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Old 01-27-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Why have Enkei RPF1s gotten AMAZINGLY inexpensive in the last 6 months?

I keep seeing really low prices lately. Is there a massive grey market thing going on with knock-offs or what?
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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supply > demand
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Old 01-27-2007, 03:09 PM   #3
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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Where are these cheap prices at?
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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Here, for one:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1186969

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Falken RT-615 (235/40/17) + Enkei 17x8 (+45, 5x100)
=$1365 + shipping
That's ~$550 for tires mounted and balanced, so $815 for a set of 4 15.6lb rims in 17x8 5x100.

$203 a piece.
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Old 01-27-2007, 05:46 PM   #6
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dear lord, that is cheap
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:19 PM   #7
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wow thanks for the link I think I'm gunna pick those up
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:38 PM   #8
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...themz is some of my favs ....too bad im broke
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:42 PM   #9
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I have a set of 17x8.5's on order for my track wheels. Can't beat 'em for the price
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:25 PM   #10
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...themz is some of my favs ....too bad im broke
same here
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:47 PM   #11
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Default They're good but no indestructible

They're light, look awesome, and sturdy enough to track. I did bend one of them on the track - dropped a wheel off the track. Hit a rock or chunk of track hard. Found a shop that fixed it. I track with Rota Slipstreams now. Heavier but beefier. Lots uglier.
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:38 AM   #12
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Love mine

Order em through Evasive from Japan.

5x114 / +45 / 17x8

245/40/17 Proxes4's dropped on Prodrives and they fit w/ no issues. As a matter of fact I have 255/40/17 Azenis that fit no problem either.





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Old 01-28-2007, 10:52 AM   #13
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They're light, look awesome, and sturdy enough to track. I did bend one of them on the track - dropped a wheel off the track. Hit a rock or chunk of track hard. Found a shop that fixed it. I track with Rota Slipstreams now. Heavier but beefier. Lots uglier.
...and this brings up another point.....

...it bent....didn't disintergate......THAT is what a good forged wheel does.....and was repairable.
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:01 AM   #14
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The only thing I dont like about them is the way the spokes dont go all the way to the edge, it gives an illusion that they are smaller than they really are.

But yeah, those prices are awesome.
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:34 AM   #15
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The only thing I dont like about them is the way the spokes dont go all the way to the edge, it gives an illusion that they are smaller than they really are.

But yeah, those prices are awesome.
+1 on the rim looking smaller than it actually is... design is alright but the weight is pretty impressive
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:15 PM   #16
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The fact they look smaller is why I want them. My 17's right now look far too large...
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:54 PM   #17
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Default Clearance for Stoptechs on 17 inch is minimal

The inner diameter is smaller than most 17 inch wheels as part of the design to bolster the strength of the rim. Clearance on Stoptech upfront is so close that the wheel weights can't be put between the rim and calipers.
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Old 01-28-2007, 05:51 PM   #18
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I posted this in the gallery but ill post it here too since I used rpf-1's in the photochop...

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Old 01-28-2007, 07:39 PM   #19
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ahh! why must i be scared to put 8" wide wheels on my GC
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Old 01-28-2007, 07:49 PM   #20
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Love mine

Order em through Evasive from Japan.

5x114 / +45 / 17x8

245/40/17 Proxes4's dropped on Prodrives and they fit w/ no issues. As a matter of fact I have 255/40/17 Azenis that fit no problem either.





Great looking car! STi+Genome+RPF1=FTMFW
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:58 PM   #21
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Great looking car! STi+Genome+RPF1=FTMFW
You have impeccable taste my man
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:21 PM   #22
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ahh! why must i be scared to put 8" wide wheels on my GC
Get the 7.5's then.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:15 PM   #23
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they dont come in 5x100 is what i hear, maybe the place just didnt have them in stock i'll look around
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:27 PM   #24
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they dont come in 5x100 is what i hear, maybe the place just didnt have them in stock i'll look around
http://importimageonline.com/product...oducts_id=1048
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:01 AM   #25
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haha ya... found that out probably gonna go 7.5! woot
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