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hello prelude community i am new to this group and new to prelude ownership. i bought a 3rd generation prelude a while back which i would now like to get aftermarket wheels for and need your expert opinions on. i am trying to get the best fitment possible with a 8 inch wide wheel. wheel diameter can be either 16 or 17. so preferably i鈥檇 like 16x8 or 17x8 what would be the best offset for both these sizes. the lug nuts obviously have to be 4x100. can anyone recommend any brands or something. will someone please help me out my range is $1250-$1500 for wheels. i don鈥檛 care if they are replicas i just want good fitment. coil overs coming with the wheels. what wheel size do you think looks best on 3rd gen preludes?
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hello prelude community i am new to this group and new to prelude ownership. i bought a 3rd generation prelude a while back which i would now like to get aftermarket wheels for and need your expert opinions on. i am trying to get the best fitment possible with a 8 inch wide wheel. wheel diameter can be either 16 or 17. so preferably i鈥檇 like 16x8 or 17x8 what would be the best offset for both these sizes. the lug nuts obviously have to be 4x100. can anyone recommend any brands or something. will someone please help me out my range is $1250-$1500 for wheels. i don鈥檛 care if they are replicas i just want good fitment. coil overs coming with the wheels. what wheel size do you think looks best on 3rd gen preludes? View attachment 31732
1991 Prelude Si 5 Speed - 117,400 miles - 2 owners. desperately needs new wheels help 馃憤
8" wide but 15" ET28 with R compound tyres. (Kumho V70a)
205/50-15 (actual width around 225)
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This is with about 3掳 camber front and 2,5掳 back.
 

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I reckon the stock wheels you have already look awesome. They were designed by the firm that also design for Ferrari. The rims were designed specifically for the overall design of the car. Most aftermarket rims do not go with the car for that reason.

If you still want to go ahead and get aftermarket rims then be sure to keep your original rims for when you sell the car. I would never buy a majorly modified Prelude and some other will feel the same, too.

Nice car BTW. I have the same one.
 

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8" wide but 15" ET28 with R compound tyres. (Kumho V70a)
205/50-15 (actual width around 225)
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This is with about 3掳 camber front and 2,5掳 back.
8" wide but 15" ET28 with R compound tyres. (Kumho V70a)
205/50-15 (actual width around 225)
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This is with about 3掳 camber front and 2,5掳 back.
nice fitment dude this fits so well on the car!!! so 15x8? what鈥檚 the offset on those wheels??
 

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I reckon the stock wheels you have already look awesome. They were designed by the firm that also design for Ferrari. The rims were designed specifically for the overall design of the car. Most aftermarket rims do not go with the car for that reason.

If you still want to go ahead and get aftermarket rims then be sure to keep your original rims for when you sell the car. I would never buy a majorly modified Prelude and some other will feel the same, too.

Nice car BTW. I have the same one.
Thank you! the car will be completely stock other than wheels and suspension. i will definitely hold on to the stock wheels and put them back on when i sell it.
 

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I wrote it in the first entry "This is with about 3掳 camber front and 2,5掳 back."
sorry didn鈥檛 see it originally. what coil overs do you use? which ones do you think i should buy? my options for the 3rd gen prelude right now are megan racing, ksport, d2 racing, bc racing and jvr drive. those are the only 5 companies that i know of that make coilovers for this car unless i鈥檓 forgetting one?
 

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sorry didn鈥檛 see it originally. what coil overs do you use? which ones do you think i should buy? my options for the 3rd gen prelude right now are megan racing, ksport, d2 racing, bc racing and jvr drive. those are the only 5 companies that i know of that make coilovers for this car unless i鈥檓 forgetting one?
Other members will answer this better than me. I only drive on track and we don't have the same product line.
(I have Ksport track coils but they are not the same as your Ksport track coils)
 

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Currently im on 17s at stock ride hight. These were dirt cheap and in great shape with good rubber from my Honda mech..... but they are by far not my favorite. I think 16s are all the bigger I would go if you are buying new (I would never buy NEW, so many options for dirty cheap aftermarket honda wheels).

