What kind of tire is this?

Discussion in 'Tire and Wheel Tech' started by Prdunson, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Prdunson

    Prdunson

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    My wife civic came with tires that there is the edge sticks out a little I guess to keep the wheels off the curb from getting scratched what style or what do you call that thanks in advance
     
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    I believe what you are talking about is a "lip" of rubber that juts out just in front of the rim (stock or otherwise), and yes they are for protection. Now, tires on a Honda? Are they really low profile tires? Does that lip protect a rim edge under hard cornering when your side wall flexes. I think so. I have also heard them referred to as bead protectors.
    I know I did not answer your question completely, but hope I pointed you in the right direction.
     
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    Yes u did thanks
     
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