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    Default Is 18 inch rim too much for the 2014 civic?

    People usually go for 17s, but I was wondering will going 18 be a bad idea? I know several civics on US forums having 18 but I have a feeling the locally built civics here might not have that robust suspension to handle the 18s. What are your opinions? Or should I go for 17 inches?

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    depends on how much you can handle
    civic is gonna get super hard on 18s
    on the other hand, it ll look super cool too. As long as you drive it carefully, won't do much harm to the car if that is what you are worried about

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    its a waste of time to go 17s on a daily driven car,would consume more fuel
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2O View Post
    its a waste of time to go 17s on a daily driven car,would consume more fuel
    Not if you have genuinely light weight rims with the correct off set. But yes, for a daily driven car, 17" May not be so suitable
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    18s on a Civic? Not a good idea at all. do justice with your car man, besides fuel average its suspension will be blown quickly and it will get so much hard/uncomfortable which leads different rattling sounds inside the cabin. i used 16s on my Civic with stock suspension with an aspect ratio of 195-55 tires which was totally driven like stock but when i switched to 17s, i also swapped the aftermarket suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaynec View Post
    People usually go for 17s, but I was wondering will going 18 be a bad idea? I know several civics on US forums having 18 but I have a feeling the locally built civics here might not have that robust suspension to handle the 18s. What are your opinions? Or should I go for 17 inches?
    Get lightweight 17s with about new and soft tyres. Change your stock shocks with coilovers, Seriously recommended if you're moving to 18s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaynec View Post
    People usually go for 17s, but I was wondering will going 18 be a bad idea? I know several civics on US forums having 18 but I have a feeling the locally built civics here might not have that robust suspension to handle the 18s. What are your opinions? Or should I go for 17 inches?
    Its all myth that these tyres and rims cause massive harm. Drive carefully your wide and low profile tyre and use lighter/branded wheels and you will be in peace. And yes again drive carefully, Carefully nahin chalao gai tou 17 ho ya 15 Kaam kharab hi karaingy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaynec View Post
    People usually go for 17s, but I was wondering will going 18 be a bad idea? I know several civics on US forums having 18 but I have a feeling the locally built civics here might not have that robust suspension to handle the 18s. What are your opinions? Or should I go for 17 inches?
    The only thing stopping me moving up to 18s on my '11 CITY is its arches

    On a more serious note, 18s might be pushing it but i know a lad that has deep dish 18s with thin tyres on his pre-14 (reborn) Civic, yes that's in Faisalabad! All he does is make sure to drive slowly. Civic's suspension compared to CITY is so so better! You'd be less worried about cabin noises appearing or a harder ride than i feel! But ride quality will be very bad. All you'll hear us 'tuk tuk' over even shallow pot-holes, and you'll feel them too as tho you were coming down in a 911 GT3 on 20s!

    All that said, it won't be all that bad if you drive slow on certain bad roads. The amazing look of 18s would by far offset the tradeoff on ride quality (it would for me anyway) versus aesthetics. It seriously won't be that bad.

    Tyre size to go for - 235/40 IF it doesn't rub inside the arches (i think it probably will) or 225/40. 235/40 would be more forgiving altho won't be a huge difference. (I run 215/45R17, Dunlop LeMans LM704 with active foam technology - amazing tyres very very grippy but expensive)

    Good luck anyway!

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    You know what? Despite the fact that 17" is a non for me and the 16" I have right now are a no-brainer, deep down, my dark side is just desperate for the plus sizing to 17". I keep holding myself back. But let's face it, whether you've got 15", 16" or 17", the trick of the trade and of course your obligation is to drive carefully if you love your car. It's just that each time you plus size the wheel you have to up size your careful driving style. Just make sure to notch up that volume control of the music system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    You know what? Despite the fact that 17" is a non for me and the 16" I have right now are a no-brainer, deep down, my dark side is just desperate for the plus sizing to 17". I keep holding myself back. But let's face it, whether you've got 15", 16" or 17", the trick of the trade and of course your obligation is to drive carefully if you love your car. It's just that each time you plus size the wheel you have to up size your careful driving style. Just make sure to notch up that volume control of the music system.
    Turn the steering and cross the khaddas at an angle. You are easy on a clear road, Same as you drive a lowered car, And with coilovers on you'll get further assistance as I mentioned its about how you drive. P.S get ready to see MY 321 on 17s Surprise coming up.

