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Hondaline wheels are awesome

I just ordered a set of those Hondaline aluminum wheels with Mudlite XTR tires for the Rincon from Planet Honda. Can't wait until UPS brings them. Since the dealer says they only fit a Foreman or Rubicon, I may have to use spacers on the rear to clear the independent suspension of the Rincon. Sure they're expensive, but the Honda logo is cool and will be something different. Everybody has the ITP rims, so this will be a nice change.
 

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I just ordered a set of those Hondaline aluminum wheels with Mudlite XTR tires for the Rincon from Planet Honda. Can't wait until UPS brings them. Since the dealer says they only fit a Foreman or Rubicon, I may have to use spacers on the rear to clear the independent suspension of the Rincon. Sure they're expensive, but the Honda logo is cool and will be something different. Everybody has the ITP rims, so this will be a nice change.
OH MAN, you should try and cancel that order!!

The Rear wheels are gonna stick WAY OUT on a Rincon!! Those wheels are designed for an SRA rear and you will need "neagative spacers" (no such thing) to make it look and work right!

Look closely at the pics in my Personal Gallery <a href="http://www.hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/albu" target="_blank">http://www.hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/albu ... er_id=6512</a> , especially the rear. Closeup attached to this message.
 

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BTW, they are not too expensive if you find the right place to buy them.

Do a search on Google for part number "08W12-HP0-100*" to find your best deal at a reputable parts dealer.
 

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QUOTE ("UplandRincon680":jmydfem1)
I just ordered a set of those Hondaline aluminum wheels with Mudlite XTR tires for the Rincon from Planet Honda. Can't wait until UPS brings them. Since the dealer says they only fit a Foreman or Rubicon, I may have to use spacers on the rear to clear the independent suspension of the Rincon. Sure they're expensive, but the Honda logo is cool and will be something different. Everybody has the ITP rims, so this will be a nice change.
OH MAN, you should try and cancel that order!!

The Rear wheels are gonna stick WAY OUT on a Rincon!! Those wheels are designed for an SRA rear and you will need "neagative spacers" (no such thing) to make it look and work right!

Look closely at the pics in my Personal Gallery <a href="http://www.hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/albu" target="_blank">http://www.hondaforeman.com/phpBB2/albu ... er_id=6512</a> , especially the rear. Closeup attached to this message.[/quote]



If the order was placed right the rears will not stick out to far because he will get 4 fronts.
 

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If the order was placed right the rears will not stick out to far because he will get 4 fronts.

That willl work, but you will only have 6.5" wide wheels at all 4 corners.

The Honda Wheels are 6.5 front and 7.5 rear,

6.5 Might not be optimal with larger rear tires.
 

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Hondaline wheels on a Rincon

Thanks for the feedback guys. The order can't be cancelled, so I will need to deal with whatever happens at this point. The link for the Ace/extreme website has a great deal going. Too bad my Google search did not come up with that site before I ordered. I must have researched prices for 2 hours on the internet. I went with stock size tires, if that will help me any. I did see something about using 4 fronts on one website, and thought about it, but did not think it would look right and ordered fronts/rears instead. I was thinking I would NEED spacers, but guess the opposite was true. If it turns out that the rears stick out too badly, I may need to get 2 more fronts and sell the rears. I wonder if Gorilla axle offers a shorter axle as an option or if would mean shorter arms also. If it is too much trouble, I may just abandon the idea of these wheels altogether. Do you think 4 front rims would look or track correctly? Living and learning.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. The order can't be cancelled, so I will need to deal with whatever happens at this point. The link for the Ace/extreme website has a great deal going. Too bad my Google search did not come up with that site before I ordered. I must have researched prices for 2 hours on the internet. I went with stock size tires, if that will help me any. I did see something about using 4 fronts on one website, and thought about it, but did not think it would look right and ordered fronts/rears instead. I was thinking I would NEED spacers, but guess the opposite was true. If it turns out that the rears stick out too badly, I may need to get 2 more fronts and sell the rears. I wonder if Gorilla axle offers a shorter axle as an option or if would mean shorter arms also. If it is too much trouble, I may just abandon the idea of these wheels altogether. Do you think 4 front rims would look or track correctly? Living and learning.

Ditto, on the AC Extreme Website, I found that AFTER I go tmine for $98 each BUT, I will use them from now on because all of their Honda parts are priced better than anywhere else I can find.

Concerning the wheels on the Rincon, changing arms etc would really be out of the question and even if you could make it work it would greatly reduce the capability of your Rincon. You would be better off with one of those lousy SRA Foremans

Hopefully the place where you got them will let you return the rears ($5 says you will not like the effect). I recommend you DO NOT bolt them up and certainly do not drive on them as they probably will not let you return them if you do. Just do a test fit by placing them loosely on the rear and see how you like them first. IF they will not take them back I would be interested in buying the rears as spares for a different set of tires.

I think you would be very OK and happy with 4 fronts on your Rincon as long as you keep the tire width around 10-11". Going 12" wide on a 6.5" wide rim might make the sidewalls of the tires not work to their optimum. However I personally haven't tried that so you never know.
 

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HONDALINE WHEELS

Thanks, that's an option. I got the factory size 25x8 and 25x10 XTR Mudlites mounted on them since I was not sure about going larger. I did not want to hurt my power. I will try both fronts on one side and see if I can live with how it looks without the deepdish rear style. From what I learned here, the rears will probably be 3 inches outside the plastics and will fling mud like crazy. It will probably look like a 1970's hot rod. No telling how it would ride, and I likely will never know. Like you said, I need to keep them clean and just mount them up and see what a mistake I made. Might be a funny photogragh.
 

