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Winter wheels and tires, downsizing to 17" on A-Spec

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I have an Elite A-Spec and looking to buy a separate set of winter wheels and tires. I want to downsize from the stock 18" to 17" for my winters. It's my first time buying wheels and tires, so I'd be grateful for any insights and suggestions to confirm or correct my findings and assumptions below. That the 2023 Integra is a brand new model makes it a bit more challenging to find reliable information, and many online retailers don't even have it as a vehicle option when browsing for wheels and tires.

I've looked through a bunch of tire size calculators/comparison tools, and it looks like 215/50R17 is the closest to the stock 235/40R18. 215 width also appears to be ideal for winter, particularly driving on snow. I talked to a rep at Quattro Tires (based near my area) who mentioned his suppliers recommend 225/45R17, though. Not sure what to make of that.

As for the wheels, if I did my research correctly, I should be looking at 17 x 7 or 17 x 7.5 dimension, with 5 x 114.3 bolt pattern, 40-45 mm offset, and 64.1 mm hub bore, to fit without needing spacers or any additional parts.

When it comes to TPMS sensors, do they need to be OEM units for best compatibility/functionality?
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Following. I am looking into possibly getting snows for the stock 18s (if my car ever actually gets here before the end of winter 馃が) and then considering getting a set of 17s with summer tires, keeping the stock 18s as a dedicated winter set. Different approach but I鈥檓 sure some of the advice you get may still apply. You might want to consider base 17s or stock A-Spec 18s as options if you like the factory look as I鈥檓 sure some folks will be selling off their stock wheels as more Integras get out into the wild!
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Yeah, I'm probably going to end up getting base 17s to go on my A-Spec, and I figure a lot of people whose cars came with 17s will be looking for 18s, so it'll be easy to get rid of the 18s.... maybe even do a trade.
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Please keep us posted on this, I'm very interested in this as well. The only concern I had with the base 17s is if the silver wheels will look good with all the black trim on the A-Spec. I've actually toyed with the idea of white wheels on my PWP A-Spec...
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I've actually toyed with the idea of white wheels on my PWP A-Spec...
You aren鈥檛 alone! I had white Sparco FF-1 wheels for too short of a time on my Honda Fit, and I can鈥檛 lie 鈥 I kind of want that look again.
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Use a calculator like this one to compare tire sizes and wheel width/offsets. Tires vary slightly between brands but not typically enough to matter. I went down in wheel size and width like you鈥檙e considering for my snow tires on my old TSX and they were great.
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Use a calculator like this one to compare tire sizes and wheel width/offsets. Tires vary slightly between brands but not typically enough to matter. I went down in wheel size and width like you鈥檙e considering for my snow tires on my old TSX and they were great.
Thank you!
I have an Elite A-Spec and looking to buy a separate set of winter wheels and tires. I want to downsize from the stock 18" to 17" for my winters. It's my first time buying wheels and tires, so I'd be grateful for any insights and suggestions to confirm or correct my findings and assumptions below. That the 2023 Integra is a brand new model makes it a bit more challenging to find reliable information, and many online retailers don't even have it as a vehicle option when browsing for wheels and tires.

I've looked through a bunch of tire size calculators/comparison tools, and it looks like 215/50R17 is the closest to the stock 235/40R18. 215 width also appears to be ideal for winter, particularly driving on snow. I talked to a rep at Quattro Tires (based near my area) who mentioned his suppliers recommend 225/45R17, though. Not sure what to make of that.

As for the wheels, if I did my research correctly, I should be looking at 17 x 7 or 17 x 7.5 dimension, with 5 x 114.3 bolt pattern, 40-45 mm offset, and 64.1 mm hub bore, to fit without needing spacers or any additional parts.

When it comes to TPMS sensors, do they need to be OEM units for best compatibility/functionality?
Which type of winter tires are you thinking of getting @mizuhoshi?
Just saw these 17's that someone just put on their Integra

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HELL YEAH! Those Blizzaks look great -- looking to get a set for the stock 18s. Might downsize to 17s for a dedicated summer tire... I gotta say, I don't hate the meatier sidewall on these.
Another take on the winter tires question:
I'm taking delivery of an Integra base next week (17" wheels are standard), and as I have a set of nearly new 16" Blizzaks from my previous car (215/60-16 vs 215/50-17 stock on the Integra base - results in +2.7% circumference and 0.7 inches taller) I would like to transfer them to the Integra.
My question is, will 16" wheels fit on the Integra base?
I see that the Civic Hatch on which it is based does have 16" as one of the options, but I don't know if maybe the Integra has bigger brakes.
Cursory google search shows Civic hatch front brakes as 11.1" and the Integra fronts as 12.3".
Can anyone confirm this? And does anyone know if 16" wheels will fit on an Integra base?

Thanks,
Jeremy

Edit: Looking for a spare wheel kit, I found that the intended Integra space saver is on a 17" wheel, whereas the Civic space saver is 16", so I'm guessing there's a good reason for that....
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Another take on the winter tires question:
I'm taking delivery of an Integra base next week (17" wheels are standard), and as I have a set of nearly new 16" Blizzaks from my previous car (215/60-16 vs 215/50-17 stock on the Integra base - results in +2.7% circumference and 0.7 inches taller) I would like to transfer them to the Integra.
My question is, will 16" wheels fit on the Integra base?
I see that the Civic Hatch on which it is based does have 16" as one of the options, but I don't know if maybe the Integra has bigger brakes.
Cursory google search shows Civic hatch front brakes as 11.1" and the Integra fronts as 12.3".
Can anyone confirm this? And does anyone know if 16" wheels will fit on an Integra base?

Thanks,
Jeremy

Edit: Looking for a spare wheel kit, I found that the intended Integra space saver is on a 17" wheel, whereas the Civic space saver is 16", so I'm guessing there's a good reason for that....
I think I remember seeing another post here or on the civic si forum saying 17鈥檚 are the smallest that clear the brakes.
I think I remember seeing another post here or on the civic si forum saying 17鈥檚 are the smallest that clear the brakes.
Thanks - everything I've seen meanwhile seems to point to this being the case.
Which type of winter tires are you thinking of getting @mizuhoshi?
Sorry for the late response. I'm getting Continental VikingContact 7 tires.
I got my new Blizzaks fitted yesterday, on 17" wheels. Clearance from the front brake caliper is very tight - pretty sure it couldn't take a 16" wheel.
I did find that the fullsize 17" wheel+tire will fit in the spare tire well in the bottom of the trunk, so now I have a spare wheel! Just need to add a jack and wrench.

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I put Viking Contact 7s on my son's Chevy Cruze - pretty happy with them, and great value for money

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