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Civic Hx Rims

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by vietec, Jun 5, 2003.

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  1. vietec

    vietec Member

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    I would like to hear everyone's opinion on the Civic 14' hx rims. I am wondering if they are worth getting, i am looking for a set of rims that is strong, reliable, light, better handling, good for racing. i am rolling on stock steel rims rite now on my dx civic, i wanna know if the hx rims are worth buying? thanks
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    lots of people love the HX rims
    good choice if you get a nice price on them
    be careful what size tires you run with them ... you dont want too much sidewall
     
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    yes, you can paint them what ever color you want if you dont like the stock look and i think they are made by spoon also
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :huh:
    im almost positive they are made by enkei like most of their other rims
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    spoon? wtf

    def. not.

    they are made by enkei
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    come to think of it spoon doesnt even make their own rims .... they definatly dont make rims for honda
     
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    HX wheels are made by Enkei.

    I have a set on my CRX, and they're awesome. The light weight is pretty cool too- considering how often I have to haul them off the car.
     
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    you guys told me that would fit on GSR but they don't.....the rim hits the caliber.......so yeah.....im sorrie....
     
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    Yup. They have problems clearing the 10.2/10.3 (whatever it is) front rotor/caliper setup. Most people just grind some material off the calipers to make them fit without hitting the wheels.
     
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    I have a set of 13" hx wheels I'm about to sell on ebay, if you're interested make me an offer. They have good tires on them too.
     
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    FYI- the HX only came with 14 inch wheels... the 13 inch versions of the same wheel are what came on the VX

    VX = 13 inch
    HX = 14 inch
     
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    and to add to that,
    vx wheels = 9lbs
    hx wheels = 11 lbs.
     
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    i said i think, i thought they were made by some decent manufacturer just the wrong one.
     
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    So what do you guys really think about the HX rim compare to 2000 civic SI rim or 1994 - 2000 GSR rims. Comparing the strength, handling, etc...... where does the HX rim stand comparing to those. Or should i put the SI rims on my civic hb, thanks
     
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    Strength? Who knows. They're all OEM rims, and OEM wheels have to stand up to quite a bit of abuse by the every day driver. Normal car owners don't exactly baby their wheels. That's why I like running Honda OEM wheels on the street. They may be a little heavy, but they can handle the abuse. Unless you want to take each wheel and perform destructive testing in a lab, you're really not going to find out how strong each one is relative to the other wheels.

    The 2000 Si wheels are about 15-16 pounds, as are all the 94-2000 GSR wheels. The HX wheels are only 11 pounds (give or take a few tenths), so it's significantly lighter. Handling as a result of wheel choice depends completely on the mass of the wheel and the diameter. Larger wheels will let you run a tire with less sidewall (for your correct diameter tire), so you'll have more responsive handling. A lighter wheel will also let your suspension work better by not having as much weight for your shocks/springs/sways to control. Smaller diameter wheels will have less rotational inertia than larger wheels of the same weight, so take that into consideration too. More rotational inertia = slower acceleration.

    Got it or are you confused by this?
     
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    hx wheels :thumbup:

    as you can tell...i'm a huge fan of hx and vx wheels...they are my daily drivers...my volk ce28n's are simply used on auto-x days.

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    vx wheels on a friends car :thumbup:

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    how much is good to pay for a set of hx rims? i got a 90 crx dx with 88-89 crx si rims. anybody know how much they weigh?
     
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    i got my first set of hx rims after i traded with some girl here on campus...i had enkei rs5's...and they were like 600...

    sold that set of hx rims with falken azeni's for 250 + vx rims with brand new avs intermediates...which i sold for 250.

    so in essence i got my first set of hx rims for 600 (i knew i was giving up enkei's...i hated them)

    and sold them for 500, plus traded the center caps for a gauge cluster, which i sold for 100...so i ended up breaking even basically.


    with the second set...currently on my car, two brand new es100 yokohama's...and two 50% treadlife avs intermediate's i paid 275.00, which i thought was an excellent deal.

    here is how i look at it...

    with shitty tires, hx rims are worth between 200-250....with good tires up to 350.

    vx rims are worth between 75-150 without tires...250 at most with good tires.

    (i've even gotten a set of gunmetal vx rims for 50.00, which i sold for 150 later that day, and they were later sold for 260 the following day...)

    hope this helps...

    and hx rims weigh between 11.5-12.0 lbs.
     
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    HX rims look damn nice on the hatch, and maybe some ricer took em off for 18 inch Konig's or something, and put them on ebay. I would rock em if I needed winter wheels (Florida owns the North)
     
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