Tire shops/websites recommending 225/40R18 on Si

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Why are tire shops and websites telling people that 225 width tires are recommended on Civics with OEM 18” wheels when Honda makes it pretty clear that 235/40R18 is the intended size?

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Strange, I've seen a few go 245 as well for a bit more rubber and they fit fine
 
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I've never even heard of Belle Tire lol
Theyre popping up all over the midwest. Headquartered in Detroit. I’ve been impressed with them.

Any tire shop that recognizes that I know my shit and doesn’t give me any bullshit in the process is okay with me.

I still don’t trust them to actually touch my car. I bring my wheels to them to have tires mounted and then put them on myself.
 
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Strange, I've seen a few go 245 as well for a bit more rubber and they fit fine
In reality there isn’t much difference to the diameter of 225, 235, 245. The stock goodyears had a thick sidewall design with built in wheel protection, which made the fitment look much better.

235 is flush with the wheel, 225 would look a little stretched, 245 would give you a little bit of bulge.
 

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Why are tire shops and websites telling people that 225 width tires are recommended on Civics with OEM 18” wheels when Honda makes it pretty clear that 235/40R18 is the intended size?

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Pretty easy to tell that they are associating your car with a 9th Gen. Go up a year or two, and see if the recommendation changes.
 

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