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Old 06-12-2008, 09:09 AM   #1
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Do we have a lightweight wheels list?

Just as the title says, do we have a lightweight wheels list for the MKV compiled? I'm sure that there are at least a few of you out there who may want to upgrade your MKV's shoes but do it in a way that will help overall performance...

I've been roaming around TireRack all morning and all that I have come up with that are lightweight and pretty hot are the 18" O.Z. Ultraleggera in black coming in at a nice and light 19lbs.

Post up your choice for lightweight wheels for the MKV and maybe even a pic if you can get one.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:23 AM   #2
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Flik FTD
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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OZ Ultraleggera (18.5lbs), Volks re30 (16.5lbs), TR motorsports MT1 (17lbs), and Fliks ftd (18lbs).
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:32 AM   #4
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any of the neuspeed forged wheels. even the 19x8"s are 18.9lbs.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:35 AM   #5
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Flik FTD
17x8
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How did I know you were going to chime in... lol


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Old 06-12-2008, 11:14 AM   #6
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BBS RE - 18x8, forged, about 19-lb each.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:41 PM   #7
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RAYS VOLK RACING CE28N 18x8 ET50 5x112 FORGED 14.7LBS



RAYS VOLK RACING RE30 18x8 ET50 5x112 FORGED 16.2LBS



RAYS VOLK RACING TE37 18x8 ET50 5x112 FORGED 18.1LBS



RAYS VOLK RACING PROGRESSIV ME 18x8 ET50 5x112 FORGED 18LBS approx



PRODRIVE GC-07J 18x7.5 ET50 5x112 FORGED 18-19LBS



PRODRIVE GC-010E ET50 18x7.5 5x112 FORGED 19LBS



PRODRIVE GC-014i 18x7.5 ET50 5x112 FORGED 18-19LBS

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NEUSPEED RS-10 18x8 ET45 5x112 FORGED 17.8LBS

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NEUSPEED RS-6 18x8 ET45 5x112 FORGED 17.8LBS

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NEUSPEED RS5 18x8 ET45 5x112 FORGED 17.8LBS

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BBS RGR 18x8 ET50 5x112 FORGED 18LBS



BBS RE 18x8 ET50 5x112 FORGED 20.2LBS



ADVAN AVS KREUTZER Xi 18x8 ET48 5x112 FLOW-CAST 16.5LBS

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ADVAN AVS MODEL T5 18x8 ET48 5x112 FLOW-CAST 19.8LBS



ENKEI GTC-01 18x8 ET50 5x112 FLOW-CAST 20LBS



ENKEI RS-05 18x8 ET50 5x112 FLOW-CAST 18.5LBS



ENKEI RC-T4 18x8 ET50 5x112 FLOW-CAST 18-19LBS



OZ RACING ULTRALEGGERA 18x8 ET45 5x112 FLOW-CAST 18.6LBS



Hope that helps dude, tried to use as many pics with wheels on the GTI as possible. You will find the wheels at the top of the list are forged then flow-cast at the bottom, although some are similar in weight the forged wheels are alot stronger than the flow-cast. I have based everything on 18inch becuase i think its the best allrounf sixe for look and performance balance, but some of the wheels ( VOLK PROGRESSIV ME / VOLK RE30 / NEUSPEED RS5 - RS6 - RS10 / OZ ULTRALEGGERA / BBS RGR ) are available in 19 inch with slight weight increase. Most of them are also available in 17 inch also. To highlight the strength of Forged verses cast, a mate has ultraleggera's and allready has buckle unfortunately from a pothole and I have seen a CE28 after drifting into and hitting the kerb at 100km/h + and only a slice of the forged alloy had been taken out but no buckle. The Forged are really not that much extra and my choice, but each is to their own!

I had the CE28N on my car (1st pic) and they were brilliant, the handling was sharper and more responsive and the acceleration was more responsive and quicker, due to the extreme light weight at only 14.7lbs which matches DYMAGS etc... so Lightweight wheels definately worth the money!

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:38 PM   #8
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If you don't care about the offset, the Enkei RP-F1s are VERY light.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:25 PM   #9
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If you don't care about the offset, the Enkei RP-F1s are VERY light.
The RP-F1's weigh 17.8lbs and only come in 18x8 ET35 5x112 which would stick out a bit much and not worth it with all the other options.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:42 PM   #10
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What do you consider "light weight"? I am sure if varies by size and width.

My VW goals (in platinum, looks good on a UG !) were only 20.4 lbs (i weighed them before mounting tires and balancing), which I thought was pretty darn good for a factory wheel. Since I dont track the car, i was just looking not to mount a ton of extra rotating mass.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:35 PM   #11
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NEUSPEED RS-10 18x8 ET45 5x112 FORGED 17.8LBS
I'm bumping an ancient thread, because of Tiny's awesome post alone.

Are those really 18" Neuspeeds? They look much larger.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:52 AM   #12
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^those are nice looking wheels!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:38 AM   #13
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #14
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:51 PM   #15
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looks like we have options.... are the lightweight wheels much less durable than OEM wheels? how will they fare against a pothole?
^ here is the rough formula >>> $ + low weight + strength = a constant

so looking at a Volk racing wheel. Very expensive and very low weight and pretty strong (forged)
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:29 PM   #16
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:06 PM   #17
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If you get the standard color 17" OZ Alleggerita they are only 15.1lbs :)

Plus they look great with UG.

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the oz look good in person
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:24 PM   #19
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the volk ce28n picture isn't working for me, so heres a pic:



these are the wheels I wish I could afford. I had the white car/ bronze wheels combo on my last car and I still love it. these wheels will run you $700+ EACH, so if you like em, start saving.

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17x8.0" 5x112 +50ET or
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:37 PM   #20
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These are cast...but okay in pricing:

http://www.raderwerks.com/wheels_det...id=164&page=1#
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I'll put my $.02 in.

BBS RC's 17x7.5 @ 16lbs a corner (with the center caps, which I don't run).



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I'll put my $.02 in.

BBS RC's 17x7.5 @ 16lbs a corner (with the center caps, which I don't run).
how much did it cost to powdercoat/paint your wheels?

I'm looking for a wheel that comes in bronze, but I may just have to get a set coated, at least then id get what I want and could even pick out the exact color.
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