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May 19, 2:07pm - #181200 
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?


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May 19, 2:11pm - #181201 
that will be a hard one to get, let me know if you find any thumbsup

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May 19, 2:13pm - #181202 
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.

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May 19, 2:21pm - #181203 
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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May 19, 2:23pm - #181204 
^^^^^^^but then again, once you get going...they add to your momentum thumbsup

key words "once you get going" rofl

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May 19, 2:33pm - #181205 
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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May 19, 3:00pm - #181206 
check in to ssr's

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


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May 19, 3:00pm - #181207 
Get BBS or ADVAN if you want a light weight 18.. about 500 per wheel

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May 19, 4:12pm - #181208 
http://www.jaydm.com/subzero.htm

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


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May 19, 4:13pm - #181209 
^^ ditto.

also, centerline and weld racing make very lightweight rims thumbsup

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May 19, 4:25pm - #181210 
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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May 19, 4:26pm - #181211 
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.

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May 19, 4:34pm - #181212 
works wheels are light look them up, sorry no link

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

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May 19, 7:33pm - #181214 
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

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May 20, 12:04am - #181215 


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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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May 20, 12:14am - #181216 
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!!

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May 20, 10:25am - #181217 
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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