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Nov 4, 5:48pm - #318148 
wheels

which is a better brand as far as quality goes for rims...enkei or konig? i've heard lots about both. Interested in what you guys n gals have to say...
imput on other brands is welcome too. grin thanks in advance!

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Nov 4, 7:06pm - #318149 
they are both equal in my opinion. better than axis, but less than racing hart of ro_ja.

ro_ja formula 5's are great

racing hart cr's are awesome...u see them on a lot of touring celicas but they're very expensive so there not common at all on the streets (especially the 3-piece versions).

centerline storms are very lightweight..but they only look good in 18" and higher because at that height they start to do 2-piece forged wheels (the 17s are one-piece and look crummy)

in any case..just 2 things to remember as a rule of thumb:

odd-spoked rims (such as 3, 5, 7, etc) suggest motion.

even-spoked rims (such as the 6-spoked cr) suggest show.

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Nov 4, 7:14pm - #318150 
yea what caleb said tongue

personally I'm going with Racing Hart rims Jinx... wave


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Nov 4, 7:14pm - #318151 
I have Enkei myself and I love them. No problems at all with them and I think for the price they are a quality rim.
I have the (Black, Hyper Black, Gunmetal) whatever they are RSV in 17"

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Nov 4, 7:43pm - #318152 
what are you talking about Axis is a way better brand than either of those.


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Nov 5, 4:06am - #318153 
^^ when considerring enkei, konig, and axis as a whole...axis is less of a brand (yes, this is my opinion..but it's also held by most others).

yes, there are some axis rims that are better than some enkei and konig rims..but we're looking at everything taken together thumbsup

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Nov 5, 5:57pm - #318154 
well, im not getting rims any bigger than 16". the way i drive my car, 17" and 18" rims are too much for the little motor to turn. need small n lightweight. alsso, what about 5zigens?

thanks for all your info guys wave

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Nov 6, 2:16am - #318155 
O.Z. Racing thumbsup

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Nov 6, 2:29am - #318156 
Originally Posted by BaTMaN_4
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Nov 6, 7:50pm - #318157 
Good choice on the wheels. I lke them all. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Nov 8, 10:57am - #318158 
now for the hard part...saving enough money for em...

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Nov 8, 11:57am - #318159 
Konig does a lot of copies. Why not go with the originals such as Racing Hart or Volks?


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Nov 8, 12:18pm - #318160 
RH's are only 17" and up and volks are REALLY expensive... volks were my origional chioce tho

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Nov 8, 12:20pm - #318161 
i've enkeis on my paseo, very nice quality...

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Nov 8, 12:31pm - #318162 
Originally Posted by StuntPanda

RH's are only 17" and up and volks are REALLY expensive... volks were my origional chioce tho


so you want 16's? confused I think 17's with 225/45/17 tires fill up the Celica's wheel wells perfectly. With 45 series tires, it is not too rough on the ride.


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Nov 8, 1:15pm - #318163 
aren't axis rims better than konig and enkei?
idk..some cheap rims are really nice (REV)


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Nov 8, 1:21pm - #318164 
i had 17"s on my car before and i do lots of canyons, so i think that 17"s are too big. i have 15"s on now and they're a little small, so i figure 16"s would be perfect. 215 45 16 should do it

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