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Thanks, that's an option. I got the factory size 25x8 and 25x10 XTR Mudlites mounted on them since I was not sure about going larger. I did not want to hurt my power. I will try both fronts on one side and see if I can live with how it looks without the deepdish rear style. From what I learned here, the rears will probably be 3 inches outside the plastics and will fling mud like crazy. It will probably look like a 1970's hot rod. No telling how it would ride, and I likely will never know. Like you said, I need to keep them clean and just mount them up and see what a mistake I made. Might be a funny photogragh.
I think the 10s on the 6.5 should be fine. You are just gonna end up needed 2 more fronts. Most people run 12s on a 7", so that shouldn't be a big deal.

Again, if those guys try to charge you a 25% restock fee or something like that keep me in mind.

Yes, please post a photo, I would really like to see it.
 

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WILL DO

I got my UPS confirmation email today. They should arrive on the 19th. Hopefully I will get some pics posted this weekend. I got to help a buddy reframe his Can Am 650 this weekend sometime as well. Seems that a tree jumped out in front of him and bent the frame. He got a new frame for $1000 and has been farting around for 3 weekends trying to switch everything over. I'm going to put some coffee on, and MAKE him get it together. The trailing arms were a pain when I helped out before since BRP makes you buy their special spanner socket. I bought a Ford Dana 44 socket and it was close but not quite. Got to love those engineers who keep you buying tools or using dealership service rates!
I have to put my Powermadd handguards, Warn back-up light, and gel grips on also. Should be a busy weekend.
 

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Buyer beware of A&C Extreme Sports!

I took advantage of the link showed in another post to order a set of 4 of the cool factory wheels and 26" Mudlite XTRs. Delievered to Austin, $727. The internet sales rep, George, promised me by telephone that they would arrive mounted. Sounded like a fair deal. Here is a link to their website if you are interested in the $84 per wheel sale price:
<a href="http://www.acextremesports.com/eshoppro" target="_blank">http://www.acextremesports.com/eshoppro ... Wheels.htm</a>

Well, a week later and I called to learn about the status of my order. I was disappointed to learn that my order had not been received and that they have had this problem a time or two before. This dropped order occurred even though a confirmation email went out after placing the order. On encouragement from George that he would watch over my order, I made a second attempt. Still no confirmation email, but George did confirm with me when I called that he was processing the order. So it was game on, I thought…

Well, I finally received my wheels and tires this past Friday. That is the good news. The bad news is that although George, the internet sales rep, promised to mount the tires and wheels, he and his manager decided to not do this as promised. In addition, when questioned about this decision, he first told me a story about how the FedEx guy wouldn't "let" him mount them. Then he later said that his manager said that they wouldn't mount them. So, another $60 down the tube to have them mounted at Discount Tire here locally in Austin.

Then, in reviewing the invoice for the deal, I found I had been charged New Jersey sales tax. I went and reviewed a few tax bulletins from New Jersey and found the following quote:

"items generally sold to out-of-state customers are generally not subject to New Jersey sales tax"

So, what do you do with that? Items are a hassle to order from this vendor because of a faulty website, they promise service they don't deliver, and they charge you sales tax even though they are delivering out of state. Is this someone we should be doing business with? I'll leave that one to you. My opinion is that none of us should order from A&C Extreme Sports, Inc in New Jersey until these guys learn how to be ethical and honest. Here is a link to there website so there is no confusion:

www.acextremesports.com

I am sorry to report this poor experience. This is probably a young vendor, but I did give them two opportunities by phone to rectify the problem. I asked for a refund of the sales tax citing the tax bulletin published by their state and I asked for all or part of the $60 fee I suffered here locally for mounting to be returned. Their attitude was not just no, but heck no, it wasn't their fault.

Enjoy your day!
Mike

Moral of the story, call to be sure they have your order if you want to take advantage of the good deal on the Honda Aluminum Wheels., be prepared for this vendor to promise things they won’t deliver and finally, add another 6% on because they are going to charge you New Jersey sales tax even if you are an out of state customer.
 

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Hi Mike,

Dang, that sucks! Now I feel bad for posting that link, but I was just passing on the bet deal I found. I ordered some Honda parts from them after my post (not the wheels). Even thou I did receive my order in a timely manner I will say that I didn't get any responses to e-mails asking for tracking info or when my order had shipped.

In reality I guess it is always better to pay a little more and get the proper customer service you deserve.

I will edit my posts to remove that link so no one else has to go thru what you did.

On the bright side of things, how are the wheels? Post some pics when you get them mounted!
 

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I didn't see any dimensions on the wheels.

I have a 98 450ES and want some nice stock sized aluminum wheels. Will these fit the stock hubs and tires???

Thanks,
Mike
 

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I didn't see any dimensions on the wheels.

I have a 98 450ES and want some nice stock sized aluminum wheels. Will these fit the stock hubs and tires???

Thanks,
Mike
There the same dimensions as the stock 500 Foreman wheels and should fit your 450 perfectly.

I also double checked ITPs wheel chart info and they call for the same wheel specs for the 450 and 500.
 

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Well, it is now December 6, and I am happy to report that AMEX ruled in my favor and credited the $85.26 back to my account. That was what I paid for mounting of the tires to the wheels and the surprise sales tax that I was charged.

Should any of you have this same trouble with A&C, please remember that you can seek recourse with your credit card company. In this case, it proved useful where Honda was unwilling to intervene.

So, this is the end of my sour grapes campaign against this vendor. I appreciate the suggestions of help and words of encouragement. I also urge all of you to stay away from this vendor. They are not at all benevolent.

Best regards,
Mike
 
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