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2000 civic EX changing wheel size

I have a 2000 EX that currently has 14" wheels.

First, a basic question... can I mount 15" wheels/ tires on the car (assuming the 15's have a matching lug pattern)?

Also, I'm wondering what considerations come in to play regarding speedometer and odometer.

If the new wheel / tire combo has a different circumference, is there a way to adjust the instrument panel accordingly, so that speed / distance remain accurate?

thanks for any help.
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Re: 2000 civic EX changing wheel size

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I have a 2000 EX that currently has 14" wheels.

First, a basic question... can I mount 15" wheels/ tires on the car (assuming the 15's have a matching lug pattern)?

Also, I'm wondering what considerations come in to play regarding speedometer and odometer.

If the new wheel / tire combo has a different circumference, is there a way to adjust the instrument panel accordingly, so that speed / distance remain accurate?

thanks for any help.
You can move up to 18 inch if you really wanted, but I would not.

Basically the term is called plus sizing, for 15 I believe it is 195 50 15, make sure you get the proper offset and lug sizing for your car. Most vendors will have the recommendations for each car. When you plus size it will not affect the speedo and odometer for the most part, I have 16's on mine and the speedo is off like 2mph, actually it reads 2 mph less than it should be.
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Re: 2000 civic EX changing wheel size

Thanks, civicpapi. Very helpful.
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Re: 2000 civic EX changing wheel size

What about abs sensors does wheel size effect them, I thought it did?
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What about abs sensors does wheel size effect them, I thought it did?

If you do what I typed above ABS sensors should be just fine, since plus sizing keeps the overall diameter of the original wheel. People run into issues when they go way too big for the car, looks good for show, but for real world driving it is not practical.
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