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Old 26 Apr 2007, 01:49 pm
NJ Vike
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Default Wheels and Tires

Greetings! I have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and want to replace those
stock wheels with something a little nicer. Perhaps in chrome. So far,
it has been hell trying to find out if any wheels fit other than Ron
Johns. My question is that if I do find a nice wheel, will going to a
19" tire & wheel combo take away gas mileage? What about speed
performance like 0-60 or 1/4 mile? Will I need to have my Speedometer
recalibrated? I have 235-45-17 and would like to upgrade to a
235-35-19.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 26 Apr 2007, 02:27 pm
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Changing tire sizes should not have any effect on gas mileage.

Two other things...which you may already have thought of/checked
out...be sure that the new tires and wheels will fit into the wheel well
and that they won't scrape either on the top or the sides (when
turning). Also, yes, you will have have to have the speedo and odometer
recalibrated, as the circumference of the new tires and wheels will be
greater than the old ones.

Tom S.
Houston, TX

NJ Vike wrote:
> Greetings! I have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and want to replace those
> stock wheels with something a little nicer. Perhaps in chrome. So far,
> it has been hell trying to find out if any wheels fit other than Ron
> Johns. My question is that if I do find a nice wheel, will going to a
> 19" tire & wheel combo take away gas mileage? What about speed
> performance like 0-60 or 1/4 mile? Will I need to have my Speedometer
> recalibrated? I have 235-45-17 and would like to upgrade to a
> 235-35-19.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>

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Old 26 Apr 2007, 03:45 pm
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NJ Vike <njvike@yahoo.com> wrote in news:1177609795.767133.221290
@s33g2000prh.googlegroups.com:

> Greetings! I have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and want to replace those
> stock wheels with something a little nicer. Perhaps in chrome. So far,
> it has been hell trying to find out if any wheels fit other than Ron
> Johns. My question is that if I do find a nice wheel, will going to a
> 19" tire & wheel combo take away gas mileage? What about speed
> performance like 0-60 or 1/4 mile? Will I need to have my Speedometer
> recalibrated? I have 235-45-17 and would like to upgrade to a
> 235-35-19.
>



The nominal difference in rolling radius between 235/35-19 and 235/45-17 is
less than one percent.

Your ride height would drop about 1/16".

You don't need to recalibrate anything.

Since rolling radius is unaffected, gas mileage won't change.

Your ride will be harder and handling may not be what you expect, since the
suspension is calibrated for a taller sidewall.

Also, watch the offset in any aftermarket wheel. If it's different from
stock, this can lessen the life-expectancy of your wheel bearings.


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Old 27 Apr 2007, 05:08 pm
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Many thanks for the reply. I think I will purchase the same size wheel and
check on the offset.

Ken

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"Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
from thirty-third to Buffalo.
From Broadway bright the tubes run right
Into the Road of Anthracite"
Erie - Lackawanna



"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns991EA024FD57Etegger@207.14.116.130...
> NJ Vike <njvike@yahoo.com> wrote in news:1177609795.767133.221290
> @s33g2000prh.googlegroups.com:
>
>> Greetings! I have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and want to replace those
>> stock wheels with something a little nicer. Perhaps in chrome. So far,
>> it has been hell trying to find out if any wheels fit other than Ron
>> Johns. My question is that if I do find a nice wheel, will going to a
>> 19" tire & wheel combo take away gas mileage? What about speed
>> performance like 0-60 or 1/4 mile? Will I need to have my Speedometer
>> recalibrated? I have 235-45-17 and would like to upgrade to a
>> 235-35-19.
>>

>
>
> The nominal difference in rolling radius between 235/35-19 and 235/45-17
> is
> less than one percent.
>
> Your ride height would drop about 1/16".
>
> You don't need to recalibrate anything.
>
> Since rolling radius is unaffected, gas mileage won't change.
>
> Your ride will be harder and handling may not be what you expect, since
> the
> suspension is calibrated for a taller sidewall.
>
> Also, watch the offset in any aftermarket wheel. If it's different from
> stock, this can lessen the life-expectancy of your wheel bearings.
>
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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Old 27 Apr 2007, 05:08 pm
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Will do and thanks for the reply

Ken

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"Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
from thirty-third to Buffalo.
From Broadway bright the tubes run right
Into the Road of Anthracite"
Erie - Lackawanna



