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Hey,

I'm looking at replacing the default alloys on my Civic 1.8 iVTEC 5 door with either white or black alloys.

As I won't be lowering the suspension, due to my warranty conditions, what alloys and size would be best to fit without making it look like a moon buggy with a massive gap between the arch and the wheel!
 

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I'd look for OEM 5-spoke 17s or 18s ...

By the way, what has warranty to do with lowering springs ??? ...
 

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I'd look for OEM 5-spoke 17s or 18s ...

By the way, what has warranty to do with lowering springs ??? ...
Hi JDR.

Some of my friends and family have suggested that if I modify the car beyond its current manufactures standard, then this may impact my ability to claim under the Honda Approved Warranty which I got with the car.

Do they do OEM wheels in white/black?
 

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Hi JDR.

Some of my friends and family have suggested that if I modify the car beyond its current manufactures standard, then this may impact my ability to claim under the Honda Approved Warranty which I got with the car.

Do they do OEM wheels in white/black?
Warranty - urban myth ! - changing springs is like changing wheels or brake hoses - Honda simply don't warrant the aftermarket / aftersales part

It's only your Insurer who might have an issue - tell them about any non Honda parts - but don't talk about "lowering springs", talk about "springs to cure the bouncy suspension"
 

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Warranty - urban myth ! - changing springs is like changing wheels or brake hoses - Honda simply don't warrant the aftermarket / aftersales part

It's only your Insurer who might have an issue - tell them about any non Honda parts - but don't talk about "lowering springs", talk about "springs to cure the bouncy suspension"
Well its good news if the warranty is unaffected. I'll double check with the dealer next week when I collect the car.

I think I will go with a set of 17" white or black alloys in that case!
 

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have a look in the 2009 section - best lightweight alloys that fill the arch gap seen are the team dynamic pro race 1's I have,

most 18's will fill the gap nicely but worth trying to get lighter wheels while your at it
 

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change your et that will improve things greatly as its the wheel width not height that will fill the arches the best! check leecs's car on its bbs wheels with rear spacers to see what i mean. remember the 5dr is 10mm narrower on the rear axle as well. i would be looking for 18x8 et30 and a 25mm drop as you have a 1.8 and ctr springs fit i would go with tein springs which will drop the front 25 and the rear 30
 

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Im worried about changing the springs too mate. When you find out could you pm me also :p

Thanks


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You can change the springs on the car the springs won't be covered under the warrenty the shocks will be though,my gf took her car back for a service and nothing was said about it when mentioned it to the dealer
 

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You can change the springs on the car the springs won't be covered under the warrenty the shocks will be though,my gf took her car back for a service and nothing was said about it when mentioned it to the dealer
exactly - i asked my dealer about this as i changed to lowered springs within the first 6 months of owning the car and if anything goes wrong with the springs then they arent covered but the rest of the car is - so no issues and if you are really worried and on finance then keep your standard springs to swap back to when your deal is over
 

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Well that does make sense, that the warranty would only cover what was on the car when you bought it.

I will double check the paper work and with the dealer next week when I pick up the new motor. Which can't come soon enough btw! :)

I think I will see what I can afford, but I will probably go for a set of used 18's with tyres, but would probably prefer a straight fit without needing any mods.
 
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