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    I plan to change the tires and rims on my civic ivtec manual. I am planning to get Yokohama advan db 205/65/15. Does anyone has experience with these tires ? and i found that though there is a slight diameter change of 0.5 inch from stock tires but they are still a close match. At 120 KM my speedometer will be showing 122.4 KM/ Hr. How can i calculate the odometer difference ?
    I was also a little confused as there seemed to be some variants of Yokohama DB in the market.
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    Also since the overall width change with new size is just 0.5 inch, can it cause any adverse effects on brakes and ABS ?
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    I m using this size and extremely satisfied. Excellent road grip, handling, brakes. And believe me no difference in fuel consumption.
    Go for it.

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    i have 215/60/15 in my corolla Xli 2011

    1. Excellent grip
    2. No adverse effect on fuel consumption
    3. Comfortable ride.
    4. Since mine are very wide 215/60/15, so not average steering response (only drawback)

    I would definitely recommend it

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    Leave Yokohama and go for Dunlop Digi ECO 195/65 R15 or 205/65 R15...They are great sporty tyres...you will love them...I guarantee you!!!
    For swift and gutsy response use CIVIC!!!

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    Also would there be any issue with 205/65/15 tires on the stock Honda alloy Rims ? the alloy rims that come in oriel. What is the width of these rims ?
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    I am no tire guru but dont use tire size 205/65/15 any brand on 8th Gen Civic. As the diameter difference will be more then 2% as compared to stock. Any more then 3% and you just put yourself at high risk of brake failure.

    I tried 205/65/15 Dunlop Sp Sport 9000 and regretted right after 4000kms on it. Spinnings started becoming more obvious, poor road grip & over all control, longer braking distance (ABS would kick in too soon and would stay there for a long time) Checked my brakes from honda to no avail.

    Did a bit of a research and found this " To calculate tire size & speedo offset go to 1010TIRES.COM? — Tires and Wheels Absolute Authority. "
    I chose 215/60/15 as the correct size with wider grip on the road and only 0.6% off the stock diameter. Bought Yokohama Db DNA and never regretted. I have around 20,000kms on them with all good things to say about the drive, comfort, control, braking distance, most silent tire etc.

    Buy whatever tire but change the size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qalandur View Post
    I am no tire guru but dont use tire size 205/65/15 any brand on 8th Gen Civic. As the diameter difference will be more then 2% as compared to stock. Any more then 3% and you just put yourself at high risk of brake failure.

    I tried 205/65/15 Dunlop Sp Sport 9000 and regretted right after 4000kms on it. Spinnings started becoming more obvious, poor road grip & over all control, longer braking distance (ABS would kick in too soon and would stay there for a long time) Checked my brakes from honda to no avail.

    Did a bit of a research and found this " To calculate tire size & speedo offset go to 1010TIRES.COM? — Tires and Wheels Absolute Authority. "
    I chose 215/60/15 as the correct size with wider grip on the road and only 0.6% off the stock diameter. Bought Yokohama Db DNA and never regretted. I have around 20,000kms on them with all good things to say about the drive, comfort, control, braking distance, most silent tire etc.

    Buy whatever tire but change the size.


    I already got new tires and saw your post afterwards. I got 205/65/15 and as per my calculation using these calculators, there is a different of 2.04 % which i think should be ok. If i am going at 120KM /HR my speedometer will read 122 / Hr.
    But on the other hand your experience was not good.
    FJ

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