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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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    If I've understood correctly and have to conclude accordingly, I guess, it's a fact that with every notch up, ride comfort gets compromised with the benefit of added road grip, handling and a sportier feel. How much the ride quality degrades and comfort compromised, I suppose depends upon the driver as to how he perceives it. An average car with even stock tyre size and quality tyres will develop rattles over a period of time after having suffered our road conditions. While it's a fact, nevertheless, I fail to understand why would a Civic or Corolla with healthy suspension make the ride harsh with 17". And harsh is a pretty strong word to describe driving characteristics in its own self
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    If I've understood correctly and have to conclude accordingly, I guess, it's a fact that with every notch up, ride comfort gets compromised with the benefit of added road grip, handling and a sportier feel. How much the ride quality degrades and comfort compromised, I suppose depends upon the driver as to how he perceives it. An average car with even stock tyre size and quality tyres will develop rattles over a period of time after having suffered our road conditions. While it's a fact, nevertheless, I fail to understand why would a Civic or Corolla with healthy suspension make the ride harsh with 17". And harsh is a pretty strong word to describe driving characteristics in its own self
    17 Inch is must in top line variants internationally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentassassin1 View Post
    17 Inch is must in top line variants internationally.

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    Yep, no doubt about that - the lowest spec mercs n beemers come with 17s in the UK and go up to 19s.

    Here, the Accord comes with 17s. The CRZ does too i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    If I've understood correctly and have to conclude accordingly, I guess, it's a fact that with every notch up, ride comfort gets compromised with the benefit of added road grip, handling and a sportier feel. How much the ride quality degrades and comfort compromised, I suppose depends upon the driver as to how he perceives it. An average car with even stock tyre size and quality tyres will develop rattles over a period of time after having suffered our road conditions. While it's a fact, nevertheless, I fail to understand why would a Civic or Corolla with healthy suspension make the ride harsh with 17". And harsh is a pretty strong word to describe driving characteristics in its own self
    Road grip and handling will be gained but to some minor extent unless you get the coilovers installed. Rattle sound do comes in cars but at least after spending 4-5 years (im referring to the new ones) anyhow its upto you. And yess a stock healthy suspension of Civic-Rolla gets harsh with 17s because they are designed for their factory wheel dimensions, moreover the tires on 17s gets more low profile (thin) and we know tires also works as a shock absorber so thats the reason behind for a harsh ride.
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    Agreed. And I'm just about to do the forbidden. Have a look at Continental ContiSport Contact 5 in 225/45-R17 coupled with Lenso Project D Spec D. Somebody please stop me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Agreed. And I'm just about to do the forbidden. Have a look at Continental ContiSport Contact 5 in 225/45-R17 coupled with Lenso Project D Spec D. Somebody please stop me.
    These tyres and rims will cost you around 100k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentassassin1 View Post
    These tyres and rims will cost you around 100k.

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    Nope. They are both going to cost me, precisely, 1,75,000/-
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Nope. They are both going to cost me, precisely, 1,75,000/-
    Pretty expensive imo.

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    Insanely expensive. This is the final price tag after lots of bargaining. So what do you guys think? Worth the shot or waste of greens? I'm also planning to get hold of coil overs (some branded ones) to go with new setup. So any ideas?
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    forget continentals
    trust me on that
    they are not at all worth the hype
    hard, noisy and very very overpriced tyres
    you are wayy better off with advan dbs or michelin equivalent. will cost you much less and the ride is fantastic. I was running yoko dna db 225/45/17s on my corolla for 4 years. went upto 180. drove on all sorts of roads. never had a single issue. the rims you have mentioned cost 75-80k for 17s. And the tyres will set you back 50 or max 60k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Insanely expensive. This is the final price tag after lots of bargaining. So what do you guys think? Worth the shot or waste of greens? I'm also planning to get hold of coil overs (some branded ones) to go with new setup. So any ideas?
    I'm also looking for coilovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsFand26 View Post
    forget continentals
    trust me on that
    they are not at all worth the hype
    hard, noisy and very very overpriced tyres
    you are wayy better off with advan dbs or michelin equivalent. will cost you much less and the ride is fantastic. I was running yoko dna db 225/45/17s on my corolla for 4 years. went upto 180. drove on all sorts of roads. never had a single issue. the rims you have mentioned cost 75-80k for 17s. And the tyres will set you back 50 or max 60k.
    Advan DB is I guess 13 to 14k per tyre. Best bet is to get slightly used tyres and rims. Set of both rims and tyres will be available by 50 to 65k. Depending on tyre brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anj3m View Post
    Yep, no doubt about that - the lowest spec mercs n beemers come with 17s in the UK and go up to 19s.

    Here, the Accord comes with 17s. The CRZ does too i think.
    crz rims r 16s
    My lugnuts require more torque than your Vtec can put out...

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    18s on civic reborn is no problem as u know FD2 civic type r comes in 18s stock oem rims.....but we hve to be careful with our roads with so many potholes....I used to drive 17s on civic reborn for autocross only
    My lugnuts require more torque than your Vtec can put out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by salik990 View Post
    crz rims r 16s
    Thank you, I stand corrected. Official specs do state 195/55R16

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Insanely expensive. This is the final price tag after lots of bargaining. So what do you guys think? Worth the shot or waste of greens? I'm also planning to get hold of coil overs (some branded ones) to go with new setup. So any ideas?
    My personal opinion:
    You've said yourself before in another thread, if i can recall, that we, here in Pk, tend to treat our cars as supposed performance cars. Keeping in line with that, i think that anything over around 100,000 on just rim + rubber is uncalled for on our DM cars. It could be easily justified if your pockets were deep but even then a civic is still a civic. I'm only a student living in Pakistan for an indefinite period before i return home, to the UK; if i were to live here, though, on permanent basis, i would most definitely be driving a german car and not a wee humble CITY. What i mean by saying all this is that if you can spend so much on just shoes, you'd probably have enough funds to buy yourself a 3 series or C Class, soon if not right now

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    Thanks guys. After your opinions on my suicide attempt I thought it's best to get new shiny iPhone 6. Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Thanks guys. After your opinions on my suicide attempt I thought it's best to get new shiny iPhone 6. Anyone?
    IPhone is overpriced. Go for slightly used rims and tyres.

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    Is 18 inch rim too much for the 2014 civic? -1502466

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    Yeah, an i6 why not, i can't wait to go back in the holidays so i can sell my i5 to buy the i6. iOS 8 jailbreak is out as well so need to do it ASAP before apple send another update

    Back to the OP. To answer his question, all by coincidence, i saw a new shape Civic today at the bank rolling on 19s, yes 19s in Fsd! I wanted to go and shake the guys hand and tell him i salute his bravery haha. It looked amazing though!!

    Pic I've accidentally posted beforehand - see above!

    My car looks unusually high from this angle, maybe because the back end is on higher ground. And as u can tell, in desperate need of some bodykit Soon in sha Allah

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