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Getting new rims this summer...

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by VTECPOWER, Mar 9, 2005.

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    VTECPOWER Senior Member

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    Right now i have some heavy 17" rims and this summer along with my turbo coming i would like to buy a set of 16" rims and am not too sure on what I want yet. I will buy a set or rota's but am not sure on the style or the color. Any opinions are apreciated. :worthy:
    Also what kind of tires should i get? Just for driving some sort of performance summer tire... as of now i have the kumho ecsta 711 and they are ok.
    This is my car as of last weekend, pics here.....
    http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/671425
     
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    I have a friend that is selling his 16x7 rota slips, they are steel gray with polished lip. They come with kuhmo 712's....i think there is one without a tire though... let me knwo if ya want to get in touch with him...
     
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    i love the dohc vtec sticker when on mods you say your rockin a sohc slammer :wall:
     
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    i love how you can't read, enlarge the picture and it says SOHC VTEC
     
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    i like the car bro, looks good. some good future plans in there too, hope it all comes together for ya. as for some wheels, i was looking for some 15-16's the other day and came accross a few 5zigen wheels i liked...heres the link wheels

    some ugly ass wheels, but some good ones i thought. im quite partial to the bronze 5zigen fn01r-c's. there wheel tire packages, i know ur looking for a particular tire but i thought some of these might spark ur interest
     
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    they look nice, does anyone know how much they wiegh in 16" ?

    *EDIT: nevermind they are too expencive for me lol
     
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    Im looking for more in the 700-750 range for rims/tires i will probably get rota's but am not sure what kind i want yet.
     
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    my friend is selling them for around 600-650 i think minus one tire...if your interetsed B)
     
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    I think im gonna plan on getting 16" bronze rota circuit 10's w/ 205/45R/16 tires, does anyone have any pictures of bronze rims on a black civic, i want to make sure it will look good, and i think ive seen it before but am not sure where.
     
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    you might wanna look into get 205/40's or 215/40's those are closer to the stock size...actually i belive 215/40 is the closest. Just my .02
     
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    do u know this would be on a civic? stock tire width is like 185 and i have 205 40r 17's on my car now, so wouldnt i get 45R on 16" rims?
     
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    check this out... tire calculator

    Stock civic size is 175/70/13

    A 215/40/16 tire: the speedo reads .6% to slow ie: when speedo reads 60 you're actually going 60.3 mph

    A 205/40/16 tire: the speedo reads .8% to fast ie: when speedo reads 60 you're actually going 59.5 mph

    Now if you use a 205/45/16 tire: the speedo reads 2.7% too slow ie: when speedo reads 60 you're actually going 61.6

    So from this a 215/40/16 would be the closest/best to the original tire size. Now most people use 205/40's cuz there are a larger selection of tires. I have 205/40/16 on my wheels right now cuz the came with the tires and when they die i am gonna go to 215/40's for a larger footprint.. just my .02
     
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    also u know my stock tires are 14" ? 97 civic ex coupe
     
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    okay, so just plug all you info into the calculator and find out what size tire is the closest to your stock size
     
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