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I am being offered used (not abused) 14" rims off a co-worker's 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid. They are 14", as far as I can see. 4x100 bolt pattern. Will they work on my 2001 Insight? My original rims are all scratched up , and I think I want to keep them as winter wheels.

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Any 4-100mm bolt pattern rim up to 16X7" will fit the Insight.
 

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Agree, they are the same specs as your OEM wheels. I don't have a reference for the weight, but would guess they are nearly the same as ours.

If you get them, post some pics. I have yet to see a pic of an Insight with anything but the OEM wheels.
 

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Sorry 'bout that guys I changed the links to my other server. Check 'em out now. ^^ go up two posts.
 

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Hi Sparky,

What is the tire size you have on. And how is the rear spat clearance.

Does the front tire touch somewhere when you turn the wheels left and right to the extremes. Or if you hit a bump.

I always beleived that the setup (tires with 7 inches wide rims) could not fit the Insight.

Your setup is very appealing.

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Interesting. What is the weight of those wheels, and the mandatory: "Did it affect your mileage?"

And even though the clear spiky things might look good, they probably don't do a lot for the aerodynamics....
 

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What is the tire size you have on. And how is the rear spat clearance.

Does the front tire touch somewhere when you turn the wheels left and right to the extremes. Or if you hit a bump.

I always beleived that the setup (tires with 7 inches wide rims) could not fit the Insight.
Yves I have 205/40 16's all round and the rear spat clearance is about 1/2 inch. There is also about 1/2 inch clearance for the trailing arms as well.

The front tires don't rub anywhere. And this is the largest wheel you can fit on the Insight while still matching the stock tire diameter.

I bet you could fit 17" rims on the insight but there won't be any tires that will match the stock diameter.

Interesting. What is the weight of those wheels, and the mandatory: "Did it affect your mileage?"

And even though the clear spiky things might look good, they probably don't do a lot for the aerodynamics....
The rims are 16lbs each which is 5lbs heavier than the stock rim. I'd love to have Volk super lights but my pocket book isn't that full. And yes, these wheels do afffect the MPG rating. I've calculated around 25% decrease in fuel mileage. With lighter wheels it would go up again. Just got to save my pennies for those super light rims.

As to the pointy clear decorations, It took nearly eight hours of gluing to get those suckers on there. hee hee :lol: Just kidding. You can't really tell in the photos but there is a 1/4 inch layer of ice on the car. Enough ice to make the door handles just become flush with the car. :shock:
 

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Hi,

For Sparky: What is the air pressure you use and could you put more to get better MPG

For stevo: Maybe your browser is using the old page cached and you need to do a refresh to make the updated link work. Wild but possible guess.
 

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I'm running 45 psi front and 42 rear but haven't noticed any difference when adjusting tire pressures. These Potenza 950 tires are rated to 51 psi. While driving the internal tire temp will raise the pressure 5 to 15 psi depending on driving style and the pavement conditions, so I figure 45 max is a safe pressure to run at. Although when I go to the track I'll drop the pressure down to 38 f 36 r.
 

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Stevo, are you the guy I met at the auto hobby shop at the base?

I live up in Calhoun and also have a citrus green insight.
 

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no, im driving an 00 rolla...we should meet up sometime though.
there is a single insight in all of gainesville....the dealership doesnt even know if they will continue to carry them.. :cry: , so im in the..."what can i drive?" phase...im going between an insigh, Xa, echo hatch (yah, i know id have to go to canada...im ready!)
 

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Ok I'll bite................. what's a 00 ROLLA?
 

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Sparky5501 said:
These Potenza 950 tires are rated to 51 psi.
I think that is your problem right there, regarding mpg losses.

I put on a set of re950's in 185/60-14, and saw an immediate 15-20% loss, on stock wheels. It didn't matter how high i ran the psi, up to 50 cold.
 

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2000 corolla, sry....its been a while since i joined a new board and they didnt know my lingo.

yah, wider wheels = more rolling resistance and weight = lower mpg's
 
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