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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-25-2019, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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where to buy winter tires and maybe wheels?

discount tire and tire rack don't have any. Where can I find some? Or, are there other sizes that will fit this rim?
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Tire Rack has 13 winter tires available for the Clarity.

Based on past experience, the best are the Blizzaks.

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Discount can get them for you.

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I see them now on tire rack. Wonder if it was because i did tire/wheel package.
Has anyone used a different size tire on the same rim? Might be able to save money if there are other tires that fit.

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OK After more research I am reading that a 245/45/18 would fit this rim. The only thing is it would throw the speedo off .9mph and have a bigger sidewall. Has anyone used this size? The winter tires are much cheaper.

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Yes, going up one size would still work.
Gives you more choices on tires.

I am going the 245 route as well because I want winter tires when these OEMs run out...
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Actually mavis has federal ws2's pretty cheap. Might go with those and stock size. They will also match online prices. 355 for 4 tires and 18/tire balance at mavis- 427 total!

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Tire Image$88.99 / tire
Federal Himalaya WS2, P235/45R-18, 87CK8AFD

The site is saying that it WILL NOT fit the car. How can it not fit? Are they incorrect in saying this?

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I see them now on tire rack. Wonder if it was because i did tire/wheel package.
Has anyone used a different size tire on the same rim? Might be able to save money if there are other tires that fit.
Wheels were your problem. As far as I can tell only Honda makes wheels for the Clarity PHEV, which appears to have a unique hub/lug size combination.

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2010 Mit Lancer GT MT (traded for ECO @31K miles)
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... only Honda makes wheels for the Clarity PHEV...
Could it have something to do with the acoustic resonators wrapped around the inside of the wheel? Honda threw all its best technology at Clarity when it was being designed in 2014/15 - which is why there six different steel alloys in the frame, aluminum body panels, a cast-resin bulkhead and fiberglass-reinforced plastic bumper components - but before the new quiet-running, foam-filled LRR tires became available...
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