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Old 1st April 2010, 15:03   #91
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Tyre size mate? any difference in handling after the upgrade?
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I have not had a drive in manan's car but from what he says the suspension is super stiff.Not a car for the family etc.Its a one man race car now.and thats probably the way he wanted it too.But for you since you take 4-5 people in the car with you when you head out to delhi i'd suggect stick to the stock suspension or at max get the 500$ slight sport pakage from honda themselves which they supply in USA.look for it.you'll get a link.i think its some collegehonda site.
I wouldn't do that. HFP suspension is stiffer than most entry level road race spec coilover systems' softest settings. To get them into perspective, they are a good deal stiffer than USDM Civic Si suspension. That is seriously stiffer than the soft, plush setup we get. They also lower the car by nearly an inch. Get an entry level adjustable coilover kit and keep the ride height stock while dialing in the stiffness. Koni FSDs are also a good compromise. The lower spec Bilsteins, when they become available for the Civic, are also similar.
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Old 14th April 2010, 18:22   #94
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The price seems to be very very good.especially since its landed.go for them is all i can say.If you forget the part that these are OE and are being removed by someone then getting s set of Enkei rims for 22k is super awesome!
Get them down and paint them white.they'll look stupendous.
Finally I bought the original 16" honda rims and they are lying in dubai to be shipped to Mumbai, it will take 30-40 days to come, they shipper will do home delivery with all the necessary clearances. Friend at Linkway honda has agreed to paint them white, also bought bolts for 16" from Honda UAE.

Total Cost:
- 1400 DHS for 5 pieces.
- 375 DHS for 20 bolts
- 350 DHS for shipping with clearance.

I have to check how much he will charge to paint them white...

Nav the rims said everything that original says and it was encasted on the back except instead of Enkei it said Topy (I think it is their old series), any thoughts, also do you think the design will look nice in white, the benefit to do it with Linkway honda is he will paint the car white color so super matching
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Topy is actually another chinese alloy wheel manufacturer.even enkie, bbs, borbet etc are listed as chinese alloy wheel manufacturers on a particular bloomberg article.

They're honda OE alloys so they should be pretty good regardless of the manufacturer.

i think it should look good.remember the civic sport with the 15 inch white wheels.even that looked good.
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Topy is actually another chinese alloy wheel manufacturer.even enkie, bbs, borbet etc are listed as chinese alloy wheel manufacturers on a particular bloomberg article.

They're honda OE alloys so they should be pretty good regardless of the manufacturer.

i think it should look good.remember the civic sport with the 15 inch white wheels.even that looked good.
Thanks nav, though the alloy does say Honda Motor Co. Japan, now that you have thrown light I am satisfied, also they all on the balancing said 0, which also proves originality and not damaged.

Will go for white then and have a beautiful H logo cup for the wheels which I will paint white and the H is encasted again which I will make red (only the H i mean) and it will match the both my front and rear Red H logo (though someone last week stole my rear H red logo) getting it organised.

Any thoughts on tyre size ( I will go for Michelin). Isaw 215/50/R 16 as upgrade cos the company is giving 205/60/16 (which I have as an upgrade on my 15" currently)

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Regarding the tire size i'd sugest sticking to the stock 205/60/16 size.It'll give you a good cushion on really bad roads and give you good grip too.Since you're into interstate driving that'll be the best bet.

The 205/60 will give you 123mm of profile height.whereas 215/50 will give you only 107.5mm of height.
Now remember the old 17 inchers. I i remember correctly you had 225/45 on it which gives 101.25 mm of height.
So with 215/50-16 you're going close to the same bone jarring tire height.

So stock to the 205/60-16.

If you still want to go for the 215 size i'd suggest get either a 55 or 60 profile depending on what doesn't run against the inner fender liner.


Frankly after driving the car with both the 225 section and 195 section i have found that however hard we ride these tires even the 195 won't loose traction.We're now racers and we're not on a track.

Good rubber with 205 will give you awesome performance.Buy the best available like advans etc. or whatever model comes in michelin.
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Regarding the tire size i'd sugest sticking to the stock 205/60/16 size.It'll give you a good cushion on really bad roads and give you good grip too.Since you're into interstate driving that'll be the best bet.

The 205/60 will give you 123mm of profile height.whereas 215/50 will give you only 107.5mm of height.
Now remember the old 17 inchers. I i remember correctly you had 225/45 on it which gives 101.25 mm of height.
So with 215/50-16 you're going close to the same bone jarring tire height.

So stock to the 205/60-16.

If you still want to go for the 215 size i'd suggest get either a 55 or 60 profile depending on what doesn't run against the inner fender liner.


Frankly after driving the car with both the 225 section and 195 section i have found that however hard we ride these tires even the 195 won't loose traction.We're now racers and we're not on a track.

Good rubber with 205 will give you awesome performance.Buy the best available like advans etc. or whatever model comes in michelin.
Very useful and rightly said. Let me get the rims and once I am ready will call you, I want to go for 215 though with higher profile.

Speak to you in a months time..

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For Honda Civic 17" will be perfect. If you ask me 18" also works .

Sorry pls Pls move this to civic thread
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For Honda Civic 17" will be perfect. If you ask me 18" also works .

Sorry pls Pls move this to civic thread
I did see this car 2 weeks ago here in Chennai. Oh! boy the car looked great with these wheels.

PJ this is a 17 right and how much do these rims cost?
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Regarding the tire size i'd sugest sticking to the stock 205/60/16 size.It'll give you a good cushion on really bad roads and give you good grip too.Since you're into interstate driving that'll be the best bet.

The 205/60 will give you 123mm of profile height.whereas 215/50 will give you only 107.5mm of height.
Now remember the old 17 inchers. I i remember correctly you had 225/45 on it which gives 101.25 mm of height.
So with 215/50-16 you're going close to the same bone jarring tire height.

So stock to the 205/60-16.

If you still want to go for the 215 size i'd suggest get either a 55 or 60 profile depending on what doesn't run against the inner fender liner.


Frankly after driving the car with both the 225 section and 195 section i have found that however hard we ride these tires even the 195 won't loose traction.We're now racers and we're not on a track.

Good rubber with 205 will give you awesome performance.Buy the best available like advans etc. or whatever model comes in michelin.
Nav, rims are arriving this weekend, then a white paint job by linkway and ready to install, post your suggestion this is what i found on the net, let me know what you think.

tire calculator.xls

to make it simpler see here:

Sidewall Height:4.99 in126.74 mm ( for stock rims 195/65/15)
Sidewall Height:4.65 in118.11 mm (215/55/16)
Sidewall Height:4.84 in122.93 mm (205/60/16)

link: Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing

I think side wall was one of the issues that you highlighted, all details are available on the link below

please advise.

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215/55 -16 seems to be the ideal choice between width and height.Should be a comfortable ride too.
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Saint , navpreet and all the guys who have the experience of 17s .
Please let me know if Civic works well with 17" alloys on stock civic dampers.

I have 17" lenso with 225/45-17 yoko's and Koni FSDs.

The front Koni damper is weak and leaking oil so i'm thinking of replacing the entire Koni FSD with stock ones for better comfort.

The budget : 4 dampers = Rs ~22k

also found out the damages if stock suspension does not suit the 17s then rollback to 15" will cost me so ..
Civic Stock alloy wheels 15" = Rs 16k
Apollo Accelere 195/65 - 15 = Rs 19k

Please share your thoughts guys
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