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: Accord Wheels? Will 15"s work?

06-17-2005, 09:48 AM
I have an 04 Element EX 4x4.

Came with stock 16" wheels.

for the winter, I bought a set of Accord 15 x 6 steel wheels and put Nokian snow tires on them. Worked great for the winter!

However, a recent trip to the dealership got me thinking: They told me both my rear brake rotors were worn out and had gotten "really hot for a long period of time," they said.

Do you think the smaller wheels contributed to this? Everyone I talked to before mounting the snowtires said just get some Accord 15" wheels and mount them up. That's what I did. Now I had this brake issue. Granted, I had my 16"s back on for the dealer visit, so they didn't know about the 15" snows and just replaced the rotors at no cost.. but do I want to go through another winter worried about this?

06-17-2005, 02:49 PM
I have 15" Accord rims for my snow tires also. I haven't had any problems with my brakes. I'm no mechanic but I don't think the rims should cause the problem you mentioned.