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Old 12 Oct 2003, 07:05 pm
George
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Default Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

Hey gang:

Posts I've read here indicate that the coming winter with stock 16" wheels
and Michelin tires will be - well, let's say 'scary?'

Does Acura have a "stock 17" rim for sale? If not, is there a preferred
brand/design?(of rims) I'd like to keep my car 'near' the original look of
the 16" rims.

Secondly, if I go to a 17" wheel (assuming that I can find a rim that is not
an LA drug dealer look) what brand, model tire should I be looking for? My
friends that have Lexus cars have a very distinctive V-shape water spreading
paatern. Is this ewhat I should seek, even if I end up staying with the 16"
stock rims?

All input will be gratefully recieved!

George


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Old 12 Oct 2003, 11:27 pm
Dave M.
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2


"George" <gmenzie@charter.net> wrote in message
news:vojr2pdi1pvc69@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey gang:
>
> Posts I've read here indicate that the coming winter with stock 16" wheels
> and Michelin tires will be - well, let's say 'scary?'
>
> Does Acura have a "stock 17" rim for sale? If not, is there a preferred
> brand/design?(of rims) I'd like to keep my car 'near' the original look of
> the 16" rims.
>
> Secondly, if I go to a 17" wheel (assuming that I can find a rim that is

not
> an LA drug dealer look) what brand, model tire should I be looking for? My
> friends that have Lexus cars have a very distinctive V-shape water

spreading
> paatern. Is this ewhat I should seek, even if I end up staying with the

16"
> stock rims?
>
> All input will be gratefully recieved!


I do fine with My Michelins in winter snow. All it takes is a little
mechanical adeptness. ;-)

>
> George
>
>



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Old 13 Oct 2003, 12:59 am
Stuart Gordon
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

Whoever told you Michelins are scary in winter must be a lousy driver. I
live in Toronto and I have MXV-4s on my Legend and have never been stuck or
had any traction problems. They are touring all season tires, not even
winter tires !

Going to a larger wheel is strictly for looks. Yes looks and secondly for
performance. The car will corner more crisply and the expense of ride
comfort. The selection of wheels is amazing and HUGE. You need to find rims
from the 10,000 available that YOU like and can afford.

Rim size has zip to do with winter driving ... but MOST people if they
change to winter rims use smaller rims in winter because good 17 inch winter
tires cost a fortune.

As for tires, your best advise will be to spend some time reading at
www.tirerack.com which gives reviews and visit a local tire shop. You need
to find one that suits your car, driving style, and weather conditions where
you live.


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Old 13 Oct 2003, 03:40 am
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"Stuart Gordon" <sgordon0531@rogers.com> wrote in message
newsbrib.308838$Lnr1.295143@news01.bloor.is.net. cable.rogers.com...
> Whoever told you Michelins are scary in winter must be a lousy driver. I
> live in Toronto and I have MXV-4s on my Legend and have never been stuck

or
> had any traction problems. They are touring all season tires, not even
> winter tires !
>
> Going to a larger wheel is strictly for looks. Yes looks and secondly for
> performance. The car will corner more crisply and the expense of ride
> comfort. The selection of wheels is amazing and HUGE. You need to find

rims
> from the 10,000 available that YOU like and can afford.
>
> Rim size has zip to do with winter driving ... but MOST people if they
> change to winter rims use smaller rims in winter because good 17 inch

winter
> tires cost a fortune.
>
> As for tires, your best advise will be to spend some time reading at
> www.tirerack.com which gives reviews and visit a local tire shop. You need
> to find one that suits your car, driving style, and weather conditions

where
> you live.
>
>



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Old 13 Oct 2003, 08:16 am
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

I drove my '01 TL only one winter with the Michelins. It was acceptable in
the city, but the car wasn't stable enough on icy highway roads and when
passing other cars in bad weather conditions. The MXV-4s are fine in the
city, but the car brakes and corners much better with quality winter tires.
For comparison, my wife's Corolla with 4-season tires is definitely better
in snow and slush than my TL with the MXV-4s. Since her car doesn't have
ABS, it also stops quicker.

The requirement to use winter tires depends on where you live and drive, as
well as how aggressive your driving style is. Few drivers can follow me on
icy or badly cleaned roads with 4-season tires, no matter what they drive.

"George" <gmenzie@charter.net> wrote in message
news:vojr2pdi1pvc69@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey gang:
>
> Posts I've read here indicate that the coming winter with stock 16" wheels
> and Michelin tires will be - well, let's say 'scary?'
>
> Does Acura have a "stock 17" rim for sale? If not, is there a preferred
> brand/design?(of rims) I'd like to keep my car 'near' the original look of
> the 16" rims.
>
> Secondly, if I go to a 17" wheel (assuming that I can find a rim that is

not
> an LA drug dealer look) what brand, model tire should I be looking for? My
> friends that have Lexus cars have a very distinctive V-shape water

spreading
> paatern. Is this ewhat I should seek, even if I end up staying with the

16"
> stock rims?
>
> All input will be gratefully recieved!
>
> George
>
>



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Old 13 Oct 2003, 10:32 am
DH
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

I would take a look at what www.tirerack.com recommends, especially the
Continental ContiExtremes, great tires at a great price - I've got about
10,000 miles on my base RSX wit these tires and I'm loving them. They
have noticeably better handling than stock, much better in rain, and
better ride comfort.

www.tires.com sells some nice rims at decent prices although their tire
selection is somewhat limited.



