December 09, 2014
Got these wheels as a winter set 1" smaller than stock (TireRack recommended). They look great, perform great, stay clean, and overall I'm happy with the purchase, but I want to mention two things.
First - TireRack said these wheels, despite being a minus one in size would fit - and they did. But they gave me quite a scare - there's about 2mm of clearance between the balancing weights and the front brake caliper, so for a moment there I was thinking that I had to deal with returning, rebuying, and waiting another month for the wheels. But the wheels fit and I've done about 4K miles on them at highway speeds with no issues.
Second - the spacing around the nut in the socket is smaller than the OEM Honda wheels. What that means is that I can't use the Honda wrench that came in the trunk to tighten/remove these wheel nuts. Good thing I have a deep socket set, but I understand that not a lot of people do (I guess in that case you would likely be getting someone else to install the wheels anyway). I have to carry the wrench + socket in the car in the winter in case I get a flat - I wouldn't be able to remove these wheels with a regular Honda wrench. I guess this could be considered a theft deterrent, although I'd like to get a set of wheel locks for these (why aren't they available?)