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will 17"rims fit on 92 civic hatchback?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by cxnsi, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. cxnsi

    cxnsi Junior Member

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    rims with tire specs (215/45/17)
    i will give these rims to my brother, im notsure if they'll fit cuz the wheels on the hatchback look so small. will they rub?
    thanks
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    The kind that ride like shit and look stupid.

    oh yeah, and I'm pretty sure 215's will rub.
     
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    Anything bigger than a 16" on a civic look like ass.

    215 should be fine tho,but it is the height of the tire i would be worried about,not the width.
    If the car is lowered the tire will rub the fender,depending how low it is.
    I tried out (for about 1hr.) 205/40/17 on my 93 hatch w/2" drop and they rubbed the top of the inside fender well when i went over bumps.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    it should fit..... and um, if thats your pic....you look great.... whats your name? welcome to honda swap B) :welcomeani: :welcomeani: :drool:
     
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    the rims will fit.

    if the car is lowered then you'll have problems with the tires rubbing.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    17" 215 will not fit if the car is lowered more than 1/2 a fucking inch, they look like shit, and will handle like a fucking whale. The only hope would be 205/25/17, and then it would still look retarded.
     
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    :blink: never heard of that size.
    I had 205/40zr17 on my 94 civic dx when I had the car and it was lowered 2" - 2 1/2"
     
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    i've seen many many civics running 17's and being lowered...

    you may need to roll the fender a bit, but they should fit...

    those are kinda wide tires for a civic though...

    i've seen 215/40/17's on first gen crx's, 88-91 hatches with 1.5-2.5 inch drop, 92-95 civics with 2.5 inch skunk2 drops, 90-93 accords, 90-2001 integras with ease..
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    That's one I am not even sure if it exist.

    I have had 17"s on my car....for about a week. I was in the nmddle of a 4x114.3 conversion, and had 4x100 on teh back, the only rims I had local that had dual lug patterns were 17" with 205's...yea, they fit, sure, till you hit a pebble.
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I have 16's on my 91 integra , and they look huge. 17's are too big.
     
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    The smallest aspect ratio you can get in a 17" width is 205/40, which will rub if you're lowered more than 1.5"

    My civic was down 2" and I had 215/35-18s but I also had a widebody.
     
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    My ek did fine and never rubbed w/ 205/40R/17 lowered on tein springs, about 1.9".
     
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    i had 215/40-45 (dont remember)/17 on my del sol and never rubbed ever
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    When you guys post your "I ran 17"s and never rubbed" stories, include offset, and then explain how you made it not rub inside or out with a tires much bigger thanthe car was designed for.
     
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    I guess it was 40? offset.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Maybe on an EK, but on an EG/EH 40mm offset and 17" will not fit without rubbing. I have 16" 40mm with 205/50/16 (close to a 17 with 205/40/17) fenders rolled and I rub once in a while during cornering.
     
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    SAME HERE :)

    i run 16" rota gt3's with a 205/45/zr16, and has a 2" drop in an eg hatch, i had to roll the fender lip back a bit, more in the rear. but before, it rubbed bad. now it only rubs when i'm hitting some seriously hard corners.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Your drop is a little more than mine (I have GT3s too :) ) but you have a smaller tire :(. I guess I have to push my buddy to buy these so I can get the 15" Superleggeras :D
     
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    i have no idea what my offset was but i didnt do anything to them. never touched my fenders, nothing.

    just put them on and rode. never even got an alignment and i ran them for over 2 years and never once scrubbed. not during sharp turning, nothing.
     
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