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Old 02-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Ride comfort after rims.

Im looking at buying 15" Enkei Gold Classics for my Arcadia Green Accord. But ive heard larger rims can mess with the speedometer, make the ride quality terrible, and rub the wheel well if the rims are too tall/wide.

Im no mechanic, so i dont know the dimensions of the car vs. the rim.

So ill post the link to the rim and ill let you guys tell me what i need to know!

Rims (not buying them from this site): http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...lModel=Enkei92

I plan on getting the 15" variant with 2" profile Yokohama tires.

I just need to know if they will fit without changing the car to badly, adjustments with the spedometer or the comfort are my main worries, but thats because im not too sure on the dangers of tires rubbing the wheel wells.

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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Wheels shouldn't change your ride comfort. And you should be on 15" already unless you have a dx I believe. The thing that makes a ride suck is the struts and springs and tires.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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i drive an LX which appearently has stock 14" rims.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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As long as you get 195/60/15 tires, OEM ride quality and speedometer calibration will be unaffected
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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Thanks man! ill tell the guys buyin my rims and tires that so they dont mess up my baby.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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you can also use 205/55/15. its a bit wider than the stock 195/60/15. if you use the 195/60 it may look a bit funny since the side wall is some what tall.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #7
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you can also use 205/55/15. its a bit wider than the stock 195/60/15. if you use the 195/60 it may look a bit funny since the side wall is some what tall.
You do realize that 195/60R15 and 205/55R15 are about the same sidewall height, right? 0.17" difference....
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #8
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195/55/15? or maybe a 195/50/15. I know his speedo will be off by a bit,but it might help with the look.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #9
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You do realize that 195/60R15 and 205/55R15 are about the same sidewall height, right? 0.17" difference....
yes, but it wont look so bad becuase its a bit wider
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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What messes with yoru ride comfort or speedometer is when the overall diameter of your wheel and tire is signifcantly different then that of the stock setup. If the diameter goes larger the setup spins less per mile then stock, so your speedo will read slower then your actual speed. The exact opposite if your setup is less then stock. As far as comfort, a larger wheel will tend to have a smaller sidewall (if you are trying to keep the proper diameter). THe sidewall material will tend to be stronger and thus stiffer in these low profile setups, making the ride feel a bit rougher.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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Ok slow down... slightly smaller/bigger rims are not going to drastically change you'r spedometer or ruin your ride comfort... stretching the tire like a rubberband on the rim will. Low profile tire... you're going to feel a lot of the bumps on the road buddy.


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Old 02-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #12
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I didnt say a slight change would cause a big affect. If you notice I said if the change was significant, it would change your speedo one way or the other.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:30 PM   #13
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How wide should the tires and rims be to have them go past at least a half inch beyond the wheel well? I don't want to look flush... Would that 205/55/15 be good enough?
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How wide should the tires and rims be to have them go past at least a half inch beyond the wheel well? I don't want to look flush... Would that 205/55/15 be good enough?

depends on the width and offset of the wheel. it the 92's your getting are 6in wide with +35 offset and with 205/55/15 tires, i wouldnt stick out much or at all. you may get the affect you're looking for with 7in wide and +35 offset wheels
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #15
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i appreciate all the help, but since its becoming a bit dim what im looking for, ill restate it.

I need to make sure my 15" Enkei classica wont mess up my ride too much, with 2" Yokohama tires, it totals to 17", same as the current setup. I just need to make sure this rim/tire combo wont offset my spedo or ride comfort. And at worst rub the wheel well.

But from what it sounds i dont have to worry about tires rubbing. So the spedometer is my top worry.

(being only 17 i dont like burning $1100 unless i know it will work.)
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What is your current tire size?

try using this tire size calculator: http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp

195/60R15 (stock 15" tire size) have a 4.6" sidewall.

185/70R14 (stock 14" tire size) have a 5.1" sidewall....

What you really want is an overall diameter of about 24.2 inches.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #17
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depends on the width and offset of the wheel. it the 92's your getting are 6in wide with +35 offset and with 205/55/15 tires, i wouldnt stick out much or at all. you may get the affect you're looking for with 7in wide and +35 offset wheels
As long as I am able to fully retain the great turn radius that I have right now, I will be a happy camper. But I heard that messing around with the offset may affect the turn radius...is that true?
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #18
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Since those wheels are wider then our stock wheels, you'll want a slightly wider tire to keep from having to stretch them on. On stock 15 inch wheels we had 195/60 -15 tires. On those wheels tires of 215/55 -15 or 235/50 -15 would be best. They are about as close as you can get to stock diameter (so your speedo wont change) without having to stretch the tire too much to get them over the wider wheel. The stock tire is close to 2 inches wider at the tread then the wheel, the 235/50 has close to 2 inch wider tread compared to the wheels you want, so the look of the sidewall when mounted and the car on the ground should be about same as stock.

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Since those wheels are wider then our stock wheels, you'll want a slightly wider tire to keep from having to stretch them on. On stock 15 inch wheels we had 195/60 -15 tires. On those wheels tires of 215/55 -15 or 235/50 -15 would be best. They are about as close as you can get to stock diameter (so your speedo wont change) without having to stretch the tire too much to get them over the wider wheel. The stock tire is close to 2 inches wider at the tread then the wheel, the 235/50 has close to 2 inch wider tread compared to the wheels you want, so the look of the sidewall when mounted and the car on the ground should be about same as stock.
Considering they dont even make a 235/50/15 tire it is a bad idea either way, the recommended tire for these rims is a 195/60/15 per tire rack and anyone else, also a 205/55/15 would work just fine but will probably cost more per tire.

iamninja28 you need to find out the tire size, 2" doesnt mean anything in sizing tires.
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i appreciate all the help, but since its becoming a bit dim what im looking for, ill restate it.

I need to make sure my 15" Enkei classica wont mess up my ride too much, with 2" Yokohama tires, it totals to 17", same as the current setup. I just need to make sure this rim/tire combo wont offset my spedo or ride comfort. And at worst rub the wheel well.

But from what it sounds i dont have to worry about tires rubbing. So the spedometer is my top worry.

(being only 17 i dont like burning $1100 unless i know it will work.)
Looks like from tire rack with some Yokohama tires its like $971 shipped to my door and mounted and balanced, might want to consider that.
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