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Recommended toe-in with 195/R50 on 99 Civic?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by ronaldoB, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. ronaldoB

    ronaldoB New Member

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    Since fitting the 195/R50 15 rims and Kumho SPTs the steering is very much lighter.Previously with a good set of original tyres and rims it felt just right, but now feels very , very light.
    Although it tracks straight Ok
    With tire pressures about 32 psi

    A rough check with a tape measure shows toe-in about zero.
    On my old '90 Civic with original rims/tires I had it set very close to zero and had good wear and handling.
    Could the 195s need a tiny bit of toe-in (1/16th" or so ) to get more 'feel' back into the steering?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I always ran mine at zero and relied on my suspension tweaking to get the car to respond.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    thats a decent size tire... no idea why your steering would be lighter though.

    any suspension mods done?
     
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    ronaldoB New Member

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    No Suspension mods. Only done 55,000Ks (33,000m) since new

    The original 175/65R14s were 573mm (slightly worn) overall diameter
    the Kumhos 195/50R15s are about 571mm OD , or 2mm less OD
     
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    "a decent size tire" ???

    Typical sizes I see are 16 & 17 ... still in this day of 18's, 22's, & 24's on a ride, these seem average.

    I run my 195/50-15x7 because
    they are smaller yet wider than stock (plus zero would be 195/55)
    they are lighter than the steel 185/65-14 that came stock

    They run at zero & "feel" no different than stock; they do have way more grip.
     
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