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hi i am new to the forum and have just brought a 2004 honda civic 1.6 sport 3dr hatch which has been kitted as a type r replica.haveing to sell my beloved st24 due to petrol prices :'( >:-( . i want to lower my car but not sure by how much as i intend on buying a set of 18" aloys too,does anyone have any info on wether i can lower it by 30mm plus also have 18" alloys on without any rubbing etc and also what is the best size tyre for the alloy,any info would be great :D
 

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First off welcome to the forum!!

As for the info ya need. I'm not 100% sure but I can't see why not. The EP model you have is exactly the same as the Type R in dimensions. So in theory as the Type R can hold 18s alright, and theres a few that have been lowered 30-40mm, you shouldn't have any problems. An EP owner will probably be along any minute to clarify lol
 

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that engine in that car is hardly faster than my fiesta. about 12 sec to 60 the civic sport does it in 10. i think going bigger wheels on one would ruin the handling, which was really nice!
 

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she has a 1.6 alec so i'm guesing its for the looks!! yeah the 18s should go on with a 40mm drop easy peasy

hey hey btw
 

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I am just the man to answer this question 8-|

I had a Civic Sport and dropped it 30mm on Kei Kruze 18s

The springs were made by PI. The ride was very good. Acceleration was shite though. I had no rubbing. The tyres I had were 215/35/18. 225s could rub on full lock I was told





And here is my car lowered on the 16" Type R replica alloys. Much better performance



If I were you i`d get the 16s. There is a refurbed set with tyres on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HONDA-CIVIC-4-STUD-TYPE-R-REPLICA-ALLOY-WHEELS_W0QQitemZ220233939235QQihZ012QQcategoryZ9888QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Hope that helps
 

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hi thanks for the welcome ,and yes you are correct it is for looks why i want the 18" alloys and have saw a set i really like aswell.all that info helped alot and i look forward to more posts lol (i have added link to the wheels i like what do ya think of these)



http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... ryId_70554" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 

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honestly, not my type of alloys.. i like 5 spokes that are flat.. but thats up to you, also you could find those somewhere else sooooo much cheaper. halfords alloys are extortionate.
 

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lol halfords wheels????
i put them on the rack when they came out. i really dont like them. the extra black spokes make them look even worse!!
 

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Please don`t buy Wolfrace alloys Kelly, they are cheap and nasty. Plus yes Halfrauds are theives.
If you are getting 18s, I would buy lighweight rims, such as Rotas.
The following website has a preview program, you upload a pic of your car and select from the wheels for sale:

http://www.rarerims.co.uk/virtual/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 

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rotas are very nice :) and rare rims are a mint company, they did me a good deal on tyres. i got toyo tr1s have fun
 

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The bigger the tyres the slower the car. Remember that always! Personally I would lower it and put 17 inch rims on, you will have speed and awesome handling aswell as nice looks cos 17's don't exactly look small. If you do put 18's on and it rubs, try using spacers, that can sometimes resolve it rubbing against your wheel arch by bringing the wheel out a few mm's.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-Alloy-Wheels-D ... otohosting" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SET-OF-4-REDLINE- ... otohosting" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Do you like these 18's?

Just have a look through the list on ebay:

http://search.ebay.co.uk/18-alloys-4-st ... eNameZWLRS" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

As for lowering, I'm not too great on that yet. I haven't done much research on these new type R's!
 

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check out rare rims they do lotsa good looking wheels at good prices, if you ring em up they give you a quote for tyres
 
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