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Old 12-06-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Other than 949racing, are there lightweight 15x8 wheels anywhere?

I was going to order a set of Volk wheels for the NT01s coming, but it appears I can't get anything wider than 15x7.5. Emilio's wheels, as well as his tech and customer support, are awesome, but I was hoping to find lighter wheels. I'm running on 9 lb Volk CE28s now, 15x7, but I want the 8" width. Are there any wheel manufacturers/dealers that someone can point me towards that may be able to help. Thanks.
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a lot of the JDM wheel companies make any size you want... they're just hard to get ahold of.

try these guys for example:
http://www.gruppe-s.com/Wheels/wheelspage.htm
They list some Volks and Japanese SSR in 15x8 sizes.
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The quality doesn't compare but sport maxx wheels are 15x8's, but they are also 0 offset. Im not sure about the weight comparison either.
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Sportmaxx do not compare if he wants lighter then 949 wheels (12ish lbs),SM 15x8 are like 14.7 lbs
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There are alot of options, even some made in the USA, depends on how much you want to spend for a wheel.
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Thanks for the link, Matt. I looked through it and the Volks in the types I want don't offer the 8" wheel with the correct offset. The SSRs don't have the right offset, either.

Seems that an 8" to 8.5" wide wheel with around 36-40mm offset would allow the tire to fit in the wheelwell without much rubbing issues, so that's what I was shooting for. 0 offset, makes me think of some kind of lowrider with the wheels sticking all the way out of the fender, nevermind the additional weight and scrub issues.
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www.kodiakracingwheels.com

any size, boltpattern and offset you want.
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At one time you could get Kosei K1s in a 15x8 +32 and they are pretty darn light as well. What about Rota, do they not make any?

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Ask Brian Goodwin (Goodwin Racing) if he is expecting more 15x8 A/T/S DTC wheels to come in. Theyre good quality german made alloy wheels that Brian imports.
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diamond wheels are not that light, but they are dirt cheap (considering)
i hope emilio comes through with some light cheap 15X10 in the future...but the 15X8 would work for now
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Rota Slips come in a 15x8...fairly light.
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i hope emilio comes through with some light cheap 15X10 in the future
I hope he does too. He said he was going to make some 15x10s but the widest he's getting is 15x9 for now.
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Slips aren't lighter than the 6ULs. The Koseis might be lighter. I know the ATC wheels Goodwin sells are not lighter. I believe you can still get Koseis through Tire Rack, but they are a custom re-drill to 4x100.

Without spending some serious coin, you aren't going to find a wheel lighter than a 6UL. Emilio did say that he could have made his wheels lighter, but he chose not to. There is only one bent 6UL that I know of, from BikeInDirt's car, and he dropped it into a 6" pothole at race-speeds. It was pretty bent, but it still held air. BID bent all 4 of the Kosei K1s he was running before he went to 6ULs.
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Yea, looks like Emilio's wheels or custom 2-piece units. Thanks all.
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you can always paint the 6ul another color if you dont like fitting in
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the 6uls are nice i might get some eventauly if i ever get some slicks.
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