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hey guys

my question is simple, can I fit 16' wheels on a type-r (winter wheels)?

p.s. I want to buy a used type-r with 35k miles on it with a good price, is it ok to buy such a car with these miles or should I look for a newer one, I'm thinking that these cars are meant to be driven pretty hard...
any advice would be welcomed...

10x!
 

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Have you removed the metal guard from behind the brake disks ??
 

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you don't have to remove anything.

16" on my Type R.

Original Honda wheels.

No problemo !!!!!:VTECSMILEY:
 

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Perhaps it was the space saver I was thinking of - I don't think that fits on the Type-R front wheels.

What wheels are those?
 

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I got some quotes for these alloys today too... How do they look in the flesh (for being only 16")? Can you upload some more pics of them (if you have some)?
Yeah i have one more pic of them, and infact a semi closeup shot.

Well they look pretty good imho, but a bit ridiculous on a Type R when you are used to looking at the oem 18" wheels.
 

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here watch it

6,5 x 16 ET45
 

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hey guys

my question is simple, can I fit 16' wheels on a type-r (winter wheels)?

p.s. I want to buy a used type-r with 35k miles on it with a good price, is it ok to buy such a car with these miles or should I look for a newer one, I'm thinking that these cars are meant to be driven pretty hard...
any advice would be welcomed...

10x!
No you cant..... 16 foot wheels would look bloody silly ;)
 

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jap, if the Type R is lower, it already looks better
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
thank you for the info guys!
1. I have a set of 16' wheels with winter tyres from my current car and the guy from whom I wan't to buy the type-r offers a set of 18' winter tyres extra, so my alternatives for winter are 16 on metal wheels or 18 on the original wheels... I know which looks better but witch is more practical?
2. what about my other question: I want to buy a used type-r with 35k miles on it with a good price, is it ok to buy such a car with these miles or should I look for a newer one? I'm thinking that these cars are meant to be driven pretty hard...
any advice would be welcomed...
 
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thank you for the info guys!
1. I have a set of 16' wheels with winter tyres from my current car and the guy from whom I wan't to buy the type-r offers a set of 18' winter tyres extra, so my alternatives for winter are 16 on metal wheels or 18 on the original wheels... I know which looks better but witch is more practical?
2. what about my other question: I want to buy a used type-r with 35k miles on it with a good price, is it ok to buy such a car with these miles or should I look for a newer one? I'm thinking that these cars are meant to be driven pretty hard...
any advice would be welcomed...
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+ 16" will give more traction/handling on snow/ice.
+ 18" looks way better. :-D
- 18" will ruin your bank acount...

The desadvantage on 17" or higher wintertyres (so also 18") is that they melt like snow for the sun... They really won't last long (as a winter tyre is a softer rubber compound). And 18" winter tyres cost 2x as much as 16"...
So 16" can be 4x cheaper... (tyres cost only half the price and lifespan is double) :facepalm:

So if you get them 18's for free when buying the car, take them! Once they're worn out, go for 16's to replace them on the steel wheels you've got... :)



2. These cars are meant to be driven hard, that's a fact. But (normally) they also can handle to be driven hard :) 35k miles should be ok. But what kind of 35k miles where these? From what year is the car? Has it been used to drive mostly motorways or around town?

Also... take a look at the driver. Ask for a test spin (and let him drive!) You'll notice his good/bad habbits when driving and get a better look at how he treated the car... :police:

If it's a dealership that's offering the car to you; ask them for a 2-year warrenty (normally they offer 1 year on 2nd hand cars; well, here in Belgium that is... :))... ask him about the driver, etc... They will have to provide a service, and have a reputation to keep up. Also take a look at this forum at which dealerships have a good reputation (for a well delivered service and also for being honest).

Hope this was helpful to you! ;-) Good luck on buying such a beautiful machine!! :popcorn2:
 

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thank you for your reply...
you are right about the wheels... I'll use the 18' and then go with the 16'...
as for the car it is a private seller, the guy seems ok and he used it mainly outside town but not on motorways... anyway if I can get a good price on my car, I will buy the type-r
about that how much can I get on a 2008 ex 1.8 civic with 47000km on it?
10x
 
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thank you for your reply...
you are right about the wheels... I'll use the 18' and then go with the 16'...
as for the car it is a private seller, the guy seems ok and he used it mainly outside town but not on motorways... anyway if I can get a good price on my car, I will buy the type-r
about that how much can I get on a 2008 ex 1.8 civic with 47000km on it?
10x
No probs, mate :) But can't help you on the price... Wouldn't have a clue myself :)
 
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