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what is the best tire size

what is the best tire size for a 17 x 7.5 wheel would it be a 215 or 225 width? dont really care on the height just trying to find something that isnt wider then the rim.

this is for a 97 civic
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Re: what is the best tire size

depends a lot on brand. Many guys run 205/40/17s. I do and ive had 2 sets. my first set was wanli s1088 NEVER EVER EVER buy them. they suck! My second set is ultra hpr which i think are the same as general uhp and they are great. i wouldnt go bigger than 215 on a civic tho
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Re: what is the best tire size

How about 215/45R17 tires? Will those fit in a '96 EX Sedan?
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How about 215/45R17 tires? Will those fit in a '96 EX Sedan?
i ran 215/40/17 on my 01 civic..you shouldn't have any issues..
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Re: what is the best tire size

For a 97' Civic, the best tire, or which is closest to stock overall diameter is a 205/40/17.
The tire size 215/45/17 is too big, I don't know if it'll rub, but there is a risk of brake failure and your speedometer will be off. anyways, hope this helps.
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