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First of all, I'd like to declare that I'm a total dummy when it comes to tires and wheels but I'm considering changing the stock ones somehow.

1. In my search for a suitable combination of tires and wheels, what kind of specifications should I be looking at? I don't think we can find those that fit perfectly right?
2. Can one just replace the rims and still use the same tires, provided they are balanced again?
3. What tires/wheels combination do fellow members use? Any pics and comments?
4. Seeing how hard it may be to find a good combination that fits the car so perfectly (without change in offset and speedo differences) I noticed there is a chrome version of the stock alloy wheels, can we get them from the dealer still?
5. I understand that when you use tires/rims other than the stock specifications of 215/50/R17, you will have some offset and inaccuracy of speedo reading is that correct? Why is it so? Is there we way we can 'resync' the new tires/wheels with the car's 'computer'?
6. TSX stock is 215/50/R17 93V, what does the '93V' denote? Are there any aftermarket out there that is exactly like the stock sizes/dimensions?
7. I might also consider getting 18" or 19". Which is better, 18 or 19? How different will they be when compared to the stock 17"? It will be noisier right? But also provides asthetic value? How about handling when you have larger rims?
8. Where in the Vancity or Richmond area can we shop for these? and which shops do good installation job? Any internet sites?

I hope I wouldn't need to spend over C$2k on this one. If there appears to be some spare (which I doubt if we want a good combo of tires/wheels and lightweight?) I also might either get the OEM aerokit or just the spoilers, can we still go back to the dealer for that? Or should I just got for aftermarket spoilers? What I really want is a spoiler, not so much of the aerokit (which is way too expensive from what I remember, >$2k at the dealership!).

Thanks for the help guys. Please forgive me for shooting all these questions but please help a newbie.

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Airbus said:
Hi

1. In my search for a suitable combination of tires and wheels, what kind of specifications should I be looking at? I don't think we can find those that fit perfectly right?
2. Can one just replace the rims and still use the same tires, provided they are balanced again?
3. What tires/wheels combination do fellow members use? Any pics and comments?
4. Seeing how hard it may be to find a good combination that fits the car so perfectly (without change in offset and speedo differences) I noticed there is a chrome version of the stock alloy wheels, can we get them from the dealer still?
5. I understand that when you use tires/rims other than the stock specifications of 215/50/R17, you will have some offset and inaccuracy of speedo reading is that correct? Why is it so? Is there we way we can 'resync' the new tires/wheels with the car's 'computer'?
6. TSX stock is 215/50/R17 93V, what does the '93V' denote? Are there any aftermarket out there that is exactly like the stock sizes/dimensions?
7. I might also consider getting 18" or 19". Which is better, 18 or 19? How different will they be when compared to the stock 17"? It will be noisier right? But also provides asthetic value? How about handling when you have larger rims?
8. Where in the Vancity or Richmond area can we shop for these? and which shops do good installation job? Any internet sites?


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1. u have to make up ur mind 1st if u want to stay 17", go 18", 19" 20"... etc... before I can suggest anything
2. I am usually stock tire on aftermarket rims... so yeah, it is ok.
3. I am using TE37 17" and CE28N Limited Edition 18" (don't call my wheels LE28N please, I like jdm name). But I am using cheap tires to save some money. stock tire on 17", kumho on 18"
4. I think people took the stock wheel to get chorme finish? At least, not offered in local acura dealer.
5. Yup... there MAY be some. within 5% is claimed to be ok... even if u use stock tire, it will wear out, and also, when the tire is rotating, it is never perfectly in contact with the ground (some slippage may occur). U can still pick a tire size that matches the stock very close. Mine is within 1% i think.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply.

17", 18", 19" or 20"... What are the differences in handling and when compared to stock 17" as the rims get larger? I know it looks better (and noisier?) but what else?
 

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I am a dummy too

Does anyone know where I can find dpe or maya rims in vancouver?

or should i purchase them from the net?

Sorry I m not really familiar with the shops here
 

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Airbus said:
Thanks for the quick reply.

17", 18", 19" or 20"... What are the differences in handling and when compared to stock 17" as the rims get larger? I know it looks better (and noisier?) but what else?

The larger the rims the heavier it will feel for handling. Also, the car will run a little slower as it takes more energy to make a revolutioin.

National Tire is a good place to look for rims, they carry a wide selection of rims and tires. Also, they can answer any questions you have as they specialize in rims/tires.

Their website is www.nationaltirewholesale.com

Good luck! :)
 
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