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Old 04-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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is 18lbs pretty light for an 18" wheel? if not, then what should a "lightweight" 18" wheel weigh? and what about 17" wheels? the stockers weight around 16-17# right?
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Old 04-29-2005, 06:57 PM   #2
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Volk CE28Ns will weigh about 16-17#s for an 18
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Old 04-29-2005, 10:24 PM   #3
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volk TE37s are teh hottness

best rims ever- you just need to be rich to get them
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Old 04-30-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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^^nice on other cars, but ugly on sti's.
i know its matter of opinion, but it looks nicer if it had more deep dish or concave look
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Old 04-30-2005, 04:51 AM   #5
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18" x 8" at 16.8lb. LIGHT!!!
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Old 04-30-2005, 05:05 PM   #6
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enkei rpf1's are pretty light, just over 17lbs for the 18's.
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Old 04-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #7
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Quote:
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enkei rpf1's are pretty light, just over 17lbs for the 18's.
^^^wut he said...
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Old 04-30-2005, 09:33 PM   #8
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TE37s are excellent on the STi and you don't have to be rich to own them.....just work hard.....here's the proof.....

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17X8 and weigh the same as the stock 17X7.5
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Old 04-30-2005, 11:03 PM   #9
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^^ its so pretty....
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Old 05-01-2005, 03:09 AM   #10
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I just bought my '05 STi last month, and stopped by my dealer a couple days ago thinking ahead about some winter tires/wheels. I asked what the stock gold 17X8 BBS wheels costed, he told me $713.00!!! Ouch!!!

So I'm probably going to look elsewhere for my winter wheel set. Do any of you know how much the stock 17X8 BBS STi wheel weighs?

I have a friend who races Formula Atlantic and he says $700.00 is WAY too much to pay for an alloy street car wheel. What do you guys/gals think?
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Old 05-01-2005, 04:26 PM   #11
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I'm sure you can get a set of the MY05 stock BBS wheels for much much cheaper than dealer. Don't ever pay the dealer for that kind of outragous price. Just be patient and wait for those MY05 owners who's upgading to 18s and selling their OEMs.

Just as a reference, used MY04 OEM BBS with tires sell for about $1000-$1200. That's four wheels plus four tires with low miles.
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Old 05-01-2005, 04:30 PM   #12
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18lb for 18" is not too bad but slightly on the high side of "lightweight". I was checking out the SSR GT2 18x8.5s, Tirerack labeled them lightweight at 17.2lb each.
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Old 05-01-2005, 07:05 PM   #13
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my ssr comps are 18x8 at 15lbs.
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Old 05-01-2005, 10:57 PM   #14
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Too bad you can't get anymore SSR in the near future.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:01 PM   #15
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Too bad you can't get anymore SSR in the near future.
...Tirerack still carries them, and SSR has reorganized to stay in business. You shouldn't have any problems getting them.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:01 PM   #16
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I thought SSR goes bankruptcy. It is good to know if it is not true.
SSR Comps is the lightest wheel around.
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:36 PM   #17
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yup- I love my 18" comps! Make sure you get a light tire to go with that too if you're concerned about weight-savings!
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Old 05-04-2005, 02:04 PM   #18
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I thought SSR goes bankruptcy. It is good to know if it is not true.
SSR Comps is the lightest wheel around.
bankrupt, then bought by tanabe...tanabe will still sell the wheels under SSR...
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