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#255 of 263 Alternative to Low Profile Performance Tires on '07 Si
Jan 21, 2011 (6:07 pm)
One of my daughters has had nothing but problems with the performance tires on her '07 Si. Originally had summer performance tires (not the best move in Cleveland, but she didn't know any better). She replaced those with all season tires and got some, but not much, help in the winter handling department and she continues to plagued by constant leaks. She's replaced one wheel and is about to replace another.
My other daughter drives and '07 LX and has had none of these problems, although she's in Eugene, OR and doesn't see as much snow.
Is there a tire wheel combination that will allow the one with the Si to ditch the low-profiles without compromising safety? High performance handling is not an issue.
My first thought was to just switch out the wheels for those standard on an LX or EX, but I hadn't considered that the Si is lower than those and, as was pointed out earlier in this thread, there might be clearance problems.
#256 of 263 Re: honda covering tires and control arms [scamper2]
Mar 17, 2011 (1:35 pm)
scamper2, The folks at the Honda Dealership werent honest with you. I have a 2008 Honda Civic LX that i experienced the same exact issues that you had. I had replaced two sets of tires and on my second set of tires, thought It was a balance issue, and not once did Honda ever alert me that there was a Newsletter sent to all the dealerships regarding uneven wear on tires of these vehicles, I believe this body style 2006-2008 for sure....Long story short, they did not send a notification to the car owners, I believe to save money on a recall. I contacted corporate and forced them to replace the control arms. They say if they control arms have a specific stamp on them, then these were classified as needing replaced, without calling them defective. I just had this done. Now I am fighting them for replacement of these new tires.
Mar 17, 2011 (1:49 pm)
Had mine replaced and they would only reimburse me for 2 of the tires...didn't feel like arguing with them so just took the cash...it's been over two years now and the tires are wearing smoothly all around and since I have an alignment policy, I get it done every 4 months or so. And now since I only drive about 1k miles per year, everything is fine.
#258 of 263 Article about various rim sizes
Mar 25, 2011 (5:21 am)
Does anyone here recall an article about various wheel sizes that were tested on a Honda Civic? It was from a few years ago, they tested all sorts of sizes, 13" to 17", IIRC.
I'm looking to use it as a reference in regards to another vehicle, anyone have that link?
They measured unsprung weight, acceleration, handling, etc. I recall the huge wheel were actually detrimental.
Mar 25, 2011 (10:41 am)
Just had my alignment tweaked at Tires Plus...glad I've got a 3 year policy...it was pulling slightly to the right & the mechanic said the right rear was out a bit. Very sensitive to the way the car drives & I must have a straight steering wheel at all times too...just me I guess. They wanted $130 for the tranny fluid change...seems a bit high compared to what Edmunds says. Will do it eventually since am just about to hit 31k in the next 40 miles. Tires I thought were worn they said I still have time to swap 'em out...a good thing, since I'm on a strict "save $" budget right now.
Even the mechanic said my car looks brand new but someone put some scratches on my drivers front door...really pissed me off that some folks would do that to someone else's nice car. Not deep sceratches but just the same...wtf??
#260 of 263 Steel Wheel Question
Apr 05, 2011 (2:01 pm)
I purchased a new set of Honda OEM Steel Wheels for our 2010 Civic LX. They are 16 X 6.5 wheels. Reading the OEM Good Year RS-A tires it says not to be mounted on 16 X 6.5 Rims just wondering what gives? Any help would be appreciated.
#261 of 263 Re: Steel Wheel Question [rrshinn]
Apr 06, 2011 (6:47 am)
How wider are those tires?
#262 of 263 Re: Article about various rim sizes [ateixeira]
Apr 23, 2011 (11:57 am)
No. It does not surprise me at all. I was actually bummed when I got 74,300 miles on oem Honda Civic tires. I did some research and actually got both a CHEAPER set (than oem) and the 2nd set is on track for 125,000 miles. (oem size 185/70/14 15k to 17k miles wear per 1/32nd in) If any one is interested I run them at the so called "highway" tp 35 psi. This car was bought for a purpose full: point a to point b commute (54 miles R/T per day 83% of the mileage) and that holds true 7/8 years later. The rest of the mileage is going shopping and an occasional longer road trip.
#263 of 263 need some help on rims
May 19, 2011 (5:52 pm)
i have a 1992 honda civic n i recently found chrome rims used in mint condition i want but the were on a 91 toyota mycivic CIVIC
13 X 5
and the rims came off a toyota TERCEL
13 X 4.5
my question is will these rims fit my honda?