What size should I go for my TE37's ?


Which option should I go for ?


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Criptace

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Hello guys, I currently own a Honda Civic EJ9 and its time to change my wheels and tires as the current ones have been through a lot and are quite big for the car. The previous owner went for a 205 / 40 / 17" wheel/rim setup which is pretty big and its rubbing all over the place even with stock ride height.

I am going for the Bronze TE37's as they look nice since my car is Black. I am still not sure between two different specs and I wish that you give me your advice on what looks/works better. Also, keep in mind that for now, I will be driving at stock ride height as I can't change my coils at the moment.

Measurement Option 1: 205 / 50 / 15
Measurement Option 2: 205 / 45 / 16

I am not sure because 15" in my eyes looks too small. Option 2 would give me approx the same overall size while the rims look a little bit bigger while still having a decent amount of rubber. I believe that with these measurements the tires won't rub because with my current setup it rubs a little bit when taking tight turns taking in consideration that my rims are 17". As for tires, I was going for either Falken, Toyo or Bridgestone, and recommendations regarding tires would also help.
 


RunRookieRun

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Personal preference is 15's, but I also run my car a little lower than standard.

There will not be a massive difference between these two, so if you are just driving it on the streets at stock height just go for what size you like the look of most.

When it comes to the rubbing you should include the rim specs as well if you want input, as they will be more likely to affect the issue than the tires themselves.
 


Criptace

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Personal preference is 15's, but I also run my car a little lower than standard.

There will not be a massive difference between these two, so if you are just driving it on the streets at stock height just go for what size you like the look of most.

When it comes to the rubbing you should include the rim specs as well if you want input, as they will be more likely to affect the issue than the tires themselves.
Thank you for your reply. As for the rim specs, I am not sure myself yet because I am not that much knowledgeable so I am still doing my research. Once I get an idea I will include all the details.
 



Kipper

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7J ET35 on a 205/50 is about as far as you could go without arch work, but even then a 195/50 would probably be safer with the rear arches.

This may be useful: https://www.willtheyfit.com/

Personally I reckon TE37 always look better in the smaller sizes, 15" would be my choice.
 



JustForFun

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I woulds say that 15" is my favourite size for EK/EG, but to be honest 16" will give you more freedom for future upgrades of the brakes. Tire choice and prices are also better in 16". As for tyre size - I personally will go for the same sizes as you (for a street/backroads weapon).

That said, I still can't decide if I should sell my 15x8/15x7 RPF1's and 15x7 TE37 and go for 16". I just love the look on 15 inch wheels.
 






Pete180

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Looks awesome mate! very nice fitment, that's 215 then. They don't stick out as much as I first expected! I thought maybe they might be a bit balloon looking. I'm on 205/45/16 but thinking of going 205/50 next for a bit more meat, might try 215/45 then. Thanks buddy!
PS are you are on facebook etc? We've got a whatsapp invite-only group for old forum members so we can organise member meets if interested :)
 


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