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Old 30 Jun 2008, 03:46 pm
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Default What size rims on my 99 Civic Ex?

Stock rims on it are 15" I think. I was thinking 17 x 7's? How would they fit? Would they rub, look too big/small in the wheel well? My Civic is not lowered. Thanks for the help.
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 04:01 pm
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17s on a 99 there ok if your cars not lowered then yeah you should go for it my uncle has 17s on his 00,civic and i think it looks goodbut he also has his lowered like 4-5 in and it tends to scrape agienst the wheel on bumps ,but if want to stay say go with a 16, and a 1 1/2 in drop only go with the 17s if you have plans to lower it about 1 in if not 16s
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 04:16 pm
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personaly i would lower it first even if it means holding off on rims till extra money. im not saying dump it to where its about and inch from the ground but maybe a nice eibach lowering springs with some nice performance shocks. 99% of cars looks awkward and funny with rims and stock ride height due to wheel gap mainly. as far as rims 17's would be as big as i go for a car like that even with the eibach springs you'll be fine. 16's would probably be your best bet but its all in personal preference you wont have any rubbing issues until you get to 18"s
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 04:31 pm
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with 17s and a low pro tire you can get about 2 to 2 1/2 in. drop on it without it rubbing you can go up to an 18" rim with a lowpro tire and still drop it about an inch to an inch and a half.this was my 98 hatchback before i sold it never got a chance to drop it but it is riding on 17x7 rims you can see its still got alot of gap for a drop on the stock springs. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2961908i ordered some tokiko shocks with some tein springs but they didnt get here in time before i sold the hatch. i sold the set up to my friend for his 96 civic ex and it looked pretty clean. it dropped it about 1.3in front and back and the fender sat right above the wheel on an 18" rim and even better now on his 16" rota slipstreamsit just all depends on the wheel style. the color of the car the color of the rim the size of the tire but you can go all the way up to an 18" rim and still drop a good inch to an inch and a half on a honda.
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 04:46 pm
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I would go with 17's. Check out www.tirerack.com Thats should help you out some.
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Old 30 Jun 2008, 05:01 pm
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Get ROTA 16x7'' rims in blk for real JDM look!!!Then Lower it...
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