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I know the recommended tire for 19" wheels is 235/35, but I really don't want to to give up the 1/2 inch of sidewall and possibly compromise ride quality. Other than the speedometer being a bit off, everything else should be ok? Stock height seems to have plenty of room for an extra inch of wheel. Anyone else planning to do something similar?
 

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A taller tire will give you less clearance to the fixed parts when the wheel is turned to its maximum or the suspension is compressed. The change in diameter isn’t a lot but there may not be enough clearance. I would check before buying any tires if you prefer the 19’s but I also recommend sticking with the 18’s if ride quality is important to you.
 

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A taller tire will give you less clearance to the fixed parts when the wheel is turned to its maximum or the suspension is compressed. The change in diameter isn’t a lot but there may not be enough clearance. I would check before buying any tires if you prefer the 19’s but I also recommend sticking with the 18’s if ride quality is important to you.
Yea this is my main concern. I'm leaning toward 18x8.5, and maybe 245/40 tire which is only 0.2 inch more diameter and the 245 width gives a nice flush look with stock suspension from what i saw in this video:
 

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I wasn’t sure if your title was a typo before but Its clear now you’re talking about wider wheels as well. Be careful on your choice of offset when going to wider wheels, it very much affects the look and the clearance both inboard and outboard. Use a calculator like this one with the original size and the new size you're looking at to see what the difference is, then measure on your car: Online Wheel and Tyre Fitment Calculator. Offset, Tyre Stretch and Speedo Error | Will They Fit
 

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Here's an Integra with 255/35/19 wheels. 19/9.5 35 offset


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Looks amazing, but that rear tire width looks susssss . If there is room, its can't be more than 2mm from the fender. I've poked around the civicxi forum and there are people 19x9.5 there as well. I guess its mostly a matter of how much camber are you willing to add to fit in the wheel well
 
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