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Unread 08-31-2012, 03:37 AM   #1
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I have a 2005 Honda Civic VTi It has 185/65R15's right now, but i just called up bridgestone if they had my size, turns out no they don't but they do have 195/60R15 and 195/65R15.

My question is... is it possible to put wider tires on my rims? Are there any advantages and disadvantages?
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It's possible, and a 195 should be safe on a 185 rim. Generally you don't want to go any farther beyond spec than that though, plus or minus one width size works but beyond that they tend to not hold the bead correctly.
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195/60 is fine. A slightly wider tire might give you better traction. But other than that i wouldnt expect to see any other difference.
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How about 192/65?
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You can't just make tire sizes up and assume it's real lol. 195/60r15 will be fine. I would probably go 205/60r15 as it's closer to the same over all height, but wither one will work OK.
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If you go for the 205 they will probably rub, my old 1993 cavalier wagon used the 185/65's and they tried a 205 on it, and it rubbed at full turn. Ended up with the 195/60's on it. You probably will gain a tiny bit of dry traction, probably lose a little snow and gas mileage....but when I say tiny, I really didn't notice anything on mine.
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On the Cavy wasn't as much width in the fender well. It will work on the Civic I've been 215 with 17's before on thesee cars while keeping the same height. the difference in traction is none it's still a Civic. It may look a little better with the wider tires.
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What does a wider tire look like mounted?
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You wont really notice the width difference except when looking from in front or behind the vehicle.
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