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Honda Civic, Tires, Wheels, Hybrid Cars, Coupe, Sedan
#2 of 282 Alloy wheels for 06HCH
Jan 25, 2006 (9:26 pm)
Love my 06HCH, but don't like the looks of the factory alloy wheels. Factory wheels weigh only 11.7 pounds! Anyone have any luck finding a good looking 15" wheel that weighs 11.7 or less and doesn't break the bank?
#3 of 282 Re: Alloy wheels for 06HCH [ddfreet]
Feb 10, 2006 (12:14 pm)
Any luck yet finding yourself an alternative to the factory light-alloy wheels? I've been wondering if their large surface area is deliberate in order to provide some sort of protection to the regenerative brakes, or something to that effect . . . as opposed to traditional alloy wheels that have more of a spoked or star effect, with greater amounts of open space on the surface of the wheel...???????
Interesting how some don't like the look and others just LOVE them. They do seem very well machined, however, with great precision I might add.
#4 of 282 Re: Alloy wheels for 06HCH [ddfreet]
Jul 23, 2006 (11:13 am)
I'm interested in putting the 06HCH wheels on my 06 Civic LX coupe. How did you find out that they were 11.7 pounds? I'm interested in knowing as I'm shopping all over for lightweight, aerodynamic wheels. Thanks for the info.
#5 of 282 Re: Alloy wheels for 06HCH [whetherman]
Jul 23, 2006 (12:34 pm)
Since the HCH uses dynamic braking it's friction brakes generate less heat than brakes on a conventional vehicle. Therefore, the HCH wheels can be designed to improve aerodynamics at the expense of airflow for cooling. It's possible that HCH wheels would not have enough airflow to properly cool the brakes on an 06 Civic LX.
However, it might just be that the more open appearance of most alloy wheels are for visual effect and are not necessary for ventilation. I've heard of people wanting to replace the stock wheels on a Prius or HCH, but never the reverse until now. Maybe you could get someone to switch with you.
#6 of 282 Re: Alloy wheels for 06HCH [whetherman]
Aug 15, 2006 (6:53 am)
I put the standard 5 spoke alloy wheels on my 06 HCH and am trying to unload my 4 hybrid wheels and tires. if you're interested we can move this discussion to an appropriate forum.
#7 of 282 5 spoke 16" HC wheels on a HCH?[ricardog]
Sep 15, 2006 (3:41 pm)
I want to replace my 07 HCH 15" pie pan wheels with the 5 Spoke 16" HC wheels. Is there any clearance issues putting the 16" wheels on the HCH?
#8 of 282 Re: Alloy wheels for 06HCH [ricardog]
Sep 18, 2006 (11:07 am)
Has that change affected your mileage much?
#9 of 282 Unusual wear on tires of 2004 HCH
Aug 04, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Did anyone else notice some unusual wear on the rear tires? The outsides of both rear tires are worn where there are no threads - about an inch in. When I talked to Honda Service, they said the car could be out of alignment but it's a commuter car (45 miles round trip-mostly freeway) with little to no rough road driving. Another tire dealer said Hybrids are heavier cars and the tires wear quicker. I have 33,000 miles on the car and expected the tires to last between 40-50K. Is there a specific brand/make of tires I should get that will last longer than the factory Bridgestone tires?
#10 of 282 Re: Unusual wear on tires of 2004 HCH [sfcivichybrid]
Aug 05, 2006 (5:35 am)
did you get your tires rotated every 5,000 miles? That's important for even tire wear.
Also, what have you been running your PSI in the tires?
Also, the Bridgestone are "low rolling resistance" tires which are designed to milk every mile per gallon they can out of your gas money. Buying a different tire will cost you in extra gas.