The Civic has TINY brakes, so clearance shouldn't be an issue. Stock wheel sizes go all the way down to 16", and looking at those brakes - don't just trust me on this and go for it, but I swear 15's look like they'd clear. Maybe even 14's like Civics used to come with. Tiny.Just bought my first honda. I was wondering on what size of rims and tires I should go with for winter season. I was planning on going with 235x45/17. Any advise out there? I also have little knowledge on cars.