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Helli everyone, my crv 2007 has an OEM size 225/65r17 size. I was wondering can I install 235/65r17 on my crv 2007?
 

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This increase in tire size will place more strain on your engine when starting from a stop.

But the increase in size should still fit.
 

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Your stock size 225/65R/17 has a diameter of 28." So, if you want to go wider, go with a 235/60R/17, which has the same diameter of 28." But, know that the wider tire will be heavier by a pound or two and will likely lower your fuel mileage a little bit. Being un-sprung weight, it may also have a negative effect on the ride. Depends on what you get vs. what you have now. Also, noise could increase, or not. I have 255/55R/18's (Pirelli Scorpion AS's) on aftermarket wheels on mine (via previous owner), and I don't like it. It looks great, but the tire diameter is 29" so my speedometer is off, the drivetrain works harder, and they are very stiff and extremely noisy. So I plan to find a set of stock alloys and go back to stock size when these are worn out. Also harder on the suspension. Hope this helps.
 

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This increase in tire size will place more strain on your engine when starting from a stop.

But the increase in size should still fit.
It's a 1.8% increase in diameter. Engine isn't even going to notice. Only only difference may be a slight loss in MPG (again likely not even noticeable in real world) due to the increased width.

The only noticeable effect is speedometer will be off by 1-1.5 MPH at highway speeds.

I went up 2" (8%) in diameter, more aggressive tread and 10% in width. Only place my 2003 is really effected is highway speeds between speedometer being off and loss of MPG.

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This increase in tire size will place more strain on your engine when starting from a stop.

But the increase in size should still fit.
It's a 1.8% increase in diameter. Engine isn't even going to notice. Only only difference may be a slight loss in MPG (again likely not even noticeable in real world) due to the increased width. There will be a subtle change in transmission shift points and slower acceleration.

The only noticeable effect is speedometer will be off by 1-1.5 MPH at highway speeds.

I went up 2" (8%) in diameter, more aggressive tread and 10% in width. Only place my 2003 is really effected is highway speeds between speedometer being off and loss of MPG.
Some people pay close attention to their engine and feel its performance through the accelerator pedal. Those of us who do this have a tendency to notice.

Manufacturers recommend not increasing tire size more than 3% and like you stated, the OP increase is only 1.8% diameter. It is also 4.4% wider and these increased dimensions will likely result in greater wheel weight.

As for your personal choice to increase tire size by 8% and 10%, what inadequecy are you trying to overcome in your CRV?
 

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Some people pay close attention to their engine and feel its performance through the accelerator pedal. Those of us who do this have a tendency to notice.

Manufacturers recommend not increasing tire size more than 3% and like you stated, the OP increase is only 1.8% diameter. It is also 4.4% wider and these increased dimensions will likely result in greater wheel weight.

As for your personal choice to increase tire size by 8% and 10%, what inadequecy are you trying to overcome in your CRV?
I'd say don't do it... I did exactly what you said on my 2012 CRV and I can notice power loss and about 1.5-2 MPG loss per tank. Cosmetically looks good, But next tire change I will definitly go to original 225/65R17 size...
 

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Thank you guys for all the feedback. I wanted to install them for anesthetic reasons. I don't mind extra fuel consumption. I currently have Yokohama on and they need change. while checking for tires I saw Toyo with this size available and they recommended Toyo over Yoko, so I said i'll give it a try.
What do you think Toyo or stay with Yokohama?
 

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Don't sweat the "extra stress" or any of that BS. I have two identical tires on our '09s--the Kumho Solus TA11. Our blue CR-V has the stock 225/65R17, and I put the 235/65R17 on mine. Keep in mind that your speedometer with the stock size is reading too high (about 2.5 MPH high at 70MPH). The 235/65R17 actually corrects your speedometer to within about 1/2 MPH at highway speeds. No difference in ride quality, and the slightly larger tire looks fine and doesn't rub. It pays to shop around. I've ordered from Tire Rack, but their prices have kind of inflated over the past year and the deals aren't as good as they used to be.

Warning, though--Toyo makes garbage. I lived with a set of Toyo Extensa on my '97 for a few years. Extremely poor traction, to the point that it was very dangerous to drive. (They would slip and slide even on wet roads, and break loose at less than half throttle; winters were nearly impossible.) Ride quality was like running on concrete donuts. What a huge difference when I put some Kumho tires on it. Nice and grippy, and soaks up the potholes and cold patches on our poor roads in the area. :) I treat Toyo like Michelin--none will ever come near a car I own as long as I'm alive. :)

I was a diehard Yokohama fan, but have had five sets of Kumho tires on various cars in recent years and they are every bit as good, IMHO, at a better price point.
 

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@wildcat

Ooh he’s a wildcat in his crv. ?

Its not BS.

Its simply Physics.
 

