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Old 31-Mar-2007, 05:52 PM
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Hey I recently came across a set of ADR sudoku8 rims 17" and since I needed new tires anyways this would be a good idea. Now I need to know what size tires to run and im a little confused cause I dont know what tire size im supposted to run..

ppl have told me for my 2001 Civic DX Sedan I should run eihter

205/40/17
215/40/17

Current Winter Tires: 185/70 R14

currently I have a set of XiCE on my tires right now for the winter so I dunno .. anyone help me shed some light? thx.

was thinking of picking up a set of FUZION HRi or FALKEN 512's anyone have any experience with these??

ADR Rim Specs:
size: 17x7
p.c.d: 8 x 100/114.3
offset: 40
hub: 73.1


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Old 31-Mar-2007, 08:32 PM
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215/40/17
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Old 31-Mar-2007, 09:02 PM
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It depends if you're lowered or not, and how much. 215/40/17 would probably rub if your lowered more than 2 inches (that's taking into consideration you have a camber kit and have the wheels aligned). 205/40/17 would be your best bet if you lowered.

If your not lowered at all, go 215/45/17. Its the proper size, and ride comfort is pretty good. I used to have this size on stock suspension.
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Im lowered using TEIN S.Tech Springs pretty sure its not near a 2 inch drop .. I dont have a camber kit (will be picking one up later..) but yeah my wheels are aligned currently after I lowered it .. had to.. it was way of.. anyways .. so with TEIN S.Tech's into the equation would it be 215 or 205?
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Originally posted by akz
Im lowered using TEIN S.Tech Springs pretty sure its not near a 2 inch drop .. I dont have a camber kit (will be picking one up later..) but yeah my wheels are aligned currently after I lowered it .. had to.. it was way of.. anyways .. so with TEIN S.Tech's into the equation would it be 215 or 205?
with the tien drop, I think you'll be ok with 215/40/17. I've heard of people running 215/45/17 with tien s.techs. They drop the car around 1.5 all around. I would go with 215/40/17.

I don't have a tien drop, so I don't know. I have neuspeed sports which are lower than tiens, so I don't know for sure. However, many people say their ok with 215/40/17 on tiens. If you want to be 100% sure, just stick with 205/40/17.
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I would just stick with the 205, its not like the 215 provide that much more in performance and the 205 are usually a lil cheaper. PLus if you do want to change your suspension set up your a little safer going with 205
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ok I just tracked down my original stock tires that came with my car.. they are ..

Firestone FR690
and the size is: 185 70 R14

I think Ill stick with the 205/40 cause my friend said if I run 215 there would be a high chance of rubbing since my stock are 185...

now comes the choice between FUZION HRi and FALKEN 512's...
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 07:51 AM
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just like Double_b suggesed... go to his link and click on the reviews they have for those tires. Keep in mind some ppl buy those cheap *** tires and think they should perform like f1 tires on the road. From what I hear they are a bargain for the price.
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Old 01-Apr-2007, 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by phuviano
It depends if you're lowered or not, and how much. 215/40/17 would probably rub if your lowered more than 2 inches (that's taking into consideration you have a camber kit and have the wheels aligned). 205/40/17 would be your best bet if you lowered.

If your not lowered at all, go 215/45/17. Its the proper size, and ride comfort is pretty good. I used to have this size on stock suspension.
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the CORRECT tire size is either 205/45/17 OR 215/40/17 ... NoSpleeny used to run 215/40/17 lowered and it was just fine no problems.

I also ran those on my 93 saturn sw2, and it didn't rub at all, and I'm sure civics have more room than saturns in the wheelwells.

rubbing is gonna have more to do with your offset than anything else.

you do NOT want to run 205/40/17!!! like I said if you're worried about rubbing at full lock, go with 205/45/17... this will also give you better highway fuel economy than the 215/40 tire.
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sorry for the newb question.. but whats wrong with the 205/40? reason im asking is because the Fuzion HRi only come in 205/40..
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Originally posted by bbarbulo


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how am I wrong?

according to http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
its says 215/45/17 is off by 1.7 percent on the speedo, and 215/40/17 is off by 1.8 percent.
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I totally forgot about 205/45/17, actually that's the size I run. However I rub in the back with that size. However, I'm lower than you are. 205/45/17 does provide a nicer ride, but it depends on your suspension setup as well. I hope your not on stock shocks and struts.

btw, my offset for my rims are +42.
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Originally posted by phuviano


how am I wrong?

according to http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
its says 215/45/17 is off by 1.7 percent on the speedo, and 215/40/17 is off by 1.8 percent.
exactly for that reason. the size is off.

besides that, cars with the incorrect tire combo actually LOOK ridiculous and have way lower ground clearance. like the tire doesn't fill in the wheelwell and it looks funny. it might just be me, but I can tell a mile away if the wrong tires are on the car... even my dad one time got the wrong size tires put on his car, I took the car back to the tire place and told them to replace the tires cuz they sold my dad the incorrect size. i reamed them out and they gave me a new set of tires.

i can't tell you how many times a day i'm driving and i see cars with too big or too small a tire on it.
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this is me on smaller tires, I had to drop the car WAY low just to look normal again. had those tires for about 2 weeks, they came with the rims
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I like the smaller rims
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you might like the look but it takes away from driveability.
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my rims offset is 40.. so 205/45 is the right size right? Or should I go with the tires he suggested? The Fuzions HRi, (i like those over the Falken 512) but those only come in 205/40 .. am I missing something?.. he said that my tires diameter is 24.8 so if I throw on the Fuzion HRi's itll give me a lower profile.. a 0.4 inch to be exact..
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I'm ****ing done trying to explain. Not everyone can be helped I guess.
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