All: I am sure it's on here, somewhere, but I can't figure out where.
I have a 89 Civic Wagovan. Stock tire's are 175-70R13's. I am going to need new tire's soon and so I am debating, but I wondered if anyone had any experience or thought's.
One choice, leave them alone.
Second choice, go to a taller tire, like a 185-70R13 or something.
Third choice, go to a 14" wheel and a taller tire.
The downside is cost, which is a major issue, the upside is fuel economy, vs. performance. It sounds like if I go to a larger diameter my mileage should go up, but, how much, is it worth it and so forth?
Any thought's, suggestion's, insight's, experience? I appreciate the help.
The VX rims are 13s, aluminum alloys, 9 pounds, and what I have.
The HX rims are 14s, aluminum alloys, 12 pounds, and what Dan and Jared have.
Steel rims are between 16 and 20 I think, based on size and composition.
Anyway, the HX rims are better if you get Insight LRR tires because they end up being the same size as mine with stock tires but weigh slightly less and have much less rolling resistance, even though they're uglier.
I think the wagovan has larger disk brakes in the front then the normal civic, so vx rims might not fit, so going with hx rims could be a better choice, altho I could be wrong on this, it's still something to keep in mind when going to alloy wheels, as steel wheels are thiner metal, leaving more space around the brakes.