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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by sportlinecrx, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

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    rage 5.0's (made by konig for americas tire) 14x6's with 185/60's. they look even nicer than i thought they would. :)

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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Definetly looks better than the black steelies.
     
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    Congratz man for the nice look! :)
     
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    Are those JDM tails on that?

    Wheels looking good
     
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    cool- but why didn't you go 15x7's? :)
     
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    in your rearview mirror..wait..
    Lookin' good, now all you need is a B-series :D
     
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    thanks u guys!! yea, all i need is a b16 :)

    i didnt get 15"s cause they stick out of the wells...which i think looks ghetto. the 14"s fill my wells perfectly and are just 11lbs each.

    regarding the taillights: they're plain old usdm. the "cr-x" and other markings are custom. i made them myself. i will be making the hondaswap.com stickers for the site too.
     
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    Bro I got 17's and they sit flush with my wheel wells! Its all about your offset yo!
     
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    like knowledge said... it's all about the offset y0! and your 14" smay be a couple pounds lighter than the comparable 15"s, but that extra inch of sidewall probably weighs just as much if not more as an extra inch of wheel.
     
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    the 15's are less an inch of sidewall, but they add an inch of tread...and tread is alot heavier than sidewall, so u get heavier tires AND heavier rims.

    there is also the rotational mass equation which basically says a larger rim will require more power to turn than a smaller rim of the same weight. (the rotating mass of a 15" wheel is further from the center/hub than the mass of a 14" wheel)
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    mlm. ouch. :owned: oh well, the 15's still look better :p ... 14" is too small IMO. and the extra tread is a good thing, at least it gives you extra grip. what does the extra sidewall give you??? a better ride??? who cares :)
     
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    yes, it's true that 15's would look better, but i only have about 50whp so weight was my biggest concern. the main reason i got alloy wheels was to improve my car's acceleration...and they sure do! :D those are 5lb.s lighter than my steelies. each pound of rotating weight is equivalent to 3.?? pounds of static weight, so 5lb.s x 4 wheels x 3 = the effect of a 60lb. weight reduction :) thats a formula i learned from my mountain biking days.
     
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    1lb rotational mass = 10lbs static in a car.... you just effectivly dropped 200lbs from your car
     
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    your rex is looking better
     
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    damn! :huh: thanks for the info! :D :D :D

    thank u too 92CivicCx! :)
     
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    car looks good. now you just need to lower it.
     
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    thanks! and it is lowered. its got eibach sportlines. :)
     
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