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hucke150 Apr 7, 3:29pm - #147480 

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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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hucke150 Apr 7, 3:30pm - #147481 

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hucke150 Apr 7, 3:31pm - #147482 

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price list
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whats the weight like
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hucke150 Apr 7, 3:39pm - #147484 

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doesnt give weight specs...
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KULOD Apr 7, 4:04pm - #147485 

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 7, 4:38pm - #147486 

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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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XxMerlinxX Apr 7, 5:09pm - #147487 
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I called the place and their 17's weigh 19 lbs. Not too bad.

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 7, 5:11pm - #147488 

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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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iseaniebabyi Apr 7, 5:25pm - #147489 
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those look nice.

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xXMaGNuSXx Apr 7, 5:29pm - #147490 
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Originally Posted by hucke150
price list


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

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Originally Posted by iseaniebabyi
those look nice.
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oas Apr 7, 6:02pm - #147492 
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dunno wath i fhink of them
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vietnamese2004 Apr 7, 7:30pm - #147493 

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since it is lighter than stock would that mean the car go faster?
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Evan Apr 7, 7:32pm - #147494 

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I like the look but the price is way too rich for my blood grin

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Sultan Apr 7, 8:36pm - #147495 

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looks ok, most likely a wrap. price is a bit excessive...
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se7enmodgt20 Apr 7, 8:39pm - #147496 
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Yea i seen those a while back. they look's cool but i wouldn't buy them.
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celicaTRDgts Apr 7, 8:41pm - #147497 

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there alright...i would love to see them on a car tho
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hucke150 Apr 7, 8:45pm - #147498 

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they look good but not sure i would get them for my car, plus i am happy with my rims
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drkramm Apr 7, 8:49pm - #147499 
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not real carbon fiber.. you wouldn't want real carbon fiber rims one lil hit and they'll snap

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Virgilson Apr 7, 9:08pm - #147500 

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same here thumbsup
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narcolepsy123456 Apr 7, 9:14pm - #147501 

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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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SilverGT Apr 7, 9:56pm - #147502 
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looks nice, but pretty damn expensive
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cycocelica Apr 7, 9:58pm - #147503 

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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
there alright...i would love to see them on a car tho


yeah i agree
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Bakablo1 Apr 7, 10:11pm - #147504 
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Vampyre Apr 7, 10:22pm - #147505 

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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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grcelica Apr 7, 10:32pm - #147506 

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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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Speed4TheNeed Apr 7, 10:56pm - #147507 

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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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hephaestus Apr 7, 11:04pm - #147508 
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
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

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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LostAngel Apr 7, 11:12pm - #147509 
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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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hephaestus Apr 7, 11:52pm - #147510 
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12.9 Lbs. for a 18x8.5 wheel that costs a small fortune can't be that bad.
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round2gts Apr 8, 1:43am - #147512 

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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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Mad_Game Apr 8, 1:44am - #147513 
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dennis_dup1 Apr 8, 1:51am - #147514 

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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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hucke150 Apr 8, 2:06am - #147515 

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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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they look pretty nice.,
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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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hephaestus Apr 8, 4:25am - #147518 
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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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They are wrapped in 3mm of Carbon Fiber. It says so on the ad...
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 8, 11:57am - #147520 

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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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Evan Apr 9, 4:21am - #147521 

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^ yeah I'll buy anything that's made in carbon fiber? So what tongue laughsilly

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theretiredpimp Apr 11, 2:11am - #147522 

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I don't like them rims at all.

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01gts_hedstash Apr 13, 4:59am - #147523 
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don't show me those carbon fiber rims i have yet another thing to add to my wish list now
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