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Old Aug 2, 2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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who currently makes the lightest wheels

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Need to know who currently makes the lightest wheels for VII/VIII/IX fitment.

I presently run 8.5 x 18 Volk CE28Ns, which according to available data
are 16 lbs each. I have found nothing lighter,
although it appears the Yoko ADVAN wheels are real close and are definitely very nice looking. I only saw an approximate weight on the photo shown, though.


I want a set of either 9" or 9.5" x 18s, the lightest, strongest wheels available.

Info please !
Thanks, Chris
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 04:50 AM   #2
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These are one of the lightest.
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 05:10 AM   #3
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Volk TE-37 is something like 17lbs in 18x9.5. Check out the Wed TC105N also.
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There is this too:

http://forums.evolutionm.net/evo-tir...-must-see.html
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Old Aug 3, 2010, 05:45 AM   #5
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Buddy clubs are also really light however they are much harder to find and pricey. Your best bet is a set of RPF1's
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Go to wheelweights.net and download their excel spread sheet of about 4500 wheels.
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i was going to comment on the CF wheels but you beat me too it! check out the rpf1s, nt03s, the weds, and other variations of volk. your not always going to find the STRONGEST also be the LIGHTEST. compromise and decide what the best all around wheel is in your price range. BC wheels are sweet, hard as heck to find tho. gl
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It depends on how much you want to spend, RPF1's that Smike posted are probably the lightest for their price by far. Volk probably has some lighter wheels in that size, I know the RE-30's are light but close to 3x the price of the RPF1 and only a pound or two less. If money is no object then go with a $10,000 set of Dymag carbon fiber wheels, I believe they're 12-13 lbs for 18".
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Go with RPF1, best bang for the buck
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Tweels - no wheels (google it and then email Michelin- damn Army gets them why can't we?)
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SSR wheels?

I know few track cars use them... especially the Type Cs
http://ssr-wheels.com/wheels/typec_171819.asp

or these?
http://ssr-wheels.com/wheels/typef_1516171819.asp
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Thnx for quick responses. Pix of the Dymag carbon wheels are friggin' GORGEOUS.

I've emailed Dymag for info, hope to know weights and prices for 18 x 9. Anybody know already?
Also, search on Dymag says they went into bankruptcy...anyone know present status> Thnx
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Buddy Club QF's...I have set and they are lighter than Volks. Good luck getting ahold of them though
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