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Apr 7, 8:29am - #147480 
real carbon fiber rims

hey whats going on. was looking at my new import tuner and found a add for these carbon fiber rims...look to be real, but most likely a "wrap" with real carbon fiber but they actually look halfway decent..

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Apr 7, 8:30am - #147481 
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Apr 7, 8:31am - #147482 
price list

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Apr 7, 8:33am - #147483 
whats the weight like

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Apr 7, 8:39am - #147484 
doesnt give weight specs...

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Apr 7, 9:04am - #147485 
im in love eek eek

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Apr 7, 9:38am - #147486 
they don't look worth it, imo.

i'm 99.9% positive their just wrapped in carbon fiber--carbon fiber isnt made to hold the abuse a metal rim can take.

my guess is they don't weigh less than an average rim, either because more than likely it's still a metal rim with carbon fiber outer layer.

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Apr 7, 10:09am - #147487 
I called the place and their 17's weigh 19 lbs. Not too bad.


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Apr 7, 10:11am - #147488 
Originally Posted by XxMerlinxX
I called the place and their 17's weigh 19 lbs. Not too bad.


nope--i stand corrected.

17s for 19lbs are not bad at all..considering my stock 16s weigh about 22lbs.

its not weld racing or centerline...but thats still better than average thumbsup

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Apr 7, 10:25am - #147489 
those look nice.


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Apr 7, 10:29am - #147490 
Originally Posted by hucke150
price list


Ouch! Lemme pay my repair bill first... rofl


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Apr 7, 10:40am - #147491 
Originally Posted by iseaniebabyi
those look nice.

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Apr 7, 11:02am - #147492 
dunno wath i fhink of them

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Apr 7, 12:30pm - #147493 
since it is lighter than stock would that mean the car go faster?

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Apr 7, 12:32pm - #147494 
I like the look but the price is way too rich for my blood grin


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Apr 7, 1:36pm - #147495 
looks ok, most likely a wrap. price is a bit excessive...

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Apr 7, 1:39pm - #147496 
Yea i seen those a while back. they look's cool but i wouldn't buy them.

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Apr 7, 1:41pm - #147497 
there alright...i would love to see them on a car tho

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Apr 7, 1:45pm - #147498 
they look good but not sure i would get them for my car, plus i am happy with my rims

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Apr 7, 1:49pm - #147499 
not real carbon fiber.. you wouldn't want real carbon fiber rims one lil hit and they'll snap


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Apr 7, 2:08pm - #147500 
same here thumbsup

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Apr 7, 2:14pm - #147501 
if anyone buys these wheels, they should be slapped confused. for just a little bit more you can go forged and they weigh a lot lighter than these, my motegi ro_ja formula 5s are 18 inch and weigh 18 pounds. they were 1800 shipped to my house. thumbsup

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Apr 7, 2:56pm - #147502 
looks nice, but pretty damn expensive

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Apr 7, 2:58pm - #147503 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
there alright...i would love to see them on a car tho


yeah i agree

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Apr 7, 3:11pm - #147504 
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Apr 7, 3:22pm - #147505 
I'll be the first to say it then.. they look like shit. People are going off the deep end on Carbon Fiber. I personally don't think 19lbs for 17" is all that special either, even though a stock rim is heavier and it's smaller.

If you want light weight rims, you gotta go with 15" steelies or racing wheels.. I don't think anything else compares.


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Apr 7, 3:32pm - #147506 
Originally Posted by Vampyre
I'll be the first to say it then.. they look like shit. People are going off the deep end on Carbon Fiber. I personally don't think 19lbs for 17" is all that special either, even though a stock rim is heavier and it's smaller.

If you want light weight rims, you gotta go with 15" steelies or racing wheels.. I don't think anything else compares.


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Apr 7, 3:56pm - #147507 
Originally Posted by grcelica
Originally Posted by Vampyre
I'll be the first to say it then.. they look like shit. People are going off the deep end on Carbon Fiber. I personally don't think 19lbs for 17" is all that special either, even though a stock rim is heavier and it's smaller.

