89 Civic LX Tires?

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Hey guys, I'm getting new wheels and tires for my car, and the ones that are stock (175/70 R 13) are the puniest things I've ever seen... So I wanted to know what is the maximum tire and wheel width I can get without causing any damage or wear to my wheel wells? Thanks!
 

GlassHeadlights

West West Yall
I'd go for 15" in diameter wheels. Any bigger than 15" and it looks bad (looks like a hotwheel car) and it screws up your spedometer. The normal width is 5-6 inches, could probably go 7".
 

GlassHeadlights

West West Yall
This is pretty sick:
 

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Fernpatch

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I used to have 205/45/16 tires on a set of 16x7.5 wheels on my 91 si hatch. They were ok in the front but the rears rubbed like a bitch. I would stay away from anything bigger than 15x6.5. There are plenty of good wheels in the 15x6 or 15x6.5 range. Also lots of good tires around a 195/50/15 which should fit great. That was what I went with on my old hatch after I got smart and ditched the heavy ass 16's it had.
 

GlassHeadlights

West West Yall
I used to have 205/45/16 tires on a set of 16x7.5 wheels on my 91 si hatch. They were ok in the front but the rears rubbed like a bitch. I would stay away from anything bigger than 15x6.5. There are plenty of good wheels in the 15x6 or 15x6.5 range. Also lots of good tires around a 195/50/15 which should fit great. That was what I went with on my old hatch after I got smart and ditched the heavy ass 16's it had.

Exactly what you want to hear TT01Fanatic, what he said is absolutely correct.:)
 

mikey bottles

Prof. Bottles
im currently running 205/50R15's on a 6.5" wheel, lowered about 2 inch, and have no rubbing issues so you can always consider that as an option too. keep in mind its much easier to find 195/50R15's in stock at tire shops than it is 205/50R15's, around here it is anyway... i work at a shop and have the benefit of adjusting the inventory to keep a spare set in stock for myself incase anything happens to mine.
 
I used to have 205/45/16 tires on a set of 16x7.5 wheels on my 91 si hatch. They were ok in the front but the rears rubbed like a bitch. I would stay away from anything bigger than 15x6.5. There are plenty of good wheels in the 15x6 or 15x6.5 range. Also lots of good tires around a 195/50/15 which should fit great. That was what I went with on my old hatch after I got smart and ditched the heavy ass 16's it had.

I'll take any size that's bigger than the 13 inch nubs I've got on the car right now. 6 inch is *checks a ruler* sounding good to me. I make 6 inch my limit on width, but what if I went with a longer diameter wheel with a lower profile tire to compensate? The stock wheel are 13 inches, and I want to try to bump it up a bit, just an inch is fine, maybe two?

Tell me what you think!
 
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oh sorry, I meant 13's yeah. 15 inches would be fine, and I take it they would run okay with lower profile tires?
 

efhondakid

My name is Byron.
I have 15x6.5s with 205/50r15s on my EF dropped about 3.5in I had to roll the lips because it was rubbing, but after that I havent had any problems. You could run 15s with a 2inch drop with no problems at all.
 
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