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Old 11-24-2019, 04:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Accord - '12 Honda Accord sedan EX-L
90 day: 25.99 mpg (US)
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I may not have many posts on this specific forum but I am not stupid nor am I new to cars as I was comparing same model of tires especially when I was comparing prices. You don't compare apples and oranges and say one fruit is cheaper right?

Honda specifies load rating of 93 for my vehicle. For the models I was looking at, 215 was 95 and 225 was anywhere between 94 nad 98. I checked beforehand but since you mentioned load rating I wanted to make it clear.

I already have a shop I've been going for 10 years because it's the only place that will do alignment according to my wishes instead of what the machine tells them. And they know I don't ask for unreasonable (i.e. 215 on 10" rim) jobs. They have put 215/50R17 winter tires on my car that normally uses 235/45R17. So I think I'm good there.

I will do what I want with my time whether it may seem productive to you or not.

But thanks for confirming that 1cm narrower tire has negligible aerodynamic benefit.
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