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posted May 10, 2000 10:23 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I have a 2000 Acura Integra Coupe. I find the tires on it are too narrow, and traction isn't very grippy over bumps or in the rain. I would like to widen the tires and get better traction, but I don't want to spend a lot of money (read: "buy new rims"). I've currently got Michelin 195/55 R 15's on there. Does anyone know:

1) How big I can go before I need new rims
2) What tire manufacturers I should be considering?

I'm basically clueless about tires, but I know that many new Integra owners switch out their tires right away, and now I know why.

I would really appreciate any input you can provide.

Thank you.

-Chris

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frank
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posted May 10, 2000 12:54 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
chris,

biggest tire on your stock rim can be 205/50/15 which is slightly smaller than stock size- but the new width will track better
on the road.
I got a 1994 integra LS. Check out www.honda-tech.com and click integra. You'll
find a ton of info there.

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tamulob
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posted May 11, 2000 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tamulob   Click Here to Email tamulob     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Have a 95 Ingetra GRS is switched from the Mich tires (poor tread life)...to the 205/50/15 Kelly Chargers - good tread life, (cupped at 42,0000), replaced with Dunlop D60/A2 (205/50/15). The first couple of days have been a nice ride. Good luck.

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Jay
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posted May 11, 2000 08:45 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I've bought several Integras over the years, all new, all came shod with Michelins (various models of the MXwhatever series). All showed poor handling/traction in the wet and it got downright scary when you added bumps into the mix. Sometimes I questioned as to how they could even put them on a car to begin with! (I think the MXV's were thw worst!)

Anyway, after upgrading to better aftermarket rubber, the handling was MUCH improved. I always found the folks at tirerack.com to be the most helpful (no I don't work there!).

My favorite tire was the Yoko AVS Intermediate, but there are probably better tires out there. I think the Dunlop 9000 is made especially for wet traction - don't know about sizes for the Integra though.

I think you'll see the most traction/handling improvement with a combination of new tires and a set of adjustable shocks like the Tokico Illuminas (or similar). I can't begin to describe how much of an improvement those shocks make - and its fun to try different settings to see how the car reacts. You won't be disappointed!

The Integras are great cars, and they can be made to handle and perform even better! Have fun!

BTW, Honda-Tech is a great site!

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