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There was a lot of speculation prior to the Passport being on sale -- but what's the verdict: Do 18" Ridgeline/Pilot wheels fit perfectly fine on the Passport? I know the official word from Honda is "20 or die", but what's the reality?
 

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I use 17" 2006 Ridgeline wheels on my 2018 Ridgeline with 245/65 R17 studded winter tires...I'm hoping to use the same 17" wheels and tires on our new Passport...There is a slight difference in the wheel off set between the 2006 RL and the 2018 RL but does not affect anything...This was the second winter that I used them and I must say that both my Ridgelines, 4 wheel drive better than any 4WD vehicle I've ever owned...
 

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They should, as you will have more rubber in place to absorb the road...
 

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What was your primary reason to put 18” wheels on?

I find my Elite rides “rough” even on smooth roads. Feels like every road is gravel.

Do they 18s help the “rough” ride?
Primary reason is that with 18" wheels I can drop the air pressure when driving in sand on the beach. Taller sidewalls allow for a much bigger "footprint" and more float in soft sand. Dropping the air pressure on 20" low profile tires does not improve sand traction much.

As for ride quality, I don't notice much ride quality difference with the 18" wheels. However, I went with 18" Michelin Defender LTX tires which have a deeper, more aggressive tread pattern so they are not as smooth. If you go with 18" wheels and Michelin Premier LTX tires you would have a much smoother ride.
 

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Primary reason is that with 18" wheels I can drop the air pressure when driving in sand on the beach. Taller sidewalls allow for a much bigger "footprint" and more float in soft sand. Dropping the air pressure on 20" low profile tires does not improve sand traction much.

As for ride quality, I don't notice much ride quality difference with the 18" wheels. However, I went with 18" Michelin Defender LTX tires which have a deeper, more aggressive tread pattern so they are not as smooth. If you go with 18" wheels and Michelin Premier LTX tires you would have a much smoother ride.
Do you think the Michelin Premier LTX on the stock wheels would make a difference to the ride quality? Assuming they Michelin’s come in that size.
 

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Primary reason is that with 18" wheels I can drop the air pressure when driving in sand on the beach. Taller sidewalls allow for a much bigger "footprint" and more float in soft sand. Dropping the air pressure on 20" low profile tires does not improve sand traction much.

As for ride quality, I don't notice much ride quality difference with the 18" wheels. However, I went with 18" Michelin Defender LTX tires which have a deeper, more aggressive tread pattern so they are not as smooth. If you go with 18" wheels and Michelin Premier LTX tires you would have a much smoother ride.
Thanks, that gives me better insight.
 

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Do you think the Michelin Premier LTX on the stock wheels would make a difference to the ride quality? Assuming they Michelin’s come in that size.
I would think so based on my experience with that tire. By far the quietest and smoothest tires I have ever bought.
The only downside is that they have a rather shallow tread pattern even when new. Our LR4 wore them out in 20K miles. But on a lighter vehicle like the Passport they should last much longer.
 

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I'm being quoted $4k for ridgeline rims and tires instead of the the 20 inch default tires. Does that make sense?
 

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I'm being quoted $4k for ridgeline rims and tires instead of the the 20 inch default tires. Does that make sense?
Way, way, way too much, new 18" tires and wheels run about $2,300..!
 
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I'm being quoted $4k for ridgeline rims and tires instead of the the 20 inch default tires. Does that make sense?
Agreed, way too much. I found a very nice set of used 2109 Ridgeline wheels on OfferUp locally for $450. The are 18x8 with an offset of 55.
Mounted 245x60R18 Goodyear WinterCommand snow tires on them for the winter season for $700 with a $75 rebate VISA card . They look
pretty good and have the same height as the original 20 inch tires.

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I don't know where your located, check here, Chris Tire Service, 814-782-6263...
16 Maple Dr
Shippenville, PA 16254

Many on here bought new take off Ridgeline wheels with Bridgestone tires for less than 1K...I think I paid $?00.00 for mine, tires, wheels, TPS sensors, mounting & balanced...They also offered shipping...larryd
 

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Today, 1/4/21, I just talked to Chris Tire @ 814-782-6263...They have ONE new take off set of Ridgeline 18" wheels with Bridgestone tires left...Price for the 4 wheels is $400.00...Price for the 4 tires is $400.00. If you pick them up... Or $1000.00 for both shipped...NO TPS SENSORS...larryd
 
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