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Old 17 Jan 2008, 03:11 pm
MrMusic
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Default OT: tire sizes

I know this is off topic but can I put on a 4 tire NEW set of
195/65/14 radial tires for my current worn-out set of 195/69/14?

Curious as I can get a very good price on the 195/65's

My car is a 1990 Integra LS.

Thanks.
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 04:15 pm
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On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 13:11:55 -0800, MrMusic <MrMusic@nospam.com>
wrote:

>I know this is off topic but can I put on a 4 tire NEW set of
>195/65/14 radial tires for my current worn-out set of 195/69/14?
>
>Curious as I can get a very good price on the 195/65's
>
>My car is a 1990 Integra LS.
>
>Thanks.


Probably won't hurt. But, since you'd be reducing the height of the
tire and thus the diameter, the car would set a little lower (you
might not noticed it) and the speedometer would read faster than your
actual speed. The faster you go, the greater the error would be. Now
decide if it's worth it.

DC
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 09:19 pm
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Default Re: OT: tire sizes

MrMusic <MrMusic@nospam.com> wrote in
news:3ugvo35dosckmj4ucefvjatqdj58bfeibd@4ax.com:

> I know this is off topic but can I put on a 4 tire NEW set of
> 195/65/14 radial tires for my current worn-out set of 195/69/14?
>
> Curious as I can get a very good price on the 195/65's
>
> My car is a 1990 Integra LS.
>
> Thanks.




A "69" section tire? Where on earth did you find that? You meant "60",
didn't you?

The stock tires for that car are 195/60-14. If you install 65-section tires
the speedometer will read about 3% to 5% slow.

65-section tires will be 3/8" taller. I'd be concerned about contact with
the rear of the wheel well, especially when the suspension is compressed.
When the tire is turned all the way to one side, it's awfully close to the
fender as it is.

Also your acceleration will be just a bit slower, since the tires would be
bigger.

If I were you I'd just buy the correct tires.

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Old 18 Jan 2008, 10:01 am
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Default Re: OT: tire sizes

Ooops typo shoud be "60" Sorry about that!

Based on all the replies I will stick with the "60's".

Thanks for the comments.

On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 03:19:32 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m>
wrote:

>MrMusic <MrMusic@nospam.com> wrote in
>news:3ugvo35dosckmj4ucefvjatqdj58bfeibd@4ax.com :
>
>> I know this is off topic but can I put on a 4 tire NEW set of
>> 195/65/14 radial tires for my current worn-out set of 195/69/14?
>>
>> Curious as I can get a very good price on the 195/65's
>>
>> My car is a 1990 Integra LS.
>>
>> Thanks.

>
>
>
>A "69" section tire? Where on earth did you find that? You meant "60",
>didn't you?
>
>The stock tires for that car are 195/60-14. If you install 65-section tires
>the speedometer will read about 3% to 5% slow.
>
>65-section tires will be 3/8" taller. I'd be concerned about contact with
>the rear of the wheel well, especially when the suspension is compressed.
>When the tire is turned all the way to one side, it's awfully close to the
>fender as it is.
>
>Also your acceleration will be just a bit slower, since the tires would be
>bigger.
>
>If I were you I'd just buy the correct tires.

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