Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Cracked my rim.

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2012, 12:00 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 113
iTrader: (0)
Necrodox is on a distinguished road
Cracked my rim.

I don't know how or where but I've been driving with this cracked rim for about two months now (stupid, I know).

I've been very paranoid in my driving trying to ease things on the cracked rim side (drivers side front). I've come to the decision that I want to buy new wheels.

I have a black Prelude, I don't want to go for the traditional "blacked out" look on the Prelude because I don't think it looks all that great.

What rims do you guys recommend on a black Prelude to really? Better yet, if you own or if you did own a black Prelude which rims would you purchase?

Also I would like to ask about wheel sizes, apparently the higher up I go the less performance I get? The 15" seems a little small, 16" might be nicer I'm thinking but I'm not sure. Also when look for rims I need to match up the bolt/nut pattern on the wheel is there a type for the Prelude?

Just looking for ideas here. :)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2012, 12:41 PM
M0B5TA's Avatar
Supreme Member
Photobucket
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NY, Queens
Posts: 11,220
iTrader: (1)
M0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond reputeM0B5TA has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cracked my rim.

16's or 17's look best IMO. your bolt pattern is 5x114.3
__________________

J.L.D.E.P.P.M.S.3.C.N.Y.C.N.C.A.D
Jams Lobsta Denny EA Peter Prelude Miata STI 300zx club of NY and Canada and NC All Day.

#MadeMorePowerThanJoshClub
Bustr Built

Built in America.
H23A1 2.4t VTEC Project
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2012, 02:29 PM
I'm New

 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Va
Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)
Scotty_Nooo is on a distinguished road
Re: Cracked my rim.

Well that blows, if you're interested in a set of SSR GT-1's pm me. I might know a guy
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2012, 02:24 AM
crash_1340's Avatar
Silver Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: HellHole, Ohio (aka, Dayton)
Posts: 292
iTrader: (1)
crash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond reputecrash_1340 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cracked my rim.

I personally like the 'mesh' style, and I love the quality and look of Enkei wheels. Some of their wheels that would look good are the Raijin, EKM3, J10, RPF1 (everybody has these). I also like wheels such as the XXR 527, it all depends on style, what you want it to look like, and how much you're willing to spend.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2012, 05:14 PM
Szeth's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 497
iTrader: (0)
Szeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond reputeSzeth has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cracked my rim.

Wheels can definitely make or break your ride. If you don't wanna spend at least 4 bills a wheel (nice aftermarket ones), I'd go with OEM..

Look on CL and try to find a set of stock blades and see if you can purchase two of 'em. Hopefully you can get a good price and it's nice to have even tires on each side (i.e. the front).
I got a couple (2) of reconditioned blades that look pretty much new, and they came with brand new yoko tires for $175. You can find 'em cheaper no doubt, I just knew that was a good deal for me, considering all other wheel options out there and the fact that they're hard to come by..

You could drop the big bills on some legit 17"s, but that's only if you got the $$ to spare :0

Regardless, just keep looking for other same-bolt-pattern wheels from Acura or other Hondas. I'm sure there's a ton of people out there with a set of unused wheels sitting in their garage as they gather dust (their garbage, your treasure) :)

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2012, 02:50 PM
I'm New
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 13
iTrader: (0)
cy11 is on a distinguished road
Re: Cracked my rim.

Are your other 3 rims pristine and your 16" tires still good? You might be able to find a good cheap replacement at:

www.car-part.com

It's a database of salvage yards sometimes you can find something that's close to you.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is my cracked trans fixable? samson_420 4th Gen Honda Prelude 3 05-01-2011 12:58 PM
How to fix cracked bumper? viciousK General Tech Talk 5 03-26-2011 11:10 PM
h.g or cracked head? xxxredline General Tech Talk 2 12-09-2010 07:53 PM
Cracked Transmission... nxtgenben 4th Gen Honda Prelude 7 09-12-2009 09:40 AM
cracked rim. repairable.... lvlrkmart General Tech Talk 4 11-15-2007 02:24 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.