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I got a set of winter rims for my Sport that have the snows mounted already. They are 215/45/17. It was an unbelievable deal for the rims and tires together, so I didn't do my homework on the size. I can get a new set of tires that will match the rev/mile that the sport factory tires has (215/55/17 matches 235/45/18), but I'd like to use up these snow tires if I can.

I was wondering if anyone has had their dealer recalibrate the computer for a different size wheel? I'm thinking the snows that came with the wheels have maybe 2 seasons left on them, so why not use them up if I can.

The snows I have are about 7% different, so my odometer will be over reading, which I really want to avoid if I can.

Yes I know, should have looked into this before I bought them, but $480 for JDM 17" Honda rims in good condition with Blizzak tires already mounted is a good deal!
 

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Just use the online calculator and see how much you're off by. I think You're under by a couple MPH
 

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Stock is 766.5 rev/mile
My winters are 819.7 rev/mile

Doesn't this seem like a significant difference? It's like an extra 700 km on the odometer over the winter for me.
 

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So what's 466 miles worth to you? Go to the dealer get it recalibrated(assuming they will do it) say an hours labor about $80 then do it again when when you swap rims again. Plus time etc.I run more than that a week so it's a no brainier to me.....
 

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I contacted two dealers in my area, and both say it can't be done. I'm looking to see if there are any people with the technical expertise to know if this can or cannot be done - I have a feeling the dealer just doesn't want to do it.
 

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Any update on this? i just got a new set of wheels and will have the same issue. just not as severe. mine is about 2.5% off
2.5% is nothing to worry about.
 

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Usually I wouldn't worry about something like this. I see it as long as you got some snow tires on ya accord, you're better off then just using the stock wheels even tho the tires are all seasons.

Blizzaks are great snow tires IMO
 

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I know that some people with busted speedometer in older cars get a GPS heads up display (HUD) speedometer. It's like $100 or less, which is apparently much cheaper than getting the OEM speedometer repaired. I have been mulling over such a unit since I like HUDs. On Amazon. Since you will need to "recalibrate" twice a year (snow to all season to snow), a HUD might be a good (cheap) temporary solution for the winter time.

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