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Old 18 May 2008, 10:31 pm
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Default I have a 99 civic with 14" stock rims. If i want to put 16 or 17" rims on it will it effect my

car ina bad way my 99 civic ex has 14 inch stock rims now but i want to put on 16 or 17 inch black rims. Ive been hearing people say that aftermarket rims will mess up brakes suspension and all that.I was wondering even though its only like 2 inches bigger then stock will it damage my car in any way? Any info will be much appreciated?
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Old 18 May 2008, 10:46 pm
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well when you decide to become a car designer then you can... sorry but yes you change the way the car was made.. it puts a strain on all the front end parts it put a strain on the brakes ... it wears the tires because you cant align it cause there is no setting other than stock setting so you have to buy tires more offen.. other than that .... they do look cool but you wil also have less rubber to ride on which makes the ride rougher.... so if you want wheels buy some that fit your car would save you money and still look cool... tire guy 25 yrs ive seen what happens when you decide to redesign
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Old 18 May 2008, 11:01 pm
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There's a way you can run 16" - 17" Wheels on your ride. But you need to change your tire size so that the wheel and tire diameter match the stock size. Here's a link to help you figure out what sizes you can run without destroying your drive line. Just scroll down the link and find Tire calculator and input your dimensions and the new ones you would like, then go from there. Hope this helps, Paul. ;-)http://www.canadiandriver.com/tools/index.htm
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Old 18 May 2008, 11:16 pm
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it wont damage it persey, but as previously stated, it puts more strain on your car, and technically it slows the car down. same hp+more weight=less speedbut i have a 99 civic and i have 17s on mine. the ride is a little rougher but you get used to it...definately worth it.
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Old 18 May 2008, 11:31 pm
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go with 16x7" w/ 205/45/16 tires... i have 17x7 w/ 205/40/17 and it rubs the frame and inner fender liners w/ my 2 1/4 drop.also if you put the 17" wheels and tires on a car with a stock ride height will raise the ride height, making the car look retarded (in my opinion)but like i said 17 will rub the frame when turning the steering wheel from lock to lock
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