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I have the EX-L with 18 standard... should I go 20/45 or 19/45... I want to keep the ride height if possible and I don't want to put too much strain on the tranny.

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So do you have a question or is just a statement you're making in regards to the wheels on your Crosstour?
 

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The question he is asking is "should I go 20/45 or 19/45?"
 

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I am also looking at putting a lower profile tire on my crosstour.
I am looking at 19" or 20" Rims.
I'm being told that the 20" tires will be performance tires and will wear much faster.
I had this issues on my M5, good performance, but last less than 20,000 miles so it is costly.
The crosstour isn't a perfomance vehicle for me, so I think the 19" is a better choice. There are Yokohoma tires that have a 60,000 mile tread life.

I have not yet purchased anything, but there are some of the factors I am considering.

Has anyone installed 19" or 20" wheels on the Crosstour? If so, what has your experience been?

I assume that putting on a lower profile and wider tire will help with the corner handling, and I think this will be an improvement to what I have experienced. Again, would appreciate any feedback by someone who has put 19" or 20" wheels on their crosstour.

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JD
 

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Not sure if this is your question, but the recommended tire sizes for 19" Wheels are 245/50 or 255/50 (245's being closer to the OE diameter). For 20" Wheels, 245/45 or 255/45 (again, with the 245's being closer to the OE diameter).
 

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I'm not a wheel/ tire expert by any means that's why I have no idea what size to go to and keep the ride height the same. But wouldn't getting 19's and low profile tires drop the ride height considerably? The tires wrapped around the stock 18s are pretty thick which is why I ask...
 

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I'm not a wheel/ tire expert by any means that's why I have no idea what size to go to and keep the ride height the same. But wouldn't getting 19's and low profile tires drop the ride height considerably? The tires wrapped around the stock 18s are pretty thick which is why I ask...
Not necessarily. If done correctly, the increase in wheel diameter will be offset by the decrease in tire sidewall height. You want to try and maintain the original wheel/tire diameter which will keep ride height as close to stock as possible. The tire sizes that I provided in the above post will keep you close to OE ride height or within acceptable parameters.
 

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Thanks a lot man! I was considering the HFP 19 in rims that you can get for the coupe but I thought they wouldn't fit the car properly but I get what you're saying now lol...


 

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Thanks a lot man! I was considering the HFP 19 in rims that you can get for the coupe but I thought they wouldn't fit the car properly but I get what you're saying now lol...


Be sure you also check for bolt pattern and offset. The bolt pattern may be the same since the wheel is for an Accord. Not sure about the offset though.
 

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YEA MAN! This car has an incredible presence at nightand the rims look bigger than they actually are. everyone asks me if they're 20s lol
 

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I really can't see the bolt pattern being different, tho it just might be, but the offset could be the limiting factor.

You'd think brake and body clearances would be ok too on the CT if they are on the Accord.

Might give the CT wheel offsets in the O/M. I know it does in my Lexus O/M does for it.
Anyway, it sounds like the dealer has a handle of that info.

C.
 

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Merceli Wheels M-20 - 22 inch

I purchased my CT about 2 Months ago. Went to the dealer and saw the black CT in showroom with 22's. Had not been lowered just rim change. Looked GREAT!, and they sold another CT that day!!. CT on those 18 stocks looks like a body builder.... Top Heavy!!, with little chicken legs... Went out purchased M20 rim Model, Had the fender Shaved Down in order to prevent tire damage. Looks great Rides great. Would want to lower ( and would look better with 1-2 inch drop.) but don't wanna slow down to 5MPH going over roadkill. Windy weekend =( dirty ATM but here is how it looks

 

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Looks pretty good, would look better without brake dust though lol jp

Is that red caliper paint I see????
 

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Profile View Merceli M20 22' Inch Rims

Here is a profile view. Again CT would greatly benefit from a Lower Front Kit as well as Rear. None available ATM other than HONDA one which is way overpriced and doesn't look all different.
 
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