1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wheel / Tire Reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Red Civic LS-T, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Red Civic LS-T

    Red Civic LS-T New Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    What's up guys --

    I have a 1992 Civic hatchback w/ a B18B, JDM B16 LSD transmission, and a T3/T04B turbo setup @ 11 psi (more boost down the road when I do some more dyno tuning). My current wheel / tire setup is 15 x 6.5 Rota Slipstreams w/ crappy all-season Republic 195/50/15 tires. Obviously, I have major traction issues in 1st and 2nd gear. 3rd gear squeals the tires too, but I can still hook up somewhat.

    What setup do I need to get my car to hook up better? I was thinking about getting some BFGoodrich KDW2 summer tires on there since I now have a daily beater for the winter. But, the more I think about it, I'm thinking I should probably get some wider rims too. Can I fit 15 x 7.5 or 15 x 8 rims on my hatch without rubbing? If so, what offset would I need to use? Anyone have any suggestions/personal experience they can share?
     
  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    21,703
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    661 BK CA
    205 50 15s maybe a 215 if you go witha wider rim
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    buy a set of these fenders... and get the right offset wheels, and you can go 9 wide up front

    Wide Fenders for EG's
     
  4. Red Civic LS-T

    Red Civic LS-T New Member

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    That's pretty sick. But if I can get away with 8" wide without switching out my fenders, I will probably go that route instead. Anyone know if that is possible? And what offset would I need to squeeze them in there?
     
  5. h46it

    h46it Junior Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Yo man...you can run 15x7.5's if you want. But really depends on how low your car is? I know of friends that drive on 7.5's in the front for autoX. I think if you want to run 8's in the front you might have to get rid of the wheel liners and might have to roll the fender a bit!
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page