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· Fellow V6 Supremacist following the WiiMaster
Pair of 8th Gen Sedans - V6 & I4
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I know this is 9th Gen ...

... but, I did get a set of Acura TSX 17x7 wheels (ET55, same as stock) and put on a set of 225/50R17 Crossclimate 2's on a 2011 LX I4.

The one-hour drive home from Discount Tire was quieter, vehicle tracked very well. Previous tires (some 4-year-old Firestones) had eroded down to almost no tread depth, had a radial pull to the right, and were not really quiet.

Very pleased with the tires. Now, we see how long they last.

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· Fellow V6 Supremacist following the WiiMaster
Pair of 8th Gen Sedans - V6 & I4
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Why? What's the difference? I do it all the time, sometimes when rotating summer tires I have a right front and a left rear off the ground at the same time - two floor jacks work nicely.
This is a great way of doing it.

Modern ACE-designed body shells don't twist. You're not hurting anything.

I kind of make it like a "production line" myself ...
  • Jack up rear, install jack stands. :)
  • Jack up front, install jack stands. :D
  • Remove all the wheels with one of my impact guns.:cool:
  • Swap wheels! L'il bit of anti-seize on each stud.:p
  • Zip the lugs back on, lightly, with the impact.(y)
  • Lower front end to ground, lightly, torque front wheel lugs to 60 ft-lbs.;)
  • Lower front end entirely, then lower rear end lightly to ground, rear lugs get 60 ft-lbs. of torque.:sneaky:
  • Lower rear end entirely, final torque 80 ft-lbs. on all four corners, go drive!:love:
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· Fellow V6 Supremacist following the WiiMaster
Pair of 8th Gen Sedans - V6 & I4
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Aside, from rotating the hides ...

... daughter is really liking these Michelin Cross Climate 2 tires.

Latest progress report: she says it's a different car (better).

She'll be able to take better advantage of the tires' capabilities on a decreasing radius, descending 270° on-ramp once I install the 17mm '09 TSX rear stabilizer bar (stock is 13mm for her 8th gen LX I4 Sedan).

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