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Old 06-27-2008, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Civic VX wheels or aftermarket?

I have a 1995 civic vx with aftermarket wheels.
I have searched around and found nothing to answer my question.

Should I go with the factory civic VX 13" wheels
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The factory 14" Hx wheels
or
a set of aftermarket lightweight wheels?

I am thinking that the tires generally weigh more then the wheels so I think it would be better for me to go with a 14" light weight wheel and buy a lower profile tire which would save weight. IT would also give me a slightly larger tire diameter which would mean less revolutions per mile.

I am new to this so is my thinking correct?
What do you suggest?

If you suggest buying a lightweight aftermarket wheelset then what do you suggest?
It is hard to find how much wheels weigh. IS there certain brand of wheels that are hypermilers favorites?

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Old 06-27-2008, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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HX + insight tires are the best, but I love my vx rims.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Insight rims with insight tires would be even better, craigslist want ad, car-part.com
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hx rims are easy to find and only go for about $150 with good tires, last time i checked out insight rims they were $75 apeice bare but a little more aero.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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never new about insight wheels. Same bolt pattern I guess
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What about VX rims? They have better ride quality than the 14" rims. What kind of 13" tires are you guys running these days?
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I have a 1995 civic vx with aftermarket wheels.
I have searched around and found nothing to answer my question.

Should I go with the factory civic VX 13" wheels
or
The factory 14" Hx wheels
or
a set of aftermarket lightweight wheels?
Hrm...

Well... I'm running HX rims with Pirelli tires on my ride, and I L-O-V-E THEM!!!

LoL!

So does everyone else:

Honda-Tech.com: Wheel and Tire: Pic Request: HX Wheels (Painted)

This HX wheel thread has been active for over 3 years - 72 pages of comments, and growing daily!

VX rims are 2 lbs lighter, give-or-take, but they have fitment problems on most cars, so their resell value is nil - plus, you will be severely limited in your choice of tires.

My HX/Pirelli combo is 24 lbs per wheel (yes, I've weighed them). To put this in perspective, a HX wheel weighs about the same as the OEM emergency spare 'circus tire'. Put another way, 4 HX wheels will weigh about the same as 4 emergency spare tires - that's how light they are!

Do I have to tell you what my recommendation is?!?!?
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