I think for daily drivers.....the Ksports will be your best bet. Ive only seem a couple horror stories but 99% have been glowing reviews. 1funryd on here is a distributor. And if you take care of your car and do not absolutely trash them. I'm pretty sure can be rebuilt on the cheap down the road.

If I beat you to low.....ill post pics.
Check out my build thread....ive got a pic of a different set of 17s on it so you can see. But really I think 16s are the sweet spot.
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Currently im on 17s at stock ride hight. These were dirt cheap and in great shape with good rubber from my Honda mech..... but they are by far not my favorite. I think 16s are all the bigger I would go if you are buying new (I would never buy NEW, so many options for dirty cheap aftermarket honda wheels).

I think for daily drivers.....the Ksports will be your best bet. Ive only seem a couple horror stories but 99% have been glowing reviews. 1funryd on here is a distributor. And if you take care of your car and do not absolutely trash them. I'm pretty sure can be rebuilt on the cheap down the road.

If I beat you to low.....ill post pics.
Check out my build thread....ive got a pic of a different set of 17s on it so you can see. But really I think 16s are the sweet spot.
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these are the wheels i had in mind if i buy brand new ones. these are rotiform las-r 17x8+30 (got the idea from another member on this site)

now on the other hand i鈥檓 DEFINITELY considering buying used 16 inch wheels off ebay.

if i buy USED wheels they would be 16x8

if i buy NEW wheels they would be the rotiforms 17x8

with all that being said what is your opinion on the rotiforms??? also how wide are your 17 inch wheels???? nice 3rd gen! thanks for the reply!
 

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these are the wheels i had in mind if i buy brand new ones. these are rotiform las-r 17x8+30 (got the idea from another member on this site)

now on the other hand i鈥檓 DEFINITELY considering buying used 16 inch wheels off ebay.

if i buy USED wheels they would be 16x8

if i buy NEW wheels they would be the rotiforms 17x8

with all that being said what is your opinion on the rotiforms??? also how wide are your 17 inch wheels???? nice 3rd gen! thanks for the reply!
Thanks man. She is still a work in progress. Had to hack up her twin automatic sister for parts. And I fully tore down all of the suspension / steering / Break components....blasted and painted them....and went back in with Super Pro poly bushings. Was a real chore....but so worth it.

My wheels are 8" wide.

As far as the rims you pictured...they are not really my style....but neither are mine lol....the extra ring in the center does kinda fix my issue with 17s on these cars tho. The stock break rotors / callipers are tiny. And IMHO just look kinda goofy with a giant open wheel set. Ive been told you can get dual piston calipers off some older Acura Legends....but ive not spent much time researching the swap.
 

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Thanks man. She is still a work in progress. Had to hack up her twin automatic sister for parts. And I fully tore down all of the suspension / steering / Break components....blasted and painted them....and went back in with Super Pro poly bushings. Was a real chore....but so worth it.

My wheels are 8" wide.

As far as the rims you pictured...they are not really my style....but neither are mine lol....the extra ring in the center does kinda fix my issue with 17s on these cars tho. The stock break rotors / callipers are tiny. And IMHO just look kinda goofy with a giant open wheel set. Ive been told you can get dual piston calipers off some older Acura Legends....but ive not spent much time researching the swap.
dude you鈥檙e giving me even more reasons to get the used 16x8 off ebay. making me want them even more. yea i heard about the legend brake calipers
 

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...The stock break rotors / callipers are tiny. And IMHO just look kinda goofy with a giant open wheel set. Ive been told you can get dual piston calipers off some older Acura Legends....but ive not spent much time researching the swap.
There are many writeups on this, just look in the FAQ's at the top and use control + F to search big brake upgrade when you get too the FAQ.
Or just pull a search in the search field to pull that for this forum as well.
 
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