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#224 of 263 Tire Size 95 Civic EX
Jul 02, 2009 (2:52 pm)
The stock size listed for my 95 Civic EX Coupe is 185/60R14 according to TireRack. 185/65R14 is currently installed. I have an invoice from the previous owner showing it was installed by Big O Tires. My tires need to be replaced soon and the quote I received was for a 185/65R14 instead of stock. Will there be any difference or advantage in going up a size?
#225 of 263 Re: Tire Size 95 Civic EX [krazydawg]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:38 pm)
A friend of mine did that and took a hit on fuel economy by 5 mpg. I am not a tire expert but think that perhaps a higher tire size increases traction and drag than what has been optimized for the vehicle.
Unless tire looks are important, I would stay with stock size.
#226 of 263 Re: Tire Size 95 Civic EX [crazyfly]
Jul 02, 2009 (7:26 pm)
5 MPG is a big difference. Are you positive it was the tire size? The 95 Civic EX is rated for 26 MPG combined city/highway but I average 33-34 MPG on non-stock tires.
#227 of 263 Re: Tire Size 95 Civic EX [krazydawg]
Jul 03, 2009 (2:39 pm)
Just think what you can be getting OVER the 33-34 that you now get!!?? We run the stock size 185 70-14 (04 Civic VP). The average commute mpg is between 38-42. Keep in mind that same sized tire worn vs brand new shows a slight negative mpg. (lots of reasons but don't want to bore you with the real details)
#228 of 263 Re: Tire Size 95 Civic EX [krazydawg]
Jul 05, 2009 (12:14 pm)
Yea, positive about the tire size. The mpg dropped after 4-new tires were put on the 2002 civic.
33-34 mpg is great! Back in the day I used to have a 92 civic (same gen as 95) that averaged 38 mpg from everyday city driving, and 42 mpg on highway, all stock tire size. It was a stick shift and I Loved that car!
#229 of 263 Re: Tire Size 95 Civic EX [crazyfly]
Jul 06, 2009 (8:46 am)
I found the older Civics like the 92-95 VX/CRX get better MPG and the newer Civics get better MPG than my 95 EX. The 33-34 MPG is achieved mostly from coasting to traffic lights, tire pressure of max 44 PSI, and driving the speed limit. Driving on a flat highway or going 55 MPH raises it up a bit more. I've hit 40 MPG several times. I have an automatic but the manual does make a difference.
#230 of 263 Re: Tire Size 95 Civic EX [krazydawg]
Jul 06, 2009 (1:39 pm)
Older Civics can get better gas mileage than newer ones because the horsepower was less as well as the curb weight.
#231 of 263 Re: Tire Size 95 Civic EX [krazydawg]
Jul 07, 2009 (3:33 pm)
You are getting pretty good gas mileage. In case you've not already taken care of this, you may want to check/replace the air filter and fuel filter of civic just to be sure all is set for optimum air/fuel ratio and performance. A good fuel system cleaner may also help to further increase the mpg.
#232 of 263 2009 Civic TIRE questions
Aug 10, 2009 (7:57 am)
I am wondering whether to keep the 16" stock wheels or upgrade
to the 16" alloys for Xtra $1,220, or the 17" alloy for Xtra $2,114!! wow pricey stuff
I thought I was told that the larger tire would give smoother ride????
Another MAJOR concern is .. tires. WHAT are stock tires on the Civic Couple EX?
Are they cheapo depot? I drive 500 highway miles per week, so is there such a thing as doing the switchout before taking position of car & put on a good Michelen? I don't know how they would compensate me on getting a car without their tires tho.
Anyone savvy in this area?
Aug 16, 2009 (7:21 am)
There is a service Bulletin. HONDA is aware there is an issue with a control arm in the back end. I just replaced 4 tires at 26,000 miles. HONDA sees no problem with replacing tires at this point.