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Old 02-19-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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What's the Best looking, light weight 18" wheel?

I had my Breyton visions on for a while, then I went back to my stock wheels. My car feels faster now. I'm sick of having heavy wheels. What's the Best looking, light weight 18" wheel?
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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I would say either Oz superlegga one peices, or SSR competitions. I think the best looking 18 inch light weight wheels are the BBS RCs, I would pick those over alot of 19s. Look for mark@vfive for pics of a sweet sedan with RCs
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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Hello sycE46,

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I had my Breyton visions on for a while, then I went back to my stock wheels. My car feels faster now. I'm sick of having heavy wheels. What's the Best looking, light weight 18" wheel?
"Best looking" is a matter of taste, which can differ vastly from a person to a person.
However, my personal recommendation on lightweight 18" wheels would be BBS RC (forged) and BBS RG-R.
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:44 PM   #4
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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Well as far as best lookin goes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder however as far light weight goes. Champion RG-8, fronts are 18.0# rears 18.5#. These rims are also very strong, you won't see quality probelms like I-Forged. These guys made their name making rims for Porsche. Set will run a bit under $4k but well worth it.

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Old 02-19-2004, 07:10 PM   #6
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BBS CH ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!! best bbs
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:21 PM   #7
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I'd go with BBS's or the Volk's like Mike suggests.
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:55 PM   #8
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BBS CH ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!! best bbs

I like CH's quite a bit, but they are not by any means a light weight wheel. Maybe below average, but a quick search online would lead me to beleive they weigh in the 22-24. The forged RC's are good and the other recommendations. Although I would steer clear of any mult-piece designs.

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Old 02-19-2004, 11:09 PM   #10
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Anyone have pics of the silver finish OZ supperleggera on a car?

I'm mainly looking for something that's under 20 lbs in 18". Not feeling BBS RCs, I think they look a lot better on E36s. I like BBS RG-Rs... but I wish BBS would make a rim that has sharper edges like HREs.

I wish Volk make more fitments for BMW. They have some really nice rims.
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