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Old 25 Dec 2009, 02:31 pm
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Default Can i put on my honda civic two 185/65R14 studded now tires with two 170/75R14 studded...

...snow tires on my car? And will they fit the stock rims for my civic, (which are 185/65R14)? OR could I just put 2 studded snow tires on with two regular tires? I live in Seattle, WA so the snow out here with the hills can be very treacherous.
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 03:16 pm
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the second tires would be too small, they are not wide enough to sit on the rim. why not put the first tire on all 4 rims? if you decide two snow tires you would definitely need them on the front since those are your driving wheels.
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depending on what year your honda civic is and if it has abs. the 185/65r14 tire is 10mm thinner and 7.5mm shorter. if the vehicle is not equipped with abs or traction control and is older than 96 you will probably be ok. ....however the manufacturer only recommends putting the stock tire size which can be found inside the driver door on a sticker.

and yes you can put on 2 studded tires on with 2 reg. tires
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 03:46 pm
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If you are using snow tires, studded or not, you should put them on all 4 wheels with any front wheel drive vehicle. the is because snow tires on the front drive wheels will produce so much more traction than the rear tires that the result could be a tremendous amount of oversteer which could make it extremely difficult to keep your car on the road during slippery conditions.

If the tread is the same and the overall diameter is close to being the same then you can probably get away with using the 2 different sizes. If the tread pattern is not the same put those with the most grip on the rear wheels for safety even if your car is front wheel drive. If one set is noticably larger than the others I would put the larger ones on the rear and I would be very careful to notice anything weird about the way the car handles. If it doesn't feel right them don;t continue with these mismatched tires on your car. Even if you air pressure is off it can have an effect on the handling especially when you are using mismatched tires. NOT RECOMMENDED.

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Q: Can I put snow tires on just the drive wheels of my car?

A: Putting just two snow tires on your car is a bad idea. If you have a front-wheel-drive car and put snow tires on the front only, the back wheels won't have anywhere near as much grip as the front wheels. This will make the car much more likely to spin out while braking or cornering. Likewise, if you put snow tires on the just back wheels of a rear-wheel-drive car, the wheels that do the steering won't grip as well as those that provide the power, so the car may not respond when the steering wheel is turned -- it will simply plow straight ahead. Always install snow tires as a full set of four.

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There is no such size as 170/75 you must mean 175/70. A 175/70R14 and a 185/65R14 are only one tenth of an inch different in diameter, so they could be used together. The 185/65 is likely a bit wider than the other. I would put the wider ones in the back unless there is some reason to believe that the 175/70s will give you more traction.

I had a 2004 Suzuki Aerio and I had 2 sets of wheels and tires for it. For a while I had 195/55R15 tires on one axle and 185/65R14 tires on the other axle with no problems. It all depends on the tires. In my case both sets of tires were well worn. when tires are new, however, they will have a lot more traction and can differ greatly in their handling characteristics.

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