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Old 02-15-2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Whats the biggest size rims i can put on my civic? (1996 Civic Dx 2dr Coupe)

Im currently looking at buying 18 inch rims, but am not sure if theyll fit under the fenders, what do you guys think?

Also what is a good size for tires? The first two numbers confuse me ??/??/R18

What do those mean and was is the size i should be using?
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i think 18s are somewhat big.. im guessing your car isnt lowered at all... i would consider a smaller size inless u like the 4 runner civic look
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Tire size works like this.

A/BRC

Ex.
205/55R16
Tire width = 205mm
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Radius = 16"

A = tire width (in mm)
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I wouldn't go any higher than 16" rims.

Probably 195/60R16's

I'm not POSITIVE those will fit but they should.

If not, same specs in 15"

I wouldn't go much larger, but it's your call. 17" in my book are where low profile tires begin. On civics they look stupid - but that's just my personal opinion. Get 15's or 16's.

Usually you pay less for rubber with 15's - your call.
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ive put 20" on civic's for customers a number of times. its all about offset. it sure does look gay though. i agree with the 15-16" is perfect, if you got a super transformer bodykit by all means rock some 17-18, you gotta stick with your theme.
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if you got a super transformer bodykit by all means rock some 17-18, you gotta stick with your theme.
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ive put 20" on civic's for customers a number of times. its all about offset. it sure does look gay though. i agree with the 15-16" is perfect, if you got a super transformer bodykit by all means rock some 17-18, you gotta stick with your theme.
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WHY????????????????

he is correct stick with your theme there are a lot of people out there that might like that in my opinion stupid sized wheels with ricer body kits some like that my god man in the 90's it was all the thing to have your stupid big wing and your body kit on every other import car and lets not forget the fart can lol with the 17+ rims personally never been a fan of that crap EVER! but too each there own

he is right although the biggest i new you could fit was 19inch i once saw on nopi but if you say 20's WOW i never new that one but your right it is all in the offset!
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Im currently looking at buying 18 inch rims, but am not sure if theyll fit under the fenders, what do you guys think?

Also what is a good size for tires? The first two numbers confuse me ??/??/R18

What do those mean and was is the size i should be using?

they will fit fine if thats your thing Click the image to open in full size.
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Tire size works like this.

A/BRC

Ex.
205/55R16
Tire width = 205mm
sidewall = 55% of 205 (205x.55)
Radius = 16"

A = tire width (in mm)
B = sidewall (from rim to edge of tire)(in % of tire width)
C = Radius (in)

I wouldn't go any higher than 16" rims.

Probably 195/60R16's

I'm not POSITIVE those will fit but they should.

If not, same specs in 15"

I wouldn't go much larger, but it's your call. 17" in my book are where low profile tires begin. On civics they look stupid - but that's just my personal opinion. Get 15's or 16's.

Usually you pay less for rubber with 15's - your call.
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ive put 20" on civic's for customers a number of times. its all about offset. it sure does look gay though. i agree with the 15-16" is perfect, if you got a super transformer bodykit by all means rock some 17-18, you gotta stick with your theme.
lol, but it is all about the offset, i have seen people put 20 on a civic, does look gay as hell Click the image to open in full size.
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in the 90's it was all the thing to have your stupid big wing and your body kit on every other import car and lets not forget the fart can
haha so true, i was apart of that horrible trend, my 90's car set up:

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and a bangin *** sound system cause thats all that mattered back then.

yes thats 100% gay/rice now but back then i was strait flossin!! it makes me cringe just thinking about it.
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18" rims FTL, go with some 16's they are the best size for your car
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Tire size works like this.

A/BRC

Ex.
205/55R16
Tire width = 205mm
sidewall = 55% of 205 (205x.55)
Radius = 16"

A = tire width (in mm)
B = sidewall (from rim to edge of tire)(in % of tire width)
C = Radius (in)
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I wouldn't go any higher than 16" rims.

Probably 195/60R16's

I'm not POSITIVE those will fit but they should.

If not, same specs in 15"
How can you recommend the same width and aspect ratio with two different wheels sizes for the same car and state that they'll both be correct?

