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Old 8/16/10, 5:55 AM   #1
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looking for light weight wheels

Just starting to Look for some light weight rims in 17 or 18 inch. Lighter than stock any way. Any ideas? Thanks
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Steeda has some. Not sure on the weight though
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Go to TireRack.com, they have the weights listed for all their wheels.

Another option is the Godspeed from cruzinconcepts.com, they're quite light, even in the 20" variety.
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I have the Steeda 20" Spyders and I didn't weight them , but they were noticeably lighter than the 19" wheels I had on before them ...
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How much do you want to spend?
BBS and O.Z. make 17-18 inch rims that are under 18-19lbs.

As mentioned plug in the information to tirerack and take a quick search.
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Old 8/16/10, 12:27 PM   #6
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thanks for the tips Gents. Don't really have a set price range as of yet but I don't think I would want to go much over 270 or so per rim.
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I personally like the Enkei RPF1's, they are available in both 17" and 18" sizes for our Mustangs. I had a set of 17x9's for my '01 Bullitt that only weighed 16 lbs each that I now use for autocrossing on my '08 GT. 18" sizes weigh around 18 lbs each depending on width and offset. I also have some RPF1's for my Miata as well (those weigh 9.5 lbs each).
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Go to TireRack.com, they have the weights listed for all their wheels.

Another option is the Godspeed from cruzinconcepts.com, they're quite light, even in the 20" variety.
I heard they got a pretty good load rating like 1600lbs or something like that.


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thanks for the tips Gents. Don't really have a set price range as of yet but I don't think I would want to go much over 270 or so per rim.
In that price range I would go with Enkei NT03 18x9.5 with a 40mm they weigh in at 19.2lbs each and the rack has them for $285 a piece, not bad for some light weight wheels. I also think they look great on a Mustang.

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For road racing you're not going to beat the BBS wheels speced for the 302r program. Rehagen Racing sells them.
http://www.rehagenracingproducts.com...&categoryId=-1
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For road racing you're not going to beat the BBS wheels speced for the 302r program. Rehagen Racing sells them.
http://www.rehagenracingproducts.com...&categoryId=-1
Except they are way more (almost 3x) than what the OP wants to spend on wheels. There are lots of "great" options if the budget is unlimited. Trying to keep the total cost under $1100 for a set narrows things down quite a bit.
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Except they are way more (almost 3x) than what the OP wants to spend on wheels. There are lots of "great" options if the budget is unlimited. Trying to keep the total cost under $1100 for a set narrows things down quite a bit.
Well his budget wont get him into lightweight rims unless he goes for those Enkie NT03s. Those are the only wheels I have seen that are not pricey.
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For road racing you're not going to beat the BBS wheels speced for the 302r program. Rehagen Racing sells them.
http://www.rehagenracingproducts.com...&categoryId=-1
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637 bucks I would have to get a divorce before I spent that kind of cash on wheels .......hmmmmm lol Those sure are nice tho
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I heard they got a pretty good load rating like 1600lbs or something like that.




In that price range I would go with Enkei NT03 18x9.5 with a 40mm they weigh in at 19.2lbs each and the rack has them for $285 a piece, not bad for some light weight wheels. I also think they look great on a Mustang.
yea those arn't to bad.
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ASA Ar1 18x9 are less than 24lbs, less than $200/wheel:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...oModClar=Coupe

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Breyton for $219, 21 lbs (but only 18x8)

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...oModClar=Coupe

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Kazera on closeout for $149, 18 x 8.5

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...oModClar=Coupe

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Probably best quality are the TR Motorsports:
18x8.5 C2 for $162, 21.1lbs

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MT1 for $300 or so, 19 lbs

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Godspeed Omega, $249:

http://www.cruizinconceptswholesale....18X10OMEGA40MM

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17.6lbs each. $263 - 1,052 total. Same rim also done in black... and gold.

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wow thanks for all the effort! I kinda like the second and third ones Josh posted. Picking out rimsh has to be one of the toughest decissions to make!
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Hey Glenn, what size tires you wanting to put on there? The 18x8s are pretty small, I believe stock is 18x8.5 (right??), while the GT500 ones are 18x9.5, allowing up to a 285 on them.

American Muscle has several 18x9 replica rims, but don't publish the weights. The GT500, GT4, and FR500 ones should all be somewhat light weight.
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Well his budget wont get him into lightweight rims unless he goes for those Enkie NT03s. Those are the only wheels I have seen that are not pricey.
At-least in that size.

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yea those arn't to bad.
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Are you planning on going with a BBK as well? That pictures doesn't do that wheel justice// looking for a better one..

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ASA Ar1 18x9 are less than 24lbs, less than $200/wheel:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...oModClar=Coupe

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Those wheels convex slightly and are 45mm in offset, not a lot of room between the spoke and the caliper. Ask me how I know.:P
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