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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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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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... 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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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...
Hub/lug nut configuration. I spent a few months looking for this configuration for a spare tire and ended up having to purchase a wheel from Honda. The closest I could find was an Acura but it needed a hub spacer to fit.
 

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I ended up calling mavis and they will install 4 of the himalaya ones for 399 plus tax. Seems very cheap and i wonder why? ha I told them i will call them in a month or so for install.
 

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It's almost certainly a result of the 87 in the tire. That is the weight load. OEM are a 94.
Due to the extreme weight of the Clarity, 87 just won't do.
 

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It's almost certainly a result of the 87 in the tire. That is the weight load. OEM are a 94.
Due to the extreme weight of the Clarity, 87 just won't do.
Wouldn't they know this and not sell me the tire if it won't fit or work properly?
 

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Wouldn't they know this and not sell me the tire if it won't fit or work properly?
That would be nice, but I wouldn't count on it. Caveat emptor.

Did you ask them for tires that would work on the Clarity? Or ask them for a 235/45R18 (omitting the 94V spec)?
 

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That would be nice, but I wouldn't count on it. Caveat emptor.

Did you ask them for tires that would work on the Clarity? Or ask them for a 235/45R18 (omitting the 94V spec)?
good ? gave him the size but did tell him what car it was going on too.
 

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Part Number: 87CK8AFD Service Description: 94 T

says 94 T whatever that means...
 

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Part Number: 87CK8AFD Service Description: 94 T

says 94 T whatever that means...
Lower speed rating.

While you will not likely exceed the T speed rating (118 mph), tires that carry lower speed ratings also will have different (poorer) handling and performance characteristics. Ride quality is also likely to suffer. The V spec is for speeds up to 149 mph, but top speed is not the characteristic Honda is looking for when designating the V rating. A relatively heavy car with lots of torque from the electric motors needs the other benefits that result from a tire design that will meet the V spec.

https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/understanding-speed-ratings-load-indexes-and-service-descriptions
 

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update- Of course they wouldn't honor the 399 plus tax on the tire install. That is ridiculously cheap after the research I have done on winter tires. I got the himilaya ws2's for 519 plus tax.
I am waiting for a wheel/tire package so I can change the wheels and tires at the same time and not have to worry about mounting and balancing every time! PITA and costly. Would prefer a 17" wheel/tire package.
 
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