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Old 03-06-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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Question 14" to 17" wheels

What would I have to do to my car if I wanted to change my car's wheels

from 14" wheels to 17" wheels?

Buying tires is obvious, but what about suspension,body work or anything else?

Approx how much would it cost?
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:19 PM   #2
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completly depends on your vehicle,

if your talking about the jeep, then it shouldnt be a problem i dont think

unless you have really tall tires
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:23 PM   #3
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Yeah, depends on what car...they might cause some problems, but it depends on the profile of the tires...and almost definitely the speedometer will need to be retuned...
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:53 PM   #4
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Its a 1994 honda accord (my first car)

Speedometer retuned?

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Old 03-06-2006, 10:56 PM   #5
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we thought u meant the jeep lol,

17's still shouldnt be a problem,

and the speedometer would need to be retuned just so its still accurate
comes from the factory tuned for 14 inch wheels I would assume
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Its a 1994 honda accord (my first car)

Speedometer retuned?
Not sure if they would fit, but I'm sure some other members would...But what I meant by speedometer retuned is that since the wheels will be a different size, the speedometer will be reading the wrong speed...usually by like 5 miles or so, but it's a good idea to retune it...
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Your 94 accord has 14" wheels? Mine are stock size and are 15's. And mines a 96...basically the same model
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:10 AM   #8
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Your 94 accord has 14" wheels? Mine are stock size and are 15's. And mines a 96...basically the same model
They really are 14" wheels, at least according to the Haynes Data Book lol...
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:22 AM   #9
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Not sure if they would fit, but I'm sure some other members would...But what I meant by speedometer retuned is that since the wheels will be a different size, the speedometer will be reading the wrong speed...usually by like 5 miles or so, but it's a good idea to retune it...

Oh cool now I know
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:39 PM   #10
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Its usually best to go down 10 in profile for every rim size you upgrade. That way, the tire is APPROXIMATLY the same size and won't screw the ABS or speedo up too much. So going from 14" to 17" You would need to go down 30 in profile. so if your tires are 195/70/R14 then you need 195/40/R17
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