Cheap auto-x/roadrace aluminum wheel sources?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Zedzag, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Zedzag

    Zedzag Veteran Member

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    Looking for some 17 or 18in aluminum wheels for some race rubber.Rears must be at least 9.5" wide. I don't really care what they look like as long as they fit the bs criteria and they are light weight. Steel wheels like the soft 8's are out of the question.

    Anyone know of a cheap wheel out there that fits the bill?
     
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    Yeah, The soft 8s are really heavy. I haven't weighed mine, with or without the tires on them, but they are noticeably heavier....
     
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    billet specialties street lites are on sale til the end of the day 2-25-09, at summit racing. 10% off and a $20 gift card per rim.
     
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    Watch the brake clearances on the regular Streetlites..according to their site they hit some brakes unless you use the Fbody Streetlites.

    Just throwing that out there so that you ask somebody at Billet Specialties about that before ordering
     
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    I was on the Summit website and didn't see the street lites.
    I wonder it they will clear my 13" Baer brakes?
     
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    go with 18's they clear almost all 13inch rotors.

    Mike
     
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    Mike, the rotors usually are not the problem, it's those pesky calipers that people have trouble getting behind some wheels.
     

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