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SVOboy 04-07-2006 06:03 PM

Preview: My new rims
 
Still gotta hit them with clear coat, I'm happy. The other two will be DIY'd, so w00t.

9 pounds WTF!!!

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Compaq888 04-07-2006 06:36 PM

they're now 11-12lb a piece
 
they're now 11-12lb a piece homey.

Paint weighs too.

SVOboy 04-07-2006 06:38 PM

I did not put 3 pounds of
 
I did not put 3 pounds of paint on them though. In any case, it is either enjoy my car while I have it or make that extra .1%. I'll make it up somewhere else, spend 10 bucks I otherwise wouldn't. It's never going to be as efficient as possible, I figure.

XFi 04-07-2006 06:40 PM

Look Great
 
Awesome! I think they look great...I'm so used to stripped down caskets.

SVOboy 04-07-2006 06:41 PM

I think they'll look good on
 
I think they'll look good on the car, when I work on some more suspension **** I'll pop them on for a preview shot (again).

Thanks, :)

I'm currently putting my interior back in, wish I hadn't taken it out, damn me! I'll save weight some other ways though. Lots of interior will still be gone.

SVOboy 04-07-2006 06:44 PM

PS: I'll give them a final
 
PS: I'll give them a final weighing some day at the post office, I think the official stock weight is 9.75, so I'm thinking 10.5 or something now.

GasSavers_Ryland 04-07-2006 07:00 PM

don't forget lug nuts, vx
 
don't forget lug nuts, vx came with some really short lug nuts, simaler to the crx hf's, honda used some longer lug nuts with their SI rims, and with the rims that used hub caps, it only added up to something like 4 ounces of extra weight, but it's unsprung weight, and if you don't need it, why have it, right?

SVOboy 04-07-2006 07:02 PM

I have ass clue where to
 
I have *** clue where to find some of those, :p

Anyway, I think that it might be neat to get the open ended honda lugs and deal with it that way.

I love to nitpick on free **** or cheap ****, but I'm planning to make this car an EV someway, and I ain't gonna need a bunch of crap to save gas when my energy independent household is charging my EV!

thisisntjared 04-07-2006 09:23 PM

looks good!!! dont froget
 
looks good!!! dont froget to get many coats of the clear on there, also make sure you put the clear on even. man clear coat is so annoying...

krousdb 04-08-2006 03:11 AM

Re: I have ass clue where to
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
I have *** clue where to find some of those, :p

Anyway, I think that it might be neat to get the open ended honda lugs and deal with it that way.

I love to nitpick on free **** or cheap ****, but I'm planning to make this car an EV someway, and I ain't gonna need a bunch of crap to save gas when my energy independent household is charging my EV!

You can save a bit more weight by using two lugnuts. :)

Just kidding. :)

They look sweet! I'm picking up mine (HX) Sunday morning. They are in great shape so no painting required. I'm thinkin they look just like yours but are 14" and 12 lbs.
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1914/e019yd.jpg

krousdb 04-08-2006 04:00 AM

Re: PS: I'll give them a final
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
PS: I'll give them a final weighing some day at the post office, I think the official stock weight is 9.75, so I'm thinking 10.5 or something now.

AZBrandon at cleanmpg just posted that his HX wheels were 11.75 (not 12)each on the PO scale. I just lost another lb! So 11.75+12.65= 24.4 lbs each. Not bad for 14".

I can't imagine that paint added much weight to the VX wheels. So with your Yokohama's at 15 lb each, that puts you at 24.75/wheel. So we have about the same rotating weight, assuming that our rotors and drums weigh the same.



SVOboy 04-08-2006 08:58 AM

Quote:I can't imagine that
 
Quote:

I can't imagine that paint added much weight to the VX wheels. So with your Yokohama's at 15 lb each, that puts you at 24.75/wheel. So we have about the same rotating weight, assuming that our rotors and drums weigh the same.
They are the same, indeed, I imagine that I come out to a little less work than you in terms of rotating effort because my treads will be a whole inch closer to the axel than your, and that's where a buttload of the weight is, but it's prolly very close because of your tire choice, you might even be winning.

