Have you considered the 17” wheels that come on the current EXL? If you go that route you’ll have wheels from another Accord model and not from a Civic. They are 17“ but will give you more protection against potholes. I agree with you on those OEM Goodyears. They are noisy! I currently have the same Michelins that come on the 2.0T on my car and they are a night and day difference compared to the Goodyears I had on my Accord. You’ll probably be happier with Michelin tires.Thanks, I’m on the fence about the wheels though. I do like them and have the Crux Moto blackout kit but am afraid that they will come off in the car wash. I was wondering if anyone ever installed the decals and shot them with a good coat of clear if they will hold up. I really want these off the 22 Civic, I feel like the 18’s would ride better if I got some higher quality tires. The cheap OEM Goodyears are almost as loud as the run flats on my BMW! But if I’m going to drop 1200 on some Michelins it may may sense to get the 18”s. I wish there were more take offs around at a decent price. I’m in no hurry so I’m sure I’ll figure it out. If anyone has any suggestions I’m all ears! I really appreciate this forum, it’s fantastic to find such helpful people all in one place!