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#1 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 01:36 PM
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Question Such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims? (17X?)

Im looking for something in a 17" and not too pricey, but relatively light (under 17lbs or so). About 8" wide, too.

Any ideas about stock rims off of other cars, or off brand types?
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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

check some threads on maxima.org.....
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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

how much is too pricey for you, better yet how much do you want to spend.

Personally between $500 and $800 with tires sounds good for some 17" rims
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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

Depends on what you consider inexpensive.. I remember Steeda Rims were once considered afforadable light weight rims. But now I think they have been replaced by Rota's
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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

well, I dont want to spend more than $500 for the rims alone, hopefully less. Remember not too much of a bling factor, just a good offset to allow for a 3/4 drop, and 8" to 8.5" wide, to get some decent meat on them....
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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

I think the offset of 42-45 is for 7 1/2 rims so I would guess 45-50 is good for the 8+... which sounds like a custom expensive order...
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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

im getting regamasters they're super lightweight but kinda pricey. and the offset im getting is probably not gonna work but ill make it work.

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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

Rota comes to mind as combining (relatively) low cost + light weight.

For the most part, though, you'll probably find the combination of light weight + 'cheap' (and not in the good way...) in the lower price ranges. Why? Because there are really only 2 ways to get light weight in a wheel:

(a) skimp on construction and make it thin ('cheap')

(b) use more sophisticated materials and procedures to create a robust yet lighter-weight rim (usually not inexpensive)


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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

Lightest rims I can think of off the top of my head are Bogarts, but get out your wallet.

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Re: Is there such a thing as lightweight and inexpensive rims?

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Rota comes to mind as combining (relatively) low cost + light weight.

For the most part, though, you'll probably find the combination of light weight + 'cheap' (and not in the good way...) in the lower price ranges. Why? Because there are really only 2 ways to get light weight in a wheel:

(a) skimp on construction and make it thin ('cheap')

(b) use more sophisticated materials and procedures to create a robust yet lighter-weight rim (usually not inexpensive)

Is 17 lbs that light, though? My stock mustang 16" rims are a little over 17 lbs...
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