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Old 22 Jun 2009, 04:16 pm
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Default Calling all Acura Rsx owners -I have a rim/tire question!?

I have a 2003 Acura Rsx Type-S and i would like to purchase new rims for it, specifically a set of Nex-O TS-10 18" x7.5"here's a link to the page: http://www.wheelmax.com/wheelcolors....=Gun%20Metalmy first question is are the tires, that fit the stock rims, compatible with the 18" x 7.5" or will I have to purchase new tires as well?Secondly, I wanted to know if 18" would make the ride harsher? Also my friend warned me against 18" and told me to go with 17" because there's a bigger risk of the rims being cracked or damaged and I was just wondering if this was true?I honestly don't know shit about wheels and rims otherwise I wouldn't be asking
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Old 22 Jun 2009, 04:31 pm
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1. yes you will need new tires to fit the 18. the stock 17in tire WILL NOT FIT.2. yes and no. if you slammed it might but if you riding stock height then you have nothing to worry about.3.There is always a risk of cracking or breaking wheels. if you hit a curb at 40 mph dont matter if its a 15, 16, 17, 18. 19.20 it will have a risk to break. unless u have titanium wheels....
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Old 22 Jun 2009, 04:46 pm
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def. need new tires... And a buddy of mine has 18x8's on his type-s and it's dropped about 3 inches all the way around and he's had no problems.
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Old 22 Jun 2009, 05:01 pm
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the stock 16" tires will not fit on 18 inch rims so you well need new tires. The ride will be rougher because you will have to get lower profile tires for the rims, which will absorb less of the imperfections in the road. Post the question on clubrsx.com youll find alot of good info there.
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You will need new tires.The ride will be a little harsher. My Accord has 18" rims, and whenever I go over a speed bump at more than 20 mph, there's a little rubbing, and when I slam on the brakes, there is rubbing, but other than that, there aren't any major problems. You can also just buy lower profile tires to get rid of that, but the ride quality will suffer.And there is no difference in cracking or anything between rim sizes. The only difference will be ride quality and mpgs. Other than that, there isn't any real difference between 17s and 18+ rims.
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From what I remember about this car, it came with 16 x 6.5 rims as stock standard. If this car is equipped in this manner, you will need different tires- 16 incher will not mount on 18 inch rims. You also have to watch the offset of the rim- that is how far in or out from center that the rim mounts to the hub. Too much offset inside may rub your inner fender or struts, too much outside will rub and even bend your fender lips, especially on bumps. This is especially true with the wider (7.5 inch) rims. 18 inchers will require a shorter tire to be the same height- that will make it ride harsher, steer and corner better but will be more darty on sloped roads. I recommend finding a wheel shop that will allow you to bolt the tire rim onto the car to check to see if it fits. Make sure you check inside and outside the fenders while the car is turned full left and right. You should also consider going to a wider tire by about 20 mm (example 195 to 215) so that the wider rims will be protected by the tire sidewall. This will also help increase your contact patch (tread). A call to Tire Rack (or Tirerack.com) will help you alot.
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yeah dont put 18s on there 17s only
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