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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:40 pm
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Default whats the biggest rim size that will fit in my honda?

i want to buy some rims for my honda civic 2004 but i want to get the biggest size possible.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:42 pm
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on a civic, dont get anything bigger then 18's .. its just gonna look stupid big ass rims on a little civic
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:45 pm
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20" if your lucky, but you might have to take out the shield under the wheel well and its probably gonna rub. Look tight tho. 19's would probably be safe, might rub a little. 18's are always safe.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:52 pm
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You can go up to 19" and still be able to drive. However there are more selection and cheaper rims in 18". If you did go larger with the rims like a 19" you will lose some tire to make them fit. you would basically have rubberbands for tires. I would suggest 18" rims with a 205/40/zr18 tire and lower your car 1 1/2 inches. this will get rid of the unsightly fenderwell gap and ride almost as smooth as stock. If that idiot owns a Honda shop then DO NOT GO THERE. I have 18's on my 99 civic and lowered 2 inches, no rubbing, and its running a 40 series tire. he has no sense of what he's saying hes probably 15 and thinks he knows it all.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:54 pm
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I dont want to sound like a stick in the mud but when you hit your first curb or good size pothole those big rims are not going to seem like such a good idea.BTW,if you HAVE to have them anyway,make sure that you have a suitable sized spare to go with them in your trunk.Good Luck
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:58 pm
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Pretty much any sized rim will fit in any sized car (with all the right modifications), yes, even a 30" will fit on a lifted Honda, lol. But my best recommendation is to keep it as small as possible, 16's or 17's are great, and you won't ruin your rims in a pothole (not easy anyway) and get decent tire tread life. I put 16's on my Mitsubishi Lancer, and it looks nice, plus I got 205/55R16 Nitto Neo-Gen's and haven't lowered the car (for a picture you can check myspace.com/arashcuzi).I don't recommend lowering as it unbalances the stock characteristics of the vehicle and therefore loses resale value (go ahead, ask a dealership or tire place). With a smaller rim and more tire you lessen your risk of tire blow-outs, you get grip performance and longevity, and there are a lot of nice rims at the 16 and 17 inch level. Trust me, unless you have deep pockets, replacing tires (that sometimes cost $129 a piece)--every three to six months depending on driving style--can be a real pain in the neck (trust me, my best friend had 215/35R18 series tires, drove to LA, and in a weekend went through two tires and had to have his cracked or chipped rims fixed twice because of potholes).Granted, the huge rim and low-profile tires look sick as all hell and stuff, but they really aren't too practical for daily drivers (unless you drive on smooth perfect tarmac all the time).Of course, if money is no object, throw some d's...there are some SICK 20" Giovanna wheels out there.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:00 pm
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It matter how deep are your pockets? I had 18" on my RSX and they look really nice, and did not rub even though it is lowered 1.5" in back and 1" in front. But i had to run 35 series tire on it, and after buying another four new rims to replace the pot hole, dented and flat spotted rims, I even crack one of them. Also after replacing a couple of tires from impact bruises.So I bought some MoMo 17" rims and I have not bought any more rims or tire since, due to pot holes damage.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:03 pm
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19".
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:06 pm
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my answer will probably sound like everyone else's but here it goes. with newer civics yes you can put 20's on it but i would stick with 18's for the biggest and they would still look really good. if you want to drive it everyday and you don't want to worry about messing up your wheels, then go with some 17's. if you are just worried about looking good and riding bumpy, go for the 20's. it's all up to you. i'm going with 16's on my my 92 hatch but that is gonna be my little rocket. so i'm not too worried about how my wheels look as i crush corvettes and the like.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:09 pm
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18" are the safest size rims if your going to keep the suspension stock.19" are kinda tight, but it would still fit. But you WILL have problems lowering. 20" or DUBS are ok too, but they will kind of look stupid, and if your wheel tub is too small. you would need to raise your suspension.
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