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Need new rim/wheel advice 18"-20"?

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Old 12-17-2014, 02:10 PM
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Default Need new rim/wheel advice 18"-20"?

I've done a search, read a lot of posts, read varying opinions. I have a 2013 Accord Coupe, Black EX. I've always modified my cars and motorcycles, Jeeps, Harleys. Anyways, I want to get new tires and rims for my Accord. It's my daily driver. I want to get a nice rim for appearance, better tires for rain/snow weather here in Chicago. Is a 20" rim too big? Is 18" rim with better tires a better, smarter option? I've read 19" rims have odd ball size tires to boot and cost more. Looking for a black/machined type rim. I want a bigger rim to fill that wheel well, don't want a crappy ride (roads suck here), and don't think I will go to the extent of lowering my car. Please give me some guidance. I don't want to buy 18s and then 6 months later be like I should have gone bigger. Did that with my Jeep, got 33s and should have gotten 35-37s. That's a story for another day! Thanks in advance for the advice. I've been lurking for awhile now...
 
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:14 AM
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Ditka would tell you too go with 18" package..looks good , cost less, gives you much less problems in the short and the long run..


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This is a good fit and look picture only..
 
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:52 AM
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Ditka would also tell you 19" and 20" wheels will hurt performance, and given form follows function, that dictates 18" wheels.
 
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:58 AM
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If ride comfort is a concern, then don't get bigger than 18. Looks cool yeah but less sidewall = stiffer ride.

Here's what I just did to my 12 sedan
 
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:16 PM
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18's would be the safest and best looking wheels size for your ride. Not that expensive and easier to maintain.
 

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Old 02-23-2015, 07:57 PM
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I drive Illinois roads all the time. I'm occasionally terrified my 16" snow rims might get bent on them. 18" rims will be more than sufficient.
 
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