Brakes Wheels 1st Gen Tires Help me find a wheel.

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by goaljnky, Jul 16, 2009.

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  1. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    I am looking for a 17x7.5 rim. Lets forget about the price for now (but do post it since it will be a consideration in the end). Obviously has to fit a mini. If you have a link to the vendor, more better.

    P.S. I have looked through the wheel finder, but am still undecided.
     
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    Good luck :mad2:. Finding the right wheel can drive you nuts :eek6:.
     
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    Do you already have a color/finish preference? How important is weight vs aesthetics? Same re deep dish (i.e., wide rim) look vs brake clearance?
     
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    These would look good on the track, bet you'd get a few comments on them....I think they only weigh roughly 100lbs or so a rim. I tried to find some 17 inch spinners, but this was the best I could find...
     

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    Deviant Banned

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    I think those bead-locks are color matched to my car, cool.
    How about something like these?
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    Is there a female version for women drivers?
     
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    Color: Silver or Black
    Weight: 17+/- lbs. Currently running webspokes which I think are about 22 lbs
    Aesthetics: five star preferred, but not necessary.
    Deep dish: having a lip is a plus
    Brake Clearance: has to clear an R53 JCW, but most 17's do that anyway.
     
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    Deviant Banned

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    OK, my serious answer to this question, with a budget wheel in mind would be the Konig Britelite, I just like the way these wheels look and they're less than $200 a wheel. Money no object, I like my BBS LMs, and CCWs look great too.
    Konig:
    konig_britelite_blk_lg_super.jpg
    BBS LM (without the custom finish):
    51721.jpg
    CCWs (on a Miata):
    [​IMG]
     
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    Steve Administrator
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    Volk TE37 - forged, 15.0 lbs, on closeout at TireRack for $499 each. I know, six spokes and pricey, but a very good wheel.

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    goaljnky New Member

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    I don't think the Konig's are 7.5. The LM's are great, so are the CCW's and the Volk, but i am trying to keep it to maybe $300-350 a wheel.
     
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    Steve Administrator
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    I'm not hooked on Volks, but here's another.

    Volk Gram Light gl57c - cast (I think), 17.0 lbs (I think), $256 here.

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    No contact info. argh
     
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    Steve Administrator
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    Oops, didn't notice that. If retail is $300 there should be good prices elsewhere....maybe. On the other hand, they may be hard to find....afraid my 17x7.5 list is full of hard to find wheels.
     

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