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Old 24 Oct 2011, 12:46 am
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Default Honda civic tires sizes! help!?

I have a 99 honda civic with 215/45r17 size tires and they are really wide and tall which the rub against my fender and quarter panel and its not lowered and shocks are good what would be the correct size tires? I plan on lowering it after I get the tires how much can I lower it without it rubbing with the new tires? Thank you for help!
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Old 24 Oct 2011, 01:01 am
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Put some racing slicks on it, and then lower it until the car touches the ground. You'll be fine.
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Old 24 Oct 2011, 01:16 am
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The correct size for that model year if you have upgraded to 17" wheels is 205/40R17 XL 84H. You do have to increase the inflation pressure by 10 psi over what it says on the door sticker though because these low profile tires have a much smaller air chamber than the tire size the car came with. And you have to make sure the tires are Extra Load range (XL, sometimes called RF for Reinforced) with that Load Index of 84, not 80.
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