November 13, 2012
My van is black and I debated back and forth between these and typical 5-spoke silver wheels. I was concerned that the black on black might not work, but these wheels look awesome on our black van. Gives the van some attitude.
These wheels are very light and appear to be well constructed. I opted to keep the provided moda center cap as the silver Honda ones completely changed the wheel appearance. Had tire pressure monitors installed (from Tire Rack) with no issues. I just put these wheels on the van a week ago, so no word yet on long-term issues. But at the moment I'm thrilled with this purchase.
The only con I might have is on installation / fit. To be fair, I don't know if this is mainly an issue with my van or the wheels, though I suspect it is the van, which likely has rusty hubs. These wheels came with centering rings, which I know are intended only to locate the wheel on the hub until you get the lug bolts tightened. The wheels did not seem to fit very well on the hubs during this process and I had to start the lug nuts by hand and be careful to tighten one or two gradually to properly seat the wheel. The only other thing was that the holes in the wheels for the lug nuts are pretty tight - the impact socket I had would not fit inside the holes. Tire Rack did provide a 3/8" drive socket that fit nicely, so I just used that and a long ratchet to tighten the lug nuts.
I'm anticipating these wheels will be hard to keep clean - the pictures are very accurate on Tire Rack, so you can see for yourself and make your own judgement. It helps that the recessed areas are dark gray / black, which should match the brake dust they'll get covered in.