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Old 07-26-2004, 10:00 PM
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I have a '97 Honda Civic: DX
I'm trying to get some new wheels and tires.

will 16X7.0 with 205/45/R16 tires fit?
what about the lug nuts? is it 4X100? right
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:03 PM
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word of advice stick to 15's.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by shraz &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">will 16X7.0 with 205/45/R16 tires fit?
what about the lug nuts? is it 4X100? right </TD></TR></TABLE>

they will fit, but 205-40-16 is lower profile - which is always good
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:24 PM
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yeah they do fit, but it's not the best combo for handeling. 15's 14's will alow you drop the car without scrapping of the tire on the car, and still have good enough sidewall flex for the handeling.
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15's with falken azenis sport - yummy
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why is the handling bad on 16?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by shraz &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

will 16X7.0 with 205/45/R16 tires fit?
what about the lug nuts? is it 4X100? right </TD></TR></TABLE>

itll fit as long as the offset is right.

btw: 15's look like ****. go with at least 16x7
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handling isnt bad, its just that it might rub - wich is not good. you're better off with 15's as they wont rub, but still allow to have a pretty good sidewall and the tires wont "bend" that much.
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yeah whatever, this is the second thread about this but whatever.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ABK &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah whatever, this is the second thread about this but whatever.</TD></TR></TABLE>

are you in a really bad mood today? you need to take these forums less seriously
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i have 17's with 205/40/17's and my car handles great, its lowered 2 3/4 and i dont rub at all

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Default Re: wheel question (crxjester)

bought 17x8's and installed yesterday.. turned the wheel back and forth and the tires rubbed the inside of the wheel wells, but only at the extreme left and right, so no real problem there.. should i run into any more crap with these? they look hot to me
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Old 07-27-2004, 05:58 AM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by shraz &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have a '97 Honda Civic: DX
I'm trying to get some new wheels and tires.

will 16X7.0 with 205/45/R16 tires fit?
what about the lug nuts? is it 4X100? right </TD></TR></TABLE>

don't forget to factor in the offset of the wheel. You'll probably want a +42 offset if at all possible to avoid future rubbing problems if you get 16" wheels.

you're right about the 4x100, it's called the bolt pattern


<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by sanya_sk &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

they will fit, but 205-40-16 is lower profile - which is always good </TD></TR></TABLE>

depends by what "good" you're talking about

lower profile may look better, but stick to the upgrade match that's appropriate for the overall diameter match. Also by decreasing the sidewall thickness you are replacing rubber with metal....much easier to dent the wheels.

I'm not going to say 16" are bad, but you might like how 15" perform over the 16" wheels. If you are looking to upgrade your brakes 16" might be the way to go, other wise it's pretty much for looks.
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Default Re: wheel question (Sijray21)

so its better for a bigger offset
I know most rotas are 40... but some do sell 45
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Default Re: wheel question (shraz)

you dont need a bigger offset. you just need the wheels that you buy, to have the same offset as your stock ones.
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Old 07-27-2004, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: wheel question (shraz)

yeah if you have your heart set on some 16 make sure the offset is right and also the profile of the tire. and stick with a 205 dont go 215 too wide!
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this is offset^^^this particularly shows positive offset. the closer you get to 0, the more the wheel will extend out of the car's wheel wells.

if you have a 97 civic ur stock offset should be a +45 if you get a wider wheel, ur stock one should be 6", so if you get something like 7", you'll want a little less offset to make sure the wheel doesn't rub the inner part of the wheel well, so +42, which most 16" rota's come in should be perfect.

example:

I have a +38 offset on my 15" wheels that are half an inch wider than stock wheels and i have 205/50's instead of 195/55's and it is just about flush with the side of the car and i have 'some' rubbing problems if i lower the car too much without adjusting the camber ( i have camber kits ). If you are getting 16" wheels, i'd recommend you get something that is 6.5" wide or max of 7". 7.5" wide will be too much, i've had them. You'll also want 205/45/16 tires. This is all based on if you have that civic from ur first post.

if you have any other questions though and are somewhat unsure, you can ask tirerack.com directly, they are friendly, professional, and knowledgeble people that can shed sure information....i love working with them.
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Thanks! I get it =]
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