Black EX with Black Wheels

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I liike the black on black look myself. And the good thing is, if we get tired of it, we can just make a change. ..... jd, any thoughts on plasti dipping the chrome accent on grill and above the doors?



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I like the black on black look myself. And the good thing is, if we get tired of it, we can just make a change. ..... jd, any thoughts on plasti dipping the chrome accent on grill and above the doors?

The chrome above the doors I am starting to like, I was thinking about the grail and the emblem on the back, I have already debadged it, a plastic scraper on a 55 degree day made quick and easy work of the lettering on the back. Virtually no sticky tape left on to get off.

Took less than 5 minutes!
 

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The silver trim above the doors adds a hint of luxury to the sedan, I think it works really well. They should offer a blacked out version for the coupe IMO.
 

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Yes they are, I haven't had time to pit them on Craigslist yet, but I am planning on it, probably as soon as I get back from So cal next week.
Post them up in the classifieds forum here and they'll probably sell immediately.

The silver trim above the doors adds a hint of luxury to the sedan, I think it works really well. They should offer a blacked out version for the coupe IMO.
Yea and adds some contrast to frame the roof and window lines.
 
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Good idea on the forum classified. :thumbsup:
 

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Black wheels, especially on a black car, always looks like a police car to me. So if you notice people slowing down when you get beside them... :)
 

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Hey Sir the black rim look Great on that Civic, Im planning on getting a Coupe in the spring, will the rim size be the same 17 * 7 * 5*114. Found some rims on amazon but want to make sure they'll fit
 
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Hey Sir the black rim look Great on that Civic, Im planning on getting a Coupe in the spring, will the rim size be the same 17 * 7 * 5*114. Found some rims on amazon but want to make sure they'll fit
That is the wheel size I have. And tires are 215/50-17.

As close as I could get to stock circumference.

Less than 1% difference. No speedo issues.
 
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Hey Sir the black rim look Great on that Civic, Im planning on getting a Coupe in the spring, will the rim size be the same 17 * 7 * 5*114. Found some rims on amazon but want to make sure they'll fit
Make sure the wheels have the right offsets though. jdewd's are +38mm offset according to the first post.

The factory wheels are also 17x7 but have a +45mm offset, which means jdewd's wheels are +7mm more aggressive (or pushed out more by 7mm). This actually gives the car a great look because the wheels/tires end up more flush with the fenders.
 

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I think changing the offset changes the camber, so you need an alignment. Also it can stress the bearings more.
 
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Stock size on my EX was 16x7 45 offset
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