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Not too good at using this site yet. Went to community search and got zilch so here goes. What are the best tires for the Z? I live in central Florida so no snow. I am looking for quiet and long lasting. I am a conservative driver. I think wider looks a bit better so if that is possible, great but quiet and long lasting is a must. Thanks.
 

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I am on my second set of Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season plus tires in the stock size of 195/65 R16 87V and am pretty happy with them compared to the Dunlops the car came with stock. They are highly rated all season tires. Dunlops were worn out at approximately 25K miles. Car was purchased new. Second set was put on at about 70 K miles.
 

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Thank you SB. One more question. I have read the manual, searched u tube and Google and I can not figure out how to get my headrest off. Cant find a button anywhere. The strap is off and the headrest moves up about an inch but thats it. There is no button and I have searched all around and pushed everything. This will teach you how to cuss! Does the headrest NOT come all the way off? They are just a bit too far forward for me.
 

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I do not believe it comes off it is part of the seat. Next time I am at my car on the weekend I will investigate some more. It is also part of the restraint system. Angle the seat back and adjust height of the seat to find a position that works for you.

Thank you SB. One more question. I have read the manual, searched u tube and Google and I can not figure out how to get my headrest off. Cant find a button anywhere. The strap is off and the headrest moves up about an inch but thats it. There is no button and I have searched all around and pushed everything. This will teach you how to cuss! Does the headrest NOT come all the way off? They are just a bit too far forward for me.
 

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Yeah, the head rest comes off. It's a bit tricky, but I think the info is in the Owner's Manual. Basically, you've removed the strap that is a trick in itself, but it clips together via magnet, for those who haven't released it yet.

After releasing the strap, you can lift and move the head rest up and forward an inch or so. That will give you enough room to slip your finger/thumb under the head rest, between the strap you removed and the chrome bar that goes into the seat. Push the switch/tab/lever at the base of the underside of the head rest in--towards the chrome bar--and it will release easily (at that point.)
 

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Thank you litz. I got it off. It was just locating the sliding button. I read somewhere that a guy bent the 2 bars back X degrees and reinstalled the headrest. Not a big difference but enough to get it off the back of his head. Those things are pretty stout so that would be a job. Is it crazy to consider that?
 

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Thank you litz. I got it off. It was just locating the sliding button. I read somewhere that a guy bent the 2 bars back X degrees and reinstalled the headrest. Not a big difference but enough to get it off the back of his head. Those things are pretty stout so that would be a job. Is it crazy to consider that?
Man, they'd be tough to bend, but I'd try it, and see if it helps. I don't have an issue with mine being too far forward, but if you do, and it makes it more comfortable, it's not crazy at all, lol.
 

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Whenever I'm "fabricating" something that consists of the possible destruction of an OEM part, I always buy a spare before I go head long into it. I'm sure you can find a cheap set of head rests to practice on. I'm thinking that @ITEM9 had a set he was selling. If he doesn't reply to this, remind me to ask him, if you're interested.
 

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Whenever I'm "fabricating" something that consists of the possible destruction of an OEM part, I always buy a spare before I go head long into it. I'm sure you can find a cheap set of head rests to practice on. I'm thinking that @ITEM9 had a set he was selling. If he doesn't reply to this, remind me to ask him, if you're interested.
Thank you. It would depend on how much $ we are talking about because I am not sure I am going to do that. I will try adjusting the seat a bit but I would be interested to know the cost. I have had the car 2 weeks and still getting use to it. Thank you again
 

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Looks like he already sold them, was asking $40 each, $70 for the pair, just to give you an idea on the price if you find any others for sale.
 

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Looks like he already sold them, was asking $40 each, $70 for the pair, just to give you an idea on the price if you find any others for sale.
Thank you lits. No worries mate. I will tru to track one or 2 down. I believe I saw a wrecked one on line. The search is on! ?
 

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Thank you lits. No worries mate. I will tru to track one or 2 down. I believe I saw a wrecked one on line. The search is on! ?
As far as tires are concerned, I'm partial to General RT43s, if you can find the proper size. And from experience, 215/50-16 inch tires look great and handle well but start to negatively impact fuel mileage a bit. Also, @pongoro87 or @d1giPhux may be able to help with the headrests as well.
 

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As far as tires are concerned, I'm partial to General RT43s, if you can find the proper size. And from experience, 215/50-16 inch tires look great and handle well but start to negatively impact fuel mileage a bit. Also, @pongoro87 or @d1giPhux may be able to help with the headrests as well.
Thank you Fediej. I have had this car for two weeks. It has 27,000 miles on it and the Honda dealer where I took it to get it inspected said that I will need tires soon. It has Dunlops on it now which I assume came with the car from the dealer when it was bought new. 27,000 miles and almost needs new tires seems like awfully short life for Dunlops. Are these cars notoriously tough on tires?
 

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It's not that they're overly tough on tires, just the tires they came with arguably(especially the Dunlops) aren't that great to begin with. And even though yours may only have 27,000 miles on them, depending on how old they are, there could be deterioration, dry rotting, etc. And who knows what the previous owner put them through.
 

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It's not that they're overly tough on tires, just the tires they came with arguably(especially the Dunlops) aren't that great to begin with. And even though yours may only have 27,000 miles on them, depending on how old they are, there could be deterioration, dry rotting, etc. And who knows what the previous owner put them through.
10-4 and thank you.
 

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As far as tires are concerned, I'm partial to General RT43s, if you can find the proper size. And from experience, 215/50-16 inch tires look great and handle well but start to negatively impact fuel mileage a bit. Also, @pongoro87 or @d1giPhux may be able to help with the headrests as well.
Question. 195/55-16 vs 215/55-16 is only 20mm wider (3/4 inch) and it really looks that much better? And cuts into fuel milage? That doesn’t seem like enough of a difference to notice unless you really looked and not enough extra surface to affect milage to any significant degree. Am I out in left field? (Thats where I seem to hang out sometimes)
Do you use the same rims?
 

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Question. 195/55-16 vs 215/55-16 is only 20mm wider (3/4 inch) and it really looks that much better? And cuts into fuel milage? That doesn’t seem like enough of a difference to notice unless you really looked and not enough extra surface to affect milage to any significant degree. Am I out in left field? (Thats where I seem to hang out sometimes)
Do you use the same rims?
my mistake. The 195s are 7.7” and the 215 are 8.9” so a 1.2” difference. And you use the same rims?
 

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I am a conservative driver, usually in econo mode. Would the wider tires make a significant difference in milage?
When I had the 215s they were mounted on 7 inch wide 5 spoke alloy wheels. The previous year I had the stock Dunlops mounted on those same wheels. There was a noticeable difference in the look, definitely more aggressive with the 215s. That would be compounded on the skinny 6 inch Honda wheels. I believe @litz may even be running a similar setup on one of his cars. The fuel mileage took a hit by at least 2mpg on the highway, but I still averaged in the upper 30s that year. Since i'm back on 195s my mileage is 40+. Around town it didn't have as much impact.
 
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