Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 29 Nov 2011, 07:46 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
Default Can I use a 175/65R15 tire on my 2002 Honda Insight even though it uses 165/65R14?

The 175 series is for the 2010 Insight; so will there be enough clearance in the wheel wells for an extra inch of the 15 inch as opposed to the 14 inch tires OR not a good idea?

Dan H,

Opps, I guess that's why mechanics take advantage of stupid females...

Thanks for a quick answer!!!

Dear nobody important,

That's what I probably had in mind, but your correct, WAY too expensive to buy new rims!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 29 Nov 2011, 08:01 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 26

No. You cannot use a 15 inch tire on a 14 inch rim. It will not fit and you cannot make it fit.

175 is the width of the tire

65 is the aspect ratio of the tire (essentially the height of the sidewall

15 is the rim size the tire will fit on.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 29 Nov 2011, 08:16 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2

They would most likely fit, ride better, and look good, but your mileage would be comprimised and that is extra wear and tear on things like hubs and wheel bearings, there is always a trade off... Remeber it is the tire and rim that need to be changed so its not cheap, check with a local tire shop to make sure the wheel back spacing will work with your cars clearances
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 29 Nov 2011, 08:31 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1


you have to use the same style no. as the one with your new car when u bought! u could call the tire agent and, maybe u could ge ta better price that bought it from 4s shop!

good luck!
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will 185/65r14 snow tires work/fit a 1993 Honda Accord? turbointhailand Honda Technical 1 10 Nov 2010 04:46 pm
1995 acura integra Ls bigger Tires 195 65r15? Al J Acura Technical 1 07 May 2010 06:46 pm
1995 acura integra Ls bigger Tires 195 65r15? Al J Acura Technical 1 07 May 2010 06:31 pm
I have a 97 Honda Civic Ex it have 14in. tires or (p185/65r14)on it,i want to put on 15in.rim... spazz320340 Honda Technical 4 08 Dec 2009 02:01 am
98 Accord V6-EX - OEM 205/65R15 to 215/60R15 tires King Cosmo Honda 2 3 02 Dec 2003 09:14 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 am.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.