"Tom Simchak" <not.today@thankyou.org> wrote in message
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> Changing tire sizes should not have any effect on gas mileage.
>
> Two other things...which you may already have thought of/checked out...be
> sure that the new tires and wheels will fit into the wheel well and that
> they won't scrape either on the top or the sides (when turning). Also,
> yes, you will have have to have the speedo and odometer recalibrated, as
> the circumference of the new tires and wheels will be greater than the old
> ones.
>
> Tom S.
> Houston, TX
>
> NJ Vike wrote:
>> Greetings! I have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and want to replace those
>> stock wheels with something a little nicer. Perhaps in chrome. So far,
>> it has been hell trying to find out if any wheels fit other than Ron
>> Johns. My question is that if I do find a nice wheel, will going to a
>> 19" tire & wheel combo take away gas mileage? What about speed
>> performance like 0-60 or 1/4 mile? Will I need to have my Speedometer
>> recalibrated? I have 235-45-17 and would like to upgrade to a
>> 235-35-19.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>



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Old 27 Apr 2007, 06:12 pm
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Tom Simchak <not.today@thankyou.org> wrote in news:ka6Yh.6080$2v1.482
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> Also, yes, you will have have to have the speedo and odometer
> recalibrated, as the circumference of the new tires and wheels will be
> greater than the old ones.




How do you figure that? Did you even do the arithmetic?



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Old 27 Apr 2007, 06:45 pm
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Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
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> Tom Simchak <not.today@thankyou.org> wrote in news:ka6Yh.6080$2v1.482
> @newssvr14.news.prodigy.net:
>
>> Also, yes, you will have have to have the speedo and odometer
>> recalibrated, as the circumference of the new tires and wheels will be
>> greater than the old ones.

>
>
>
> How do you figure that? Did you even do the arithmetic?
>
>
>


Last time I was on the Tire Rack site,they had a feature that gave you the
circumference and percent difference in speedo reading for each particular
tire.

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Old 27 Apr 2007, 07:07 pm
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Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in
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> Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
> news:Xns991FB8F71EDCEtegger@207.14.116.130:
>
>> Tom Simchak <not.today@thankyou.org> wrote in news:ka6Yh.6080$2v1.482
>> @newssvr14.news.prodigy.net:
>>
>>> Also, yes, you will have have to have the speedo and odometer
>>> recalibrated, as the circumference of the new tires and wheels will
>>> be greater than the old ones.

>>
>>
>>
>> How do you figure that? Did you even do the arithmetic?
>>
>>
>>

>
> Last time I was on the Tire Rack site,they had a feature that gave you
> the circumference and percent difference in speedo reading for each
> particular tire.
>



Which you can do yourself with your dollar-store pocket calculator.

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Old 27 Apr 2007, 08:15 pm
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Default Re: Wheels and Tires

NJ Vike wrote:
> Greetings! I have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and want to replace those
> stock wheels with something a little nicer. Perhaps in chrome. So far,
> it has been hell trying to find out if any wheels fit other than Ron
> Johns. My question is that if I do find a nice wheel, will going to a
> 19" tire & wheel combo take away gas mileage? What about speed
> performance like 0-60 or 1/4 mile? Will I need to have my Speedometer
> recalibrated? I have 235-45-17 and would like to upgrade to a
> 235-35-19.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>


You will spend a bunch of money to get a car with a worse ride, high
susceptibility to rim damage and short tire life. Other than that,
great plan!

It is rare indeed to see a car with bling wheels that really look better
or work better than the TL-S factory wheels.

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Old 28 Apr 2007, 11:16 am
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I was just looking for something with a shine to the wheels. I realize that
it's a personal preference but I can't imagine why Acura would equip such a
nice looking car with wheels that look like they're completely covered with
brake dust is beyond me.

I did take everyone's opinion into consideration and decided to go with an
aftermarket chrome rim in the same size. I will equip these rims with either
the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 or the Continental ContiSportContact 2. I have
nothing to complain about with the existing Michelin tires that came with
the car. I just don't want to continue to have them mounted and dismount
twice a year. We get snow around here so I plan to take the wheels off when
winter arrives.

Thanks everyone for their opinion and I look forward to discussing Acura
issues again.

Ken

--
"Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
from thirty-third to Buffalo.
From Broadway bright the tubes run right
Into the Road of Anthracite"
Erie - Lackawanna



"John Horner" <jthorner@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> NJ Vike wrote:
>> Greetings! I have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and want to replace those
>> stock wheels with something a little nicer. Perhaps in chrome. So far,
>> it has been hell trying to find out if any wheels fit other than Ron
>> Johns. My question is that if I do find a nice wheel, will going to a
>> 19" tire & wheel combo take away gas mileage? What about speed
>> performance like 0-60 or 1/4 mile? Will I need to have my Speedometer
>> recalibrated? I have 235-45-17 and would like to upgrade to a
>> 235-35-19.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>

>
> You will spend a bunch of money to get a car with a worse ride, high
> susceptibility to rim damage and short tire life. Other than that, great
> plan!
>
> It is rare indeed to see a car with bling wheels that really look better
> or work better than the TL-S factory wheels.
>



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