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I am wondering if i can put 17" tire on my accord 13 - sports sedan.
Does anybody know what tire sizes i would have to search ?
that standard 235/45 is quite expensive and i am looking to buy winter tires.
Someone told me get 17" instead of standard 18" but cannot figure out what size would work for my car. Any advice guys ?? Best would be to give the exact size that would work for this car. so i can just search for that number on costco or canadtiantire website. Thanks
 

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Yes, you can put 17 inch tires, but you have to buy separate rims.

I used this converter to find appropriate sizes of tires that match(right column): http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-size-converter/

So the proper 17 inch tire would be 235/50R17 if the rim cross sectional width is same as 18 inch rim.
 

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If it's for winter usually the narrower the tire the better. The EX and up models are equipped with 215/55/17 Tires.

I'd even try to go 16's if you can it'll save you on costs that way as well. If you can get rims to fit then tires that would fit the rims would be something like 205/65/16
 

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You can go to a 16" also, I intend to for the winter tires for our EX-L, 205/65/16" same effective outdide diameter as your 18".
 

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definitely narrow tires & smaller size for winter tires. I do same with my BMW 330ci, OEM 18" Z rated tires that are staggered 35 & 40 series tires. I put on conservative Dunlop Winter Sport tires 205/50/17 in winter and they are amazing.. on aftermarket alloys that are already mounted & balanced
 

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I used this converter to find appropriate sizes of tires that match(right column): http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-size-converter/

So the proper 17 inch tire would be 235/50R17 if the rim cross sectional width is same as 18 inch rim.
Even though that 17" is closest in circumference to the stock tires, it's not what The Tire Rack says is "recommended", probably because narrower tires are better in the snow.

They list the primary sizes for 17" and 16" wheels as 215/55-17 and 205/65-16. The "alternate" sizes are 225/50-17 and 215/60-16.

And of course both a 17" and a 16" size would require new wheels, hopefully the OP understands that.
 

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I live in Winter 6 months a year. Just bought a new Honda Blower yesterday actually.

I will be putting 16" rims on. Same wheels as my 8th gen actually. Everyone here or at least everyone here with brains in their heads use 16" wheels with steelies on the 13's.
 

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ok . seeing that 16" is the cheapest option, and most sensible. I will be getting 16" unless difference of $$ is around $50 from 16 to 17 - and i know that i would have to get new rims, thinking of getting steel ones as in Edmonton, AB, Canada - we get alot of snow, so car is always dirty and tires under the now so i dont think i should spend money on new alloy or chrome rims for 16".
Thanks everyone for your input :). This community is great.
 

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I was offered from my tire guy
215/60/16 Hankook W419 winters
16" hubcentric steelies (black)
mounted, balanced, shipped, taxes in.
$950.00.

Good deal? yes or no?
 

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DEFIANTLY NOT - I am quoted $929 for 4 18" tire - Isntalled - including everything from fourtain tire - and these one -

Brand: Goodyear
Description: Ultra Grip Ice WRT
Size: 235/45R18
Speed Rating: 94T
Load Rating: SL
Part Number: 780687350

becuase of the get 4 for price of 3 deal - so $900 for 16" seems too high.

I have a qoute that i got today that is valid for a week , if u want i can send it to you.
 

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I was offered from my tire guy
215/60/16 Hankook W419 winters
16" hubcentric steelies (black)
mounted, balanced, shipped, taxes in.
$950.00.

Good deal? yes or no?
I'm about to pull the trigger from Tire Rack on:

-215/60/16 General Altimax Arctic
-Alloy wheels (lots of choices at this price point)
-Mounted, balanced, hub rings, lug nuts

All for $814 shipped OTD plus there's a $25 rebate on the tires brings it down under $800 all said and done.
 

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So does it mean - 215/60/16 will fit my 2013 Accord - Sports Sedan - Automatic - i see alot of choices for $130 per tire range, that much better than what i was looking to spend :D. Please confirm, if this size wil fit this car.
 

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I search by the size of 16" mentioned and get alot of options - good tires and cheap price, but when i search by vehicale and change the tire size to 16" or my accord, it doesnt pick the tire size mentioned above, it shows 225/ - -

http://tires.canadiantire.ca/en/tir...e&N=4294967245&pn_ps=10&pn_ok=Price_up&pn_p=1

I have to be a broken record, but am totally newbie when comes to tires :D . and dont know abc of them.
 

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Yes 205/65/16 would be the ideal size for winter tires but 215/60/16 (just a tiny bit wider and tiny bit shorter) will also work well and there seem to be more options for that size (at least here in the States).
 
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