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Old 04-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Civic VX Wheel Options

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I did some basic searches on here, but couldn't find anything definitive.
I'm not all too familiar with these forums, so I could have missed something if anyone could point it out to me.

I'm aware that the Stock Civic VX wheels are some of the best for fuel economy, but I'm wondering if there are any aftermarket options that are comparable if not better without costing a fortune.

The only thing I was able to find is the Kosei K1 TS

It seems like a legit competitior at only 9.3 lbs. each.

Any thoughts?
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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not sure of the weight but these are MUCH cheaper in price...Wheel Products By Vehicle - Discount Tire
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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I couldn't find exact weights on those wheels at 13 inch dia., but I did find them at other sizes...

Steelies... who knows.
The Konig Incident at 14 inches weights 14 lbs.
The MB Wheels Seven X model at 16 inches weights 19 lbs.

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The factors in play here are weight, width, and diameter.
Which of these are most important? I guess that is what I'm after.

Stock VX wheels (I believe) are 9.8 lbs., 5 inches wide, and 13 inch diameter.

The Kosei wheels I found weigh less at 9.3 lbs., are an inch wider at 6 inches, and are 14s instead of 13s.

With the Kosei wheels, you drop a half pound off each, but your traction in an inch wider... does it pay, or negatively affect mileage?
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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More tire on ground is more resistance which is more fuel. You should be able to find vx or hx wheels for 200$ 300$. They are 9 and 10 lbs. You could get some volks. They are 7 lbs. But 2000$. Where are you located.
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I'm in New Jersey. Volks would be lovely, but way out of my price range. I've checked the local craigslist ads / etc, but not much pops up. I'm looking for a set of VX wheels, if anyone has any leads.

I get the resistance bit, but wheel weight has something to do with it as well, right?
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:30 AM   #6
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Yes less rotational mass. Just keep looking. I've got a set of both. Ohio though. A set by me there were 2 1 was 400$ way to much. The other was 250$ so that wasin the last 2 months.
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I disagree about rotational mass. It should not make a meaningful difference for anyone who drives reasonably efficiently. A stoplight-racer might get an effect from a severe difference, but a gas saver who's talking about only a few pounds? Don't think so.
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If you are on the freeway yes matters less but in town it does make a difference. Also the 20-30 lbs less from steel to vx hx wheels every ounce matters.
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You could get some volks. They are 7 lbs. But 2000$. Where are you located.
While they certainly are out of my [current] price range, got a model number on the volks? I browsed around a bit but couldn't find any specific info...

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Nevermind, think I found them... LE37T

Chart is here:
http://www.upgrademotoring.com/wheels/te37.htm
They are listed as discontinued, and the last update was 2/2012.

Anyone know of any places that still have stock left?
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Honda Civic Volk Racing TE37 Wheels

These are per wheel and I like the 15 the 14 are lighter.
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