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ok i need some help from the civic lovers. i put one inch wheel spacers on my 1999 it looks amazing except with the 16-17 inch wheels on turns or bumps it rubs . so my question for you guys is should i go down to 14-15 inch rims, or should i put some lifts on it?
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Roll the fenders and/or pull the fenders?
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The What did you do to your civic today thread is NOT a place to ask for help.
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Put it back stock. I know you will look like the rest of us riding down the road but at least, I will fill a little safer out there sharing the road with you. If you truly need a car like that, carry it on a truck to your local wacky Thursday night at the local racetrack and run it on their closed track.
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The What did you do to your civic today thread is NOT a place to ask for help.
moved to a new thread in the proper section.
I said what I did to my Civic but I also asked a question don't have to be a douche about it.
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I said what I did to my Civic but I also asked a question don't have to be a douche about it.
Relax and get some thicker skin. He is the boss on here and all he said was what he did. Rest assured he sees the bigger picture. This Forum is the best Civic forum for experts you are going to find. Not me of course since I am just an opinion but there is a real Honda expert on here.
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Bigger boss here. I'm just gonna pretend that exchange up there didn't happen. Let's get back on topic for your new thread.

Wheel spacers were created for pretty much one reason, really two: accommodate for an offset your car could not previously accept, and put wider tires than you could previously accept. That said, as you've noticed, this kicks your tires hella wider than before, especially when you go with massive 1" spacers (typically on this forum, and other like-minded civic forums, people have only gone with 10-12mm spacers to have their tire/rim have a flush look with the fender.)

However, with 1" spacers, fender flares are almost invariably a must. Simply putting a smaller diameter rim will do you just about nothing, since the overall tire outside diamter should stay the same. The image below (source: google images) illustrates what I'm trying to say.


If you get a smaller diameter rim with a smaller sidewall profile, that starts to mess with things like your speedometer and odometer (speedometer/odometer will indicate different than actual).

Say you actually do go that route, getting a smaller rim/tire profile just so it can sit under your fender. You hit a bit enough bump at speed, you'll be finding yourself buying a new fender and tire.
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I said what I did to my Civic but I also asked a question don't have to be a douche about it.
Just a matter of order - you would not like to see used socks over your dining plate, would you?

No warnings or penalties given, so don't fret over it

Josh gave a good writeup above, let us know if that answer your question

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I pay extra for that.....
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