Clear coat and other rims should've been done today, but it's raining!

krousdb 04-08-2006 09:06 AM

Re: Quote:I can't imagine that
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
They are the same, indeed, I imagine that I come out to a little less work than you in terms of rotating effort because my treads will be a whole inch closer to the axel than your, and that's where a buttload of the weight is, but it's prolly very close because of your tire choice, you might even be winning.

Actually, the 165/65/14 RE 92's are 22.5" diameter. The 175/70/13 Yoko Avid Tourings are 22.7" diameter. Go figure? Looks like our buttloads are about the same. :)

SVOboy 04-08-2006 09:10 AM

Damnit, I lose then.
 
Damnit, I lose then.

krousdb 04-08-2006 09:11 AM

You still have 300 lbs on
 
You still have 300 lbs on me, not to mention my ****ty CD.

SVOboy 04-08-2006 09:13 AM

Yeah, but it's raining here
 
Yeah, but it's raining here and I still have a damn auto.

krousdb 04-08-2006 09:55 AM

OK we both suck! Truce?
 
OK we both suck! Truce?

SVOboy 04-08-2006 09:59 AM

Nah, I'm pretty sure I suck
 
Nah, I'm pretty sure I suck a little bit more than you.

philmcneal 04-08-2006 12:08 PM

how heavy does a steel rim
 
how heavy does a steel rim compared to an alloy one?

SVOboy 04-08-2006 12:11 PM

I think my steelies weigh
 
I think my steelies weigh about 15-17 pounds, not entirely sure though offhand. It's a big difference.

Just put the last coat of clear on, more updates later. Now I gotta "set" my timing and try out jared's iacv.

GasSavers_Ryland 04-08-2006 12:15 PM

I'm wondering why krousdb
 
I'm wondering why krousdb desided to go with the 14" HX rims insted of the 13" VX rims.
SVOboy, why are you going with yokohoma tires? when I looked at them they seemed pricy, and had a low tread wear life, is there something that I'm missing?
I like the look of your new rims, is the paint a dark grey? it's hard to see clearly.

SVOboy 04-08-2006 12:18 PM

Quote:I'm wondering why
 
Quote:

I'm wondering why krousdb desided to go with the 14" HX rims insted of the 13" VX rims.
The LRR lightweight tires he wanted weren't available for 13s.

Quote:

SVOboy, why are you going with yokohoma tires?
Got them when I first got the car, *shrug* They were only 40 bucks a pop and free shipping. I think their tread wear life is pretty good, but I dunno. They also won on the tire rack in most categories, and definately for the satisfaction category.

Quote:

I like the look of your new rims, is the paint a dark grey? it's hard to see clearly.
Gunmetal. I'll try to get a picture in full sun, but it's still raining. Looks very good with the clear coat on, thanks!

SVOboy 04-09-2006 11:18 AM

My center caps were drying
 
My center caps were drying from pimer and blew over, so now I must redo them, :(

Then I went to get paint and couldn't cuz I won't be 18 for another month, :(

krousdb 04-09-2006 11:49 AM

Re: Quote:I'm wondering why
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
Quote:

I'm wondering why krousdb desided to go with the 14" HX rims insted of the 13" VX rims.
The LRR lightweight tires he wanted weren't available for 13s.

Well the Potenza RE92's are available in 13", but they weigh 17 lbs! The 14's I got are OEM on the Insight and only weigh 12.7 Lbs. Anyway I got the tires mounted and balanced. My digital scale says 24.4 lbs each. They are now mounted on the car and it sits another inch lower. All 4 pumped up to 62 psi.... Im goin for a drive now... :)

SVOboy 04-09-2006 11:51 AM

You're a pimp. When I get
 
You're a pimp. When I get gas tomorrow (restarting due to fixing my car finally) I will pump up a little past 50 (the highest my gauge goes).

MetroMPG 04-09-2006 04:44 PM

Re: Quote:I'm wondering why
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krousdb
They are now mounted on the car and it sits another inch lower.

pics please!

svo, your rims look fantastic. i have vx rim envy again.

stupid suzukiclone bolt pattern. i was really disappointed my vx rims wouldn't fit.

i knocked on a door yesterday where there was a rusty 323 sedan with 14 in alloys sitting in the bushes that would have fit my car. unfortunately, he said he was going to replace the blown motor and start driving it again.

