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10th November 2006, 09:51 AM
Ok this isn't a "which rims should I get" thread, it's just to get me started with some suggestions because there are so many different rims out there.

Tax return came back yesterday (WOO!) so I have a wee bit to put to my rims now. In terms of budget, I'm looking to keep it to a minimum and spend max of $1500.

I'm looking for a rim in 16x7 and 4x100 coz it's a 3rd gen. Not sure of the offset (I think it's +38 or +45) but that should be ok. I'd ideally like a nice and clean/smooth 5 spoke or a rim that has the spokes going out to the very edge so it maximises spoke length therefore making the rim look a little bit larger.

I had my eye on the Holotype R which Paylo has on his 4th gen in 17"... I think someone on PA had it in 16" on a 3rd gen so if they could post a pic that'd be really helpful.


I also liked the Motegi MR7 6 spoke in gunmetal.


Call me boring or conservative but I'm want a very subtle look for my Prelude :grin:

That being said, all suggestions are welcome!

10th November 2006, 10:47 AM
hmm...why not chuk 17's on?

10th November 2006, 10:49 AM
i know what rims in getting for my next car.. i think they would suit yours well..
wana see? although there 17's

10th November 2006, 10:51 AM
yeah benny give us a look =)

Apparently 16s are the best compromise between looks and performance... not that I'm going ultra high performance but yeah, wheels and tyres are cheaper...

I haven't totally ruled out 17s though

10th November 2006, 10:55 AM

there is a load of nice rims on that page.
however i love theese

they also come in black or white all with polished lip\

f-ing hot

10th November 2006, 11:02 AM
For a 7" rim. You need a +40 offset.
And the choice in 17" is much better. 16" rims are harder to come by especially in a nice 5 spoke design.

10th November 2006, 11:16 AM
^^ good point bob... If I can find a rim I really like in 16s I'll go for it... if it's in only 17s and I really like it I won't hesitate... like you said, there are a lot of nice rims only in 17.

That rim is quite nice ben... i'll have a look around the tempe website

10th November 2006, 11:38 AM
I personally like the Motegi's.

I've always liked Motegi rims after seeing a nice set on a 4th gen on Ebay awhile back.

Sort of on topic and slightly legal debate, but did the 3rd gen come out with 15" rims as a option? I thought you were only allowed to go 2" bigger then stock and mine came with 14" stockies, so would getting 17s make it illegal?

10th November 2006, 11:39 AM
nope all 3rd gens came with 14's :)
and yes 17's are illegal. but meh

10th November 2006, 11:45 AM
Yeah 17s are technically illegal in some states, haven't heard of anyone being pulled up for it though. Although I'd rather stay within the legal limits, mainly for insurance =)

10th November 2006, 11:47 AM
They aren't illegal in Victoria. Refer to VSI 8 and Vic roadworthy. Must be no bigger than 15mm larger than the largest manufacturer specified tyre, or 15mm smaller than the smallest.

10th November 2006, 12:42 PM
I definitely reckon you should get 17s but i agree you with you when you say you want it subtle. Simple, clean and classy is the way to go (for your car at least). Stay away from the racing look. Sorry benny, maybe for your r34 but not his series 2. You're onto something with the bronze wheels though. I reckon bronze rims would look sweet against burgundy paint. My suggestion...
17 inch and bronze of course

10th November 2006, 01:10 PM
ok .. go the subtle look .. go shadow crome or dark gun metal .. it always looks really classy on the 3rd gen .. spsh with a S2.

i will get some rims up in a sec ..

10th November 2006, 01:19 PM
They aren't illegal in Victoria. Refer to VSI 8 and Vic roadworthy. Must be no bigger than 15mm larger than the largest manufacturer specified tyre, or 15mm smaller than the smallest.

Quite correect

10th November 2006, 01:21 PM
racing style rims are the way to go! and something with either 5 thick spokes, or more than 5 thinner spokes
you dont wanna be showing off the brakes lol

10th November 2006, 01:22 PM
Yeah I would really like shadow chrome or gunmetal...

aznoz, the first rims I was thinking of when I first bought the lude were very similar to that... ROH Stradas:


10th May 2007, 08:46 PM
ok im just new to this and i dont know much of what your all talking about so i need a little bit of help, if your willing?

