will 19 inch wheels fit?

Asked by Jan 10, 2009 at 07:14 PM about the 1993 Honda Accord EX

Question type: Car Customization

will 19 inch wheels fit?

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2,040

You can make about anything "fit." However, is a wheel/ tire combination that large safe? Hell NO! As a rule of thumb, you should only go two inches larger in rim size than what the manufacturer specified. Other words, if it came with 14" inch wheels, the largest you should SAFELY go is 16". The reason being, when you upsize two inches using the correct formula for tire computations, the diameter of the wheel will remain very close to the same. Speedomer and odometer remain accurate. There will be idiots tell you that you can safely go larger than two inches. Disregard their advise for several reasons. One, you'll create clearance issues and reduce your turning radius. Two, you'll go up considerably in weight on all four corners of the car. This additional weight will increase your stopping distance. Should you do so anyway, you'll need a brake upgrade and that's EXPENSIVE! Should you "rear end" another vehicle and do not have the modification, DEPENDING UPON THE COP, he can write additional tickets for unsafe alterations.

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Not to mention if you go so big you have 'rubber band' tires, you'll end up replacing wheels every time you hit a big enough crack in the road. That gets expensive FAST.

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yeah... also your gonna end up with ultra low profile tires which cost about as much as platinum coating your hood... i dont think i would push past 17' and your definetally gonna feel it in the modification side too...

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hey alex and ya all i got an accord i put 17 inch rims and yes wt u sayin is ryt like not more than 17 else need to modify lot more stuff in the car like brakes and clearence to accomodate the rims for best performance

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Oh! Forgot to tell you. When you increase the wheel and tire size, it requires additional horsepower to move the vehicle. Expect the accleration and fuel MPG to decrease. Unless you've increased horsepower to offset the addition in weight, that is a normal side effect.

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