tire size HONDA PASSPORT 2000 2.G Owners Manual
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distances will be longer and
vehicle control more limited.
While driving on a surface with
reduced traction, avoid maneuvers involving sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking (including
engine braking due to shifting to
lower gear), that could cause the
tires to skid.
Drivers may not realize the surface is slippery until the
vehicle is skidding.
Learn to recognize warning
clues — such as enough water or ice on the road to make a
"mirrored surface"— and slow
down when there is any doubt.
Also see "Traction" under "Tires" in this section. To safely operate your vehicle,
your tires must be the proper type
and size, in good condition with
adequate tread, and correctly
inflated. The following pages give
more detailed information on how
and when to check air pressure,
how to inspect your tires for damage and wear, and what to do
when your tires need to be
Driving Tip s
Rapid slowing down or
speeding-up can cause loss
of control on slippery
surfaces. If you crash, you
can be injured.
Use extra care when driving
on slippery surfaces.
Using tires that are excessivelyworn or improperly inflated can
cause a crash in which you
can be seriously hurt or killed.
Follow all instructions in this
owner's manual regarding tire inflation and maintenance.
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indicator in three or more places
around the tire.
In addition to proper inflation,
correct wheel alignment helps to decrease tire wear. You should get
your vehicle's suspension parts inspected often, and aligned when
The tires were properly balanced at the factory. They may need to
be rebalanced at some time before they are worn out. Have your
dealer check the tires if you feel a consistent vibration while driving.
A tire should always be
rebalanced if it is removed fromthe wheel for repair.
Make sure the installer balances
the wheels when you have new
tires installed. This increases riding comfort and tire life. Your
vehicle's original tires were
dynamic or "spin" balanced at the
factory. For best results, have the installer perform a dynamic
Tir e Rotatio n
To help increase tire life and
distribute wear more evenly, you should have the tires rotated every
7,500 miles (12,000 km).
Move the tires to the positions
shown in the diagram each time
they are rotated.
Replacin g Tire s an d Wheel s
The tires that came with your
vehicle were selected to match its
performance capabilities while
providing the best combination of handling, ride comfort, and longlife. You should replace them with
radial tires of the same size, load
range, speed rating, and maximum
cold tire pressure rating (as shown on the tire's sidewall). Mixing
radial and bias-ply tires on your vehicle can reduce its braking
ability, traction, and steering
Drivin g Tip s
4 WHEE L
5 WHEE L
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We urge you not to install
oversize tires and wheels that
would change your vehicle's
ride height and possibly affect
handling and stability. It is best to replace all four tires at
the same time. If that is not
possible or necessary, then replace the two front tires or the two rear
tires as a pair. Replacing just one
tire can seriously affect your
The ABS works by comparing the speed of the wheels. When
replacing tires, use the same size originally supplied with the
vehicle. Tire size and construction
can affect wheel speed and may
cause the system to work inconsistently.
If you ever need to replace a
wheel, make sure the
match the wheels that originally
came on your Honda. Replacement wheels are available
at your Honda dealer.
s an d Tire s
16 x 7 JJ
Standard on LX 2WD 225/75R16
Standard on all other models 245/70R16
See page 247 for information
about DOT Tire Quality Grading.
Driving Tip s
Installing improper tires on
your vehicle can affect handling and stability. This
can cause a crash in which
you can be seriously hurt or
Always use the size and type
of tires recommended in this
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A decrease in driving, cornering, and braking traction occurs when
water, snow, ice, gravel, or other
materials are on the road. Vehicle speed should be adjusted to the
When driving on wet or slushy roads, a wedge of water can buildup between the tire and road. This
is known as hydroplaning and
may cause partial or complete loss
of traction, vehicle control, and
stopping ability. To reduce the
chance of traction loss, follow
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are slushy.
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles. 3. Replace tires when they are
worn to a point where 1/16inch (1.6 mm) or less tread
remains, or cord or fabric
can be seen.
4. Keep the tires properly inflated.
If your vehicle has snow tires, be sure they are the same size, load
range and construction type as your other tires. Vehicle speed should belimited to a maximum of 75 mph
(120 km/h) when equipped with
either passenger vehicle-typ e or
To prevent tire chains from damaging your vehicle: Install the chains on the rear
tires as tightly as possible.Tighten them again after
driving 1/4 to 1/2 mile (0.4 to
0.8 kilometer). Using chains on
the front tires is not
recommended. They may contact the body and possibly
damage the vehicle. If youintend to use chains on the
front tires, be sure there is
enough clearance. Do not exceed 45 mph
(70 km/h) or the chain
manufacturer's suggested speed
limit if it is lower.
Drive in a restrained manner
and avoid large bumps,
potholes, severe turns or other
maneuvers that could cause the
vehicle to bounce up and down.
Follow the chain
Drivin g Tip s
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l Replacemen t
Damaged wheels must be
replaced. For example, replace
wheels if they are bent, cracked or
heavily rusted, or if wheel nuts
often become loose. Also replace
wheels that leak air (except some
aluminum wheels that can be
repaired). See your Honda dealer.
Do not use bent wheels that have
been straightened, and do not use
tubes in leaking wheels designed
for tubeless tires. Such wheels
may have structural damage and
could fail without warning.
Maximum loads, maximum
inflation pressures, wheel
identification codes, and wheel
sizes are stamped on each wheel.
Service-tested and approved
wheels are available from your
When obtaining wheels for any
reason from any other source, the
replacement wheels should be
equal in load capacity, inflation
pressure capacity, diameter, width, offset and mounting configuration
to those originally installed on
your vehicle. A wheel of the
wrong size or type may adversely
affect load carrying capacity, wheel
and bearing life, brake cooling,
stopping ability, headlight aim,
bumper height, vehicle ground clearance, and tire or tire chain
clearance to the body and chassis.
Replacement with used wheels is
not advised: They may have been subjected to harsh treatment or very high mileage and could fail
Installing wheels and/or tires that
have a higher load carrying limit
than those that originally came on
your vehicle does not increase the
GAWR or GVWR of the vehicle.
Driving Tip s
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y Chai n
Always use a suitable safety chain
between your vehicle and the
Check with your trailer
manufacturer for the required
equipment. Cross the safety
chains under the hitch and attach
them to the trailer hitch hardware.
This will prevent the trailer from
dropping to the ground in the
event the hitch disengages. For
proper use and installation,
consult your trailer manufacturer.
Traile r Light s
Trailer lights and equipment must
comply with federal, state and local regulations. Check with your
local recreational vehicle dealer
for the requirements in your area. Use only equipment designed for
Improper equipment or installation can cause damage to
your vehicle's electrical system and affect your vehicle warranty.
Consult your Honda dealer for installation.
Always check the condition of
your vehicle's tires and trailer's
tires before operation. Replace
worn or damaged tires before
Inflate tire pressure to the
recommended cold tire pressure indicated in the tire
manufacturer's warranty booklet in the glove box packet.
Check the tire manufacturer's
requirements when replacement
tires are installed on your vehicle.
Trailer tire condition, size, load
rating, and proper inflation
pressure should be in accordance
with the tire manufacturer's
specifications. Improper tire size
and inflation can cause tire
failure, possibly resulting in
vehicle damage and personal
Traile r Brake s
Trailers with a total weight of
1,000 pounds or more require trailer brakes. If your trailer is
equipped with a braking system,
make sure it conforms to federal,state, and local equipment
Driving Tip s