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DCR
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Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-03-2007 15:20
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Not liking the little twist on those.

The car looks pretty good though.

QUELUDE
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-03-2007 15:29
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I doubt those are production wheels. Just something lying around for testing.
NealX
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-03-2007 16:02
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I've never seen that style of wheels before so it may well be the "bespoke" wheel for that car. ;-) I, too, do not care much for them - or the car, for that matter.
jbbrann
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-03-2007 20:12
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Hopefully these aren't the production wheels, at least for the Type-S. The offsets don't look quite right, and it looks like they're shod in those awful Michelin MXM4s.





JZacuto
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-04-2007 15:22
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DCR wrote:
Not liking the little twist on those.

The car looks pretty good though.



Actually, is it just me or do those look a LOT like the stock rims off of the current RL?

Powered by Honda
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-04-2007 15:38
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DCR wrote:
Not liking the little twist on those.

The car looks pretty good though.



Haven't you seen that C pillar before? Aren't you disappointed? Like you were with the Accord coupe?

WCA19
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-04-2007 16:16
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I belive that wheels can sometimes make or break a car, they are that important(at least to me) and the wheels on this mule are HORRIBLE. Ugly and small, makes the car look like a large civic, -not good. Even if that is the premium model and not a Type-S they are still no good. Please HONDA do not use these. If anything use some of the New Accords new large optional wheels..
MrRogers
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-06-2007 09:00
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Those have to be the production rims for the new TSX. Those rims strongly resemble those seen on the recent Accord Tourer Concept. However, I hate how the production rims are smaller, have more rubber, and really does make this TSX look like a Civic.
Wizard
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-06-2007 23:22
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MrRogers wrote:
Those have to be the production rims for the new TSX. Those rims strongly resemble those seen on the recent Accord Tourer Concept. However, I hate how the production rims are smaller, have more rubber, and really does make this TSX look like a Civic.

BMW doesn't seem to have trouble using Civic sized wheels in its 328i. They both use P205/55/R16.

The reality is, we're going overboard with rim sizes, which adds to the cost, and worse, weight.

Powered by Honda
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-07-2007 03:05
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Wizard wrote:
MrRogers wrote:
Those have to be the production rims for the new TSX. Those rims strongly resemble those seen on the recent Accord Tourer Concept. However, I hate how the production rims are smaller, have more rubber, and really does make this TSX look like a Civic.

BMW doesn't seem to have trouble using Civic sized wheels in its 328i. They both use P205/55/R16.

The reality is, we're going overboard with rim sizes, which adds to the cost, and worse, weight.



17 is minimum too look good.

18 makes ur BMW look like a top model 335i sport package anyone?

It has alot more pressence.

CarPhreakD
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-07-2007 03:54
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Presence... you're driving a small BMW 3-series, the whole point is that it's light and nimble... if you wanted presence go buy a Hummer (dick on wheels) or a Escalade. 16" wheels is fine, any larger adds considerable weight. Racecars and driftcars rarely move beyond 16" wheels into the 17+ realm.
roninsi02
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-07-2007 23:46
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UM you're driving a regular civic. Its not a race car. 16" wheels with the right design look good. BMW for example makes very attractive looking wheels. These IMO look bloated and heavy.
DCR
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-08-2007 00:03
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Powered by Honda wrote:
Haven't you seen that C pillar before? Aren't you disappointed? Like you were with the Accord coupe?


Oh, I wasn't aware that this was the Accord coupe.

Kn1ves
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-08-2007 09:07
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CarPhreakD wrote:
Presence... you're driving a small BMW 3-series, the whole point is that it's light and nimble... if you wanted presence go buy a Hummer (dick on wheels) or a Escalade. 16" wheels is fine, any larger adds considerable weight. Racecars and driftcars rarely move beyond 16" wheels into the 17+ realm.


whoa whoa whoa.. drift cars? below 17"? that = fail

foyer
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-08-2007 14:07
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Wheels are important for the look of the car, but they are the easiest things to change too, so it isn't a big deal to me if the stock ones aren't looking good.
Wizard
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-08-2007 14:31
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Wizard wrote:
MrRogers wrote:
Those have to be the production rims for the new TSX. Those rims strongly resemble those seen on the recent Accord Tourer Concept. However, I hate how the production rims are smaller, have more rubber, and really does make this TSX look like a Civic.

BMW doesn't seem to have trouble using Civic sized wheels in its 328i. They both use P205/55/R16.

The reality is, we're going overboard with rim sizes, which adds to the cost, and worse, weight.



17 is minimum too look good.

18 makes ur BMW look like a top model 335i sport package anyone?

It has alot more pressence.


I saw a Corolla with what looked like a 18-19" rim, but with non-existent rubber. What made it all worse was that it seemed to have 6-9" of gap from the fenders. Going larger rim isn't always the best solution.

Civic already has rims that are larger than what used to be "upgrades" in sixth generation "large" Accord. As I mentioned earlier, even Civic LX has P205/55/R16 rims which is identical to BMW 328i's.

Now, Civic Si has 17" rims (BMW 335i, despite all its sporting intentions and boat load of power, does away with 17-inchers as well). So, BMW does offer 18-inchers with sport package on 335i. Civic does too... now with Mugen Si.

While Mugen rims are said to be lighter or about as heavy as 17", I would rather have the same technology applied to 17" rims and make them lighter than 16". Saving weight seems to be less of a priority these days.

Would rather have Honda/Acura spend more ($$$/weight) towards sound proofing than via larger rims. Let larger rims be optional for those who "need" it.

roninsi02
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-08-2007 14:37
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Just got finished dumping 900 dollars on a set of 17" BS re-01 for my S2000. I am very glad that the car didnt come with 18"s OEM. As that would have shot the price over 1000 dollars easy. BTW tires are awesome and make an already great handling car even better.

Wizard wrote:
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Wizard wrote:
MrRogers wrote:
Those have to be the production rims for the new TSX. Those rims strongly resemble those seen on the recent Accord Tourer Concept. However, I hate how the production rims are smaller, have more rubber, and really does make this TSX look like a Civic.

BMW doesn't seem to have trouble using Civic sized wheels in its 328i. They both use P205/55/R16.

The reality is, we're going overboard with rim sizes, which adds to the cost, and worse, weight.



17 is minimum too look good.

18 makes ur BMW look like a top model 335i sport package anyone?

It has alot more pressence.


I saw a Corolla with what looked like a 18-19" rim, but with non-existent rubber. What made it all worse was that it seemed to have 6-9" of gap from the fenders. Going larger rim isn't always the best solution.

Civic already has rims that are larger than what used to be "upgrades" in sixth generation "large" Accord. As I mentioned earlier, even Civic LX has P205/55/R16 rims which is identical to BMW 328i's.

Now, Civic Si has 17" rims (BMW 335i, despite all its sporting intentions and boat load of power, does away with 17-inchers as well). So, BMW does offer 18-inchers with sport package on 335i. Civic does too... now with Mugen Si.

While Mugen rims are said to be lighter or about as heavy as 17", I would rather have the same technology applied to 17" rims and make them lighter than 16". Saving weight seems to be less of a priority these days.

Would rather have Honda/Acura spend more ($$$/weight) towards sound proofing than via larger rims. Let larger rims be optional for those who "need" it.



klui_188
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Re: Wheels... [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-09-2007 00:00
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Mind telling me what size you have on your S? I just put a set of RE050's on the rear (the RE050's on the front are still good for maybe another year). I'd be interested in knowing what size I can pick when the time comes. Thanks!

 
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