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Old 06-18-2008, 07:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If it's a stock HF, going with a taller gear will net nothing or drop engine below it's sweet spot in efficiency.

But his extreme areo mods hes doing will make up for that causing it to cut through the wind much easier..

I say find a legit HF transmission insted of running a taller heavier tire..

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Old 06-18-2008, 07:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Just wanted to say, i just swapped a set of 15" alloys from a Honda Fit Sport (enkei pieces) onto my HF. I like them. Back spacing is 58mm so they move inboard by ~1cm compared to the standard 45-48mm backspacing honda 4x100 wheels (good for wheel skirt clearance ). Cheap too. Picked them up for $150 BRAND NEW with tires. A much needed improvement over the 17x7.5 wheels the previous owner had put on there.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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But his extreme areo mods hes doing will make up for that causing it to cut through the wind much easier..

I say find a legit HF transmission insted of running a taller heavier tire..

Disagree. Easier to cut through the air doesn't offset the natural VE sweet spot that was designed into the D15B8, which is complimented by the gearing. Admittedly, there is a chance to go a tad faster at the same mpg which is very nice for expediency, but I do not see a gain in mpg going this route.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I bunch of VW's run 4x100. But one of the lightest rims I found was on my old 90 accord exr. But those are 4-114 so.....yeah
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Disagree. Easier to cut through the air doesn't offset the natural VE sweet spot that was designed into the D15B8, which is complimented by the gearing. Admittedly, there is a chance to go a tad faster at the same mpg which is very nice for expediency, but I do not see a gain in mpg going this route.
he also lives in Minnesota, its flat..
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:30 AM   #26 (permalink)
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he also lives in Minnesota, its flat..
well its not flat like north Dakota but pretty flat..

The HF's sweet spot (jusdging by other first gen CRX hf's is just under 2000 rpm .. that's what im trying to get to for a cruising speed..

The idea here is i'm moding this car out quite extreamly.. they will effect the way it will drive, I've added about 100 pounds in weight to the car.. its areo is significantly different than a stock CRX. at this point changing the final drive ratio via tires allows easy experimentation with out dropping in a entire tranny.

basically this entire thing is a experiment.. sure a tranny swap would be the ideal way to do it. however this isnt the ideal car any longer.. its a experiment
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north dakota is definatly not flat.. it has its sections..

I drove through Alexandria, MN and choked down some crappy Mc Donnalds breakfast last saturday morning...

Not much to do around there, eh? Not much to do here in Monticello either..
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north dakota is definatly not flat.. it has its sections..

I drove through Alexandria, MN and choked down some crappy Mc Donnalds breakfast last saturday morning...

Not much to do around there, eh? Not much to do here in Monticello either..
Yeah not to much in alex, but its a nice small place that has almost everything you need.

The biggest activity in MN is fishing and any water or ICE related sports .. as for "city folk" attractions , you need to drive to bigger cities to get that.. as for me i hate fishing , don't like to eat fish and don't like snow and ice.. nor many sports type activities. SO I do crap like mod my cars and other odd activities.
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yeah but ideally i want to go to the junk yard and say " I need 4 15" or 14" steel wheels from a *insert car make, model and year*."

Our junk yards aren't user freindly.. they wont even let you scrounge the yard like they used to.. I used to buy more stuff as I would find cars with cool add-ons mine didn't have.. or stuff from other makes that would work for my car. You have to know exactly what your looking for then ask and they go find it.. talk about a waste of labor.

So I need to know what cars came standard with 4x100m in 14" and in 15" steel rims

I'm leaning the way of the 14" LRR tires.. however the 15" would get me lower revs... and are skinnier , I don't know there rolling resistance but it been quite well proven the skinnier they are there going to have less rolling resistance. The height diffrence is about 2-3% difference between the 14" and 15" tire..

Maybe do 4 donuts for ultimate skinny tires but that's scary ..lol
it use to be like that here... you were able to walk around the junkyard.

but like anything else, there are people out there that are not careful, here in hawaii the largest junkyard i know off closed down because someone died... so now, no free access.

Be careful when going into a junkyard.

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