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Old 06-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
 
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Default 205/55-15 on a stock height 01 civic

Hello all,

I'm considering installing 205/55-15 tires (Bridgestone RE750) mounted on 15x6.5 wheels onto a 01 civic ex coupe. The car currently has stock springs and KYB red struts. Will I have any issues with tire rubbing with the 205? I did a quick search of this forum but did not find anything on 205s.

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go for it, it won't rub. Click the image to open in full size.
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i just ordered a set of 205/50R15s for my car Click the image to open in full size.
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i just ordered a set of 205/50R15s for my car Click the image to open in full size.
too small, should've done 55
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I have 215/40/R17's on mine ...
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too small, should've done 55
Yep. Even the 205/55/15 is a bit shorter than the oem tire. I put some 205/50/15's on the car once just to see how it looked, and the tire was too short to use as a daily.

There is no reason to stray from the oem diameter unless you have a specific purpose in mind.
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Yup, it is too small.

I put a 205-50-15 (it was much cheaper to find in that size than others) - but I found that the speedo isnt off my much.

@ 45 mph, it was only off by 1 mph. @70, around 2 mph.
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Yup, it is too small.

I put a 205-50-15 (it was much cheaper to find in that size than others) - but I found that the speedo isnt off my much.

@ 45 mph, it was only off by 1 mph. @70, around 2 mph.
Actually compared to stock, you're 4.9mph off at 60mph.
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How about 205/60/15 on Si's rims
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I have 215/40/R17's on mine ...
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How about 205/60/15 on Si's rims
oem spec, i'd go with 205/55/15. it's the perfect size IMO.
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too small.

oem spec, i'd go with 205/55/15. it's the perfect size IMO.
You think they will look good on my s-tech's? i have 60's right now, but need to get new tires cuz one has a bump/bulge on it Click the image to open in full size.
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You think they will look good on my s-tech's? i have 60's right now, but need to get new tires cuz one has a bump/bulge on it Click the image to open in full size.
The 55's will look just fine. But, in all honesty, I'd stick with the 60's, since it'll keep your speedometer accurate, and also give you a shade better fuel mileage (less rotations to do certain speeds).
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The 55's will look just fine. But, in all honesty, I'd stick with the 60's, since it'll keep your speedometer accurate, and also give you a shade better fuel mileage (less rotations to do certain speeds).
Cool, and also the 60's are cheaper on tirerack than the 55's. Click the image to open in full size.
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Yep. Even the 205/55/15 is a bit shorter than the oem tire. I put some 205/50/15's on the car once just to see how it looked, and the tire was too short to use as a daily.

There is no reason to stray from the oem diameter unless you have a specific purpose in mind.
Thanks for your and everyone elses input!

You are correct the 205/55 is about 1.87% smaller circumference (a 205/60 is about 1.5% larger) than a stock 185/65. I felt since I was going wider, there would be less chance of interferece with a slightly shorter tire than a slighter taller tire. The main reason for the 205/55 is that the RE750 is available in that size. There are very few z rated (or better) tires available in stock diameters other than the 205/55. I am quite familier with the RE750 on other vehicles. It is a tire that meets my needs nearly perfectly.

Having said that, I would be open to using a 195 tire if some knows of a 195/60 that is a summer Z rated performance tire comparable to the Bridgestone RE750.

Thanks again for all the input!
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too small, should've done 55[/QUOTE]too small, should've done 55


sorry typo. i got 205/55/r15. i went with the toyo proxes t1-R
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oem spec, i'd go with 205/55/15. it's the perfect size IMO.

On my '01 the OEM spec size is 185/60/15, currently have 205's though and I love em.
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im on OEM specs on my stock SI's and now that im dumped, it looks wayyyy better than i thought it would. If only i wouldnt scrape over everything... Click the image to open in full size.
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On my '01 the OEM spec size is 185/60/15, currently have 205's though and I love em.
oh yeah, sorry, forgot stock was 185 Click the image to open in full size..
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ill take some today just for you freddy Click the image to open in full size.
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nice, did you get the seats installed?
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On my '01 the OEM spec size is 185/60/15,
That is interesting. Are you referring to a '01 Civic (sold in the US)? The '01 Civic EX Coupe I am working on came with a OE size of 185/65-15. That is consistent with the info in the owner's manual. If the OE size is a 185/60-15 then a 50 series 205 would be the size closer to the stock diameter, not the 205/55 I was considering.
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The older 7th gens came stock with a 185/70-14 or 185/65-15 . Later that switched to a 195/60-15.

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The older 7th gens came stock with a 185/70-14 or 185/65-15 . Later that switched to a 195/60-15.
That makes sense. That was my understanding as well. All three of those sizes have a very similar diameter.

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whoa thats smaller overall than stock on stock ride height...oh man your gonna have massive wheel gap and those wheels are gonna look tiny
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