubber on the road, or friction is the primary cause of an mpg decrease. As in many things there is gave and take. I guess you have to weigh what could be the costs vs benefits. Is the slight improvement in braking and traction worth the trade offs? I think that's where everyone has to decide what's most important to them. In my case I haven't seen any appreciable decrease in mpg after switching to heavier and larger wheels and tires.

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Thanks for the info, that helps me in deciding on what to do. And sorry to the OP for side tracking the thread. I don't like starting new threads. Hour this helps done people.
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i just got a set of 2010 coupe wheels for $200. i plan to lower my 4 door 03 on tein .my question is what tire size is everyone running with 17 ?i dont want to rub but i would like to fill the wheel gap as much as possible .
Don't try to fill your wheel gap by buying a different tire size. You would do that by adjusting your suspension - springs, shocks or coilovers, as you're doing already.

Sorry it seems your thread went in the wrong direction. Go back and check the sticky's at the beginning to see what the width of the stock wheels that you bought are. This should give you an idea of tire size. You can then use tirerack.com or your local tire shop to recommend the correct size.

Your goal should be to keep the over all diameter of your tire and wheel the same as stock. So if you're going with a wider tire, you'll want a lower aspect ratio. So going from 215/50/17 (my size) with a wider tire, I might go with a 225/45/17. The 50 and 45 being the aspect ratio which is the sidewall height as a % of the width, so lower being shorter side wall.

OK, I'm rambling here, I think you get the idea.

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So is a 2%, like everyone says, is a good number to deviate from the stock size?
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Maybe a short view of a tire calculator will give people a better idea of the differences. For example:

Tire Size Comparison

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
215/50-17 4.2in 12.7in 25.5in 80.0in 792 0.0%
235/45-17 4.2in 12.7in 25.3in 79.6in 796 -0.5%
225/45-17 4.0in 12.5in 25.0in 78.5in 808 -1.9%
245/45-17 4.3in 12.8in 25.7in 80.7in 785 0.9%
225/50-17 4.4in 12.9in 25.9in 81.2in 780 1.5%


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