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Old 01-14-2013, 01:18 AM   #3001 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if it's possible to run a 17x9.5 wheel on 235/40/17 without fender work?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:39 AM   #3002 (permalink)
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Well looks like Gooky4U civic will stand out like my Mugen

K Turbo it is.....
Hmmmm or a High Moded SC...

But before the Turbo.... is coilovers and XXR's

So many choices!!!!

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #3003 (permalink)
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I would roll them just to be safe eric
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #3004 (permalink)
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Also, what offset we talking?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #3005 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if it's possible to run a 17x9.5 wheel on 235/40/17 without fender work?
I think you would need to roll fenders depending on the offset, but I don't know for sure. If you need that done, there is a place here in Republic that does a very good job that charges $25 per/wheel. So that's not bad.

I picked up a set of HFP springs that I'm going to have installed on my koni shocks, so we'll see what happens there and I'm just going to sell my swift springs.

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:58 AM   #3006 (permalink)
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+38mm offset.

Kill me. Why do my favorite wheels not fit on my car. I think they will poke on the rear.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:38 AM   #3007 (permalink)
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Eric,

I ran 17x9.75 +35 on 245/45/17. I hated it. It was nice at first, but ate up my fenders. Had to roll and pull the fronts. As for the rears, had them shaved, and I still clearance problems running like negative four camber.

When I softened my rear shocks too much, any weight caused the wheel to hit the inside of the rear qtr panel,
Scraping the lip of the rim a bit.

Also, the inside edge of one of my wheels rubbed against my rear shock, causing it eat away at some of the teeth(didn't really matter cause I would never reduce the shock travel THAT much) and have to run negative 4 camber.

It was a lot more work than it needed to be. Hence a set of rpf1s and 235/40 rt-615s sitting in my kitchen right now =]. Lemme know if you have any questions
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:39 AM   #3008 (permalink)
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Also. I need some help moving a fridge. Preferably 2 guys with a dolly. I will buy pizza and beer Wednesday anytime if anyone wants to volunteer. You can also check out some of the stock stuff I have for sale and see my car =]
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:40 AM   #3009 (permalink)
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It'll take like 20 minutes with 2 other people and a dolly!! I know some of you college kids are broke and starving! =]
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #3010 (permalink)
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What about 17x9 +35? I think I can at least get away with a 9" wheel since I'm not that low.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #3011 (permalink)
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I'll let you know soon. I have 17x9 +45 just itching to be mounted. Lol
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:58 PM   #3012 (permalink)
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Post pics of the rims
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #3013 (permalink)
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What about 17x9 +35? I think I can at least get away with a 9" wheel since I'm not that low.
Found these, maybe this will help:

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Post your 9+ wheels here!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #3014 (permalink)
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Thanks for the links! I think I can make it work.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #3015 (permalink)
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Kevin, i totally would help, but i live 3 hours away.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:11 PM   #3016 (permalink)
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Who wants pizza and beer?! Lol
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #3017 (permalink)
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Hey. Was wondering if any of you guys wanted to have a meet Friday night? Something to do and meet some new people!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #3018 (permalink)
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@EricM- I'm looking at possibly retrofitting around summer time and I'm pretty green when it comes to that and was wondering what advice on setup, cost, compatibiltiy etc you dealt with while doing yours. Any info you could float my way would be great or anyone else who has done a retrofit as well. hit me back on here or pm whatever is fine.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #3019 (permalink)
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Get everything from the RetrofitSource as far as projectors, bulbs, ballasts, and harnesses/relays.

I would advise you to have tons of patience with whatever you choose to do.

Basically, it all depends on what you're wanting out of your of headlights. I chose Morimoto mini H1's because they're cost efficient and almost completely plug and play (I had to sand down the shrouds a bit). They can be easily modified to look better but know that mini H1's are a cheaper projector and something like an FX-R would outperform it by a mile. But those would require a much more extensive modification (I.E. cutting the reflector, etc.)

You also have to take into effect whether or not you want to do a Bi-xenon setup. That requires splicing into your DRL/high beam harness. Not that hard but it's another added element.

To put it lightly, the entire process is a massive pain in the ass and unless you take your time with it, it won't look good. I took my retrofits back apart 3 times before I said I was done and even now it could be better.

I ended up spending around $500 total. That includes a set of Depo headlights. But if I could do it all over again, I would've found some used OEMs.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #3020 (permalink)
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Ya the good thing is that I have aftermarket headlights so I'm gonna by some stock headlights so that way my car won't be out of commission and i can work on it as I have time. I was on retro source earlier today and there was a **** ton of info on it and so basically I'm just gonna be reading for the next few months. Thanks


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