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Old 09 Jun 2007, 11:08 am
James Lewis
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Default 2007 Honda Civic Lx

When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is there
a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great and
gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?

mike


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Old 09 Jun 2007, 11:19 am
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Default Re: 2007 Honda Civic Lx

James Lewis wrote:
> When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is there
> a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great and
> gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
>
> mike
>
>

why?
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Old 09 Jun 2007, 11:21 am
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"James Lewis" <jmpj@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is
> there
> a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great and
> gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
>
> mike
>


Are the 55s a problem? Most people go the other way, from higher profiles to
lower ones.

Mike



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Old 09 Jun 2007, 11:38 am
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Default Re: 2007 Honda Civic Lx

> > When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is
there
> > a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great

and
> > gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
> >
> > mike


why?

Price and availablity at local tire stores. Most stores carry the 60 but
have to order the 55 which costs about $25 more per tire.


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Old 09 Jun 2007, 09:00 pm
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"James Lewis" <jmpj@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is
> there
> a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great and
> gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
>
> mike
>
>


How come you're worrying about replacement tires? You got a new car!


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Old 09 Jun 2007, 11:09 pm
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Default Re: 2007 Honda Civic Lx

> > When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is
> > there
> > a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great

and
> > gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
> >
> > mike
> >
> >

>
> How come you're worrying about replacement tires? You got a new car!


Just thinkin ahead:-)

mike


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Old 10 Jun 2007, 11:40 am
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http://ejelta.com/tiresize/index.htm...=16&maxdelta=1

or

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html


Looks like 185/60/16 is your best bet. However, I don't know if going from a
205 to 185 won't actualy worsen the driving stability/comfort.


"James Lewis" <jmpj@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is
> there
> a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great and
> gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
>
> mike
>
>



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Old 10 Jun 2007, 02:02 pm
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James Lewis wrote:
>>> When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is

> there
>>> a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great

> and
>>> gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
>>>
>>> mike

>
> why?
>
> Price and availablity at local tire stores. Most stores carry the 60 but
> have to order the 55 which costs about $25 more per tire.
>
>

that's no reason.
1. it'll change the accuracy of your speedo.
2. it'll have a negative affect on handling.

and all for saving $100 on a $17K+ car 3 years from now! quitcher
whining and get the proper tires. sheesh.
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Old 10 Jun 2007, 03:30 pm
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On Sat, 09 Jun 2007 16:08:06 GMT, "James Lewis" <jmpj@verizon.net>
wrote:

>When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is there
>a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great and
>gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?


New tires will go somewhere between 40k and 80k miles, so you sure are
thinking ahead! There's probably some wheel/tire combos you can use
instead (what does the DX model come with?), but I don't really see
the point, either.

J.

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Old 17 Jun 2007, 02:07 am
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"jim beam" <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in message
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> James Lewis wrote:
> >>> When I bought this car, I didn't notice it had the 205/55/16 tires. Is

> > there
> >>> a safe way to change from a 55 to at least a 60? The car drives great

> > and
> >>> gets good mileage. Just wondered if this has been considered?
> >>>
> >>> mike

> >
> > why?
> >
> > Price and availablity at local tire stores. Most stores carry the 60 but
> > have to order the 55 which costs about $25 more per tire.
> >
> >

> that's no reason.
> 1. it'll change the accuracy of your speedo.
> 2. it'll have a negative affect on handling.
>
> and all for saving $100 on a $17K+ car 3 years from now! quitcher


> whining and get the proper tires. sheesh.


Your name is appropriate. Sounds like you may have had a few belts. When you
drive 50k miles a year, it's not exactly a 3 year deal. Some people have to
save where they can.


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