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Old 09-15-2018, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Lightweight wheels?

Been searching. "Light" and "weight".


Found a thread on Nismo Rays te37X wheels at 14.4 pounds and about 2K per set (beautiful black truck). Also a couple threads asking about weights of factory wheels with very few answers.


Tire Rack is all low pressure cast wheels. Discount Tire the same.


Lightest wheel they have between them in 15x7 is the AR62, low pressure cast, at 15.8 pounds.


I'm specifically looking for very strong, lightweight, affordable, flow formed wheels in 15x7 or 15x8. (16x7 or 16x8 would also work)




Any manufacturers or retailers I should look at?


Thanks for any help.
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Cant get much lighter than ar wheels.
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Cant get much lighter than ar wheels.
Well, you can get a whole lot lighter than AR wheels. Just not with low pressure cast or steel wheels. Which is pretty much every offering I can find for our trucks. Better than gravity cast, but not much.



Flow formed wheels offer almost all of the strength and lightness of forged wheels, with a price much closer to gravity or pressure cast wheels.


I think everyone is familiar with an Enkei RPF1. Half the cost of a forged wheel, just as light, strong as hell. 15x7, 10 pounds, $200.00.


OZ, Konig, Enkei and plenty of others offer affordable flow-formed wheels for '90's era Miata's, Civics, and Sentra's.


Losing 5-10+ pounds per corner would make a tremendous difference in both acceleration and handling on these little under powered trucks.
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Well u seem to have answered ur own question then
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Well u seem to have answered ur own question then
Uh....nope.
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I'm specifically looking for very strong, lightweight, affordable, flow formed wheels in 15x7 or 15x8. (16x7 or 16x8 would also work)




Any manufacturers or retailers I should look at?
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OK then, hopefully someone looks in aye mate.
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Sounds like you better get some custom wheels built then.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:59 PM   #8
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Your best bet is going to be a 5 lug conversion... wheel options grow exponentially

The rays/nismo and AR's are pretty much it... everything else is big gaudy mall crawler wheels

Anyone know what a steel pathy wheel weighs?
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You guys looking at me like the RCA dog actually does answer my question.


I know that off-road mud tires are going to be necessarily heavy by design criteria. But there is no reason I can discern that that heavy-ass tire needs to be mounted on a boat-anchor wheel.


They name it differently but OZ, BBS, Konig, Enkei (just to name a few) all manufacture flow-formed wheels.



The manufacturing capability exists. Either the truck market in general does not care about unsprung weight, or the manufacturers don't care about higher quality, stronger and better performing wheels for smaller trucks/suv's.


My searching came up with nada, figured I just wasn't finding the right manufacturer or retailer. You guys have confirmed that I am looking for something that is simply not produced for this market.


Thanks. I appreciate it.
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The manufacturing industry does not think about nissan hardbody trucks. The scca race trucks used ar62s.
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