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I am gunna order a set of HFP wheels for my car tonight, but I can't decide if I want the 17's or 18's. I think I would like the look of the 18's better but I don't know about ride comfort, so I just wanted some opinions maybe from people with either wheel. I currently have an EX with SI wheels, and I curbed up one side both front and back REALLY bad the other day so I wanna get rid of them. Plus I think having the spacers are affecting my driving when on the interstate because the wheel has quite a bit of wobble at higher speeds. So I wanna move to something I won't need spacers for. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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this is the same ? I find myself asking when I look at wheels for the civic. After looking at sooooooo many wheel combo's, I have come to the conclusion that it is more about the style and spoke pattern as to whether to go with 17 or 18. With the hfp wheels, 17" would be my choice as the spokes on this pattern extend all the way to the edge of the rim, thus producing an appropriate "look" on the civie. Rims that have spoke patterns that do not extend all the way to the edge call for an 18" filament (enkei evo 5 as an example) as they will look small on the civie in a 17". This can be corrected with a spring change to lower the stance of your car and looks sweet as hell, but what car lowered doesn't look better, right?
As far as ride goes......17's are always the better choice simply because of tire profile going for 45 to 40 with the 18's. I just changed my oil today at my brothers house and he had his summer set of 18" 5zigen pro racer's mounted on 225/40/18 setting in the garage from his s2000 and we slapped them on Lil smoke (07 gg/ex) and took it for a ride. They looked sweeeeet, but I could immediately tell the difference in the ride. Much more rigid on the bumps, how much? I would call it about a 30-40%, but keep in mind I am used to the papaw 205/55/16 setup. My advise.......with the hfp's get the 17's if you are conserned with loosing ride comfort and from my point of view the 18's almost give a pinwheel effect and look out of proportion without a slam job backing them up.
hope this helps,
later, mayo.
 

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Ok well I went ahead and ordered the 17's off college hills honda. Can't really beat the price there. can't wait to get them on the car. Now I gotta make a choice on tires lol
 

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I have 17" HFP's with 225/45-17 Kumho ASX on my NHBP EX. For me the look and the ride is perfect. I think the 225 looks much better than the 215. The diameter of the 225 is actually closer to the stock 16's than a 215/45-17. I'd post a pic for ya but don't know how. Too lazy/tired at the moment to figure it out.
 
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