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:werd: If you're going to do it, do it right. And that's gonna take a lot more than $30.
 

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the only reasons to go bigger than 15" are for fitting bigger brakes on your car, or because the tire size you want wont come in 15"

also, with bigger wheels, bigger tires are much more expensive, so are you really saving and conserving your money by buying bigger wheels?

in my opinion, big wheels look stupid on our cars unless youve got some big ass stoptechs with 13" rotors or something along those lines

the oem wheels for integras are not light, i have rota slipstreams i picked up for 280$ used in mint condition, and they weigh 12.6lbs per wheel. I plan on buying some enkei rpf1's somewhere down the road, they weigh 9.6lbs per wheel, thats a lightweight cast wheel if there ever was one.

the benefit of having smaller wheels gives you better turn in response, and like someone else said, less rotational mass, your car will have less difficulty getting the car moving
 

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and less difficulty getting the car to stop, and it'll ride better with the stock size. plus I love the look of my 15 inchers.
 

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Everyone's got some nice pics! Keep 'em coming! :D

Quick question, what's considered a light-weight wheel?
 

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Everyone's got some nice pics! Keep 'em coming! :D

Quick question, what's considered a light-weight wheel?

mag wheels are the lightest you'll ever see. some weigh as little as 6 pounds. single piece forged aluminum wheels are light also. once you dabble in multi-piece wheels is where a lot of weight comes from. my OZ's are 3 piece and weigh 44 lbs a piece with rubber....but they are sooo dam pretty
 

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My current car on 15's


and my former car on 15's
 

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the most affordable lightweight wheel is the enkei rpf1, they round out to about 800$ a set at 9.6 pounds per wheel. from a students standpoint, thats the best lightweight wheel cheap money can buy. then theres the falken hanabi, which weighs 11 pounds. You can get a set of those for under 400$. if you want cheap and light, those are the best you can get
 

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the most affordable lightweight wheel is the enkei rpf1, they round out to about 800$ a set at 9.6 pounds per wheel. from a students standpoint, thats the best lightweight wheel cheap money can buy. then theres the falken hanabi, which weighs 11 pounds. You can get a set of those for under 400$. if you want cheap and light, those are the best you can get
Cool, that's good to know. Also, I looked around for the Falkens, and I saw them listed at 17lbs and 11lbs. Would the 17lbs be with the tires you think? Even it wasn't, it still beats my heavy ass stock wheels. :p
 

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honestly, ive got so many different weights for the hanabis, 10.5, 11.5, 12, 14, 17

heres what i know

10.5, i dont even know how the fuck someone got that weight on a scale, but i saw a picture, good proof

11.5, the most common advertised weight for this wheel

12, What falken told me the wheels general weight is 'around', meaning i think its going to be close to the 11.5 everyone says

14, what falken told me the first time i called, they didnt tell me that it included the packaging weight

17, probobly shipping weight
 

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IMO, if you can find a 15 or 16 with a width of 7-7.5, you're set. You keep your unsprung weight lower, lots of tire size choices along with a lot of tires that are nice and sticky. Even on the RSX, I'm running 16x8 +30 or +35 (I forgot) Racing Hart CP-035. If I wanted to, if I can find some r-comps, I can push it all the way to a 245 or 255 wide tire and still fit it in the stock wheel well.
 
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