SVOboy 04-09-2006 04:52 PM

Quote:svo, your rims look
 
Quote:

svo, your rims look fantastic. i have vx rim envy again.
Thank you very much, they look even better clear coated but I can't get a good picture.

molecule 04-09-2006 06:03 PM

big fan of the vx
 
big fan of the vx rims...
they dont fit over the integra larger brakes unfortuneatly
i had to go with the hx...and i still have to shave the caliper brackets down
if anyone has any tips for working with cast i'm all ears

more info on the insight 14" rubber please...
i ASSumed they were narrower rims and wouldn't work on the hx

SVOboy 04-09-2006 06:05 PM

This site is going to be the
 
This site is going to be the Fort Knox (back when there was a gold standard) of VX and HX rimzzz.

molecule 04-09-2006 06:11 PM

there's still a gold
 
there's still a gold standard...
maybe you didn't hear they moved billions in gold out of trade tower 1 basemaent one day before it fell


SVOboy 04-09-2006 06:12 PM

But there is no longer a
 
But there is no longer a dollar worth of gold in fort knox for every dollar of printed money like there was back in the days of william jennings bryan.

molecule 04-09-2006 06:14 PM

agreedi wish they would
 
agreed
i wish they would stop printing money altogether
i'd rather have the trees
or the rims

SVOboy 04-09-2006 06:17 PM

Haha, trees are the best,
 
Haha, trees are the best, :p

I'll prolly get so righteous about logging while I'm up in hanover, beautiful area.

krousdb 04-10-2006 12:57 AM

Re: big fan of the vx
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eigerzoom
more info on the insight 14" rubber please...
i ASSumed they were narrower rims and wouldn't work on the hx

According to the spec sheet you can mount the 165/65/14 Potenza RE92's on 4.5 - 6.0" wide wheels. I'm not sure how wide the HX wheels are. I didnt measure them. I will post more info (driving impression, FE) on the Insight rubber elsewhere, as soon as figure out which thread it should go in.

Matt Timion 04-10-2006 09:16 AM

Re: big fan of the vx
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krousdb
Quote:

Originally Posted by eigerzoom
more info on the insight 14" rubber please...
i ASSumed they were narrower rims and wouldn't work on the hx

According to the spec sheet you can mount the 165/65/14 Potenza RE92's on 4.5 - 6.0" wide wheels. I'm not sure how wide the HX wheels are. I didnt measure them. I will post more info (driving impression, FE) on the Insight rubber elsewhere, as soon as figure out which thread it should go in.

I'm pretty sure the HX are either 5.5 or 6 wide. Now I'm kinda wishing I kept those instead of getting the VX rims/wheels.

Oh well.

molecule 04-10-2006 11:47 AM

13" rubber is much
 
13" rubber is much cheaper...
i always got 4 new 70k mile tires at pep boys for $110 mounted & balanced...
they would have a deal once a year...
if i could use them...i would...if only for that reason...

thisisntjared 04-10-2006 12:22 PM

5.5
 
5.5

molecule 04-10-2006 12:40 PM

damn $55.00 each at
 
damn $55.00 each at tirerack...
AND ONLY A 260 A B UTQG RATING thats like a 30k mile tire...uhg...

i'm more likely to go with a
Kuhmo touring A/S 795 175/65/14
560 UTQG AB rating thats like a 60k mile tire
only weighs one extra pound than the potenza
$34 each at tirerack

GasSavers_Ryland 04-10-2006 09:31 PM

it's to bad no one has come
 
it's to bad no one has come up with a chart that you can put in wear life, tire weight, tred width, cost, max tire presure.
and have it tell you how much per mile it will cost you with how it affects your fuel consumption, but of course if someone did that then we might get stuck with more products that don't resemble poo.

the tires that came stock on the my vx appare to be the yokohoma y379 they have a 180 wear and BB traction temp, weigh 15 pounds, and 4.8" wide tred, I thought about getting them, but the would be 2/3rds gone by now.


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