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    are you guys kidding?
    17s too much for civic?
    lol
    i was running 225/45/17 on my corolla for 4 years
    before that, 195/50/15 on 2000 vitz
    I had 215/45/17 on 2011 swift.
    yes the ride gets hard and you have to drive it carefully, fender rubbing issue arises in some cars too (prolly not in civic) but as far as damaging the car is concerned, it does absolutely nothing to the car if you are careful. I never faced a single issue in any of my cars due to rims.
    Just that you will suffer from harsh ride, if you can bear that, I have seen a 9th gen civic on 235/35/19. It had no issue of fender rubbing or anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsFand26 View Post
    are you guys kidding?
    17s too much for civic?
    lol
    i was running 225/45/17 on my corolla for 4 years
    before that, 195/50/15 on 2000 vitz
    I had 215/45/17 on 2011 swift.
    yes the ride gets hard and you have to drive it carefully, fender rubbing issue arises in some cars too (prolly not in civic) but as far as damaging the car is concerned, it does absolutely nothing to the car if you are careful. I never faced a single issue in any of my cars due to rims.
    Just that you will suffer from harsh ride, if you can bear that, I have seen a 9th gen civic on 235/35/19. It had no issue of fender rubbing or anything else.
    That's exactly what I said Its just a myth, The branded and light wheels and branded tyres were not really in Pakistani market 10 to 15 years back and the older guys/tyre walas usually say this sort of stuff.

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    true
    my friend is running 235/40/17s on his 2007 reborn civic. Running on it since day one. clocked above 100k kms. The car is properly used on all sorts of roads. It still hasn't faced a single issue due to the low profile tyres

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    Thanks for all the advice here guys. Only thing I want to know now is you guys keep mentioning branded wheels.....whats the price range on those if we are talking about 17s? I was told recently by some wheel shop guy in Lahore that most wheels they sell are Chinese made wheels and sell for around 35-40k for a set. And will the branded wheels be readily available somewhere or will I have to order them from abroad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaynec View Post
    Thanks for all the advice here guys. Only thing I want to know now is you guys keep mentioning branded wheels.....whats the price range on those if we are talking about 17s? I was told recently by some wheel shop guy in Lahore that most wheels they sell are Chinese made wheels and sell for around 35-40k for a set. And will the branded wheels be readily available somewhere or will I have to order them from abroad?
    You can get them from PW. I had a set of 17s for your car as well hardly 2k kms driven but now I'm going to put em on my car. They are available easily. Branded rims will cost you around 20 to 35k. More if you want brands like Enkei,OZ.etc And slightly used 17s of Firestone, Yoko and Falken can be found at around 10k per tyre with good 90 to 99% tread. If you need the branded rims and tyres post your contact here. I'll arrange for you at good price. Market main bohat mehngay milangy. 65k per set is normal rate for 17s in Lahore. Some set are 30 to 40k as well.

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    Only way to have some confidence if a supposed 'branded' rim really is genuine, you'd have to weigh it and see if it matches the manufacture specification - which shouldn't be hard to find. Otherwise there are many many people selling and buying 'branded' rims and I've seen many come and go (thru friends), a lot of them just look like very good copies of the originals. But as long as they're strong and light i see no problem.

    Another issue with going with the larger sizes is that u could potentially bend or buckle a rim, that's happened to me before, needless to say, it went flat outta air instantaneously. 110km/h on GT road to lahore and an invisible pothole

    Bottom line: there's no harm in even rolling on 19s BUT watchful driving IS essential.

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    I'm running 17's lenso rims on my civic with tyre profile 215/45/R17. Drive is not that uncomfortable but obviously you have to lose some comfort for the sake of looks!

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