My 2017 came with 18" tires and a spare 17". Why do some 2017 CR-Vs come with 17" tires and others 18"? What are the pros and cons of each? Could I have 18" on the rear and 17" on the front?
As with all such things, you would get used to the difference in handling. Heck, that is one of the reasons that tire stores put the new tires on the back if you only buy two.Handling and predictability would be off significantly tho.
Stability control has no idea what to do with different sidewalls with different flex. In case of the CR-V that is, excluding sports cars that were designed to have different wheels/tires.As with all such things, you would get used to the difference in handling. Heck, that is one of the reasons that tire stores put the new tires on the back if you only buy two.
I think VSA is much more complicated on the newest generation CRV. Honda Service Manual Website lets you Download!Stability uses yaw sensors, not tire readings, AFAIK. So, tires with different sidewall profiles would probably not cause a false stability reading. (Well, maybe if you went fast enough to corner on two wheels, LOL)
Wow, I had no idea how complicated the system is. Perhaps I will enter an auto engineering program and find out the right thing to do. I bought two tires and put on the rear.