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real carbon fiber rims #147480 Apr 7, 7:29am Apr 7, 7:29am
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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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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147481 Apr 7, 7:30am Apr 7, 7:30am
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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147482 Apr 7, 7:31am Apr 7, 7:31am
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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147483 Apr 7, 7:33am Apr 7, 7:33am

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whats the weight like

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doesnt give weight specs...

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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147485 Apr 7, 8:04am Apr 7, 8:04am
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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: KULOD] #147486 Apr 7, 8:38am Apr 7, 8:38am
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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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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147487 Apr 7, 9:09am Apr 7, 9:09am
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I called the place and their 17's weigh 19 lbs. Not too bad.


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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: XxMerlinxX] #147488 Apr 7, 9:11am Apr 7, 9:11am
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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

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147489 Apr 7, 9:25am Apr 7, 9:25am
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those look nice.


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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147490 Apr 7, 9:29am Apr 7, 9:29am
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Originally Posted by hucke150
price list


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

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: iseaniebabyi] #147491 Apr 7, 9:40am Apr 7, 9:40am

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those look nice.

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147492 Apr 7, 10:02am Apr 7, 10:02am
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dunno wath i fhink of them

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147493 Apr 7, 11:30am Apr 7, 11:30am
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since it is lighter than stock would that mean the car go faster?

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: vietnamese2004] #147494 Apr 7, 11:32am Apr 7, 11:32am
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I like the look but the price is way too rich for my blood grin


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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147495 Apr 7, 12:36pm Apr 7, 12:36pm
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looks ok, most likely a wrap. price is a bit excessive...

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147496 Apr 7, 12:39pm Apr 7, 12:39pm
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Yea i seen those a while back. they look's cool but i wouldn't buy them.

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147497 Apr 7, 12:41pm Apr 7, 12:41pm
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there alright...i would love to see them on a car tho

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147498 Apr 7, 12:45pm Apr 7, 12:45pm
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they look good but not sure i would get them for my car, plus i am happy with my rims

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147499 Apr 7, 12:49pm Apr 7, 12:49pm
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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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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: celicaTRDgts] #147500 Apr 7, 1:08pm Apr 7, 1:08pm
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same here thumbsup

Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147501 Apr 7, 1:14pm Apr 7, 1:14pm
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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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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: hucke150] #147502 Apr 7, 1:56pm Apr 7, 1:56pm
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looks nice, but pretty damn expensive

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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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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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Re: real carbon fiber rims [Re: Vampyre] #147506 Apr 7, 2:32pm Apr 7, 2:32pm
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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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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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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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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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12.9 Lbs. for a 18x8.5 wheel that costs a small fortune can't be that bad.

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


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I don't like them rims at all.


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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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