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I heard that Volk Racing makes very lightweight rims. Anyone had any experience with them, or know how I can find a dealer or pricing info online? Thanx <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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They are the lightest, except for spoon. I believe their major distributer is Dazz motorsports, although a good wheel shop should be able to order them for you.

I'm not sure if you have Kimmel tire in Virginia, but i know they carry em. Basically ask around. However, be prepared to pay <font size=6>$$$$</font id=size6> for em (like 400 a rim).

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They are known as the lightest and strongest rims out there.

They are about $350 to $375 a wheel for 15's, $375 to $425 for 16" and $425 to $475 for 17"

They are also available in a variety of "offsets" by custom order, but that raises the price.

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thanx for the info... anyone purchased from them? don't mind the price, b/c i've only heard good things about them.
 

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If you are looking for ultralight wheels, also look into SSR competition's or Kosei K1's.

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would it be bad to put 17's on the rear and 16's on the front<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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It would look a little funny, but it wouldn't hurt anything as long as the wheels are the right offset and size/width. Most cars that use "drag" radials, use very small (12" or 13") wheels up front and larger 14 or 15" wheels in back.

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It would look a little funny, but it wouldn't hurt anything as long as the wheels are the right offset and size/width. Most cars that use "drag" radials, use very small (12" or 13") wheels up front and larger 14 or 15" wheels in back.

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so it would be better to have the same size wheels (17's) front and back, but have wider (not diameter, but thickness) tires in back?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>If you are looking for ultralight wheels, also look into SSR competition's or Kosei K1's. <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size=1 id=quote>

Are they any cheaper?
 

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much much cheaper
<img src="http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/images/ssr/ssr_comp_a.jpg" border=0>
SSR Competitions

<img src="http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/images/kosei/ko_k1_racing_w_a.jpg" border=0>
Kosei K1 Racing available in white painted, silver or anthracite

i do not know the prices on these rims but they are considerably cheaper than the volk racing rims and probably just as light.
 
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