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wheel setup for my ek

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Stille Nacht, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Stille Nacht

    Stille Nacht New Member

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    I wanna put new wheels and tires in my 96 ek. From what i've heard, 16" are the way to go. These are the ones i like.

    http://passwordjdm.com/images/Products/JDM CTR 15 5x114 Wheels Large.jpg

    I just dont know what the lug ratio for my hatch id. I wanna say it 5x100, but im not for sure.

    And for tires, i have no flippen idea what size to get. I dont want a big gap between my fender and the top of the wheel, but dont want big tires either.

    Any help would be good.
     
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    Did you do the five lug conversion? If not you have 4x100 and Type-R wheels obviously wont fit. But if so, their bolt pattern is 5x114.3.
     
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    Stille Nacht New Member

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    I just got my ek bout 6 months ago.
    I didnt know they were anything other than a 5 lug pattern. Haven't taken the wheels off to see if it was a conversion, but im guessin it is. [​IMG]

    But the ctr rims i saw are a 5x114. Is there a difference between that, and the 5x114.3 that you mentioned?
     
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    Im pretty sure those are just stuck on hub caps with a fake 5 lug pattern stamped in. Only type R Civics and Integras got the 5 lug bolt pattern (in this platform at least.) Take the caps off and you'll more than likely find you have the stock 4X100 bolt pattern.
     
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    Ha. I feel like a dumb ass. I forgot that the wheels had those ugly ass covers on them:doh2:. so no, i dont have a 5 lug conversion on them.:lol:
     
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    Yeah.... found that out. So, are there CTR rims that can fit a 4 lug bolt pattern or am i s.o.l.???
     
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    lol. It happens some times. There are no 4 lug CTRs so youre SOL unless someone made similar replicas. They're nice rims but for as much or less you can pick up a nice set of Rotas. They generaly go for $400-500.
     
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    rotas are lightweight, cheap, common, and come in a lot of nice styles... thats why so many of the honda crowd buys them. if you want 16x7 wheels you will want to put 205/45/16 tires on them. some people do 205/40/16 but that is actually slightly smaller than the oem diameter, plus more sidewall with the 45 series improves ride quality.
     
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