If you want light weight rims, you gotta go with 15" steelies or racing wheels.. I don't think anything else compares.


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or you can go with centerline or weld racing wheels...18s that weigh 22 pounds, 17s that weigh 15lbs thumbsup thumbsup

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Apr 7, 4:04pm - #147508 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
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Originally Posted by Vampyre
I'll be the first to say it then.. they look like shit. People are going off the deep end on Carbon Fiber. I personally don't think 19lbs for 17" is all that special either, even though a stock rim is heavier and it's smaller.

If you want light weight rims, you gotta go with 15" steelies or racing wheels.. I don't think anything else compares.


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or you can go with centerline or weld racing wheels...18s that weigh 22 pounds, 17s that weigh 15lbs thumbsup thumbsup

or you can go with these which could be the ultimate and are available for a Celica. I don't know if it's the 7th gen Celica, but these are amazing...

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Apr 7, 4:12pm - #147509 
Originally Posted by Vampyre
I'll be the first to say it then.. they look like shit. People are going off the deep end on Carbon Fiber. I personally don't think 19lbs for 17" is all that special either, even though a stock rim is heavier and it's smaller.

If you want light weight rims, you gotta go with 15" steelies or racing wheels.. I don't think anything else compares.

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Apr 7, 4:52pm - #147510 
12.9 Lbs. for a 18x8.5 wheel that costs a small fortune can't be that bad.

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Apr 7, 4:55pm - #147511 
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Apr 7, 6:43pm - #147512 
yea you get them on and the next day you go to ur car and it is sitting heavy on blocks rofl


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Apr 7, 6:44pm - #147513 
not tight thumbsdown

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Apr 7, 6:51pm - #147514 
Its funny how these rims dont have specs on how much they weigh in the ad, when thats one of the most important reasons for getting carbon fiber...

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Apr 7, 7:06pm - #147515 
Originally Posted by dennis

Its funny how these rims dont have specs on how much they weigh in the ad, when thats one of the most important reasons for getting carbon fiber...


exactly what i was thinking. if i was someone shopping for rims i would stick to the classic method of wheel materials. but i am sure sooner or later someone will get these.

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Apr 7, 9:19pm - #147516 
they look pretty nice.,

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Apr 7, 9:23pm - #147517 
the only way REAL carbon fiber rims would work is if they were forged, but that would cost like $1500 a rim if not more...otherwise it would be super weak and a slight tap with a hammer could dent it

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Apr 7, 9:25pm - #147518 
Originally Posted by dennis
Its funny how these rims dont have specs on how much they weigh in the ad, when thats one of the most important reasons for getting carbon fiber...

They weigh more than my grandmothers fat ass that's why and they look just as disgusting.

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Apr 7, 11:18pm - #147519 
They are wrapped in 3mm of Carbon Fiber. It says so on the ad...

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Apr 8, 4:57am - #147520 
Originally Posted by hucke150
Originally Posted by dennis
Its funny how these rims dont have specs on how much they weigh in the ad, when thats one of the most important reasons for getting carbon fiber...


exactly what i was thinking. if i was someone shopping for rims i would stick to the classic method of wheel materials. but i am sure sooner or later someone will get these.


they don't advertise it because 'lightness' is not it's selling point. they are a bit lighter than average--but nothing to get excited about.

these rims are just an attempt by the manufacturer to cash in on the carbon fiber craze.

slidr once said it best: (paraphrase) "it seems that everyone would buy anything as long as it's carbon fiber"

and that's a sad thing, really. my thoughts would be that the craze wears down just like the jdm craze a few years back and carbon fiber will be striclty a Performance product like it should be.

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Apr 8, 9:21pm - #147521 
^ yeah I'll buy anything that's made in carbon fiber? So what tongue laughsilly


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Apr 10, 7:11pm - #147522 
I don't like them rims at all.


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Apr 12, 9:59pm - #147523 
don't show me those carbon fiber rims i have yet another thing to add to my wish list now
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