I own a late 1991, early 1992 prelude, its a dark dark dark color, almost black. What generation is it?

And also, im looking for some niiice rims. I dont know what measurements or sizes i need though. I want chrome, thats all i know. hehe help please?

10th May 2007, 09:04 PM
In NSW more then 2 inches bigger then stock (14 inch) is illegal, so 16s are probably your best bet. PCD for gen 3 is 4x100 and offest im not sure about.

10th May 2007, 09:07 PM
You know what, i have absoloutly no idea what P.C.D stands for, help a brother out!

10th May 2007, 09:07 PM
ummm ok, whats PCD? lol sorry but im really new to this stuff, its my first car hehe

10th May 2007, 09:08 PM
oh, i thought you knew? lol

10th May 2007, 09:08 PM
so if i bought any set of chrome wheels, 16inch, 4 or 6 stud, they would fit right on?

10th May 2007, 09:12 PM
16s, preferably 4 stud with a PCD of 4x100 would fit straight on provided the offest is correct, its either +38 or +45.

10th May 2007, 09:17 PM
offset? whats that do or mean? And will putting these new low profiles on make my car any lower?

10th May 2007, 09:19 PM
It will probably lift your car up as the wheel is bigger then the original. I have 17s on my gen 3 and it looks like a tractor coz the wheels are 3 inches bigger then stock, even though the tyre profile is only 40mm. If you want an image click on the photobucket link in my signiture to give you an idea of what it may look like with bigger rims on it :biggrin:

10th May 2007, 09:21 PM
OK. Im going to help everyone out here:


Seriously Bonnie. I just typed Honda Prelude into google and the first thing that comes up is a large wikipedia article dedicated to explaining the entire history of every generation of Prelude made. It's a far more detailed answer than you might find here.. for starters... is your car a 91 model? or a 92 model?... meh just look at that wiki article. (Sincerely no offence intended)
Edit: I'm talking about your question about what generation your car is.
Now... PCD

P.C.D. (Pitch Circle Diameter)

The P.C.D. of a wheel refers to the diameter of an imaginary circle drawn through the centre of the nut/stud holes in the mounting face of the wheel.

An example of a P.C.D. is 5x120, where 5 indicates the number of holes (for studs/nuts) and 120, a diameter of 120mm.

I just copy pasted that from the first google article that came up from a search for "wheel pcd"....

10th May 2007, 09:24 PM
okay, i was just worried cause i dont want it any lower then what it is now, it already scrapes on my drive way.


10th May 2007, 09:28 PM
thank you SAKI

10th May 2007, 09:28 PM
ohhh and its a late 91, early 92. I think it was built in 91 and sold out in 92 if thats how it goes?

10th May 2007, 09:36 PM
Ok thats an early 4th generation, not a gen 3 :thumbsup:

10th May 2007, 09:39 PM
No problem dude, btw your car is a 4th gen :D

And here is some more incidental info that you might find useful at this stage of prelude ownership:
The 4th gen prelude was released in late 91 and continues to the end of 96 where the fifth gen takes over all the way to early 02. The 4th gen came in 3 trim levels: S, SI, and SI SRS until 94 when they intrduced the VTIR. The SI has a little SI badge on the rear and has the 2.3 liter H23A motor. The SRS has an airbag steering wheel and the same engine. The S has the F22A has a badge free bum except for "prelude". :)
And getting back on topic now :) you could quite happily put 17's on that car and not scrape anything. The reason you get low profile tyres is to compensate for the increased wheel size so the entire wheel and tire combination is actually the same as the original combo.

10th May 2007, 09:40 PM
Late 61? Boy thats before even the first gen was produced! :lol:

10th May 2007, 09:41 PM
lol you must be watching this thread soooo close... doh. I edited like 10 seconds after i posted :)

10th May 2007, 09:42 PM
I have the eyes of a hawk :ninja:

10th May 2007, 10:40 PM
I found something that I really like:

Buddy Club P1 SF


10th May 2007, 10:41 PM
You going to be mortgaguing the house for those mate? lol

10th May 2007, 10:48 PM
Lol they're not too bad... $1200 delivered to melbourne, rims only.

10th May 2007, 10:50 PM
Jeez thats pretty awsome for a quality product! Buddyclub i was thinking along the lines of 1200......per rim :lol: