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  1. Thoughts on 255/65/17's

    First Generation MDX (2001-2006)
    This tire calculator recommends staying within 3% of stock tire height. 255/65R17 is about 3.4% taller depending on the specific tire model. A taller tire puts more stress on components like brakes and suspension. Changing the tire height can mess with other vehicle computers like ABS...
  2. Is it OK to just buy 2 tires at a time?

    General Discussions
    Yes over 99% of the time you probably wouldn't notice a difference when using tires with different treadwear. Changing all four tires is a best case scenario. It is a safety precaution for the rare emergency situation. The problem is more towards the end of the tires' lives. People try to...
  3. correct offset size

    General Discussions
    It is not just 'people' who mix the metric and english system. It is the entire tire & wheel industry. It has always been inches for wheel width and diameter, then millimeters for sizes. It's a silly system, but easier than trying to remember how many millimeters are in 16, 17 or 18 inches.
  4. correct offset size

    General Discussions
    Here's a wheel offset calculator that helps illustrate how offset is dependent on wheel width.
  5. Newbie question about tires/wheels

    General Discussions
    Try 1010tires.com for tires & wheels in Canada.
  6. Is it OK to just buy 2 tires at a time?

    General Discussions
    I would recommend just changing all four. When you only change two at a time you could run into problems with handling. Your front and rear axle would be getting different levels of traction depending on wear. Here's a better tire size calculator
  7. Supersize & Keep the Meat :hmmm:

    General Discussions
    Ideally you shouldn't change the height of your tires much. This tire size calculator recommends staying within 3% of the stock tire height. Any more than that and your ABS could fail. Obviously it would throw out the speedometer and odometer too.
  8. Tire sizes (not MDX related)

    General Off Topic
    This tire size calculator recommends staying within 3% of the stock tire height. That size should work fine. A narrower tire does make it easier to drive through heavy snow.
  9. Widest Tires on 17X8 Rims

    General Discussions
    Here's a tire size calculator that includes recommended wheel width ranges.
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