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Old 02-22-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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New 18" lightweight wheels- updated pics

Decided to search Tire Rack (I used the banner here so this site would get credit for the sale) for my spring/summer wheels and saw this new wheel from Sparco. The Assetto Gara. I liked it as soon as I saw it, but when I saw the price and weight I was sold. Here are the stats:


18x8 et48 (perfect for our cars) it will I only stick out 9mm more than stock.
5x112 bolt pattern.
only 20.3 pounds not the lightest I know but for the price I think its a great deal. (that's lighter than my stock 17" denvers)
best part $169 ea. best price for weight ratio.
Kumho ASX UHP tires $101 ea. not the best but good ratings and reviews great price.
a quick Google search showed this wheels were engineered by OZ for Sparco, but they are made in China not Italy like the OZ wheels.
Let me know what you guys think.

Came home from work and these your in my garage
Oh yeah weighted all four Denvers with digital scale and got 48lbs each w/tire
The sparco weighted in at 43lbs each w/tire. Decent weight savings for the price. More pics on page 2.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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great pick up! for the price, you can't beat the weight and the quality.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:54 PM   #3
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There is a member here with those on his CSG MKVI. Looks great!
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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lol i've been debating for the past week about whether to get those.... can't wait to see them!! might convince me to finally go thru with it
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
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There is a member here with those on his CSG MKVI. Looks great!
Just saw it and it looks even better than I thought. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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Awesome find!

I'd buy'em.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:28 PM   #7
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weak offsets but they will look good for the price
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #8
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Yea man these are a great value, they are affordable OZ basically. I really want to get BBS but the weight keeps throwing me off. I will probably end up going with Alleggerita or something similar.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:21 AM   #9
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:35 PM   #10
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weak offsets but they will look good for the price
I think you might be right, but I can add spacers anytime
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:52 PM   #11
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stock suspension?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:20 PM   #12
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stock suspension?
yes for now, getting the DG springs in a month or two.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:29 PM   #13
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I'm curious, you feel a difference? I've been contemplating a light set but if you don't spend a boatload selection is slim pickings.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:20 AM   #14
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:00 AM   #15
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Dropped it a bit for you to get a idea of what it will look like
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:08 AM   #16
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Will the stock 18" on the Detroits fit on these with no problem? Will I have to buy new TPMS sensors?
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:29 AM   #17
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Will the stock 18" on the Detroits fit on these with no problem? Will I have to buy new TPMS sensors?
are you talking about tires?...yes they will and you can generally transfer the tpms over
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:31 AM   #18
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Will the stock 18" on the Detroits fit on these with no problem? Will I have to buy new TPMS sensors?
Yes and yes. Unless you just want to ditch the TPMS completely (which I would recommend).

So those wheels look really really good from the existing pics you posted. But can you take some more in the light?
Also, do they make a 17" wheel in the same style?
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:32 PM   #19
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Nice, now they need to start making those in more colours then black.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:34 PM   #20
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Yes and yes. Unless you just want to ditch the TPMS completely (which I would recommend).

So those wheels look really really good from the existing pics you posted. But can you take some more in the light?
Also, do they make a 17" wheel in the same style?
Wrong - you do not have to buy new TPMS sensors, you reuse your old ones, but just buy new seals which tirerack sells for $5 each.

Yes they make them in 17" and you can find more pics in good lighting if you search my posts (I have the same wheels).
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