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    Question Need Help, Low profile 17'' tires for Civic 2014?

    I am planning to install 17x7J RIMS and 215/50 R17 tires for my new Civic. I never used low profile tires before but did a lot of search on web and got information. I am posting this thread and looking for kind help from fellow Pak Wheelers?

    Any body installed same for his Civic?
    Any suggestions?
    Where can i find Honda factory Performance (HFP) design RIMS or new Accord design RIMS in Pakistan? (Image attached)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spano View Post
    I have used 17" oem rims and will not recommended that mistake to any one.

    Currently I am using 205/55R16 Michelin new tyres and shocks and springs changed to Japanese (I have found japanese shocks softer than my original shocks) I had to change shocks and springs of my car in order to make it further soft after putting 16" rims in it. And it helped a lot
    Since I had bought the car 2nd hand, I thought that mine's shocks were gone so I had the complete assembly replaced (from Honda) for the front shocks. While that has made a difference, its still a bit harsh I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Rabat bro, which tyres are you referring to, please share the version and lot/batch or date? It is an important factor in overall experience.
    Dunlop SP Sport, late 2013 makes. It's my first (and probably last) experience with Dunlops. Personally, I've had very good experiences with Yokohamas earlier and thats what I would go for next time.

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    Dunlop SP300 sport are the worst tires i ever used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahat083144 View Post
    Since I had bought the car 2nd hand, I thought that mine's shocks were gone so I had the complete assembly replaced (from Honda) for the front shocks. While that has made a difference, its still a bit harsh I'd say.
    my car original shocks are perfect. My car is driven 40,000 km and all driven in Islamabad.
    I still have my original shocks. But I still say that Japanese shocks are softer than new Honda Atlas shocks
    That's my observation and experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spano View Post
    my car original shocks are perfect. My car is driven 40,000 km and all driven in Islamabad.
    I still have my original shocks. But I still say that Japanese shocks are softer than new Honda Atlas shocks
    That's my observation and experience.
    Hard as hell. My previous car was a City SX8 and I still remember when I got new front shocks on it (yes just shocks, not complete assembly including springs, mounts, etc.) it became so bouncy, in a nice sort of way. Civic 8th gen is a pretty hard riding car anyway, IMO, as I've sat in quite a few other 8th gens too. My Civic is mainly used by my wife while my Dewan Lancer is my everyday car and that, also sporting 55 profile tires, feels more comfortable than the Civic even though it certainly has much older shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spano View Post
    my car original shocks are perfect. My car is driven 40,000 km and all driven in Islamabad.
    I still have my original shocks. But I still say that Japanese shocks are softer than new Honda Atlas shocks
    That's my observation and experience.
    Could that be due to the reason that the Jap Shocks may have seen more road action as compared to yours. I mean your's could be comparatively newer.
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    Yes Rahat bro, the 8th generation has stiffer suspension and I love it. That's one of the reasons for its splendid road grip compared to many PKDMs.
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    I am also planning to upgrade to 16inch alloys with 205/55/R16 on my 8th Gen. But as you said the suspension gets stiff. So where did you get the japanese shocks? Were they brand new and for how much. What other suspension parts should one change to support bigger rims while maintaining ride comfort? Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Spano View Post
    I have used 17" oem rims and will not recommended that mistake to any one.

    Currently I am using 205/55R16 Michelin new tyres and shocks and springs changed to Japanese (I have found japanese shocks softer than my original shocks) I had to change shocks and springs of my car in order to make it further soft after putting 16" rims in it. And it helped a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahirwajeeh View Post
    I am also planning to upgrade to 16inch alloys with 205/55/R16 on my 8th Gen. But as you said the suspension gets stiff. So where did you get the japanese shocks? Were they brand new and for how much. What other suspension parts should one change to support bigger rims while maintaining ride comfort? Thanks
    first of all, I would like to invite you to our HondA CIVIC gather at McDonald's F-9 at 11:30 am sunday 19th oct that is day after tomorrow.

    I bought Used Kabali Shocks from Torkham
    I took them from a Japanese car.
    I didn't change any other thing.
    It cost me around 12k for front complete shocks (shock+spring+foundation+dist cover) with fitting for front
    It cost me around 2.5k for rear springs.
    I didnt change rear shocks.

    My ride's height has decreased some what after changing these.
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    @bhasnain

    Saw these and remembered you, bro. Genuine 17" Civic SI rims (if you already haven't found some):

    https://www.pakwheels.com/accessorie...-tyres-1285269
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