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can I stuff 17's or 18's under a 3rd gen civic?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by adrenaln, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. adrenaln

    adrenaln New Member

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    can I get 17 or 18" wheels/tires under my 86 civic hatch? any tire guys out there than can give me offset and wheel widths would be appreciated, ( I do want to be able to slam this thing on the ground too so they need to be able to tuck a little bit under the fender lip thanks very much for the help if you can give it to me :)
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    good luck. torsion bars and solid axle does not rule in your favor.
     
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    LightWeightChamp Honda FTW!

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    honestly, why would you want 18s on a civic? imo they look terrible on a sportcompact. stick to 14-15s 16 at most, thats wht i would do
     
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    ye of little faith lol

    I have been building lowriders/airbags/hydraulics/dragrace chassis/roadrace chassis for years :) the lowering is the least of the issue, is just whether I can get wheels to work or not :)
     
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    LightWeightChamp Honda FTW!

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    i relize that, why not put some 15s on and you can lower it alot more before having to roll/pull fenders
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    anything bigger than 16s and you are asking for trouble on a 3G.
     
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    thanks very much for the info

    thats what i needed to know thanks guys! :) now I can get some wheels
    will post pics after I get it squirted :)
     
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    17's on a 3rd gen

    I have an 85 civic i just got and i had no problems stuffing 17 x 7 wheels wrapped with 205/40 rubber. the handling difference is black and white if you put low pro tires and big wheels. but lowering it is pretty much out of the question unless you wanna rub. and you have to roll fenders in or else it will slice your sidewall out.
     
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    can you send me pics of the wheels on the car?

    I would love to see the 17's on it if possible, if you could post or email me at adrenaln@telus.net that would be much appreciated thanks
     
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    17,s will fit no problem even with the torsion's cranked and the rear springs cut but s.i's or integra fat fives will look way better...16's with 205-40's are the pimp shit though try rota or racing heart,drop n a B16 with a B18 head and your on your way...
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Rota or Racing Hart? Talk about opposite sides of the spectrum. Does Racing Hart even make 16s?
     
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    wow when i got my 3g it had 16s on it and they had spring spaces in the rear and torsion bars cranked up in the front and they still rubbed stupid people
     
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    i remember when i put 18's on my first crx

    stupid ricer i was.....
     
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    i remember when this was first posted back in '08 .. :ph34r:
     
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