the tire is not the right size for those rims. even on an 8" wide rim, 245 is too wide. and yes, you will most likely rub with 245's. simple as that.Accord_boy619 said:The bead will still seat proply on a 7.5" in rim, Im just woried about rubbin.
Oh yea as far as MPG, I dont think it can hurt me any worse. Im already gettin 19 mpg averageconcept11253 said:I agree. 245 is wayyyyy to wide. If you want to slow your car down and lose like 4mpg, go for it. Other wise go with a 215 or 225 like others have said. I think 225 is like an 8" wide tire.
rnstein69 said:245 is waaaaayyyyy too wide for a 7.5" wide rim. thats more like dodge viper territory. anyways, you would want something like 215/40/18, 215/45/18, or 225/40/18
Clearance from the fenderwell n suspension pieces were my only concerns. I work part time @ SEARS Auto thats why I know that 245/40/18 will fit on 7.5siLLeFFeKt CiViC said:245 is not even close to beeing too wide for a 7.5"
245 is NOT viper territory
i have 245/40-17's on 17x8 rims and the sidewall is almost straight.
the edge of the rim actually sticks out about 2mm more than the tires do.
so on a 7.5" wide rim those tires will be perfectly straight with the rim.
it also depends on the tire brand/model but you get the idea.
Accord_boy619..what you have to worry about is those wide tires coming in contact with your suspension. the rims will clear it, but i dont know if the tires will.
ok-if you say so-then go for it, but in my honest opinion, you are making a mistake. like i said, check out the wheel/tire forum and do some research there.Accord_boy619 said:Clearance from the fenderwell n suspension pieces were my only concerns. I work part time @ SEARS Auto thats why I know that 245/40/18 will fit on 7.5s
those types of sites are too general and misleading.iLLeFFeKt CiViC said:
first of all, like i said, maybe you got it to fit, but its the wrong width for that rim, secondly, 18" rims are heavy as could be and add to un-needed unsprung weight, Thridly, if you do some research you will find the answer that you are looking for, which I have been trying to tell you in this thread. But hey, ultimately it is your car, so do what you wish.Accord_boy619 said:I sayin it fits cuz I tried at work, Yea the tire was a bitch to put on. Hell it took 3 people n 4 forks but it went on.
I have yet to see a 7inch wide rims in 18inch diameterMrChad said:4cylinder 6th gen: (~25" dia. wheel OE)
Proper tires for upsized rims:
17" rims 225-45-17 (7"w ideal)
18" rims 225-40-18 (7"w ideal)
This will maintain near stock diameters and fit.
6cyliner 6th gen: (~25.5" dia. wheel OE)
17" rims 215-50-17 (7"w ideal) *TSX/Acura/AV6 7th gen Accord common tire
17" rims 235-45-17 (7.5"w ideal) *also TSX A-spec tire
18" rims 235-40-18 (7.5"w ideal)
225-45-17 and 225-40-18 are very common OEM tire sizes now, and thus likely offer the largest choice and price value of the above listed tires.
In addition it's important that you have a proper rim offset. +55 is often stock on most Honda's: +48 to +50mm is an ideal aftermarket rim. I would advise not running a rim with an offset great then +42 at the most, though +45mm would be better to prevent rubbing.
Just my 2-cents.