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Old 07 May 2010, 07:31 pm
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Default 1995 acura integra Ls bigger Tires 195 65r15?

i just put on a pair of 195 65r15 would this hinder my gas mileage by a lot? or a small amount? also would they hinder power as well or a small amount as well?

i have on Michelin Mxv4 Plus GreenX Enegry
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Old 07 May 2010, 07:46 pm
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You might pick up 1 mpg... but;

Read this info first about changing tire sizes;

Rule of thumb, you can go one size up and one size down at the same time safely. The first number relates the distance from the center of the tire tread to the bead (where the tire mates to the wheel) in millimeters. The second number relates to the profile ratio of the tire, that being the height of the tire from the wheel to it's width.

Thus, you have moved to a larger tire, but it has a shorter sidewall, so you have a wider tread on the ground but the total diameter is essentially unchanged (the diameter is critical in a modern car with a computer controlled transmission. NEVER alter the diameter significantly!).

Thus, you have moved ahead.

HOWEVER, since the new tire is wider, there is a chance of clearance issues in the front. Park the car, turn the steering wheel all the way in both directions, and check for clearance problems. If the tire is rubbing anywhere in this situation, you may have made a mistake.

More tread on the ground is usually good, but clearance issues can be a real problem. Thus, the rule of thumb: one size up and one size down. Never consider more than this.

Does this help any?
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