Rim thread (Winter size)

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by JCEV, Jul 23, 2018.

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  1. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    I noticed the Clarity has the same size rims, bolt pattern and offset as the civic. Do you think we could go to a 215/50/17 winter tire. The thinner tire will be more effective on the snow and ice. The ratio matches up nicely.
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  3. rickyrsx

    rickyrsx Active Member

    I'm just sad you're thinking about snow tires already:(
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  4. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    Yes I can't believe it either . It is indeed a sad day for anyone reading this.
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  5. rickyrsx

    rickyrsx Active Member

    I usually do go once inch down as long as the ratios match up. I guess rims for the Civic are cheaper as well!
  6. Atkinson

    Atkinson Active Member

    You want the narrowest tire you can run on for snow traction.
    What Civic years match the Clarity?
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  8. rickyrsx

    rickyrsx Active Member

    Sorry to bring up the topic of winter again but I've been looking at getting some rims and tires so I have a question about the TPMS. Is the TPMS integrated with the ABS system or do I have to get sensors on the rims? I couldn't find anything in the manual about it.
  9. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    From what I understand it is abs sensors so no TPMS sensors required
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  10. rickyrsx

    rickyrsx Active Member

    Cool, thanks! Did you end up buying rims yet?

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  11. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    I will be doing so in the next month . Going to figure out rims first. I'm leaning to 17s , 215/55/17. The ratio is spot on with this size .
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  13. bpratt

    bpratt Active Member

    Remember the Clarity weighs over 4000 pounds with over 55% of the weight in the front. Make sure your rims and tires can handle that weight.
  14. rickyrsx

    rickyrsx Active Member

    Good point! How can we find out how much weight the rims can support?

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  15. Odobo

    Odobo Active Member

    It will be interesting to see how much noiser will the car get with a different sets of rim since the original rim is supposed to design to suppress some road noise
  16. As far as the rim/wheel goes, no weight problem, or concerns. :)

    Fwiw, *RACING* wheels/rims do have weight/stress/time-usage concerns.
    They also cost ~$2,000+ each. :)
  17. ryd994

    ryd994 Active Member

    You need to recalculate pressure, too.
    Not sure how to do that.
  18. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    Here are the specs for the OEM Clarity tire/wheel. If you go down a size in wheel to a 17", make sure the brake calipers will clear the smaller rim. I always use the same size as OEM for winter tires to make sure the load carrying capacity is not compromised. My gold standard for winter tires is the Michelin X-Ice in OEM size. YMMV.

    The OEM tires are:

    Michelin Energy Saver A/S

    Size: 235/45-18

    Load index; 94

    Speed rating: V

    UTQG: wear, 480; traction, A; temperature: B

    Tread depth: 8.5/32nds

    Tread width: 7.8”

    Max load: 1477 lbs at 44 psi max

    Weight: 24 lbs

    Diameter: 26.3” (790 revs/mile)

    Recommended pressure: 36 psi

    The OEM wheels/parts are:

    Enkei alloy 18X8J: 42800-TRT-N90

    Bolt pattern: 5-114.30 (inset 50)

    Trim assembly (plastic): 44733-TRW-N00

    Lug nut: 90304-SA0-981

    Valve assembly: 08W16-S47-A0004

    Honda accessory replacement alloy wheel: 08W18-TRT-100
  19. BertBDJ

    BertBDJ Member

    The TPMS sensors are now about how fast each tire spins and a flat tire not rotating as fast. It’s all external to the tire!

    I have a similar system in my egolf. When you switch tires you have to reset the “starting tire pressure” and then the system monitors it from there.

    Following to see what the specs are for a winter tire, I’ll be switching to winters as well.

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  20. GV Ottawa

    GV Ottawa Member

    I've attached a page I was given by the dealer when I picked up my Clarity in June. Looks like Honda recommends 215/55R17 tires for the steel rims. Part number for the steel rims is 08W17-PC4-300.

    I purchased a set of Yokohama IG52C in the above size, on the above rims from the dealer when I picked up my car. I'll know in a couple of month's time if there are any issues, but I don't expect there to be based on the attached page I received from Honda.


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  21. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    Thanks for the information! Seems like 215/55/17 is a go!
  22. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member

    Interesting chart. It looks the Accord (for '18 and '19) share wheel specs with the Clarity, as do all three years of the CR-V on the chart.
  23. robodog1

    robodog1 New Member

    Did those rims work on the Clarity?

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