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    Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    I've just grabbed myself a 1987 Accord with a Mugen Bodykit installed. The tyres on it are 195/60 R14's and are due a replacement.
    I live in a rural area with pretty bad roads so, protecting the bodykit in mind, I was wondering if I'd be able to add some height to the car with some new tyres.

    What are the tallest tyres you could comfortably fit on these cars?



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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    195/60r14 is already extremely tall at stock ride height... How tall are you wanting to go?

    There is a section of the wheels and tires thread that gives you a pretty straight answer, but keep in mind wheel offset is going to affect rubbing
    https://www.3geez.com/forum/suspensi...els-tires.html
    Quote Originally Posted by AZmike View Post
    OEM Wheels
    Stock 14x5.5 45 mm offset 4 x 100 mm bolt pattern
    88-89 OEM 14" alloy wheels weigh 17.1 lbs (thanks CAH)
    Stock 13x5.5 4 x 100 mm bolt pattern
    Civic and Integra wheels fit
    13" wheels do not fit on 88-89 fuel injected cars because of the larger front brakes

    ...

    Maximum size
    215 width fits with 45 mm offset wheels
    225 width fits with 40 mm offset wheels
    195/70R14fits at stock height (outer diameter 24.75 106.6% stock)

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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    195/60/14 is the stock call out on the Lxi models. Not really sure how high you can go or whats available in 14" in your country.
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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    Thanks for the replies guys,
    I think I'll try measuring out whether or not 195/70 R14 is going to scrub or not. If it fits it should hopefully help my bodykit stop scraping on every gravel road.

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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    Wwe.tirerack.com. is a good one to just put in your size and play around with the numbers.
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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    Tire rack wont really tell you what size fits
    https://tiresize.com/comparison/ and https://tiresize.com/wheel-offset-calculator/ keep the offset the same, it will show you how much bigger the tire is depth wise. Not every size exists so you might have to check tire rack for that. Like if there isnt a 195/80 there might be a 205/70

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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    Roll it on dubs yo!
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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    Quote Originally Posted by Feature View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys,
    I think I'll try measuring out whether or not 195/70 R14 is going to scrub or not. If it fits it should hopefully help my bodykit stop scraping on every gravel road.
    195/70/14 is listed as 24.7" tall 5.6" wide, widths vary by tire maker

    195/60/14 is listed as 23.2" tall 6.5" wide, widths vary by tire maker

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...enis+RT615K%2B

    I have run 205/50/15 and there listed same height just wider and I know they work,but that is a 15 inch rim.


    I know alot of guys run the 17 inch rims and the shortest tire I can find is 24.3"

    I just got some Cooper cobras tires and they list (3) 14" sizes. but there all 25 inches or taller.

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...TRWL&tab=Sizes

    So that will give you some numbers to mess around with. Finding what you want might be hard in the 14" rim size since those tires are just not popular anymore.
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    Re: Tallest Tyre You Can Run?

    The 195/70s are already a massive increase, a lot more than I would want to go. If you need more height add some strut tower spacers lol.

    Off topic, but since you are in Australia, you should seriously look into investing in a good radiator. I am running a Skunk2 349-05-1000, some modification involved, but fits for the most part.

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