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Lightweight Rims!? #181200 May 19, 2:07pm May 19, 2:07pm
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Lightweight Rims!?
Where could I search for some lightweight rims? I want some 18" rims, but I dont want my car gettin hella weighed down? Any sites?

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Deseck] #181201 May 19, 2:11pm May 19, 2:11pm

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that will be a hard one to get, let me know if you find any thumbsup

Re: Lightweight Rims!? #181202 May 19, 2:13pm May 19, 2:13pm
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well unless you're willing to dish out 1000+ on just rims, finding a lightweight 18 probably wont happen. you're better going with 17s on 40 profile..since thats the profile you would get on an 18 inch wheel and it will give the same low profile look.

companies that would make light 18s would be Volk, SSR, any company by Rays, etc.

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Deseck] #181203 May 19, 2:21pm May 19, 2:21pm
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Also keep in mind that 18's don't make you slower just because they weigh more, but also because they have a greater circumference.


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Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: slidr] #181204 May 19, 2:23pm May 19, 2:23pm

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^^^^^^^but then again, once you get going...they add to your momentum thumbsup

key words "once you get going" rofl

Re: Lightweight Rims!? #181205 May 19, 2:33pm May 19, 2:33pm
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thanks for the replies, guys. any links to some sites that sell them?

I'm also looking at Racing Harts so any sites besides their main one would be helpful also. thumbsup


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Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Deseck] #181206 May 19, 3:00pm May 19, 3:00pm
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check in to ssr's

18's are heavy, i belive their 17x7.5's are listed at 14lbs


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Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Deseck] #181207 May 19, 3:00pm May 19, 3:00pm
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Get BBS or ADVAN if you want a light weight 18.. about 500 per wheel

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: aznricecooker99] #181208 May 19, 4:12pm May 19, 4:12pm
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http://www.jaydm.com/subzero.htm

18 inch subzero's are 19lbs...for an 18 inch rim thats pritty light


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Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: NorwayGT] #181209 May 19, 4:13pm May 19, 4:13pm
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^^ ditto.

also, centerline and weld racing make very lightweight rims thumbsup

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #181210 May 19, 4:25pm May 19, 4:25pm
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eek eek eek eek

# 18" $590.00 Per Set Shipped Anywhere in U.S.
(Canada, HI extra.)
# Weight: 18"-19lbs
# Royal Colors (with polished lip): Gun Metallic, Black


eek eek holy shit i jus nutted myself...black/gunmetal 18"s with a polished lip for $590?!!! 19lbs?! thumbsup


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Everything Im in spin, on 20" Larenz/
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Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Deseck] #181211 May 19, 4:26pm May 19, 4:26pm
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just go with the motegi ro_ja wheels, they're forged and don't cost too terribly much, more info at rojawheels.com. i've got the formula fives, can't wait to get them on, but i'm waiting till i have everything ready kit suspension and wheels seats and lots of others. should be finished by the end of july.

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: narcolepsy123456] #181212 May 19, 4:34pm May 19, 4:34pm
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works wheels are light look them up, sorry no link

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Double_Ohh_GTS] #181213 May 19, 7:31pm May 19, 7:31pm
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5Zigen has an 18" wheel that weighs 17 lbs. I think it's the FNOC-R (something like that)

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Deseck] #181214 May 19, 7:33pm May 19, 7:33pm
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Originally Posted by Deseck
eek eek eek eek

# 18" $590.00 Per Set Shipped Anywhere in U.S.
(Canada, HI extra.)
# Weight: 18"-19lbs
# Royal Colors (with polished lip): Gun Metallic, Black


eek eek holy shit i jus nutted myself...black/gunmetal 18"s with a polished lip for $590?!!! 19lbs?! thumbsup


where did you find this? sounds to good to be true

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: cycocelica] #181215 May 20, 12:04am May 20, 12:04am
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"I ride big body Benz, Gucci shade lens/
Me an all my friends got the platinum diamond grin/
Everything Im in spin, on 20" Larenz/
Lay back on buckskin, wit my braids in the wind."
Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: Deseck] #181216 May 20, 12:14am May 20, 12:14am
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Check out Enkei... they have a good number of wheels in the 18" sizes that are less then 20lbs.. which works out pretty good!! As for the slowing you down thing... if you go with a 225/35/18 for tires you won't be affecting your acceleration as the overall diameter is the same as stock! However keep in mind that for ever pound at your wheels/tires it is the same as four pounds in your car. So if you find a wheel that is 1 pound lighter thats a total of 4 pounds overall at your wheels and then the same as 16 pounds in your car which is almost the same as 2hp!!

Props for thinking about weight!!

Re: Lightweight Rims!? [Re: HJC_Celica] #181217 May 20, 10:25am May 20, 10:25am
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I was just thinkin that I wanted an Intake and everything for my engine, and bigger rims would just cancel out the gains bc of the extra weight. Yes, I am an auto, but I still want some of my speed. tongue Thanks for all the sites and replies. thumbsup


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Everything Im in spin, on 20" Larenz/
Lay back on buckskin, wit my braids in the wind."
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