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Automotive and Theory => Tires & Wheels => Topic started by: BigMike on February 09, 2011, 06:11:59 PM

Title: Wheels
Post by: BigMike on February 09, 2011, 06:11:59 PM
Bill was talking to me about the the Enkei RPF1. 15x7 wheel only weighs 9.5 pounds :o

What do you guys think? Cost is about $185 - $200 each. I would get a 15" version and *may* consider a 16" but I don't like 40-series tires.

My favorite wheel style is solid 6-spokes, but the 12-spoke layout of the RPF1 turns me on :eyebrow:

Here is a 5-lug version
(http://www.1010tires.com//images/wheels/large/enkei_rpf1_black_lg_enlarge.jpg)

I love black wheels on my car, but dark gray might work also...

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3836/82663571.jpg)

I'm dig'n these wheels :yesnod:

(http://www.rpmlab.com/images/enkeibig.jpg)
Title: Re: Wheels
Post by: BigMike on February 09, 2011, 06:15:38 PM
NICE. I want to get my car this clean this year. I hope to get a paint job hopefully in the fall :yesnod:

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c194/nguyejp1/DSC01228.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c194/nguyejp1/DSC01203.jpg)

Are these 14s ?

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c194/nguyejp1/DSC01205.jpg)
Title: Re: Wheels
Post by: BryanH on February 12, 2011, 05:14:33 PM
Hmm, I think they are 14".... tough to be sure.  They could be 15s with really fat bubbly tires on them.  But I had to bet I'd say 14.

Definitely go for some black ones Mike. :)  Awesome wheels.  Let's see, 15x7 comes in 35mm offset?  Or 38mm?  I wouldn't go higher than 40mm if possible.  +45 wheels get sucked inside the fenders too much IMO.
Title: Re: Wheels
Post by: Sirdeuce on February 12, 2011, 09:57:50 PM
Remember to take into account your spacers you made when calculating your offset too Mikey.
Title: Re: Wheels
Post by: BigMike on February 17, 2011, 10:22:37 AM
(http://www.nicoclub.com/tech/images/tech-offset-image2.jpg)


I wonder what the offset was on my old wheels........


EDIT: I figured it out! sweeeeeeeeeeeeet Pictures are from July 29 and 30, 2002 :o Fronts are 205mm tires, rear is 225 tires. Same rims F&R
Title: Re: Wheels
Post by: BigMike on February 17, 2011, 10:35:27 AM
Memories................... Sept 6, 2002
Title: Re: Wheels
Post by: BigMike on February 17, 2011, 10:37:00 AM
Definitely go for some black ones Mike. :)  Awesome wheels.
I'll do that! Thanks! :hyper: :thumbs:
Title: Re: Wheels
Post by: BigMike on February 17, 2011, 01:01:43 PM
I just realized my old wheels were only 6.5" wide. With the 7" wide Enkei's, I can run 225 tires front and rear with better fitment. WOW