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Rims and rubber selection

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by thiebert, Nov 1, 2004.

90 civic what will look the best with 3 inch drop.

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  1. thiebert

    thiebert Senior Member

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    I drop the car 3 inches in the summer and with 185 60 14 steelies the wheel gap is gone which i love! and there is very minimal rubbing. I think that if i want to drop it 3" my only choice would be 16s with 205 40s. but all the places i have gone too seem to think that i should get 17s with 205 40s but i think that the overall diameter will just be too big. and i love the the low look. Suggestions? thanks guys and gals.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    15"s with 205/50s or 195/50s
     
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    thiebert Senior Member

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    well i am looking at 7 spoke motegis so 15s are out of the question.
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    Then DEF go with 16". Bigger than that will just look stupid.
     
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    215/40/16 will give the closest fit to stock, at least in terms of tire diameter- and it will give you the most rubber on the ground too. If you want to run a 17 with the right diameter tires, you would have to buy 205/35/17, and that's a little more difficult to find than the bigger 205/40/17. 205/40/16 is a little too small, and 205/45/16 is more than half an inch too tall.

    185/60/14 = 577.6mm
    205/40/16 = 570.4mm -1.25%
    205/45/16 = 590.9mm +2.73%
    215/40/16 = 578.4mm +0.14%
    205/35/17 = 575.3mm -0.40%
    205/40/17 = 595.8mm +3.15%

    :)
     
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    why don't you put lead buckets in the corners?
    those wheels suck
     
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    lol, probably the mr7's from sears. 16" weights 20lbs each and 17" were about 24lbs.
    if you're buying wheels and tires separately, i'm sure you're gonna pay more than i did for my 16lb 17" wheels with tires.
    wheelsnext.com check it out
     
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    I'm running the 205 50 R15's and love them. Just find the lightest wheel to go with them.
     
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    aren't 215 40 16s gonna be too wide?
     
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    That's what ive heard too. "The widest a stock honda can go is 205mm." Or so i've heard.......
     
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    No, 215 isn't too wide if you use the proper wheel offset. I don't know what it is, but I do know that there are a good number of people running 215/40/16 and 215/45/16 out there. 215/45/16 is the next size tire I'd like to try and run on the Civic... it IS the stock tire size for the JDM ITR.
     
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    i have a pair of 225/50/15 bfg's that fit fine.

    i know one dude who runs a 245/45/17 on an ek.

    its all about how much you want to rub, roll, and cut for the sake of traction.
     
  13. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Wow 245s? I'd love to fit a set of those on the Civic.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, mike@ motormatrix.com used to run em.

    but fuck that scamming fuck
     
  15. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Oh ok. Scam = bad. Biagass tires = good.
     
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    The Motegi MR7's are great rims. I've had them for about two years now. I wouldn't go to the track with them mind you, but there is nothing wrong with them at all....and they look sick in gunmetal.

    My advice to you brotha is to NOT DROP YOUR CAR 3 FUCKING INCHES. It's absolutely rediculous and totally counterproductive to good handling (And also looks gay unless you have air-ride or hydro's). If your using coilovers to drop your car then raise it up an inch or so (so you're at about 1.8-1.9") and then you can fit 17s in there if you want with no rubbing or bullshit. If you're still rubbing a little bit then you can peel back your splash guards in your wheel wells.

    I dont know about you guys but tires rubbing in the wheel well is totally not acceptable to me. Thats just me though.

    A good setup would be a 1.7-1.8" drop to kill the wheel well gap and a sticky set of 205/45/16's.
     
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