In article <OAxib.2741$PM2.221066@news20.bellglobal.com>,
"Ghislain" <ghislaing@istop.com> wrote:

> I drove my '01 TL only one winter with the Michelins. It was acceptable in
> the city, but the car wasn't stable enough on icy highway roads and when
> passing other cars in bad weather conditions. The MXV-4s are fine in the
> city, but the car brakes and corners much better with quality winter tires.
> For comparison, my wife's Corolla with 4-season tires is definitely better
> in snow and slush than my TL with the MXV-4s. Since her car doesn't have
> ABS, it also stops quicker.
>
> The requirement to use winter tires depends on where you live and drive, as
> well as how aggressive your driving style is. Few drivers can follow me on
> icy or badly cleaned roads with 4-season tires, no matter what they drive.
>
> "George" <gmenzie@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:vojr2pdi1pvc69@corp.supernews.com...
> > Hey gang:
> >
> > Posts I've read here indicate that the coming winter with stock 16" wheels
> > and Michelin tires will be - well, let's say 'scary?'
> >
> > Does Acura have a "stock 17" rim for sale? If not, is there a preferred
> > brand/design?(of rims) I'd like to keep my car 'near' the original look of
> > the 16" rims.
> >
> > Secondly, if I go to a 17" wheel (assuming that I can find a rim that is

> not
> > an LA drug dealer look) what brand, model tire should I be looking for? My
> > friends that have Lexus cars have a very distinctive V-shape water

> spreading
> > paatern. Is this ewhat I should seek, even if I end up staying with the

> 16"
> > stock rims?
> >
> > All input will be gratefully recieved!
> >
> > George
> >
> >

>
>

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Old 13 Oct 2003, 11:55 am
StevenR
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

Check out www.clubrsx.com

And do a search there, they talk alot about perfomance mods (including
tires)


"George" <gmenzie@charter.net> wrote in message
news:vojr2pdi1pvc69@corp.supernews.com...
> Hey gang:
>
> Posts I've read here indicate that the coming winter with stock 16" wheels
> and Michelin tires will be - well, let's say 'scary?'
>
> Does Acura have a "stock 17" rim for sale? If not, is there a preferred
> brand/design?(of rims) I'd like to keep my car 'near' the original look of
> the 16" rims.
>
> Secondly, if I go to a 17" wheel (assuming that I can find a rim that is

not
> an LA drug dealer look) what brand, model tire should I be looking for? My
> friends that have Lexus cars have a very distinctive V-shape water

spreading
> paatern. Is this ewhat I should seek, even if I end up staying with the

16"
> stock rims?
>
> All input will be gratefully recieved!
>
> George
>
>



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Old 17 Oct 2003, 04:46 am
Ariel
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

"Stuart Gordon" <sgordon0531@rogers.com> wrote in
newsbrib.308838$Lnr1.295143@news01.bloor.is.net. cable.rogers.com:
I beg to differ. I live in Calgary, AB and find the stock tires pityfull.
Don't hold on water or snow/ice. I like to drive my RSX hard and to the
limit. Ever since I put Toyo tires on I don't have problems like I did with
Michelins. I'll never buy Michelins again in my life.

Just my 2

A.


> Whoever told you Michelins are scary in winter must be a lousy driver.
> I live in Toronto and I have MXV-4s on my Legend and have never been
> stuck or had any traction problems. They are touring all season tires,
> not even winter tires !
>
> Going to a larger wheel is strictly for looks. Yes looks and secondly
> for performance. The car will corner more crisply and the expense of
> ride comfort. The selection of wheels is amazing and HUGE. You need to
> find rims from the 10,000 available that YOU like and can afford.
>
> Rim size has zip to do with winter driving ... but MOST people if they
> change to winter rims use smaller rims in winter because good 17 inch
> winter tires cost a fortune.
>
> As for tires, your best advise will be to spend some time reading at
> www.tirerack.com which gives reviews and visit a local tire shop. You
> need to find one that suits your car, driving style, and weather
> conditions where you live.
>
>


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Old 17 Oct 2003, 03:21 pm
DH
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

IMHO, whoever insists that the Michelins which come stock on most
Hondas/Acuras are good tires have never owned a high quality all season
tire.

The survey resultson www.tirerack.com will back this info up.

>
> > Whoever told you Michelins are scary in winter must be a lousy driver.
> > I live in Toronto and I have MXV-4s on my Legend and have never been
> > stuck or had any traction problems. They are touring all season tires,
> > not even winter tires !
> >
> > Going to a larger wheel is strictly for looks. Yes looks and secondly
> > for performance. The car will corner more crisply and the expense of
> > ride comfort. The selection of wheels is amazing and HUGE. You need to
> > find rims from the 10,000 available that YOU like and can afford.
> >
> > Rim size has zip to do with winter driving ... but MOST people if they
> > change to winter rims use smaller rims in winter because good 17 inch
> > winter tires cost a fortune.
> >
> > As for tires, your best advise will be to spend some time reading at
> > www.tirerack.com which gives reviews and visit a local tire shop. You
> > need to find one that suits your car, driving style, and weather
> > conditions where you live.
> >
> >

>

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Old 17 Oct 2003, 05:49 pm
Ariel
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Default Re: Wheel size - Tire reccomendation - for RSX-Type 2

That was my point, I hated those stock Michelins. Cheap junk that wears out
prematurely, don't hold very good. Crap. Unless you drive a sports car like
a retiree, then I can see them being sufficient.

A.

DH <upyoursspam@cox.net> wrote in news:upyoursspam-22A001.16212617102003
@news.east.cox.net:

> IMHO, whoever insists that the Michelins which come stock on most
> Hondas/Acuras are good tires have never owned a high quality all season
> tire.
>
> The survey resultson www.tirerack.com will back this info up.
>
>>
>> > Whoever told you Michelins are scary in winter must be a lousy driver.
>> > I live in Toronto and I have MXV-4s on my Legend and have never been
>> > stuck or had any traction problems. They are touring all season tires,
>> > not even winter tires !
>> >

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