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Old 05-15-2007, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Which wheels to buy??

My stock enkei's are still in good shape but ive been eyeing a couple different wheels. volk TE37s, Gram Lights. im looking for something light weight with great look. im thinking the size 18-8.5 would work. Anyone have either of these wheels? Any info would be awsome. And if so.. IM looking for the cheapest vendor to buy them from. Thanks
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TE-37s are pretty expensive, but they are top-of-the-line race rims that are extremely light. Gram lights are also expensive, but they do not live up to their name as being light. They aren't light like TE-37s, but they look nice.





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Are you planning on using your new wheels for daily driving? If so I'd recommend something a little less expensive. Forged aluminum rims are great for saving weight but beware of any potholes or other road hazards. You can easily bend or warp one of those expensive wheels with day to day driving. There a plenty of other brands that sell wheels that weigh a pound per inch diameter. An extra pound on each wheel is not going to make any difference to you on the street. I do understand that you'd enjoy sporting some nice Volks, hell I would too. But for the price to curb rash ratio I'd rather not. But that's just me.

However....if you are planning on racing, unsprung weight makes a LOT of difference for those extra 100ths of a second.
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Thats why im here. just wanted to get some imput. Do you know the Brand names of some of those streetable lighter weight wheels. The reason Im wanting wheels soon is because my tires are going bad and if was going to get a set of wheels now would probly be time to. A couple of my friends have volks on daily driver cars. fortunatly they havent curbed em. they seem to be ok on the street jsut gotta be a little more cautious i guess. well if u can think of some simmilar wheels that are a little cheaper feel free to let me know. Thanks Guys
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Anything from the Rota line of wheels is going to be lighter than the stock Enkeis while being very cheap. I have Rota Torques that look just like my stock BBS MR rims, and I use them as my winter rims. They are the same size as stock (17X8), weigh 18lbs (2 less than stock Enkeis), and they cost me $600 total.





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