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Thinking of new rims

Yes got 4 Honda OEM rims on order. Got what I considered a good deal on them and want them for my summer tires. Keeping my original rims for my winter tires.
 

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@r4wd: what tires are you going to use on those?
The original OEM tires "Michelin Latitude HP 225/60/R18 (100H) as they have less than 5 miles on them.
I had Michelin "225/60/R18 X-ICE xi2 (100T) winter tires installed by the dealer before delivery of my Crosstour on the 18 Dec 09.

In this northern climate I am firm believer of winter tires, and if you don't have a second set of rims it's a big hassle (and the cost) to have 8 tires changed over twice a year. Yes the initial cost is high but in the end I am happy with the tire life on both sets of rubber.
 

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Size of that OEM chromes?

I just got my CT last week and I really wished the stocks were wider. Whats the dimensions on these OEM chromes?

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r4wd: do you not just get steelies for your winter tires?
A 1st class vehicle deserves 1st class rims for summer tires. Yes steelies would be more economical for winter use but yuk the rust factor unless you get them powder coated. A lot of potash & salt is used on winter roads here.

I am very impressed with the original OEM wheels that came as standard equipment. Over 7000 KM of winter driving and they look as good as the day I picked up my Crosstour.
 

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Would love to get some black rims and low profile tires for my black CT but I'm worried that it might spoil that SMOOOOOTH ride! Thoughts?
 

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I've had my Honda accessory rims for more than a month now.My 1st impression when the shipping box was opened up was "WOW they are awesome". And when I 1st seen them on my white CT was " They would be more than awesome on a black CT" as they have a hint of black in them. You can be sure they don't effect the ride.


18" Chrome-Look Alloy Wheels

Our custom wheels undergo stringent testing to match the tough requirements of the Society of Automotive Engineers (S.A.E.), Japan Wheel Light Metal ( J.W.L.), and Honda.
  • Width-matched to fit the car precisely, ensuring proper clearance and handling characteristics
  • Cast-in ribs give these wheels an unparalleled structural strength
  • Chrome-look finish (SBC), which is more durable than chrome plating
  • Offset-matched and hub machined to properly coordinate with Honda's vehicle suspension design for a smooth ride, and to help ensure the longevity of wheel bearings, suspension joints and wheels
  • Center cap stays snug and tight due to a positively engaged groove
  • Steel-lug inserts for the perfect lug-nut seating to prevent stripping
 

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Ewwww... not a fan of these at all. Sorry but they look FUGLY to me. :(
Quess we could say different strokes for different folks, there will allways be a Neg & Pos factor. The bottom line is I love them and the feedback from friends and complete strangers that have seen them on the CT has all been ++++ and not one Neg.

So far I love the care and maintence factor. Wash and rinse and dry with a towel, do not use chrome cleaners or harsh chemicals or a stiff brush. Yes you can wax them but no abrasive cleaners in the polish. So now it's on to how they will stand up to long term usage.
PS: type the following into Google
SBC Special Brillant Coating.
 

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I've looked at a few different sets of wheels for the CT, I won't pay $2k for some heavy factory 18's. The CT's body lines making picking a wheel pretty difficult, they can't be too sporty looking, but I also don't like nasty ghetto-chrome wheels either.

I may put some 19's on it at some point, maybe, and they'll have to weigh less than the stockers, and really compliment the curves of the car. I see it being very tough.
 

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I want to see Staggered 22's on this thing soo bad..

I know 22's sound large. but given the size of the cross tour, 22's would have the same aspect/ratio of 20's on the coupe... it'd be perfect.

Slammed of course with the Honda lip spoiler underbody kit
 

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Wow, underbody kit, really? I thought that died in the 80's and then died again after "The Slow and the Curious; Polished Turd Flush"



I guess the sticker package option will be coming out soon too!!!!! 5hp for every sticker, 20hp for a windshield banner!!!!

 

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Well apparently you're wrong... Honda offers one in their accessory catalog:

http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173


To each his/her own, but I'm not of the belief that any mod that isn't performance or comfort related = rice.

I dont have a crosstour, but if I did I would surely do this to it, and to achieve this profile/size tire you would have to do 22" on the crosstour to maintain overall tire diameter.

Granted this is a bit over the top and agressive to most cross tour owners who I presume are "older"-- but the mid 20's crowd i think will certainly be warming up to wagons soon... with vehicles like the new CTS Wagon, and even the TSX wagon on the way.

http://www.crosstourownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187

But I'm close because I DO have an Accord Coupe, which I DID do the following to it, complete with 20" wheels and underbody spoiler lip kit:

 
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