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Old 26 Jul 2006, 11:22 am
alyssa
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Default Switching winter tires

I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether or not I can switch winter
tires from a 2002 honda civic onto a 2005 RSX Type S. I know that the civic
the tires are for 15" rims and the rsx is for 17" rims. I woudln't put the
rubber on the acura rim, I would buy a black winter rim. But would i be able
to put the winter rim on the car with the winter tire?
Thanks
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Old 27 Jul 2006, 10:36 am
lesandbob@sympatico.ca
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Default Re: Switching winter tires

You'll have to know the aspect ratio (tire height divided by the tire
width) which is usually 60% more or less. It's included in the numbers
stamped on the rubber - i.e. 205/60R15 where 60 is the aspect ration.

So a bigger rim with a lower aspect ratio tire might be the same
diameter as the smaller rim and tire combo, which is the important
thing. A tire shop should be able to give you the diameters of
different tire sizes. Or go to
http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp where they say to keep
within 3% of the original.

Bob Simpson

alyssa wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether or not I can switch winter
> tires from a 2002 honda civic onto a 2005 RSX Type S. I know that the civic
> the tires are for 15" rims and the rsx is for 17" rims. I woudln't put the
> rubber on the acura rim, I would buy a black winter rim. But would i be able
> to put the winter rim on the car with the winter tire?
> Thanks


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Old 27 Jul 2006, 10:52 am
alyssa via CarKB.com
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Default Re: Switching winter tires

Thanks so much for the help!

lesandbob@sympatico.ca wrote:
>You'll have to know the aspect ratio (tire height divided by the tire
>width) which is usually 60% more or less. It's included in the numbers
>stamped on the rubber - i.e. 205/60R15 where 60 is the aspect ration.
>
>So a bigger rim with a lower aspect ratio tire might be the same
>diameter as the smaller rim and tire combo, which is the important
>thing. A tire shop should be able to give you the diameters of
>different tire sizes. Or go to
>http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp where they say to keep
>within 3% of the original.
>
>Bob Simpson
>
>> I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether or not I can switch winter
>> tires from a 2002 honda civic onto a 2005 RSX Type S. I know that the civic
>> the tires are for 15" rims and the rsx is for 17" rims. I woudln't put the
>> rubber on the acura rim, I would buy a black winter rim. But would i be able
>> to put the winter rim on the car with the winter tire?
>> Thanks


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