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Old 07-13-2011, 04:18 AM   #1
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Official lightweight wheels thread

Many of us would like to change our oem wheels with aftermarket lightweight...So the purpose of this thread is pictures of our GTI with ligtweight wheels and information about offset,lbs etc...
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:29 AM   #2
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Enkei RC-T4
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:46 AM   #3
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Neuspeed RSe07 18'
19.3 lbs


Neuspeed RSe14 19'
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:10 AM   #4
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Raderwerks LW-10 18'
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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OZ Alleggerita
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:35 AM   #6
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21lbs isn't really "lightweight"... typically, many would say anything under 19lbs is more on the lightweight side. A lot of OZ and Enkei rims are very nice looking and low weight.
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it's not on my car yet pending repainting... i have adv1 seven three piece at 19lbs.
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21lbs isn't really "lightweight"... typically, many would say anything under 19lbs is more on the lightweight side. A lot of OZ and Enkei rims are very nice looking and low weight.
It's pretty good for a 19" wheel though.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:01 PM   #9
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Wouldn't mind a set of RSe07.....or LW10 actually.....next year....

Which one of those would you guys go with?
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:31 AM   #10
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OZ Ultraleggera 18'
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:39 AM   #11
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Enkei RPF1 17'
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Enkei RPF1 18'
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:27 AM   #12
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Sparco assetto gara 18'
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At the risk of asking a stupid question, is there any downside to having lighter rims (say going from the heavy Detroits to something weighing 20lbs or less)? For example, does it require revised spring rates?

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At the risk of asking a stupid question, is there any downside to having lighter rims (say going from the heavy Detroits to something weighing 20lbs or less)? For example, does it require revised spring rates?

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Aside from possibly being weaker, not really any downside....spring rate is primarily(grossly simplified sense) concerned with body control of the car....not the unsprung side...
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