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Old 01-21-2007, 03:57 PM   #11
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Thank YOU, they look awesome, and handle great!

There is a guy in this thread who makes centercaps, second to last example would seem the closest to what you'd want. He probably charges much less than what honda wants.

http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1543073&page=2

edit: if you go to the first page of the thread you will see another option: buying some 2" metal "knock out" plugs from home depot for 70 cents a piece!
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Less rotating weight

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why the desire for the VX rims over HX rims? the wider range of tire options in narrow sizes?
I'm not an expert by any means on Hondas, so correct me if I am wrong but..
The VX rims are a little lighter than the HX rims (1-2lbs each I believe).
I am now able to go with the 13" tires that came stock on the CRX HF. Yes, this opens up my availability to more than 1 size and brand of tire, while still keeping my speedometer and odometer accurate.
I was told of a 13" LRR Kumho tire that is very inexpensive. The tires would not be as wide as the 14". Plus, hopefully a 13" tire will weigh less than a 14".
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The cheapest lrr tires are kumho a/s 795, and they are much cheaper than lrr potenzas.

For you, they come in 155/80/13, 165/80/13, 175/70/13, and 185/70/13

rated #4 in tirerack customer survey of all season tires, a lot more than can be said of the RE92

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey...ay.jsp?type=ST

$34 @tirerack:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...=All&x=72&y=12

reviews:

http://www.tirerack.com/survey/Surve...ommentStatus=P

weigh between 14-15 lbs:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.j...irePageLocQty=
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Thanks for the info!

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Sounds like a good deal for everyone, la la la. How happy.

Must, have, first gen crx...
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potenza re92 165/65/14 13lbs
hx rim weighs 11.75lbs

total 24.75lbs

kumho a/s 795 165/80/13 15lbs
vx rim 8.5lbs (on a postal scale)

total 23.5

hopefully the kumhos give comparable mpg gains as the re92

two potential drawbacks to the kumho:

35 max psi as opposed to 44 on the re92, and the tire is slighly taller at 165/80 as opposed to 165/65
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Seeing as the kumhos run tall, and that equates to more road contact, you may consider the 155/80/13 rather than the 165/80/13.

155 is also 1lb less than the 165
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That may be the fastest rim swap ever. First post was at 12:37 Done and posted about by 6:34. Well done!
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