On a Civic, the correct 16" tire size to maintain the proper overall diameter would be either 205/45-16 or 215/45-16. Since the 205 is narrower, it will provide more clearance and less chance of rubbing if the car is low.

For a 15" wheel, 195/55-15 or 205/50-15 would be the correct sizes.

If you want to move up to a 17" wheel (since you asked about large wheels), you'll want a 205/40-17" tire to maintain the correct diameter.
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http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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Default Re: Whats the biggest size rims i can put on my civic? (spaceman00)

personally i would also stick to what these guys are sayin and go either 15's or 16's or at the highest and no bigger, go 17"

civic's look dumb as hell with any larger than that, in my opinion 18's on a civic look about as good as a set of auto-zone plastic spinner hub-caps. .

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17s ftw!! Click the image to open in full size.
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anything bigger than 16" is over kill....

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to me rim size is what your going for. 17" look nicer and would work with low profile tires, 15" is more for sport performance over looks, 16" seems to be the median everywhere that look and work best at the same time on 6th gen civics. I went with 16" running 205/40/16. Don't make my mistake, when buying tires I found certain models in 96 come with 13", all others up to 2000 came with 14". So if you go 16", buy 205/45/16 tires and it'll be perfect.
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any civic will look stupid with 20's throw some 16's n slam it
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haha so true, i was apart of that horrible trend, my 90's car set up:

4 door 92 civic
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and a bangin *** sound system cause thats all that mattered back then.

yes thats 100% gay/rice now but back then i was strait flossin!! it makes me cringe just thinking about it.
HEY well at least your honest about how you run your car back in the day PERSONALLY back in the day about as rice as it got for me was the silicone vacuum lines under the hood of the car and coffee can cat back system that you can hear from about 20miles away lol but as far as you went although back in the day VERY fashionable I was never into making my car look like something from the future but back in the day it was the thing no one took your car seriously if you did not have a 15ft wing with body kit and crazy color scheme lol and do you remember the vinyl seats dash ect LOL……………

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HEY well at least your honest about how you run your car back in the day PERSONALLY back in the day about as rice as it got for me was the silicone vacuum lines under the hood of the car and coffee can cat back system that you can hear from about 20miles away lol but as far as you went although back in the day VERY fashionable I was never into making my car look like something from the future but back in the day it was the thing no one took your car seriously if you did not have a 15ft wing with body kit and crazy color scheme lol and do you remember the vinyl seats dash ect LOL……………
vinyl seats ahhhh i totally forgot hahaha, back then the goal was to make your car soo crazy people had to guess what it was.
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C - Wheel diameter, not radius

How can you recommend the same width and aspect ratio with two different wheels sizes for the same car and state that they'll both be correct?

On a Civic, the correct 16" tire size to maintain the proper overall diameter would be either 205/45-16 or 215/45-16. Since the 205 is narrower, it will provide more clearance and less chance of rubbing if the car is low.

For a 15" wheel, 195/55-15 or 205/50-15 would be the correct sizes.

If you want to move up to a 17" wheel (since you asked about large wheels), you'll want a 205/40-17" tire to maintain the correct diameter.
Ah yeah, wheel radius, diameter, MY BAD.

I wonder what that R stands for...anyway it's irrelevant, if you can't figure out that your rim is 16" and not 32" you got bigger problems than wondering if they'll fit or not Click the image to open in full size. @ you, no, I'm not changing it.

I didn't say they were both correct, I said they'd both fit. As for running with 45's I must have COMPLETELY missed the part where he said his car was lowered. 45 or 55's will all fit fine. Probably 65's too but as I said, I'm not positive about 65's as that's pushing the envelope a bit.

If he listens to me, he'll be fine, if he listens to your static, he'll also be fine.

You know what, whatever, not worth arguing.

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vinyl seats ahhhh i totally forgot hahaha, back then the goal was to make your car soo crazy people had to guess what it was.
yep now the goal seems to be either to make your car look sooooo JDM you bought it from japan! and i am sure when that dies out people will look upon that as rice lol......!
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