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15th November 2006, 08:45 PM
hi guys. just thinking of getin rims for my 5th gen prelude vtir. woundering if i should go 17 or 18. wat good size tyres. dont plan on lowering or anything right now.

15th November 2006, 08:50 PM
go 18's! they fit the 5th gen juuuuuuuust right :) 17 looks a tad small

15th November 2006, 09:18 PM
id agree, 17s look that annoyingly just to small for a 5th, 18s is the way to go imo.

15th November 2006, 10:04 PM
i personally go for 18" 5 spoke rims :)

15th November 2006, 10:06 PM
Yeh thats coz you have them :P

15th November 2006, 10:17 PM
yeah i like the 5 spokes too ! with the 18s is there any rubbing ? would it fit just fine ?

15th November 2006, 10:40 PM
lud38u has some beeeaaauuuutiful 17" rims for sale. you know you want em.

16th November 2006, 08:11 AM
I reakon 17s are fine aswel! Nothing wrong with em..

16th November 2006, 08:49 AM
18's for looks but 17's for performance. Also 5 spokes look cool, well most of them as long as it is not fancy.

16th November 2006, 09:18 AM
^^here here. imo go a 17 or even 16, that way ur ride is less harsh and, im not completely sure of this, but u should get better off the mark acceleration from better grip. maybe more rubber gives better bite, not completely sure.

16th November 2006, 09:48 AM
18 would just be heavy i reckon.17 are alot cheaper than 18. so just been askin wat the best thank for ur input guys !

16th November 2006, 09:56 AM
get light weight 18" (but cost a fortune) it weigh lighter than most 17"... if you get the right tyres (215/35/18) rubbing is very minimal but the ride is abit bumpy.

In the end it comes down to personal choice really.

16th November 2006, 01:46 PM
hahaha i dont want a bumpy ride. i guess i might go with 17's.... so what good tyre size for 17 ? 205,45R17 ??

16th November 2006, 02:54 PM
^^just remember the bigger the wheel u go the more tyres are gonna cost.

16th November 2006, 03:59 PM
Clean 5 spokes look so hot.

Consider 2 of my fav 5th gens:

grnLude - 17s

hooman - 18s

16th November 2006, 04:31 PM
are both those car lowered ?

16th November 2006, 05:10 PM
215/40 for 17"

16th November 2006, 07:21 PM
are both those car lowered ?

Sure are... if you do a search using the usernames you'll be able to find the full specs

21st November 2006, 08:30 AM
17" are the way to go....

I might be selling the ones I have, if you are interested(without tires).....

21st November 2006, 02:46 PM
^^ I agree......17's are definately the way.

You get the best of both worlds.

Looks great and still gives you a nice ride. Not too heavy so they dont eat away too much at your performance, and lastly......tyres are cheaper :tongue:

I'd go for 225/40/17

Get some more width on it, stock 205's are to thin.

21st November 2006, 06:55 PM
225s i think would be good upfront, but theyd only fit a 7.5" rim.
I have 17"s but i duno... its hard not to want bigger..lol im selling my 17s soon enough and geting the same rim in 18s.
17s 18s n 19s, Lite 7 rims.


21st November 2006, 08:19 PM
19's look good lolz

21st November 2006, 11:04 PM
Photoshop some 22's ...... lol.

22nd November 2006, 05:22 PM
phht photo shop? lol paint dude... paint haha, i think the 18s are best for looks n go, 19s are just looks 17s... go lol and in sum others opinons ..looks but meh matter of opinion

8th June 2007, 11:11 PM
Any more pics of 5th gens with 17"........
im finding it hard to decide whether to get 18's or 17's.....

9th June 2007, 12:31 AM
whats ur budget, because 18's will cost more and so will tyres.

9th June 2007, 12:58 PM
Well ive decided which rims to get just not sure which size to get like i was gonna get 17's but i dnt wanna regret it and then want 18's.....just wanna see some ride with 17's just to make sure im making the right decision :)

9th June 2007, 08:29 PM
you seen mine ;)

9th June 2007, 08:31 PM
Thanks Boki :) n e more :)..??

12th June 2007, 12:34 AM
heres my old lude with 17's and stock shocks/springs


12th June 2007, 01:02 AM
cool well i think ill go with 17's but if n e wants to post more pics :)
(prolly will be a good thread for reference )

12th June 2007, 02:59 AM
I decided to go for some 17' racing rims. 17's look small on a stock car but when you lower it after it looks neat. Lightweights are the way to go but i mean 18's are fine aswell. Some clean rims are the way to go too. My cars been lowered 1.5". Here is a reference:

12th June 2007, 02:50 PM
cool thanks :) :)....yeh i think im gonna defntly go 17's now looking at these pics :)

13th June 2007, 10:00 AM
17s don't quite look right at standard ride height, but as GTLUDE said look great when lowered a little.


The added bonus of 17s is that you can buy a good Bridgestone or a Toyo tyre for the same price as a Korean 18" tyre that you have trouble pronouncing the name of. And as I always say, never skimp on the quality of tyres.

13th June 2007, 02:14 PM
yeh ill be lowering my car when i get the 17's so it should look aight :)