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Old 07-14-2008, 06:12 AM
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Default Need new tires, special for hybrid? any recs? can i use a 185/65/14? HCH1

I have a 2005, it needs new tires, the original factory size is 185/70/14. Is there a reason honda didnt go the normal size of 185/65/14? are the tires special for the hybrid? Can i use 185/65/14?

Any recomendations?

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:20 AM
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I have a 2005, it needs new tires, the original factory size is 185/70/14. Is there a reason honda didnt go the normal size of 185/65/14? are the tires special for the hybrid? Can i use 185/65/14?

Any recomendations?

thanks!
Try Tire Rack or Firestone and look for OEM Bridgestone B381 low rolling resistance tires. I will be getting new tires soon as well and these have worked well for me as OEM tires. If you go with lower profile tires, you may mess up the speedometer or mpg.

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:45 AM
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I Have Been Looking Into Tires And One Of The Things That Honda And Other Manufactures Have Done Is Having The Tire Companys Test Rolling Resistance. I Will Try To Attach The Data I Found.
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