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Old 11 Jun 2006, 05:03 pm
mike18xx@yahoo.com
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Default Wheel diameters for '89 Prelude?

I recently acquired a well-tuned 1989 Prelude (not the AWS model) that
is quite fun to drive. Fuel-economy is atrocious for a 4-banger,
however; and I suspect the tiny 175/60R13 tires are to blame -- as the
engine is whining at near 4000rpm going 75mph. 1st gear is also a joke:
if a snail breaths on the rear bumper, the car is moving fast enough to
shift into 2nd.

Could someone post the bolt-pattern specs (four bolts), and largest
diameter tire I can reasonably put on the fronts without rubbing the
wells? In the age of $3 gas, I'm willing to trade racket-like
acceleration for improved highway mileage.

Also, are there any kits to enable opening the rear triangle windows to
improve air-circulation?

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Old 13 Jun 2006, 04:02 pm
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Default Re: Wheel diameters for '89 Prelude?

hi there
my 91 'lude has 185/70/13 wheels as standard.
I think the offset is 100 mm across straights,not sure about
diagonals(not measured).
hope this helps
spike
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>I recently acquired a well-tuned 1989 Prelude (not the AWS model) that
> is quite fun to drive. Fuel-economy is atrocious for a 4-banger,
> however; and I suspect the tiny 175/60R13 tires are to blame -- as the
> engine is whining at near 4000rpm going 75mph. 1st gear is also a joke:
> if a snail breaths on the rear bumper, the car is moving fast enough to
> shift into 2nd.
>
> Could someone post the bolt-pattern specs (four bolts), and largest
> diameter tire I can reasonably put on the fronts without rubbing the
> wells? In the age of $3 gas, I'm willing to trade racket-like
> acceleration for improved highway mileage.
>
> Also, are there any kits to enable opening the rear triangle windows to
> improve air-circulation?
>



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Old 14 Jun 2006, 10:07 am
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The bolt pattern would be 4 on 100mm. I'm sure you can go 185 - 70 - 13
for tires.


mike18xx@yahoo.com wrote:
> I recently acquired a well-tuned 1989 Prelude (not the AWS model) that
> is quite fun to drive. Fuel-economy is atrocious for a 4-banger,
> however; and I suspect the tiny 175/60R13 tires are to blame -- as the
> engine is whining at near 4000rpm going 75mph. 1st gear is also a joke:
> if a snail breaths on the rear bumper, the car is moving fast enough to
> shift into 2nd.
>
> Could someone post the bolt-pattern specs (four bolts), and largest
> diameter tire I can reasonably put on the fronts without rubbing the
> wells? In the age of $3 gas, I'm willing to trade racket-like
> acceleration for improved highway mileage.
>
> Also, are there any kits to enable opening the rear triangle windows to
> improve air-circulation?


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