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Old 11-23-2005, 04:56 PM   #21
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Honda Civic HX, 1996- has

Honda Civic HX, 1996- has these extremely lightweight wheels that're only 14 inches, and alloys. In demand of course, but you can get a good set for like 250 shipped, I think that's around what Matt paid. You can also get Honda Civic VX, 1992-1995 13 inchers that are even lighter. Both of these sets use the 4x100mm bolt pattern, which is common across many makes and models, so not just a Honda thing, -_^
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:13 AM   #22
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Re: Honda Civic HX, 1996- has

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Honda Civic HX, 1996- has these extremely lightweight wheels that're only 14 inches, and alloys. In demand of course, but you can get a good set for like 250 shipped, I think that's around what Matt paid. You can also get Honda Civic VX, 1992-1995 13 inchers that are even lighter. Both of these sets use the 4x100mm bolt pattern, which is common across many makes and models, so not just a Honda thing, -_^
I paid about $250 for my HX rims. They are still sitting in my garage. In all truth I'd probably rather have VX rims as they are 2 pounds lighter each. The VX rims weigh 9.75 pounds each, and the HX rims weigh 11.75 pounds each.

I'm hoping that my eventual upgrade to the HX rims yields about 2 mpg improvement.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:25 AM   #23
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I figure hx rims are prolly

I figure hx rims are prolly better for most not honda people, as brake fitment could become an issue on larger cars.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:15 AM   #24
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dang those are some

dang those are some lighweight wheels. Mine oem wheels weigh 20.6 lbs with hubcaps. Tires off of course.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:19 AM   #25
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I'm sure you could get some

I'm sure you could get some aftermarket 10 pounders pretty cheap, just gotta look for em. What's your bolt pattern?
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114.3X4

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Old 11-24-2005, 02:34 PM   #27
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KONIG HELIUM wheels are

KONIG HELIUM wheels are really nice they are only 10.6 pounds each. They cost around $400 on ebay



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this style miata wheel is

this style miata wheel is light too. around 12 pounds (i'm not 100% shure).

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^ Good info on the Miata

^ Good info on the Miata wheels. I'm running the 94-97 "Semi-hollow spokes"(~11 lbs.) on my CRX and the 90-93 "Panasport Wannabes" (~12 lbs.)on my Civic Wagon. They are cheap and easy to find.
Theres even a 92-93 BBS made wheel that is also a 14" but they only weigh 9 lbs! These are not cheap and easy to find.
They are the correct bolt pattern and offset for Hondas, but they require the center hub to be bored out a couple mm.

Someone metioned Bridgestone RE-92 earlier. DON'T DO IT!
I bought a set when I needed new tires on my previous '98 Protege. Due to the hookup I was getting, I was limited to Bridgestone and then only what sizes they had in stock...the decision was pretty much made for me. I was running a set of discontinued RE-71 on the CRX that I loved, and the RE-92 had gotten okay reviews, so I figured how bad could it be?
My first impression was, "Eh...they're alright. Especially for the price."
Then it rained.
Holy crap, they scared the bejeezus out of me. I've run on race tires in the rain with more confidence. This is an all season tire?
I got rid of them as soon as I could afford new tires. Good thing it doesn't rain in Texas very often.

Speaking of tire alternatives have you seen:
1. polyurethane tires. Outlasts, outperforms and outprices regular tires. http://www.amerityre.com/
From what I've read, they're currently doing tests to meet gov't compliance to sell road legal tires...but since they're not regular air tires, some of test criteria can not be measured and this caused hold ups. I guess you can't test how a blow out is going to affect it.
2. Tweels. Rubber spokes, little or no air, depending on how development goes. http://www.autoblog.com/entry/1234000790025885/

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Those tweels are trippy - I

Those tweels are trippy - I read a good article on them about a year ago.
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