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post Oct 22, 2009 - 11:04 AM
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Maybe OZ Alleggerita:
http://www.ozracing.fi/webimgoz6/2008/Alle...0TECK_A.eps.jpg

About 13,8lbs 7x17"
post Oct 22, 2009 - 1:39 PM
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I like those oz ultaleggera, i think they look better than rpf1.

plz guys lets keep the list going. the rpf1 dont look that good on the celica.


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post Oct 22, 2009 - 1:56 PM
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Oct 22, 2009 - 2:39 PM) *
I like those oz ultaleggera, i think they look better than rpf1.

plz guys lets keep the list going. the rpf1 dont look that good on the celica.



for my application - it doesn't have to look super sexy - function and very light is the name of the game! so for Motegi's FTW


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post Oct 22, 2009 - 1:59 PM
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Wouldn't it be better if you could find those wheels used? Since I'm assuming these will go on the Lemons car.


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post Oct 22, 2009 - 2:49 PM
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QUOTE (SwissFerdi @ Oct 22, 2009 - 2:59 PM) *
Wouldn't it be better if you could find those wheels used? Since I'm assuming these will go on the Lemons car.


Yes! Which raises some interesting points

- Wheels and Tires do not fall under the $500 blanket - you could run wheels made of unobtanium if you want - the tires just have to have X tread rating and be DOT legal.

- We ran 15" steelies and Michellin Pilots which I think we were the only people to run an all season performance tire (we just bought the most affordable wheel and tire package that made sense on craigslist) - anyone know how much steelies weigh?

- I could potentially uses this for my Daily Driver as well... I might go 17"s for the purpose of dual use.


Now that i have know what wheels to start looking for I can start trolling for used wheels.... having said that - we were burned pretty good buying a set of 4 steelies only to find out one was bent beyond repair....

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post Oct 22, 2009 - 3:00 PM
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click !


Now imagine what you can find used with tires.



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post Oct 22, 2009 - 3:03 PM
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QUOTE (Culpable04 @ Oct 22, 2009 - 4:00 PM) *
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Now imagine what you can find used with tires.



Right - found those this morning - just need to find a used set of something we talked about - easier said then done.... very specific needs are not easily met via craigslist - anything on the E-bays will have rather steep shipping charges... should be a good fight


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post Oct 22, 2009 - 7:03 PM
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Oz has too many spokes, flat, plain ehhh

spend the money for good wheels. No matter how you calculate we are always going to spend over the value of our car. The only TRUELY nice rims I've really seen on this site is work emotions, volks, and SSR.

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post Oct 23, 2009 - 2:16 AM
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I just say buy used.

Our cars aren't worth that much, and the benefit of putting on low weight wheels on our front wheel drive, low horsepower cars seems... negligible. That being said, I'm happy with my Volk C-Ultras (super dated 1996 3-spokes). They're still down around 14-15lbs, look sexy on our cars (made at the same time, more chunky which flows with the body moreso than tons of small spokes) and I got them for super cheap (technically free for me!).

Keep looking, you'll find a set you love.

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post Oct 23, 2009 - 9:26 AM
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Here is the source of my sudden interest in wheel weight:

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some sampling


Size Matters
http://www.wam.umd.edu/~greghess/sizematters.pdf
Finding Free Power
http://www.nerocam.com/SCC_TAPnew.asp
Bicycles and Unsprung Weight
http://web.archive.org/web/200312181.....;/cornering.pdf
Picking the Right Wheels For You
http://www.grmotorsports.com/wheels.html
Wheel Weights Can Effect Your Vehicles Show and Go
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...el_weights.jsp
Automobile Ride, Handling, and Suspension Design
http://www.rqriley.com/suspensn.htm

Threads

How much does wheel weight really matter?
http://corner-carvers.com/forums/sho...?threadid=7019

Are 18" wheels and tires bling bling or a performance advantage?
http://corner-carvers.com/forums/sho...?threadid=3661

How much will 17" wheels slow you down
http://web.archive.org/web/200501112...gi/topic/7/303

Effect of Lighter Wheels?
http://web.archive.org/web/200501112...gi/topic/7/301

Bigger Wheels and Tires?
http://web.archive.org/web/200409092...hp/topic/7/863

Rotational Advice
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=35522

Some Wheel Weight Sites
http://www.wheelweights.net
http://www.wheelspecs.com
http://www.miata.net/garage/garagetires.html

............. etc



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post Oct 23, 2009 - 11:52 AM
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very good information. I would suggest checking out your links becuase half of them do not work. Maybe we can get this stickied when you get all your links working....


