I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether or not I can switch winter
tires from a 2002 honda civic onto a 2005 RSX Type S. I know that the civic
the tires are for 15" rims and the rsx is for 17" rims. I woudln't put the
rubber on the acura rim, I would buy a black winter rim. But would i be able
to put the winter rim on the car with the winter tire?
You'll have to know the aspect ratio (tire height divided by the tire
width) which is usually 60% more or less. It's included in the numbers
stamped on the rubber - i.e. 205/60R15 where 60 is the aspect ration.
So a bigger rim with a lower aspect ratio tire might be the same
diameter as the smaller rim and tire combo, which is the important
thing. A tire shop should be able to give you the diameters of
different tire sizes. Or go to
http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp where they say to keep
within 3% of the original.
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