jmhonnold
jmhonnold New Reader
5/7/12 3:20 p.m.

Hi Guys,

I have a 1990 CRX Si that I am finally getting back on the road after an

engine transplant. I was running the stock rim/tire (185/60HR14) before the transplant, but since I have bigger brakes I need to update the rims/tires. Since this will be mostly a daily driver, I am leaning on the conservative side and thinking about a simple +1 upgrade to 15" rims and 195/50 tires. The problem I have is that it is hard to find 15" rims that have a width smaller than 7". 195/50 tires seem a little narrow for a 7" rim. Since the CRX does not have power steering I am worried about going larger than 195, but I realize that this may be necessary. So, is a 7" rim o.k. to use with 195/50 tires? If not, would the drivability suffer with 205/50 tires? I don't really want to go to a 16" rim since they are quite a bit heavier. The 15" rims I am looking at are around 14.5 lbs and the 16" version of that same rim are more than 3 lbs heavier. I really appreciate any help you can offer.

John

KATYB
KATYB HalfDork
5/7/12 3:22 p.m.

look at different rims?

jmhonnold
jmhonnold New Reader
5/7/12 3:24 p.m.

Not sure what you mean. Yes, I have looked at different rims. The 15" rims that I have seen are either 6.5" or 7" wide. There just aren't that many too chose from that are 6.5" wide on 15" diameter.

bravenrace
bravenrace UberDork
5/7/12 3:32 p.m.

I run 195/50-15's on a 7" rim on my CRX. I also have a set of 205/50-15, but the 195's are the more appropriate diameter. I don't see anything wrong with running them on a 7" wheel, but you should also be able to find 6.5" wide wheels pretty easily. Or you could run factory wheels like from an Integra GS-R, which are either 6" or 6.5" wide.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
5/7/12 3:50 p.m.

195's on 7" rims has been done on a CRX eleventy billion times, and works fine.

My old one -

mazdeuce
mazdeuce Reader
5/7/12 4:04 p.m.

195's will work fine on a 7 inch wheel.

1slowcrx
1slowcrx HalfDork
5/7/12 4:14 p.m.
DILYSI Dave wrote: 195's on 7" rims has been done on a CRX eleventy billion times, and works fine. My old one -

Sill wish you had sold me that!

jmhonnold
jmhonnold New Reader
5/7/12 4:17 p.m.

Thank you very much for the advice. This helps with my decision on which wheels I can choose.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
5/7/12 4:32 p.m.

FYI - The above pictured wheels are available. Even have good tires still mounted up...

DaveEstey
DaveEstey Dork
5/7/12 4:33 p.m.

I ran 15x7 rims on my CRX as well, with a 205/50 tire.

Shaun
Shaun HalfDork
5/7/12 5:48 p.m.
DaveEstey wrote: I ran 15x7 rims on my CRX as well, with a 205/50 tire.

Very good work with the tape!

LopRacer
LopRacer Reader
5/7/12 6:25 p.m.

I have run both 195 and 205 on my 89 Civic with no major issues on both 6.5 and 7 inch wheels hate to beat the dead horse but neither of the set ups should be a problem.

poopshovel
poopshovel PowerDork
5/7/12 6:48 p.m.
DILYSI Dave wrote: 195's on 7" rims has been done on a CRX eleventy billion times, and works fine. My old one -

FYI, we had a hailstorm yesterday that produced apocolyptic E36 M3 like that which destroyed your paint. Sorry you got sucked under my black cloud.

bravenrace
bravenrace UberDork
5/7/12 6:56 p.m.

In reply to bravenrace:

You can see pics of mine on 15x7's and 195's in my GRM garage. I'll try to post pics of it with 205's in the next day or two.

tpwalsh
tpwalsh Reader
5/7/12 6:59 p.m.

In reply to DILYSI Dave:

Not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing I heard about this less than 24 hours after sorta meeting you. Those would look great on 1slowcrx's old crx that's in my driveway that's also black.

Tim W. -- the timing guy/kart guy from NC

wbjones
wbjones UltraDork
5/7/12 7:20 p.m.

I run 195-50-15's on 6 1/2" rims on the Integra ( OEM was 195-55-15's )

the CRX has 225-45-13's on 13x8's on the track

and 195-50-15's on 7 1/2" rims for the street/a-x

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
5/8/12 6:20 a.m.

Had no idea that was you on the computer. Cool.

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