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Some people pay close attention to their engine and feel its performance through the accelerator pedal. Those of us who do this have a tendency to notice.

Manufacturers recommend not increasing tire size more than 3% and like you stated, the OP increase is only 1.8% diameter. It is also 4.4% wider and these increased dimensions will likely result in greater wheel weight.

As for your personal choice to increase tire size by 8% and 10%, what inadequecy are you trying to overcome in your CRV?
Nothing but personal preference. Went from good in the snow to unstoppable in 14" of it. I could have went more towards OEM size but I got a deal on Jeep wheels and AT tires on them so I put them on to see what I thought. Other than being fairly worn tires thing did much better in the snow and I liked the look better. Put new Discover AT3 4S and now it takes several inches of snow before it notices.

I live in a rural area, enjoy back roads and just like seeing what it can do. And it looks much better IMO with the set up. And my V doesn't really care that much except from a dead stop which it can still break them loose on dry pavement but not even a full rotation.


FYI I pay very close attention, I know if anything is out of wack in the slightest. Can tell when the ECM optimizes for driving conditions. I did have 18" alloys with tires that we're slightly larger than OEM but almost twice as wide. Got same MPG as stock steels and All Seasons, was an all around improvement yet we're taller and way wider.

Something as tiny difference has this guy wants to do you would NEVER notice a difference in feel. Notice a change in outside temperature effecting performance long before that difference in tire size.

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Interesting. Some very varied responses and experiences here, and all food for thought. Back in the day, all my vehicles were larger, heavier, and had much higher horsepower. All those things made tire size a simple matter of choice. As well, the price of gas made mileage considerations trivial. But, in those days, I never would have dreamed I'd someday be driving a vehicle this light, with this small an engine or small amount of horsepower, etc. Yet here I am. Most all of us want to come up with the best combination of factors to give us the result we want, whether it's fuel mileage, efficiency, looks, or whatever. We want optimum performance in the ways that matter to us individually. In that respect, I have found a few things wanting in my CR-V. Like the battery. Every CR-V ever made, so far, has a size 51 battery. Coming from my old F250 4X4 with a 460 big block, which has the largest battery made for a 4-wheeler, I look at my CR-V battery and am underwhelmed, especially when I consider the huge increase in the amount of onboard electronics compared to the truck. Of course, the 460 requires a lot more juice to turn it over than the tiny 2.4L, so there's that. But I can leave my truck sitting for a month and it will crank right up. I can't do that with the CR-V. It's kind of unnerving and makes me fell somewhat insecure, since I am now retired and sometimes don't drive for days at a time, as there is no need. My CR-V battery went south after 7 days. So I am upgrading to a size 24 battery, which should hopefully make a big difference.

All that said, I hate dealing with tire issues, and especially don't like it on the side of the road in the middle of someplace else, with a doughnut for a spare. So the main thing I am looking for in tires is durability, followed closely by longevity. Of course, size is a consideration when it comes to performance - traction in all conditions, as well as noise (an issue with CR-Vs). But I am of the opinion that it's a matter of choice, and had little to do with those things. Did Honda decide to go for the stock size based on those issues? I suspect it has more to do with weight (both sprung and un-sprung), suspension, handling and rolling resistance (fuel mileage). Still, stock tire size has increased over the years on CR-Vs. I do think that it is an important consideration, but I also think there is some wiggle room, in general terms. For me, my experience so far with my 255/55/R18's tells me they are too big, too wide, too heavy, and too noisy, and thus they have a negative effect on everything. So when I buy new tires I will be going smaller, though maybe not all the way to stock size. Still thinking on that.
 

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I'm currently running 235/65/17 and they're fine. Two things to keep in mind:
1. Don't get a tire with a stiff sidewall. Stock tires are already pushing it for the 6.5 inch wide wheels. You might have tire seating issues if you go too wide and too stiff.
2. Your spare will no longer be the same diameter as your tires. Might still be fine, and spares of all sizes are easy / cheap enough to find.
 

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I'm currently running 235/65/17 and they're fine. Two things to keep in mind:
1. Don't get a tire with a stiff sidewall. Stock tires are already pushing it for the 6.5 inch wide wheels. You might have tire seating issues if you go too wide and too stiff.
2. Your spare will no longer be the same diameter as your tires. Might still be fine, and spares of all sizes are easy / cheap enough to find.
Again, it would be better to go with a 235/60/R17 than a 235/65/R17. You get the wider tire without the headaches that come with the larger diameter. No worries about the spare working or the speedometer being off or additional stress on the driveline, etc., other than the fact that the tire may be slightly heavier. I would just read reviews and try to choose a soft-riding, quiet tire, although it's kind of hard to go by the descriptions in some of these reviews and be able to expect accuracy. Anyway, good luck, and let us know what you choose and how it turns out for you. Maybe that will help us next time.
 
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