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Hi,

I'm new to the forum, glad I found it! This is my first post.

Got an '08 GLS from a dealer, in trade for my (gas offensive) Nissan Titan, and it came with a set of new tires which is nice. But I noticed the sidewall size is 70 whereas the spec is for 65. I looked at a tire replacement chart and there isn't any for the P185/65 R14 that the Accent requires.

Is there going to be a problem in having these tires on the car?

My wife and I are really pleased with this 3G Accent. I had an '02 which my daughter is still driving with 156k miles on it - and no major problems!

And this is our 6th Hyundai. ;)

Michael
 

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Nope, actually it rather good for you. Since it's a 70 series tire, it has a higher load range. Since the sidewall is taller, it will give a smoother ride. The only downside is if it were rubbing on the fender. Since you're not complaining about that, I think you're okay.
 

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QUOTE (mmucklow @ Jul 3 2010, 12:07 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=338544
Hi,

I'm new to the forum, glad I found it! This is my first post.

Got an '08 GLS from a dealer, in trade for my (gas offensive) Nissan Titan, and it came with a set of new tires which is nice. But I noticed the sidewall size is 70 whereas the spec is for 65. I looked at a tire replacement chart and there isn't any for the P185/65 R14 that the Accent requires.

Is there going to be a problem in having these tires on the car?

My wife and I are really pleased with this 3G Accent. I had an '02 which my daughter is still driving with 156k miles on it - and no major problems!

And this is our 6th Hyundai. ;)

Michael

your fine ...... i had the same size before i put on my ris and tires there was no rub ...at all ..... even when i lowered the car ....... i rub a lil now with 225/40 18's in front and 245/40 18's in the back ..mostly because of being lowered
 

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touch slower acceleration, touch better cruising mileage.
 

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Thanks for the input guys! I was hoping I wouldn't have to get another set of tires...whew.

And maybe I'll get this same size when the current ones need replacing. Because 1) I've noticed the ride is definitely smoother, and 2) the cruising mileage is better.

Happy to be in a Hyundai again! :thumbsup:

Michael
 

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Good deal!  I bought new tires on a car I had a while back that were different size than OEM, never had any problems.

It seems to me that the size mine takes are hard to come by, especially locally.  Nobody ever has any 195/55R15's in stock, I had to call around way too much the first time I killed a tire to find someone that had that size.  Thinking about finding a different size that will work which might give me more options next time around.
 
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