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I think I'll add to this post instead of starting a new one. I had some 16 winter tires in near new condition from our previous vehicle. I bought some used 16" Honda OEM steel rims from a 2017 Honda Civic and had a tire shop mount them . I went to install them today, and they rub on the front brake caliper. I didn't even try the rear. I don't totally understand offset but I'm guessing it's much different from a civic to an HRV. An online Canadian tire and rim site I've used in the past have 4 different steel wheels available for the HRV. Some have an offset of 40, and others 54.5. which should I get to avoid repeating my previous mistake? The site I'm looking at is pmctire.com
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I don't think its the offset that actually determines whether something will scrap the brake calipers or not. But instead, the design of the arch in the spokes.

I had to replace my 16" Enkei RPF01 because they scraped the new brake calipers I had installed. People online said that Enkei PF01 versions fit, even with all the sizes being exactly the same.

I later found out I had to with 17" wheels though.

But what is ironic is the offsets... the stock wheel is +55, while my 16" Enkei was +43 and both would scrap the brakes. But my 17" is +50 and doesn't scrap. Of course, the barrel is bigger, which changes the shape of the arch of the spokes.

Unfortunately, arch design is not a specification you'll find normally.

If you're open to using spacers, what you can do is try to find the thinnest spacers you can get away with using. The smallest spacers I found at the time (that wasn't also pricey) was 3mm and that gave me more than enough room for the spokes to clear the brakes. I had to buy bigger wheels because unfortunately, it was only after buying the spacers, that my brake calipers ALSO hit the wheel weight stuck to the inside of the barrel.
 

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I think I'll add to this post instead of starting a new one. I had some 16 winter tires in near new condition from our previous vehicle. I bought some used 16" Honda OEM steel rims from a 2017 Honda Civic and had a tire shop mount them . I went to install them today, and they rub on the front brake caliper. I didn't even try the rear. I don't totally understand offset but I'm guessing it's much different from a civic to an HRV. An online Canadian tire and rim site I've used in the past have 4 different steel wheels available for the HRV. Some have an offset of 40, and others 54.5. which should I get to avoid repeating my previous mistake? The site I'm looking at is pmctire.com
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Dean

One should always test fit new wheels on the vehicle (front and rear) before purchasing and mounting tires on the wheels.

I really hate those cheap off-shore steel wheels that are everywhere. They are really cheap, thin metal, easily bent and rust quickly.

For winter wheels, tucking the wheels and tires as far in as possible (positive offset) is best to keep the tires well under the vehicle, keeping road spray under the vehicle.

I would recommend good used OEM Honda aluminum wheels over cheap steel wheels.
For the 3 steel wheels you listed, I recommend the ones with the most positive offset.
Test fit one wheel, front and rear, on your HRV before mounting tires.

Just to compare, the mid-2000 Acura RSX wheels that I use on our HRV barely clear the front caliper brackets.
16 x 6.5, +45 offset.
205/65/R16 is the best winter tire size for the HRV on 16's.
I'm running slightly smaller 195/65R16's winter tires with no issues on our HRV because they also fit our Acura.

Older pic, I have changed the Acura wheel center caps to Honda center caps!

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Just to compare, the mid-2000 Acura RSX wheels that I use on our HRV barely clear the front caliper brackets.
16 x 6.5, +45 offset.
205/65/R16 is the best winter tire size for the HRV on 16's.
I'm running slightly smaller 195/65R16's winter tires with no issues on our HRV because they also fit our Acura.
Older pic, I have changed the Acura wheel center caps to Honda center caps!
i run the rsx wheels and 205/65r16's. A slightly bigger tire could be used for more ground clearance. 215/65r16 or 205/70r16s should fit fine.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. I ended up ordering some new alloys with new tires mounted to them.
https://pmctire.com/en/wheels/repli...oir-lustre-16x6-5-5x114-3-64-1-deport-40.tire I ordered these with General Altimax 12.
These are what I ordered so fingers crossed. They are supposed to arrive by the 9th of this month. Shouldn't be any snow before then.
Dean

Wow, I have never heard of PMC Tire but this wheel diagram on the link you provided is completely wrong.
Both the width and offset references are incorrect.
I hope the wheels and tires work out.


