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95GSR_99
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TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 08:22
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The 17" wheels look too small ... the 18" wheels would look a lot better.
shifter25
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 09:45
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Maybe it's just me... but I'm not liking the wheels at all. I think the stock one looks better. Or the twin- 5 spokes found on the Euro-Rs. I wonder of the 2004 TL stock alloys would fit on the TSX?
BOOMER
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 09:47
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Can't agree. I like the kit, it really looks good, especially the front lip. The size of the wheels is personal taste, but I think it would look like a bottom feeder with bigger wheels. Its already dropped 1" with the A-SPEC, right? The 17s look fine to me, I am not a fan of bigger and bigger wheels. Could someone do a photochop w/18s, so we could see? The bodykit keeps it from looking bland, as it does in stock form. It doesn't look bad, it just doesn't inspire admiration.

Antrey
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 09:57
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A big part of A-spec is improved performance. I think heavier 18" wheels would show a degradation in performance...
_TSXNaVi_
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 11:20
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The 2004 TL stock alloys do fit and they are on my TSX. Looks more aggressive than the stock rims.
soulboy
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 11:23
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Regarding the overall kit...IMO looks too busy and overstated. In regards to the wheels, I think it needs a bigger overall tire diameter. The stock 215/50R17s have a bigger diameter and I think it fits the TSX better. The 225s look too small. I would put some 225/45 R18s to make it look proportional.
shifter25
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 11:25
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boomer,

try tire rack to see what 18" would look on a tsx. the BBS REs look really nice on the TSX. =)

shifter25
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 11:26
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TsxNavi,

Could you post some pics of your car with the stock TL rims? I have yet to see one!.

JeffX
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 12:00
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The tires don't come with the kit. That's what's different about this one. I had assumed that the rims were going to be 7.0" wide, so we ordered 225s rather than going to 235/45-17s that I think would have been optimal. When I went to get the tires mounted (I had left the wheels with the dealer while we waited on getting some tires) I saw that the wheels were 7.5" wide and was disappointed that I went with the 225s.

anyhow, the stock size tires are about only about a 0.5" larger in diameter - it's only a little under 2% difference in terms of rolling circumference - in other words it's visually difficult to see that they're smaller. I think it's the body work that makes the wheels appear too small. Having said that, I agree - I think 18's would look better, and I'm not crazy about the body kit. But 18's would be pretty heavy and the car doesn't need to pick up any more weight.

I think the TSX is a perfect candidate for a "handling package" consisting of the springs/dampers and wheels. without the body kit I think the 17's would look fine. I love the finish on the A-spec wheels, but I prefer the 7-spoke design of the stock wheel.


soulboy wrote:
Regarding the overall kit...IMO looks too busy and overstated. In regards to the wheels, I think it needs a bigger overall tire diameter. The stock 215/50R17s have a bigger diameter and I think it fits the TSX better. The 225s look too small. I would put some 225/45 R18s to make it look proportional.



xizor
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 13:28
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The TL A-Spec wheels fit but slightly extend fast the fender, they don't rub, but are almost too wide for the TSX. you can find some pics at tsx deticated websites...
80honda
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 13:38
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I am really not a fan of the Pontiac stick-on plastic cladding. That is what the body kit looks like to me. Expecially the plastic below the doors.
JeffX
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 14:04
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It's a matter of preference. But I'm the same way as you - I prefer the (stock) TSX's cleaner lines to the TL's. The TSX manages to look pretty sporty and unique without resorting to body cladding and "aero" pieces.

That said, the trim underneath the doors is not a "stick-on" piece. It's a full (bolt on) replacement of the side sills.


80honda wrote:
I am really not a fan of the Pontiac stick-on plastic cladding. That is what the body kit looks like to me. Expecially the plastic below the doors.



Dren
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 16:13
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This doesn't look bad, but the stock look was nice as well. I wouldn't mind a good 1-1/2 inch drop from what is pictured with stock trim. That would be nice. I have my CRX dropped with 15" wheels and tires to match the original diameter of what was replaced. It looks very nice with stock trim. I think the TSX would look nice this way.
JeffX
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-16-2004 16:25
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I don't know if the car would be very streetable if it were dropped another 1.5". It's already dropped 1", though if you ask me it's hard to tell.

Dren wrote:
This doesn't look bad, but the stock look was nice as well. I wouldn't mind a good 1-1/2 inch drop from what is pictured with stock trim. That would be nice. I have my CRX dropped with 15" wheels and tires to match the original diameter of what was replaced. It looks very nice with stock trim. I think the TSX would look nice this way.


soulboy
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-17-2004 03:05
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I agree. I guess it's how it drives that really matters anyway, which I heard it does not disappoint.
_TSXNaVi_
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Re: TSX A-Spec Wheels ... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-17-2004 13:44
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Ya I will. I have to take some pics because I have not got around to it. Let me clean my car tommorow and will post them.

 
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