I dont know much about tires/wheels. I did some basic research and found wheels that work for my 2020 Accord Hybrid. I bought 19"x9" wheels +35 offset and 245/40/19 tires and (to me) looks great, fits great. Some of you may suggest to lower the car which I "get it" but its done, I'm not making any changes.Following up again to tire and wheel sizes. Sounds like there is variance between manufacturers and it might make all of this moot, but I'm still curious from a conceptual standpoint. Playing around with the Willtheyfit configurator I dont quite understand how the tire width changes the diameter of two 40 profile tires (moving from a 8.5" to 9.5"). I thought the profile related to the hight of the side wall, or the ratio between the tire diameter and the wheel diameter.
This comparison is the stock 235/40 R 19 on 19/8.5 ET50 with wider 255/40 R 19 on 19x9.5 ET40. The wider tire circumference is +2.3% bigger. I thought this might have to do with sidewall stretch (not sure if that is the right term), but the graphic (assuming correct) shows the wider 40 profile tire having more stretch which in my head would reduce the diameter.
In this comparison the stock tire is compared to a wider but lower profile 265/35 R 19 on 19x9.5 ET40. The circumference delta here is -0.37%. So while the wider tire is lower profile, the sidewalls sit more square and appear to have the same effective sidewall thickness.
Will a 265/35 tire have similar comfort / bump absorption characteristics as 235/40? I assume the 255/40 will be slightly better than both of those due to its larger sidewall. Or are all these so close that the differences are negligible?
What is the range of circumference deltas (speedo error) that you should stay within? +/- 1%, 2%, 5%? It will obviously impact the speedo reading, but I'm also concerned with the TCS, ABS, TPMS, and other automated systems on the car.
They might be a little overkill for the Accord, but I'm leaning towards Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate or Michelin Pilot Sport A/S if anyone has opinions
Appreciate the useful information everyone, I feel like I'm starting to understand all of this.
No offense taken at all. It's the engineer part of my brain kicking in where I learn by going through the numbers. So I probably am overthinking it, but that's how my brain works.Absolutely NO disrespect meant, but I think you are overthinking things! Determine the size wheel you want and what's available for that size. I found in my recent search for wheels I couldn't find the wheel I wanted (numerous times) and had to find another type of wheel - start the process all over again!!! It was Frustrating for sure.
So clean! What are you lowered on? You may have just convinced me to stick with 19’s instead of upsizing to 20’s!
Any comments to ride? I hate my dw springs and even got the tein shock with adjustability and it still bounces over everything... Miss the feel of stock suspensionThanks
They're Tein Flex-Z. Set as they were out-of-box right now, but I think I might raise the front a touch.
I have the same specs and no rubbing, only had one case but that was the speed I took a turn with a dip. Didn't touch fender but the liner.Nice! Any rubbing issues with that offset? The 19x9.5 that I am looking at have +35.
Nope, wheel fitment is fine. After an alignment was done it was spot on for stock too, which means you might want to consider a pair of adjustable rear camber arms if you plan on lowering, otherwise rear camber will be pretty aggressive -2 to -3, which may look sweet but your tires will take a beating.Nice! Any rubbing issues with that offset? The 19x9.5 that I am looking at have +35.
Honestly, it's pretty compliant. Small potholes or recessed manhole covers are comparable to stock. Since I'm lowered now I take railroad crossings a bit slower out of caution, but the shock is not unlike it was before. The main difference in my opinion is that the coilovers are louder than stock: I can hear the rear ones pretty clearly doing their thing. I wouldn't rate it as rattletrap, but it's definitely there. Having said that, I also had front/rear swaybars done at the same time and my tires are now 35 profile vs stock 40, so that may contribute to more road noise too. Also, I have not messed with the damping since I'm pretty pleased with it as is, but I might try out reducing the rear a click or two.Any comments to ride?
Yep, that was my thoughts exactly. Maybe by the time I wear the Teins out, there'll be some decent paired spring/shock combos out there.At least then it can be a paired spring/shock combo
Hi so i am going to upgrade my wheels after winter as well but i am curious, what was the hub size on you wheels did you need to use a hub adapter to make it work ?