Anyone else like the stock EX-T/EX-L wheels?

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    #1 gtman, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    After a bunch of wheel shopping/research I guess I'm sticking with the stock wheels and upgraded tires.

    For the most part, I actually like the stock wheels. Yeah, they're funky, but they kind of fit the personality of the car. Shined up I think they look pretty good and I get a lot of compliments on them, believe it or not.

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    Another thing with aftermarket wheels is that unless you buy really good ones, the crappy potholed roads around here might just kill them. Plus, it seems to me 18's look much better lowered, which I'm definitely not doing.
     
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    #3 gtman, Mar 15, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    Thank you Mr. CivicX expert poster judge. I bow to your knowledge. Congrats on your third post.;)

    I'm impressed you have two posts today after having 1 post since joining in November of 2017. Did you lose computer access?
     
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    Flattered you took the time to look up my history. I tend to follow the mantra of listen more (read in this case), talk less. But hey, perhaps you brought something out of me. Thanks!
     
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    After running online forums for 20 years, I totally understand lurking. There's no shame in that. Posting can be fun as well. It's all good.

    I actually thought about adding it to my other topic but separated it mostly to see if I was the only one that liked the stock EX-L wheels. I think I'll change the title.
     
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    :thumbsup: Looking good after new shoeshine. OE wheels don't attract wheel thieves and virtually indestructible on weathered roads. Better tires can dramatically transform a car's ride/handling/safety. It's one of the first "mods" I do to my daily driver. Will you look for a set of winter wheels or staying with one set of all-season?
     
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    I guess my search is now for the best performing year round all season. I bought Nokian zLine A/S UHP's at a great price and thought they were the answer until I found out they were horrible in snow.
     
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    #8 TypeSiR, Mar 15, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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    I've had good experience with Michelin Premier A/S which transformed an old Camry (since sold) into Lexus-like ride and provided better traction. Another good one is Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ that provides better traction and quieter than the Firestone. I've started buying used tires with good treads (7 to 8/32) through a reputable online store to cut down on the cost. After that, I just bring them to a local shop to mount and balance for $10/ea. Just have to make sure to bring a torque stick (to prevent over-torque) and double-check lug nuts are attached before leaving the premise. I also re-torque the lug nuts with a torque wrench after I get home.
     
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    The stock wheels are ok. I really liked the wheels on the Hatchback, wish I had a set of those. Also the Si wheels are nice too.
     
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    Aren't the EX and EX-L hatchback wheels the same wheels, just tinted a bit darker?
     
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    The Sport Hatch (darker wheels) has the same 18" wheels as the Si (lighter, silver color). EX and EX-L hatchbacks have the same 17" wheels as the sedan EX, EX-T, EX-L.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the hatch wheels (non-Sport) are also darker versions.
     
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    You're right. I recall seeing them on the streets and they do look darker.
     
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    They are a little too busy for my taste but eh it's all personal preference. I assume enkei makes them still, if so they obviously make some great quality wheels.
     
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    At first I didn’t like the design but they grew on me and their easier to clean and wax then previous cars with aluminum rims . Plus I live in sw Florida no pot holes the wheels will last longer unlike when I lived in new York ( pothole city) the question was asked do I like the stock ext wheels yes I do :)
     
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