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post Oct 25, 2009 - 2:07 AM
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There are a few cheap lightweight race wheels available. With that stated, they are all 4 lug so they are not an option.

However, I am pretty sure Kosei K1s come in 5x100. Check in to them.

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post Oct 26, 2009 - 5:01 PM
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i dont think their is such thing as a nice looking, leightweight 16x7 by 5x100 wheel that will fit our celica's Ive searched and searched but all the nice ones come in 17"

i like the advan rcII, how much do those things weigh.


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QUOTE (Harold_Fastwaker @ Oct 25, 2009 - 12:07 AM) *
There are a few cheap lightweight race wheels available. With that stated, they are all 4 lug so they are not an option.

However, I am pretty sure Kosei K1s come in 5x100. Check in to them.


I've not seen a K1 in 5x100, but aren't the TS only available in 14, 15, 17, and 18-inch diametres? Only Kosei K1 I've seen in 16" is the K1 Racing, and no 5x100 I could find.
post Oct 27, 2009 - 11:46 AM
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SSR


not cheap

Type-F

i have one in my garage. just one. 18x 9.5 or something ridiculous i was given buy a guy at Formula D


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post Nov 2, 2009 - 1:17 PM
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the answer would be that no, there is no such thing as nice looking affordable lightweight 16x7 rims. i mean there are some out there but not the style that im looking for. Okay so im sure you guys seen the 7th gen gt-s wheels. the thing i like about them is that they are exactly 5x100 lug fitment and the bolt pattern is built into the rims. On the other hand wheels like enkei rpf1 and the ssr type f rims do not have the lug bolt pattern built into the rims. And in my opinion that makes the rims look really small.

for example my motegi ff7 look nice but not totally good becuase the lug bolt pattern is not built into the rims like the 7th gen gts wheels are.

I would have to see the gold 16x7 ssr type f wheels with +38 offset in person and up close next to my car in order for me to buy them. or the 16x7 advan rcII i just wonder how light they are, i mean they arent forged they are cast...

maybe i can get some custom made 16X7 white 57 optimise in with +35 offset. which would probaly cost me $4 grand, jk im only saying this becuase i cant find any good rims in nice 16" rims. mad.gif

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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Nov 2, 2009 - 1:17 PM) *
the answer would be that no, there is no such thing as nice looking affordable lightweight 16x7 rims. i mean there are some out there but not the style that im looking for. Okay so im sure you guys seen the 7th gen gt-s wheels. the thing i like about them is that they are exactly 5x100 lug fitment and the bolt pattern is built into the rims. On the other hand wheels like enkei rpf1 and the ssr type f rims do not have the lug bolt pattern built into the rims. And in my opinion that makes the rims look really small.

for example my motegi ff7 look nice but not totally good becuase the lug bolt pattern is not built into the rims like the 7th gen gts wheels are.

I would have to see the gold 16x7 ssr type f wheels with +38 offset in person and up close next to my car in order for me to buy them. or the 16x7 advan rcII i just wonder how light they are, i mean they arent forged they are cast...

maybe i can get some custom made 16X7 white rims 57 optimise in 16x7 with +35 offset. which would probaly cost me $4 grand



wat?


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post Nov 3, 2009 - 5:20 AM
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For those who are on a budget, Speedy lite race wheels about $100.00
are a fairly good choice.

wheels
http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com/custo...dy-wheels.shtml

weights
http://hondaswap.com/reference-materials/p...-weights-28665/



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post Nov 4, 2009 - 4:18 PM
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you can't go cheaper than brand new sportmax 002s. you could even get them in 16X8 if you want. they're light to my liking.
its just another option.
post Nov 5, 2009 - 12:30 AM
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added to the stickies - but those links need to be fixed


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