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Wheel Size Help

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by iStealVCRs, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. iStealVCRs

    iStealVCRs New Member

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    Alright, so I'm currently at a crossroads. I have a '95 Civic DX Coupe...in the process of an engine swap, but I like to think way ahead that way, when the time comes, I can just go and get what's needed/wanted. Anyways, I've done a little reading and noticed that a 15" wheel size seems to be popular...17's as well.

    I'm currently interested in a set of 5zigen FN01C-R Hot Version wheels in Mat Black. According to their site, they don't really make anything larger than 17" for Acura's/Civic's. But, my problem, is I'm not really sure what size I want...I don't want to go too small or obnoxiously large...large wheels just make a Civic look god awful in my opinion.

    So, I was just really curious on what would be a good size for the car. I'm not sure if I plan on doing a brake conversion in the future or not, if that helps any. Either way, thanks for any input you guys have.
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I think 17's are too big for 5 gen civics. They are heavy, attract too much attention, and have no functional benefit over a set of 15's. I have 15's now and they look great on the car. I would never go anything larger than 16".

    Just remember, wheels tend to get a lot heavier when you go from a 15" wheel to a 17" wheel. Think of 1 lb of additional wheel weight affecting the car's acceleration like 4 lb of additional weight. So if you get a set of 17's that are each 5 lb heavier than stock, thats like effectively adding 80 lb to the car. That would cost you roughly a 10th in the quarter mile.
     
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    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    :werd: i'd go with 15s and also to the OP - great avatar/username! :thumbsup:
     
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    word...17's look ridiculous on hondas,15's would be my first choice,then 16's
     
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    17s will slow you down to
     
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    Go with some 15/7s 205/50/15s are a good tire choice.
     
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    Alright, then that settles it...15s it is. Appreciate the help everyone. I'll eventually get pictures up sooner or later...possibly more later than anything. (Being a poor high school graduate sucks. :p)
     
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    Look for some used ls webs, fat fives, or some gsr blades on Craigslist. They look good if they're clean, and they're fairly cheap too.
     
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