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    Salam brothers!
    This is my first post at this forum and I seek the suggestions of you veteran wheelers about upsizing wheels on my newly purchased Honda Civic. It has about 5000km on the odometer and I was very dissapointed with the grip of the factory fitted Euro Star tyres. I ve seen a few Civic with 17 inch rims and 225/45/R17 tyres and I was wondering if it was a good idea to make the massive jump in terms of width from 195/65R15 to 225/45/R17. The 17 inch rims look absoloutely gorgeous on the Civic and since my Civic is i-Vtec Prosmatec (not Oriel) it comes with steel wheels and cover only. I had planned on fitting alloy wheels but I m not sure if I should play it safe with the 15inch or make the leap to 17inch. There is no middle ground here :p. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I ve also heard that upsizing will affect the acceleration of the car, its not a huge concern for me but if the change is dramatic, I d like to know about it. Also, will getting thinner side walls give me more feel through the steering wheel as I feel its quite numb as compared to my Suzuki Swift. I havent been able to drive a Civic with 17 inch rims so I seek your help and experiences. Thank you


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    Personally, I wouldnt do it mainly because the speedometer will need recalibration, fuel economy will be disturbed, suspension life may get hurt. YMMV

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    Speedometer wont need any recalibration as the height of both the tyres is the same. But fuel economy wouldnt dip that much surely? Its not my daily driver so I m willing to risk a few kms/l for the looks

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    Turn in is already terrible in this car. Such wide tires will probably make it steer like a train; the EPS would also have its life drastically shortened.

    If that is alright with you, then be prepared for a huge suspension repair bill somewhere down the road.
    _ 22 km/l from '03 VTi automatic, with plenty of room for improvement
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    bhai zulam na karo gari ka sth
    205/65/R15 Lagwa lo
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    Bhai I have treated the car like a dulhan. I only made this thread as I ve seen plenty of Civics with the same tyres fitted in. I only wish to get 17 inch rims and since this tyre size was the only one available that wouldnt require a speedometer recalibration, thus I asked. I drive in the smooth roads of Lahore and hardly does this car encounter bad roads so suspension wont take too much of a beating hopefully. No need to jump down peoples throats. Peace.

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