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Old 06-12-2017   #1
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Question 17" Rims on a 97 Civic EX?

So I recently bought my very first car for $500. It's a manual 5 speed 1997 Civic EX with 165k miles on it. It runs great, and I love it so far. I came across a full set of rims while browsing letgo. Including tires they only 150$ so I decided to pick them up. They've got universal holes so I figured they'd fit.

I just have a few of questions. Would 17 inch rims on my car look goofy? Will I have any issues with the wheels scraping while I turn ?(My car is at stock height.) Will I lose a lot of speed due to the increased weight? I personally don't like the black, so I might dip them a lighter color. I'm new to this so any general advice would be appreciated to!
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Re: 17" Rims on a 97 Civic EX?

How well they fit and whether or not they will rub depends heavily on tire size and wheel offset.

What kinda car were they on?
Bolt them on and see?

The wheels better come with lugnuts because the Honda lugs aren't right for most aftermarket wheels.



If they don't fit and you already bought the wheels, you can always turn around and sell them again
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Re: 17" Rims on a 97 Civic EX?

I have 17" GT Racing 706 rims wrapped in Khumo ecsta's on my '00 ex and they don't rub at all. The road noise and road feedback leave MUCH to be desired though a lot of that probably has to do with the 40 series sidewalls but still, they work.
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