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I just love black wheels on white cars.. when I had an s2000, I did a lot of customization to exterior and interior.. but with the Insight, I wanted to remain somewhat of a purist..


With that said, I was recently in a shopping plaza and saw a white civic hatchback with these OEM black allow wheels and absolutely loved them ( they only can be optioned on the civic hatchback)..I’m assuming these would fit the Insight perfectly as the PCD is a match and the size seems to be exactly like or similar to Touring model?

Pretty decent price too..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OEM-Honda-Civic-17-Black-Alloy-Wheel-08W17-TEA-100/112360326174?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=623fdf42d5584d15b1ee0609672ab0a5&pid=100675&rk=3&rkt=15&sd=283666838545&itm=112360326174&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:3ddc926c-1b84-11ea-832f-74dbd1808fb8|parentrq:f14f512516e0a4b7b6d07ddeffba5cd2|iid:1



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I just love black wheels on white cars.. when I had an s2000, I did a lot of customization to exterior and interior.. but with the Insight, I wanted to remain somewhat of a purist..


With that said, I was recently in a shopping plaza and saw a white civic hatchback with these OEM black allow wheels and absolutely loved them ( they only can be optioned on the civic hatchback)..I’m assuming these would fit the Insight perfectly as the PCD is a match and the size seems to be exactly like or similar to Touring model?

Pretty decent price too..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OEM-Honda-Civic-17-Black-Alloy-Wheel-08W17-TEA-100/112360326174?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=623fdf42d5584d15b1ee0609672ab0a5&pid=100675&rk=3&rkt=15&sd=283666838545&itm=112360326174&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:3ddc926c-1b84-11ea-832f-74dbd1808fb8|parentrq:f14f512516e0a4b7b6d07ddeffba5cd2|iid:1



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I think the stock wheels help with fuel efficiency but otherwise those black wheels do look nice.
 

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I think the stock wheels help with fuel efficiency but otherwise those black wheels do look nice.

That’s my only gripe.. if it’s <1mpg, I’d be fine with that .. but the only way to find out is to buy them.. if I lost 5mpg, I would seriously have to applaud Honda for making such a complimentary wheel, but I seriously don’t think it will..

Maybe find a cheaper used set..
 

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I just noticed those are 17" wheels and you have a LX. So you might need to factor in the cost of new 17" tires.
 

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I was just thinking if I got the 17” black alloy wheels from the civic hatchback that I mentioned wanting to get in another thread, I may have to worry about the TPMS going off..

Anyone on here replace their 16’s with 17’s and be just fine?

I like the look of the black wheels but not such a big deal as I think my current wheels give the car a sophisticated look as opposed to a sporty look from the black wheels..
 

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I was just thinking if I got the 17” black alloy wheels from the civic hatchback that I mentioned wanting to get in another thread, I may have to worry about the TPMS going off..

Anyone on here replace their 16’s with 17’s and be just fine?

I like the look of the black wheels but not such a big deal as I think my current wheels give the car a sophisticated look as opposed to a sporty look from the black wheels..
It's the consistency of circumference that triggers TPMS. The Touring trim run's 17s, so that's not an issue.
 

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I wonder if the Touring’s TPMS is set up for 17 inch wheels though..

Or are you saying the TPMS is only triggered by a circumference inconsistency?

So put the 17s on , recalibrate , and I should be fine ..
 

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I wonder if the Touring’s TPMS is set up for 17 inch wheels though..

Or are you saying the TPMS is only triggered by a circumference inconsistency?

So put the 17s on , recalibrate , and I should be fine ..
Correct. Indirect TPMS systems work on a baseline value that the user calibrates with vehicle. Unless changing the circumference significantly, there is no affect on indirect TPMS systems. You can also run a slightly lower profile tire on 17"s to keep the circumference the same.

The light only triggers when there is a discrepancy of 25% (~8 psi). The car determines this by checking the wheel speed sensors actual readings vs the calibrated value.
 

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If you can find the specs, check the weight of those rims vs. what you have now. Will tell you something about what to expect fuel economy wise. I believe the LX/EX 16" rims clock in at 22.7 pounds, while the 17" Touring rims are 27#.

In trying to understand the MPG differences between the Touring and the LX/EX models, I'm convinced the largest reason for the big highway MPG difference isn't so much the extra 100# of flair in the Touring as it is the 20% heavier rims the Touring runs, and that the Continental tires they are equipped with are more of a "touring" tire than the Michelin Energy Savers (which are geared towards maximum fuel efficiency.)
 

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If you can find the specs, check the weight of those rims vs. what you have now. Will tell you something about what to expect fuel economy wise. I believe the LX/EX 16" rims clock in at 22.7 pounds, while the 17" Touring rims are 27#.

In trying to understand the MPG differences between the Touring and the LX/EX models, I'm convinced the largest reason for the big highway MPG difference isn't so much the extra 100# of flair in the Touring as it is the 20% heavier rims the Touring runs, and that the Continental tires they are equipped with are more of a "touring" tire than the Michelin Energy Savers (which are geared towards maximum fuel efficiency.)
See this thread for discussion on Touring versus LX/EX mpg including total wheel weight comparison (rims + tires)... and feel free to chime in with your thoughts there. :) - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/250-2019-honda-insight-owners-registry-check-area/3498-why-does-touring-get-worse-mpg-then-ex-lx.html
 
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