jmhonnold New Reader
5/7/12 3:17 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.


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

Please see my other post. The formatting did not work correctly on this post. Sorry.

wbjones UltraDork
5/7/12 7:10 p.m.

jmhonnold.... is there a question in there ?

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