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Old 04-10-2012, 01:59 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cbaber View Post
I passed up a few sets of VX wheels in my search because I heard that the 13" wheels will not clear the brake caliper of the 96-00 Civics (or maybe it was the rear drums). Anyone have any experience with this or know if 6th and 5th generation civics have the same disk brakes?
I have been running 13" VX wheels on my 6th Gen DX since January. No problems. Also, why not look at 1990s Miata wheels? The site "" shows some of them at 14X6 and only 10.3lbs (lighter than HX wheels and barely heavier than VX wheels). Pretty sweet, really.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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