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ROTA Rims

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by khai_tuan_nguyen, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. khai_tuan_nguyen

    khai_tuan_nguyen Senior Member

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    I have a 97 civic 2 dr coupe with b20/vtec. I am going to get rota rims in 15s, but I need to know what are the best size tires to get for a daily driver, best acceleration, best handling and all season. I guess the size would be 15, but the side wall and width etc. With the specific tire size, what rims size would I need to get in order to fit that tire size.


    Thanks
    Khai
     
  2. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

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    for good handling you want low profile tires. for your application (97 civic) the ideal size would be 195/50/R15

    for better straight line traction (under hard acceleration) you want a taller profile tire. go with 205/50/R15. even though it is also a 50 profile, it is 50% of 205, instead of 50% of 195.

    you can also try to find a 195/55/R15 tire, which would give a little of both (straight-line traction and handling). actually, that size is the recommended 15" tire size for your civic.
     
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    205/50/15 azeni's

    and keep your stock wheels for winter/snow/off season :)
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    :werd: Any temperature below 45 you will have to do a burnout to warm the azenis up. Also they will go absolutly no where in the snow. I was lazy and didn't change my snow tires by the first snow storm this year. I had to tow my crx around with my truck and then push the crx sicne it would go no where at all.
     
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    i would have to say 205 no matter what, not just straight line. i don't know anyone running a 195 for better handling. you can get the slipstreams in 15x7 which would be a little better than the 15x6.5.
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    the JDM motorports crx's (worldspeed challenge champion cars) use 195/50/15's i know because i watched them win and was able to get a close look at the cars.

    these crx's
    [​IMG]
     
  7. khai_tuan_nguyen

    khai_tuan_nguyen Senior Member

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    I got 15 x 6.5. What would the problems be if i ran them with the 205 tires instead, since some of you guys recommended the 15 x 7? Also would those tire sizes keep my rpms accurate?

    thanks for the help.

    Khai

    PS too bad i don't have winter tires just some huge 17s on some new federal tires with warrenty.
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    your speedometer will be slightly off. there's no problem puting them on 15x6.5's
     
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    khai_tuan_nguyen Senior Member

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    what is the best size overall then keepong my rpms precise and accurate?
     
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    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    its not that much of a diff. i wouldn't worry about it
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    :withstupid: but if u want to know exactly how far off it will be, u can check use tire size calculator at the top of this forum.
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I'm using 195/50/15 on my Rota subzero's and I have had no problems

    looking at 195/50/15 , 205/50/15 , 195/55/15 , the differences are so minute that I doubt it could make that big a difference.

    The difference in Width of a 205 vs. 195 is 10mm ~ .39in

    difference in sidewall hieght
    195/50 = 48.75mm ~ 1.91in
    205/50 = 51.25mm ~ 2.01in
    195/55 = 53.62mm ~ 2.11in

    from a 195/50 to a 205/50 it's a difference of 2.5mm or ~ .1in
    from a 205/50 to a 195/55 it's a difference of 2.37mm ~ .1in
    from a 195/50 to a 195/55 it's a difference of 4.875mm ~ .2in

    so in my eyes it's personal prefference.

    I preffer the smaller sidewall so I use the 195/50/15
     
  13. khai_tuan_nguyen

    khai_tuan_nguyen Senior Member

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    Thanks for all the help guys. Another question what is the offset of a rim mean? What does it do and what is best for my overall application. Also what does the R mean on 205/50/R15

    Thanks
    KHai
     
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    Not quite, it means Radial, as in Radial Tire.
     
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    I know I caught my mistake.
     
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    offset is measured from the centerline of the rim to the backside central hub of the rim.

    a really good picture of it and description


    offset

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