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I've used PMC tire before, and so have a few friends and family, all have had very positive experience with them. They say those rims will work on the HRV so fingers crossed. I'll let you know.
Again, thanks for all the help guys. Sure appreciate it.
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So 1st up, stated wheel width is not overall or lip to lip. Stated wheel width is tire mounting flange to flange.
Overall wheel width is always about an inch wider than stated wheel width.
The PMC wheel width reference on their diagram is incorrect.


The offset of a wheel is a precise measurement from the centerline of the wheel to the wheel mounting surface.
Not sure what that vague offset reference on the PMC diagram is.

If PMC was a general automotive retailer, not specializing in wheels and tires, a vague wheel diagram would be fine, but for a tire/wheel specialist, why show incorrect wheel diagrams!




I've used PMC tire before, and so have a few friends and family, all have had very positive experience with them. They say those rims will work on the HRV so fingers crossed. I'll let you know.
Again, thanks for all the help guys. Sure appreciate it.
Dean

What size tires did you go with?
 

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So 1st up, stated wheel width is not overall or lip to lip. Stated wheel width is tire mounting flange to flange.
Overall wheel width is always about an inch wider than stated wheel width.
The PMC wheel width reference on their diagram is incorrect.


The offset of a wheel is a precise measurement from the centerline of the wheel to the wheel mounting surface.
Not sure what that vague offset reference on the PMC diagram is.

If PMC was a general automotive retailer, not specializing in wheels and tires, a vague wheel diagram would be fine, but for a tire/wheel specialist, why show incorrect wheel diagrams!
I think they were just being vague in general.

While I do think being precise here is better, I don't think it would make significant difference. Especially considering the fact that you have to know to look for these numbers in the first place. Its more important that the numbers you're given match the item you purchased, than a diagram... I've seen purchases "look" good, end bad.
 

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It's probably because they're still 6.5" wide wheels. Stock wheels "look" like they sit too deep into the body.

My aftermarket wheels are 8" wide with a +50 offset, so they do stick out a little bit. The tires have a thick rim guard, which makes it more pronounced. But I'm thankful for the guard, after literally chewing off bits of my stock wheels, I'm still bouncing off the curb with my new wheels.
 

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I received the rims and tires I linked earlier. They fit fine. Going from the stock 55 offset to 40 sure brought the wheels out a lot. They are still within the wheels wells but just barely.

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That is a great looking HRV! The orange color looks great with the black aluminum wheels.
I think that is a Sport model so the OEM/summer wheels are likely also black.


The OEM wheels are likely 17/18 x 7.5 +55mm offset.
A few calculations shows that 16 x 6.5 +40mm offset sticks out nearly the same as the OEM wheels.
The 6.5" wheel is an inch narrower (25.4mm/2 = 12.7mm) but has 15mm less positive offset.
Or you can convert the offsets to backspacing to reach the same conclusion.


The 215/60R16 tire size is not ideal and is why the tires appear to stick out more.
I'm not sure why Honda dealers and tire vendors recommend this size for the HRV.

215 is a little too wide for a 6.5" wheel and 215/60R16 is slightly shorter than the OEM 215/55R17 tires, slightly lowering the HRV which is not ideal for winter.

205/65R16's is a better size for 16x6.5 wheels. Narrower tire which is better in the winter, tucks under the car more, fits the 6.5" wheel better and 205/65R16 is slightly taller than 215/55R17 slightly raising the HRV for the winter.
 

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New user and new 70 year old HR-V owner living in New Zealand and need help.

Bought a 2022 HR-V RS in Februari. It has 18" rims and running Dunlop 225/50 R18 Enasav EC503. Have done 4500 Km.

Problem is that we notice every uneveness and pothole in the road, my glasses want to come of my nose and my dentures ratlle. Wife gets motion sick with the nodding of her head.

Son reckons we should change tyres to Pirelli P-Zero. Son in law reckons we should change rims to the 17" rims of the HR-V Sport NT which will look fine.

Previously we had two Ford Focus: First was a Zetec with 17" rims and the last was a standard with 16" rims. Major difference in driving comfort.

I do not know what to do:

If changing rims am I upsetting wheel alignment / suspension or is it all the same across all the 2022 HR-V's?

Any advice appreciated, many thanks in advance for taking the time to respond.

Mike
 
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