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Old 27th July 2006, 17:49   #1
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my frnd is planning for putting 17" in civic.the original profile for civic is 195/65-r15....what would b the best upsize??we finalized 205/50-17...is there a better profile??
looking for silver black finished alloys.....got any suggestions??

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Old 27th July 2006, 18:53   #2
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215/60/r 15, good ride qulity, 225/45/ r 17 , awesome but no ride quality decide
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Old 27th July 2006, 18:58   #3
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205/50 R17 is a good upsize Scaryskulls the difference in OD is only 0.3% from stock size so shouldn't be too much of a problem. Although ride quality will be much worse than on normal tyres.
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205/50/17 is not available in the markets. Or atleast i havent seen one so far. You can get 205/40, 215/40 (rare find), 225/45, 215/50 or 235/40 for the civic on 17.0 x 7.0 rims.
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Old 27th July 2006, 21:35   #5
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215/45-17 or 215/50-17 would be best.
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Perfect upsize :
225/45-17 Potenza GIII
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Hi,
Does any one know the pcd and bolt pattern of the civic?
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Does any one know the pcd and bolt pattern of the civic?
Its got 5 bolt pattern....
PCD - 100 (my guess)

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The PCD on the Civic is 114.3, same as the Accord.
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Thanks for the update.
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Seen a 100 PCD Enkei alloys on sale by Arush in market place. Looks great and it's an ENKEI!! Check it out!
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Seen a 100 PCD Enkei alloys on sale by Arush in market place. Looks great and it's an ENKEI!! Check it out!
Thats not for civic the PCD is different.....
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well scaryskulls.......a lot of options you have though u must choose between looks and ride quality keeping in mind the ground clearance & interference of tyre and car.....for the civic's 195/65R15 you can go for 205/60R15 as an ideal upsize in 15" and 205/55R16 or 215/55R16 in 16"...all these options will ensure very low compromise on the ride comfort and enhance your cornering grip as well as overall traction.

Now based on your priority you can choose from a sporty looking performance tyre for better grip and touring tyre for better ride comfort.All these sizes will be avalable with Michelin,Bridgestone,Goodyear and Pirellis.

Now the option of 17" narrows your choices to only in terms of any ride comfort as everyone points out but also on the brand & quality of tyres available in India.205/50R17 is ideal interms of keeping your ground & vehicle clearances as well as wheel offcenter intact as well as giving the car good looks but the comfort in this is too much to compromise on Indian roads.Also you may not get any warranties on offer for suspension parts from Honda.

Ideal sizes in 17" will be 225/45R17 available in Bridgestone Potenza GIII,Michelin Pilot Preceda & Pirelli Zero Rosso.All other tyre sizes will be a compromise & headache.
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Alright, so now we have a civic running on M6 replica 17inch wheels, tires are 215/50... perfect profile to keep a slight cushion over the 45 profiles.

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Hey Arush..!!!

Nice work....

Now the car looks taller than stock setup..

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