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Old 06-30-2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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[FAQ] Lightweight Rim/LRR Tire

Okay, the purpose of this is to be a reference for those looking to get some nice lightweight rims that hopefully won't break the bank, so I'll just outline a few rims/tires that I know about and others can add and hopefully we'll have a decent list.

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4x100

Miata Panasports (I think they're called)
Weight: 12 pounds
Size: 14"
Notes: Need to be bored or used with a spacer to fit most Honda hubs
Price: 100-300$


Honda Civic VX Alloys
Weight: 8.5 pounds
Size: 13"
Notes: Won't fit a lot of larger brakes
Price: 100-150


Honda Civic HX Alloys
Weight: 11.75 pounds
Size: 14"
Notes: Ugly, 24.4 pounds total with Potenza RE 92 (165/65/14) LRR Insight Tyres
Price: 200-300


Tires:

Michelin Energy series and Harmony series are recognized as being LRR. They replace some of the carbon black with silica.

The Bridgestone Potenza RE 92 in the 165/65/14 size has 40% lower rolling resistance than a non LRR tire. This is the size used on the Insight and as I understand it, all other sizes of the Potenza's are not LRR. - Dan
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Could you specify bolt pattern as well? Please?

And I know nothing about tires or I would write something.
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All of those are under the head of 4x100.

I was planning on doing it with the headings like that so it's easier to only look at what you want. Unfortunately I don't know any other common bolt patterns.
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Does anyone have any info on the Civic hybrid rims??
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I'm looking for something both lightweight, cheap, and with aerodynamics as a consideration(ie. smooth cover on the exterior built into the rim).
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Hopefully someone will have information on the new honda hybrid wheels, I searched for a good while and found nothing, we might need to go to honda with a scale and do it ourselves.
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Darn it, bolt pattern is weird on my car. 4 x 116.
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The bolt pattern on the GT6/Spitfire is also a bit weird. Only certain rims will fit it. I do need to do more research in this area. I'm unsure if it is even possible to fit Honda insight rims/tires on my GT6, but I'd be more than happy to.
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Honda Civic HX Alloys
Weight: 12.75 pounds
Size: 14"
Notes: Ugly
Price: 200-300
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Tires:

Somebody say something about LRR tires, especially the insight tire, I suck with tires, so yeah.
I must have the super duper lightweight HX rims because mine only weigh 11.75 lb.

As far as tires go, the Michelin Energy series and Harmony series are recognized as being LRR. They replace some of the carbon black with silica. The Bridgestone Potenza RE 92 in the 165/65/14 size has 40% lower rolling resistance than a non LRR tire. This is the size used on the Insight and as I understand it, all other sizes of the Potenza's are not LRR.

One 165/65/14 Potenza RE 92 mounted on one HX rim weighs 24.4 lbs.
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One 165/65/14 Potenza RE 92 mounted on one HX rim weighs 24.4 lbs.
At what PSI would that be?
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