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Old 16 Jul 2008, 11:16 pm
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Default Whats the best size rim to put on a 1998 Honda Civic?

The stock wheels are 14"s. I know that the larger rim, the skinnier the tire. I was told that its not that good to have too skinny of tires. I was thinking about maybe getting 15" rims, so I would have something thats at least larger, but not have to worry that much about the tires getting to skinny. Please leave any suggestions, Im new to this. Thanks.
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 11:31 pm
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I have 16" wheels and they are big enough that you can tell the difference, but they still feel safe. They look great!
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Old 16 Jul 2008, 11:46 pm
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Putting larger rims and tires on your car could just posibly indanger your braking and handling....Check with a mechanic !!
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 12:01 am
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The stock rim size will be your best bet, anything bigger and tourque, handleing, and gas mialage will suffer.Why would you want bigger rims in the first place?the last thing this country needs is another wanna be gangster with a fart cannon exauhst and big rims on a freaking civic.You probably think its the fastest thing in the world as well!
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 12:16 am
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Well if you want to add rims (wheels) to your civic for looks 17"s will make the perfect size. If your looking for safety and traction then go with size 16" and get your tire size width at 205. **205's make the best traction tires for Civics and don't stick out the fenders as much as other wider tires.
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 12:31 am
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Stock if you want the most acceleration and MPG.
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well that good but if the tire are to big you might cut the tire and cause a blowout
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 01:01 am
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get 99 civic Si rims with 205-50-15 tires. perferably Kumho. or the biggest i would go on a lowered civic would bout 17s with low pro tires but going to bigger can throw off your speedometer a little and yes your gas mileage will suffer but nothing noticable so people are just stupid.
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 01:16 am
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17"
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Old 17 Jul 2008, 01:31 am
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no bigger than 17"i've seen 16s that look good,especially if the car is lowered
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