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Old 12-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Smile HRE FlowForm FF01 19" on ZHP sedan!

I had to post this up because I could not be more thrilled with the set up. I resisted the idea of 19" on my car for quite some time, but when I did the math on the new HRE FlowForm wheels I HAD to do it!

I stepped up 1" in diameter and 1.5" in width on the rear and dropped about 5 lbs from the OEM 135 ZHP wheels - per corner! The front went up obviously an inch in diameter and a half inch in width and dropped about the same weight over the OEM 18s.

So stoked to finally have a set of HRE wheels on my car. Been wanting ever since I can remember but could never fit my budget or make sense for the price of cars I've had. Now with the FlowForm wheels, the reality of owning is finally here.

They still do cost a bit more than some of the go-to wheels for our cars (APEX and VMR), but when comparing to those that truly compare (BBS CH-R, Vorsteiner VFF) the price is comparable but with a name, heritage and design that IMO can't be beat.

Wheels specs are 19x10 Et40 rear, and 19x8.5 et30 front.

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #6
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I need clarify... When I stated I dropped 5lbs of the OEM ZHP wheels I mean per corner, each wheel.

Price for the set was $2900.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:10 PM   #8
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:04 AM   #11
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17s to 19s haha what a jump. How does it feel? (I like your old setup better...although I may be a tad biased :p). The wheels look good!
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #12
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17s to 19s haha what a jump. How does it feel? (I like your old setup better...although I may be a tad biased :p). The wheels look good!
I did love my APEX set up. The crazy part is, the weight ended up being REALLY close!

It comes down to the fact that the Dunlop Direzza ZII are pretty heavy tires. Check out the attached weights (wheel and tire) to see for yourself. The front only went up a bout a half pound and the rear a bit more than a pound and a half.

So in a nut shell, NO I don't feel a difference. Only negative was going to a less sticky tire.

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47.6lb pic: APEX ARC-8 17x9 ET42 with Dunlop Direzza ZII 245/40 17
48lb pic: HRE FF01 19x8.5 with Yokohama S.Drive 225/35 19
49.4lb pic: HRE FF01 19x10 with Yokohama S.Drive 255/30 19
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That's odd. My arc8s (17.4lbs) with the bridgestone s04s 245/40/17 (26 lbs according to tirerack, which are considered heavy tires) mounted together were 42 lbs. My style 135s with hankook v12s mounted (255s) were 52 lbs.

checked tire rack: the dII are also 26 lbs
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That's odd. My arc8s (17.4lbs) with the bridgestone s04s 245/40/17 (26 lbs according to tirerack, which are considered heavy tires) mounted together were 42 lbs. My style 135s with hankook v12s mounted (255s) were 52 lbs.

checked tire rack: the dII are also 26 lbs
I found it odd as well. The weight on that scale could be off by 2lbs possibly, but then I checked it against another identical scale and it was showing the same weight. Even if its off in the actual weight, it still shows an accurate difference since all wheels were on the same scale.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #15
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Re: HRE FlowForm FF01 19" on ZHP sedan!

Stock ZHP suspension?

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No it is H&R cup kit.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #17
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Sport or touring cup kit? I am wanting the sport kit with the race springs and 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 and wanted to know if it'd work and or what tire size I should do but this looks great!!
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Sport or touring cup kit? I am wanting the sport kit with the race springs and 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 and wanted to know if it'd work and or what tire size I should do but this looks great!!
Thanks for the compliments. I was told from the previous owner that it is the touring cup kit. The springs are red though which I thought were the sport springs??
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:36 PM   #19
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Your drop looks like the sport kit (race springs)
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Sorry to bright back an old thread, but, do/did you have any fender work to fit this wheel set up? I have a set of Wheels with similar specs as yours and want to put them on my wife's old car and I'll hate to experiment on tire options. My wheels are Vossen CV7 19x8.5 et30 front 19x10 et42 rear. Currently have 225/35/19 and 275/30/19 Michelin PSS brand new on them, but I'm afraid they may not fit.
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