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Honda Fit, Tires, Wheels
#96 of 212 New Tires for Fit Sport
Jan 01, 2010 (2:47 pm)
The mediocre Dunlop OEM tires that came with our 2009 Honda FIT Sport are useless in a little snow. We are located in the greater NYC area, not minnesota, so it's not horrible and we are looking new all season performance tires. Based on CR's recommendations and supported by positive comments on discussion boards, we are looking at the Michelin Primacy MXV4. However, the current tires are 185/55/R16's and the new tire only seems to exist as a 185/65/R15. Is this a significant difference?
#97 of 212 Re: New Tires for Fit Sport [shammai]
Jan 01, 2010 (5:44 pm)
Only if you consider having to purchase a new set of wheels significant!
Go to www.tirerack.com and compare actual tire dimensions.
#98 of 212 Re: New Tires for Fit Sport [stephen987]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:53 am)
Fair Point... But if I grin and bear it, will there be enough unobstructed space available? I went to tirerack as you suggested and the difference is less than 2%, which looks OK but I do not know enough to judge. For example, is there a different suspension, bolt pattern or other impediment which could interfere with the slightly larger tire and become a danger?
#99 of 212 Re: TPMS [fitisgo]
Jan 04, 2010 (8:40 pm)
Before you disable your TPMS, or fail to put wheels on fitted with TPMS sensors, you might want to consult with your insurance company. Mine told me that should I be unlucky enough to have an accident where low tire pressure or a blown tire was implicated, that I would have culpability and my insurance coverage would be in question. They said that the insurance I was paying for was predicated on all the safety devices being kept operable. It wasn't worth taking the risk for the around $300 for 4 sensors and an Ateq Quickset, so I can reprogram the computer for the sensor changes. The Quickset will work for any Asian car I might buy in the future as well. So now I have peace of mind and no TPMS lamp to worry about.
#100 of 212 Re: HFP RIMS... Will this work? [hfp09fit]
Jan 30, 2010 (12:39 am)
I don't think you are going to have any problem if you. bought the HFP wheels
#101 of 212 Re: New Tires for Fit Sport
Jan 31, 2010 (5:44 pm)
I suggest ditching that odd ball Honda supplied tire and changing to either a 195 55 15 or a 185 60 15 which are both common sizes and MUCH CHEAPER to buy than the stock tires. Both tires should fit the Fit, but check with a local tire shop to make sure. The stock tire supplied by Honda is hard to find purposely: Honda wants you back to the dealer to buy the expensive replacements. Tirerack lists 22 tires in the 195 size and 26 in the185 size.
#102 of 212 Re: New Tires for Fit Sport [crazedcommuter]
Feb 15, 2010 (10:16 am)
So I have a 2008 Fit Sport came with 195/55-15 very very hard to find can I run 205-50-15 on this car with the sport rims thanks Thurst
#103 of 212 Re: New Tires for Fit Sport [thurst1963]
Feb 18, 2010 (6:08 pm)
They may fit the rims okay but may not have enough clearance without rubbing. I would take it to a reputable tire shop and ask them to check to see if there's enough room in the wheel well for those 205's.
Mar 22, 2010 (1:32 am)
I'm thinking of buying a Fit Sport this week so I've been researching the winter tire question. From what I'm reading here, it sounds like I should invest in a second set of 15" wheels for good winter tires. I'm planning to let my local Tire Warehouse do the tires changes so I'm wondering if I should pop for another set of 4 tire pressure sensors for ($144 at Tire Rack) or if I should ask Tire Warehouse to move the sensors on the OEM 16" wheels to the 15" winter wheel/mounts. Is it easy to move these sensors back and forth or am I asking for trouble if I don't get a second set installed by Tire Rack? Also, Tire Rack wants to sell me a TPM Reset Tool ($135) along with the sensors. Do I need the reset tool if I'm letting a shop do the changes? If I buy wheels + tires + sensors + reset tool from Tire Rack it all adds up to ... OMG ... $990 (with shipping).
#105 of 212 Re: TPMS questions [rte2commuter]
Mar 22, 2010 (7:36 pm)
I live in Western New York and use my Fit Sport with the factory tires all winter long, never have any trouble getting around. I use 2nd with the Auto to pull away from a bad
street condition and caution when breaking. You may want to try driving the Fit and see for your self how it handles before spending $990. Great B class!