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Old 01-28-2008, 10:44 PM
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My Recently bought prelude (w/ Questions)

It's a 2000 Honda Prelude.


I've recently noticed that the wheels have cracks, so I believe I will have to replace them soon.

WHen I drive I notice that the wheels rub against the body when i hit a bump at a resonable high speed. Is this normal for this type of vehicle?

The wheels I have are 225/40R18 RF Kumho Ecsta ASX Blackwall (18" wheels)

If I decide to buy the 205/50ZR16 Kumho Ecsta ASX Blackwall (16" wheels)
Will it fit those rims or will i have to buy a new set as well?

Will the 16" wheels solve the wheels rubbing against the body problem right?
Or is the problem more than seems the eye?


Excuse my ignorance guys, I'm trying to learn about all this to avoid getting ripped off.



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Old 01-28-2008, 10:56 PM
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yea, the wheels/tires rubbing against the body are directly attributed to the big-ass 18" rims, which prolly have the wrong offset, making them rub. you should have 0 rubbing issues with 16" rims.

the only thing i'm worried about is kumho ecsta's are tires, not wheels. your gonna need an entire new set of wheels + tires.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:59 PM
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I have 18" rims with a +43 offset and they don't rub. having a good suspension setup is key.

if you have cracks in the wheels, just get some stockies to replace them with. that way you won't have to upgrade suspension.
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the wheel rubbing might not be fixed as a result, unless the previous tires are too big aswell.

When you take a 15 inch wheel and bump it up to an 18, in order to keep the speedometer correct you subtract off the sidewall of the tires to keep the overall diameter the same, if the tires are oversized they would rub.

Is the car lowered or stock ride height? Do you know?
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could be just me but the back looks like its flying compared to the front lol
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yea, the wheels/tires rubbing against the body are directly attributed to the big-ass 18" rims, which prolly have the wrong offset, making them rub. you should have 0 rubbing issues with 16" rims.

the only thing i'm worried about is kumho ecsta's are tires, not wheels. your gonna need an entire new set of wheels + tires.
I'm sorry.. I meant that the tires are getting cracked and not the wheels. Sorry for the confusion. The rims look nice I have to admit and driving normally on the road I have absolutely no problem. It's when I go at about 40+ and pass a bump when i hear the tire rub against the body.
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Is the car lowered or stock ride height? Do you know?

I don't know.. What's the easiest way to find out?
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I have 18" rims with a +43 offset and they don't rub. having a good suspension setup is key.

if you have cracks in the wheels, just get some stockies to replace them with. that way you won't have to upgrade suspension.
What do you mean by stockies?
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stock rims, the look like blade, clik on the link in my sig, or look at te picture, those are stock rims.
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stock rims, the look like blade, clik on the link in my sig, or look at te picture, those are stock rims.
Oh I see.. I kinda thought that's what you meant, but I wanted to be sure. Thanks buddy! If I ever do decide to get them, where do you recommend getting them?
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this is where i leave it up to the other guys on here to tell you
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I won't lie. I absolutely love the way car looks with those rims. Is there another option for having my cake and eating it to? lol.. I mean is there a way to avoid the back wheels from hitting the body by not letting go of the 18"s, or is this something I have to put up with If I decide to keep them?
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Yea, here's an idea.

www.skyjacker.com

Hah. Just kidding. Might need to go back to stock height maybe?
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you need 225/35/18 tires on 18" rims to be close to stock diameter and not rub. That's the first problem.

The second problem is probably the offset. If it's a smaller number than 43mm offset than that is causing the tire to stick out enough to contact the fender edge, not good.
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So I need 225/35/18 tires for my 18" rims! thanks! I'll have to find a place where to buy them and install them as well as fixing the offset. Thanks again Jlude!
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hopefully different size tires will fix your rubbing issues, because changing the offset on your wheels, i'm pretty sure, requires buying different rims.
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Ok guys I found a guy selling his stock wheels for $250 what cha think?
i'm debating on wether to buy stock wheels or buy a new set and go with 17" rims what ya recommend 16?

I don't want to sacrifice my safety for price/luxury, so let me know which are ideal for a lude. I'm counting on your experience.

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Guys thanks a lot for all your help... i've been doing my research all week and I am learning a lot and a big part is thanks to you, because everytime you respond you awaken my interest even more. specially when i heard car parts, names i've never heard off. thanks

I'm almost 90% decided that I am going to go with 17" wheels when buying my new tires.. i have been looking into a place.. and http://www.discounttire.com sounds like a good place to do business.
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Wheel size is all well and good but you need to ensure that the offset is going to work as well. Check the wheel and tire forum for a list of reccommended offsets. I believe it's stickied.
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Get some prelude SH 16" with some nice sticky tires, perelli, kuhmos,nitto's and Falkens are good tires, make sure they're Z rated.

17" is a bit too much i think if you're not going to upgrade suspension, you might have rubbing issue's depending on how you drive
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