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Old 04-25-2013, 05:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Older civics have fourteen-inch rims. That is the rim itself, not the lip, right? So when we measure a car based on the wheels, we are off slightly, correct?
The easy way to do this is to remember that 14" tires only fit on 14" rims - and 14" rims only take 14" tires. No other combination works. So if a tire is mounted on the wheel, look at the tire size.

The wheels are usually marked on the back side. It might be in code like 14X6J - which means 14" diameter, 6" width with a J type flange.

And lastly, every vehicle has a vehicle tire placard that tells what the original tire size was and the specified inflation pressure for that size. The vehicle tire placard is usually located on a doorframe or in the glove box, but sometimes it is in the trunk or on the fuel filler door.

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