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Old 05-23-2008, 07:39 PM   #11
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I've seen alot of interest in these VX wheels, can I get some info on them? Steel or aluminum, weight, bolt pattern, width, backspacing...
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I've had both 155/80/13 and 175/70/13 on my old Metro. I liked the 155's better
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:09 PM   #12
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they are 4x100 and a SOB to find. I bought THREE off ebay locally for 60 bucks last year. I sold one wheel and now need 2 more. Locating them is tough. I have been to 6 local yards
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:04 PM   #13
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I'm looking at getting 4 Kumho Power Star (155/80R13) for $29/each, and after its all said and done, looking at $175 w/coupon from discount tires.

You can try to get these wheels on forums (clubcivic,com, hondamarketplace.com), local forums (like orlandoforums.com) or on Craigslist.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:33 AM   #14
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I had the kuhmo 155/80/13s on my 92 VX and just replaced them with Hankook Millage Plus 175/70/13. Although I haven't been logging miles & calculating MPG, my perception is that the car accelerates slower, rides harder and gets lower MPG with the new tires...YMMV

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lol...thanks for the update. I've filled up maybe twice on these tires and wheels and I've seen no real difference in fuel economy yet (averaging 34mpg). However, I'm using AC like a crazy man and I'm also driving around 80 mph on the interstate.

...so basically i'm not really hypermiling, other than my city driving. If I ever break 36.6 (my record with steel wheels and my 175's), I'll let everyone know. This will probably happen sometime in January of next year, when its not so freakishly hot in Florida.

Oh, and I do notice a change in how acceleration feels. But then again, they're new tires, balanced and everything, versus some super old tires unbalanced. And they're nicer tires than the ones I had on my steel wheels, so everything's really improved (accel, braking, ride quality, handling, high speed stability, road noise, ease of turning).
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:38 PM   #16
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This past Wed. I had 1 used tire swapped onto my rim (mounted and balanced) for $11.50, but I had to keep the old tire to avoid paying an extra $1.25 disposal fee.
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