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Hi all, on the hunt for a set of wheels for my 9th gen. After seeing @rob.e's post (over in the gallery section) its got me tempted to get some JDM racing-style wheels, a quick hunt about and I've discovered a couple of potential contenders. Just looking to hear general opinions on what might work best.

Both wheels are 17' and 5 x 114.3.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OUeIssKaCa6OiHlTgZgP_lDxpal2m4IQ/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15EbM6T_WxVAikbxsWvX1Db1z1TZN4TuM/view?usp=sharing

The gunmetal ones have recently been powder coated and are 8J, et38 (potential fitment issues?) and look pretty mint, I'd prefer if they were gloss black - but they are coming in around my budget, so cant be too fussy.

The gold ones are 7J and the offset isn't listed. I'd have to refurb these or get it done professionally - which would allow me to get them done in gloss black, slightly cheaper than the gunmetal ones, but could end up costly if a professional refurb is carried out.

Both sets will need a complete set of new tyres, I assume the tyres for the gunmetal ones would be more costly due to the wider rim?


My other option is to go to a wheel shop and get some regular modern wheels fitted, which probably won't be as strong or light as these, but will have the ability to get some 18's - which seem to the size of choice for the 9th gen [smilie=confuzzled.:
 

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The first ones would by choice.
I run 8x18 et 40 with 225/40/18 and eibachs, and don't rub.
Pretty sure that you will be ok with et38.


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Cheers Jakeyboy, what are your thoughts on 17's vs 18's? if the 1st ones were 18" I'd probably have them snapped up already, might fill the arch's ok when I get a set of Eibach's dropped in:wink3:
 

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It's just really personal preference.
I wouldn't go for 19's but 17s or 18s are just perfect.
I personally think the 9th gen needs a wee drop.
And 225/40/18 is a plentiful and reasonably priced size of tyre.
Would look good with either rim and a drop

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i like those gunmetal ones - very nice design. Enkei are a good make too - likely these will be flowformed i think? not as light as a fully forged wheel but much lighter and stronger than a cheap cast wheel. Also the design of those first wheels will help make them look big - where the spoke runs all the way to the edge of the wheel it makes it look bigger.

as above, ET38 vs ET40 is only 2mm difference so you should be fine on fitment.

use willtheyfit.com to work out how the new wheel will sit in the arch vs. your current setup.
 

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I would also choose the first set of wheels since they are gorgeous ;) I run my Civic ('16 model) on 18x8 et45 without any issues. Also, if you choose 225/40R18 you will have a lot of choices on interesting tires sets ;)



Finally, have a look the following web site about offset and different set ups


URL: https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator#
 

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cheers for the input so far guys, ended up getting the 1st set mentioned. Just got to get tyres and get them on - hopefully this week should take care of that.

Trying to see how they are gonna look on the car, love the colour but my only concern is if it looks too "matchy" with the car being a similar colour, its hard to tell. Gloss black re-finish is always an option [smilie=noeyedeer.g:

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yl-NcccTctJX8kw_4jFqyjHh_lpfNpJb/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WA8dXXhs4DngutDSj98rKv9TlNt-WEwZ/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qhpWnX3XHJKBQoN9r5DKYEB9heBA6tCw/view?usp=sharing
 

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Nice wheels. I would fit them on the car as they are, I think the colour matching will look good.As you say refinishing a different colour is always an option, but I would wait to see what they look like on. Looking forward to seeing pics of them fitted to your car.
 

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oh, I've forgotten about the bolts.

took the wheels to the tyre place, talked tyres then he asked me where the bolts were. :confused:

so after a quick google, I've found many a conflicting debate about what will fit and what won't and where to order from...I'm still none the wiser.


Can someone more knowledgeable than myself point me in the right direction?
 

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I didn't, the tyre man just said I needed seated bolts to ensure a good fit, otherwise, I could end up destroying the wheel. tbh I'm not really 100% sure what I'm looking for, he told me to try contacting Mitsubishi to see if they can help me out. Surely an easier way?
 

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Ok, went back to the tyre guy just to make sure I was ordering the correct bolts, the ones I needed are these so ordered them up, hopefully be here by the end of the week, also ordered some spigot rings as I noticed there is a difference in the center bore size of the hub and wheel, they were cheap enough so no biggie if they are not needed.

Just for reference incase anyone else ends up fitting these evo wheels to their mk9 civic:

Flat seated nuts are a must on these wheels
you might need spigot rings to accomodate the difference between the civic and the weel center bore (64.1 to 67.1 in this case)

Anyways, i"ll update once everything arrives and I get the weels on [smilie=gt-happyup.:
 

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Finally got the wheels on, took an extra day for the spigot rings to arrive - but we got there in the end.

I'm not 100% on the color, in the pic below they look grand, but in reality, I think they clash with the color of the car, too many different greys (car, arches, wheels) so later on I'll look about getting them sprayed or powder-coated in Gloss black or something along those lines.

I did notice the handling improved a bit, possibly due to the wider wheels, so there's a plus.

Also, with running a lower profile tyre (despite the rim going from 16" to 17") it's clear that Eibachs are needed! there's soo much gap in the arches now - the car looks like it's on bloody stilts :laugh2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U-U9pdzIxtjMwhJFSfl8tNCXsro23i4I/view?usp=sharing

Final note, I've ordered up some center caps for the wheels, its a nightmare to find ones that will fit the Enkei's that don't have a Mitsubishi logo engraved on it, so took a punt on some cheap ebay specials. I'll see how they fit once they arrive.
 

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Looks good! Wheels suit the car perfectly in my opinion! You just need to get some lowering springs on there now to bring the ride down a bit :wink3: I've always thought the 9g is just too high at stock - not sure why Honda decided on that, but there you go...


Anyway, nice job mate [smilie=coolup.gif]
 

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Cheers Lucas, I see there are currently on offer on AutoDoc, pre black Friday sale? (never ordered from there before but I see people on here have) so I guess in the interest of saving money I HAVE to order them now.

...who needs heating oil this time of year anyway ?

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Wheels look good, but need centre caps to complete the effect.
Possibly a type R centre cap in red, which would stand out and contrast against the grey, or silver to match the wheel nuts.
They're certainly a good looking wheel, you must be pleased with them.
 
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