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Old 09-28-2004, 08:22 PM
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Ok I just want to know of some opinions on some of the lightest 15 inch rims 4 bolt of course. This has probably been asked before but im a newbie so dont flame me too bad I went to the strip last weekend with my 17" chromies(dont ask) and I need serious weight reduction. Gonna sell my blingbling's 1st, buy new rims/tire combo, and gut the engine bay...a/c p/s etc...would've had this gsr if only 1-1/2 sec faster Thanks

oh yeah, i dont have $$$ for the cf rims(damn that'd b sweeeeeet) I know they'rethe lightest but besides those
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i rec. rotas, cheap and light not super light but light...in the 15" i think the stock HX rims are light too but i think they are 14s
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by VTiVTo8000rpm &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
oh yeah, i dont have $$$ for the cf rims(damn that'd b sweeeeeet) I know they're the lightest but besides those </TD></TR></TABLE>

carbon fiber rims?...

btw: rota wheels will suit your needs
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know of any decent links? <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by =GAMEOVER= &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">carbon fiber rims?... </TD></TR></TABLE> Yeah man they are sick, i saw them on a s2000, shouldve been on a roll b'cause they were butta
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**** i just found some on this site in sponsor forums sweet deals, Yo thanks for replying, anyone else w/ some input or links is appreciated
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rota's best bet, cheap good lookin, light. a lot of people rock those, unless you wanna be baller and get volks, gram lights, or the real spoon or real mugens!!
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i got the rota slips and they are about 4 pounds heavier than the actual spoon ones which i think are 11 pounds i recommend those
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As everyone already has stated rota wheels are fairly light and are inexpensive. If your looking for really light wheels your gonna have to go to a forged wheel which = more money ie.. volks,real spoons,mugen, a few racing harts. I personally roll 15in racing hart cp-035's which weigh in at 7.9lbs and love them.
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rotas are light for the price
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You are correct. The CF wheels are simply an overlay over the aluminum.

As quite a few have stated before, Rotas are a great value for the money and are relatively light. If you're looking for equivalent wheels, I'd also recommend the Enkei RPF-1 and Koenig Helium. Both are light and strong without being too expensive.
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Sorry, me again.

Another option is a set of used Miata wheels. They're 4x100 and are made by Enkei. From what I remember, the 14" ones weighed something like 11 pounds on average, with the 15's being around 13.

I don't know what setup you have, but just note that you may have a clearance issue. The 15" Miata wheels I had fit our EX fine, but the smaller 14" ones wouldn't clear the front brake calipers. They cleared the rear discs fine.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by zigs &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I personally roll 15in racing hart cp-035's which weigh in at 7.9lbs and love them.</TD></TR></TABLE>

One of my all time favorite rims. I will own a set in winning gold, someday.

Right now I have enkei rpf1. 15X7 9.5lbs, I love them!
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Thanks all, I'll keep HT.com informed of my choice and post previous et's w/ chromes
and new et's with lightweight set up. Thanks all again, damn 5 posts per day
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