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Old 04-18-2010, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best inexpensive lightweight wheel?

I bought some tenzo r 18s but they are really slowing the car down.

Ive been watching in the wheels and tires for sale area but nothing has come up, so Im thinking of buying a new set from wheelfire or something.

I dont care about brand and I dont even really care about styling as these will be a second set of wheels for me. Im just looking for cheap and LIGHTWEIGHT. I want 17s and they have to be at least lighter than my stock 08 si wheels.

Suggestions Please? Also if you know of a good place to get them ill take that too
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this is 1 of the lightest rims on the market and is a classic and i think at a good price you can get a set of 4 for like $1200 shipped or better -

17 Inch Enkei RPF1 Wheels - Wheel Size & Price Details - 1010tires.com

15.5 pounds light enough for ya!!!!!!
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Wheels for 2010 Honda Civic Coupe SI

Well since you don't care what they are...(not that these are dogmeat or nothing)

Look kinda like RPF-1s, lighter than RPF-1s, and they're cheaper than RPF-1s. 14.1 lbs. at 42 offset. If you want the 50 offset ones they're 13.7lbs. Enjoy.
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this is 1 of the lightest rims on the market and is a classic and i think at a good price you can get a set of 4 for like $1200 shipped or better -

17 inch enkei rpf1 wheels - wheel size & price details - 1010tires.com

15.5 pounds light enough for ya!!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wheels for 2010 Honda Civic Coupe SI

Well since you don't care what they are...(not that these are dogmeat or nothing)

Look kinda like RPF-1s, lighter than RPF-1s, and they're cheaper than RPF-1s. 14.1 lbs. at 42 offset. If you want the 50 offset ones they're 13.7lbs. Enjoy.
if he goes with the 42mm offset wheels, they are only 14.1lbs.
or he can still with the 18" version which weigh 17.2 lbs
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Motegi traklite is an excellent option if you want inexpensive and lightweight wheels. Or you could pay a little more for Enkei RPF1s.
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weds sports tc105n's
17x8's are 14.9 pounds
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weds sports tc105n's
17x8's are 14.9 pounds
Those are about $450 a piece. Really nice wheels, but hardly inexpensive.
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Kosei's are really light, though some ppl who track them say they're not durable. If you're not going to thrash them they'll be fine.

Enkei PF01s are even lighter than RPF1s, and imo look a little better too. It's also more rigid than RPF1s.
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matte black traklite 2.0's are my fav so far, bout 1600 for all 4. rpf1's will be the least expensive.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Konig Feathers are dirt cheap and lightweight.

I believe the 17x7.5's are 17.1 lb.


My 5zr FN01RC's 17x7 +32 are 15.4lbs and are relatively cheap as well.
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I went with xxr 518's in gold. 18.5 pounds a wheel. Still about 5 lbs less than stock and 850 shipped wrapped in nitto neo gens mounted balanced with lugnuts
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very nice enjoy..
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love my konig feathers 17 inch!
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I went with xxr 518's in gold. 18.5 pounds a wheel. Still about 5 lbs less than stock and 850 shipped wrapped in nitto neo gens mounted balanced with lugnuts
Kosei's are prob the best lightweight wheel per cost (if you don't factor in looks). But, curious...where'd you get that deal at? Been pricing some Kosei's and best I can do is ~$1200 with decent tires mounted and balanced.
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