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Old 01-28-2019, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for good clean used 09-11 Honda Insight wheels

I want to upgrade my wheels on my first GEN Honda Insight to 15”alloy wheels so I can get a better selection of tire options send me info if you have something in my area available







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No idea where Davis is.
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Big heavy wheels and tires are going to kill your mileage and performance. You'll hate them.

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I Wish I could get two 15 inch Space savers or donuts made of aluminum for my two front wheels . And win the lottery. . I looked at my two favorite cars today wow!!! Sure do love these cars.
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Big heavy wheels and tires are going to kill your mileage and performance. You'll hate them.



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Well the 1.2 lbs difference won’t make to much of an issue as far as I can see


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Well the 1.2 lbs difference won’t make to much of an issue as far as I can see
It isn't just the weight. @Rainsux is correct. Deviate from the stock rims and Potenza tires and you are going to suffer a serious hit in MPG. Please dig through the forums. This has been discussed for 19 years. Having said that, if you don't care about a hit in MPG, that is your choice.
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Well here is the comparison between the G1 Insight and a 2010 Insight 15” wheel


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G1 wheels and tires made for maximum mileage. G2 wheels and tires more for comfort.
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Wheels have no bearing on comfort unless there is a large change in unsprung weight but tires do depending on air pressure and shock rates but there is such a small difference, I don’t think you would see a significant drop in mileage. I have found wheels that are 15 x5.5 that only weight 8.5 lbs but they are $600 per wheel custom track wheels. If you could use 15” wheels an a more modern lower rolling resistance tire that has a high tread wear rating of 80000miles wouldn’t you think about it


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Needed these pics of yours. Im also looking into the differences of using 15"s but one thing I wonder. Why not go skinny? I hear it reduces MPG losses.

Hard to find 155-70r15 or 155-65r15s I would guess. Yes?
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