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rims sizes?

what do you guys think a good size for a set of rims would be? I'm trying to gather info because im looking to get some new ones in the future.

honestly i dont even know what rims i have right now. most of the work on my car was put together by some guy and it doesnt seem like he knew what he was doing.

Anyway when i go on tire rack the biggest rim size is 17x7 i was looking for a bigger width though. for the rims im looking at, it doesnt get wider until 18''. is that too big for a 4th gen?
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Re: rims sizes?

17" should do the job, anything bigger will slow u down....and go with low profile ties and 17" is a easy size to get tires for
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Re: rims sizes?

on a 4th gen, i wouldnt go bigger than a 16" wheel
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Re: rims sizes?

You will have to search through what each different manufacturer makes to find what you're looking for. I also was looking for something a bit wider then 7" and there are wheels available that are wider. Remember that it's not just the diameter and width it's also the offset. Please use this reference guide to help aid you in your search:
Recommended Tire size & Offsets!

Good luck hope that helps.
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Re: rims sizes?

17x7 or 17.5 will look fine. I recommend 17x7.5 though

If you plan on going lower you could get 16's too.. I really wouldn't put 18's on there though
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17x10! :D Hellaflush FTW!!!!!!1!!!1!!!!!111one.
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Re: rims sizes?

Everybody completley dissagrees with 18s but i just think you have to have good taste to put a decent looking 18 inch wheel on a prelude. I have 18s on my car and they look great aside from having curb rash... 18s fit the the space between bumper to skirt perfectly. Personally id go with 17s because you can get your car lower, they are cheaper to buy and a bit lighter. You can get super light 18s but you have to pay to play loll
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Re: rims sizes?

thanks guys

anybody have any suggestions for brands to start looking at? the last set i looked at were enkei
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u may like some of these... i've been a fan for ages. i myself am having a bi*** of a time deciding between 16's and 17's, being pulled towards 16's for functionality and looks, or 17's for just straight looks, i can imagine my acceleration would be better with 16's rather than 17's, but bigger rims can increase your low end torque no ? i imagine so for some reason.
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5Zigen, Volk, BBS, Advan; to name a few...Get "tuner" wheels, don't get any of that super-luxury crap. Eww...
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Re: rims sizes?

Your crazy dude! Don't go any larger than 16'' if you are or planned to be lowered. Better traction, handling, stance, look and launch

This is the BEST fitting size for 4th gen prelude lowered up to 2'':

205 50 16 tires

16'' x 6.5 offsett 38mm to 55mm

4x114.3

drag's are nice too
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Your crazy dude! Don't go any larger than 16'' if you are or planned to be lowered. Better traction, handling, stance, look and launch

This is the BEST fitting size for 4th gen prelude lowered up to 2'':

205 50 16 tires

16'' x 6.5 offsett 38mm to 55mm

4x114.3

drag's are nice too
I think your wheel choice should be decided by what you plan on using your car for. This is a really touchy subject since nobody initially says well im getting so and so wheels and the reason behind my choice is i plan on doing so and so with my car. I run 18s because with rotors over a foot in diameter and additional caliper height, i don't have much of a choice.. I can fit 17s tho but that is the smallest size I can fit. Im building a road course car.
In all honesty tho it's been said many times before "Bueaty is in the eye of the beholder"... So to the OP whether you want that aggressive stance or that mild but better then stock look, all these comments are merly suggestions of our own personal preference, Good Luck and post pics when you have made your purchase!
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Re: rims sizes?

i had 18x7.5's with a 215/35/18 on my old 92 lude and they fit quite well and looked the part also. im goin with a 16x8 with a low offset(10mm) on my 93 lude i have now. I want my car to look like it came off the track . . . all stanced out and slammed lol
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i had 18x7.5's with a 215/35/18 on my old 92 lude and they fit quite well and looked the part also. im goin with a 16x8 with a low offset(10mm) on my 93 lude i have now. I want my car to look like it came off the track . . . all stanced out and slammed lol
i gotta 92 atm... did u do any lowering with the 18's?
i really dont want 18's, but i think i can pull it off to the point it looks decent, i mean, it can be done, 18 inch gold wire wheels, lol, flashback ! jk
but then im kinda sold on 16's as well, maybe 18's for good weather stuff. Wouldnt torque, acceleration and gas mileage all be reduced by rolling bigger diameters? i can imagine the ride would be a bit uncomfortable, and i'd be forever worrying about stupid potholes at night, but the water displacement wide 18's can produce is nuts, long as your not hydroplaning...
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Re: rims sizes?

I know the less unsprung weight (rotating weight) you have . . . on paper it'll be slightly faster but if the car is daily driven you really won't notice that much of a difference. My car was lowered about an inch and a half. But when I went to the track with the 92 lude on 18's I was consistently running 9.38-9.40's in the 1/8 mile . . . I never had it at the 1/4 mile. But it was a stock internal jdm h22a with I/h/e and stock p13 ecu. It pretty much boils down to personal preference. I grew out of the big wheels stage haha I'm all about clean functionality now. 18's with rubber bands for tires in pa is a very bad idea lol. That's another reason I'm goin with the 16's so I can run a 50 series tire and have a lil more peace of mind knowing im not gonna destroy a sidewall or a wheel
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Re: rims sizes?

i have 99 prelude and its slammed 1.5 at the front and 1 at the back, i was looking at the 18 inch rims and these are specs for the ones i found
5x114
8" Wide

Tires (About 1 to 2 seasons left)
Fusion ZRI
235/40R/18
Offset 40mm

you guys think that these might be to big?
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Re: rims sizes?

This is a great tool to compare what new tire/wheel sizes vs. stock size.

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In my opinion 17" wheels look perfect on a Prelude.
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Re: rims sizes?

I'd go no larger then 16's. And stay away from chrome, and Rota brand.
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