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    1. Member Azone's Avatar
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      05-28-2019 12:39 PM #1
      Hi everyone. I'm looking to get a set of lightweight, but durable, 17" wheels for a MKV (because the stock ones are bent). I was pretty much set on the Konig Rennforms (https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...nnform/p/47900) but they seem to be out of stock everywhere until July/August. The price is right in line with what I wanted to pay (~$150-$180), they only weigh 16.95 lb., and they're flow formed. I'm willing to wait, but was wondering if there are any alternatives I'm missing.

      I was thinking Sparco Assetto Garas before I saw these, but they're gravity cast and the durability is suspect. Other lightweight options cost more than what I want to spend.

      Thanks!

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      06-06-2019 02:56 PM #2
      I am looking for the same thing.
      Have you looked at Motegi MR131 tracklights?

      What width are you looking for? I have found very very few options wider than a 17x8

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      10-07-2019 12:00 AM #3
      Ah, sorry for the really slow reply. I had seen the Motegis, but didn't pursue them because they're gravity cast. At 16.5 lb., though, they are certainly lightweight.

      I ended up just waiting for the Konig Rennforms to come back in stock. So far, I really like them. The car feels more sprightly and the steering feels much more responsive.

      I wasn't looking for a specific width, but they were 17x8.

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      10-07-2019 01:13 AM #4
      Rennforms are pretty good

      Enkei RPF1 come in 17x7.5 (track day, bro!) 15.8#
      its what i have: https://i.imgur.com/kW1teMX.jpg

      Advanti DST Storm S1 17x8 17.3#

      OZ Ultraleggera 17x8 17.8# ($$$$)

      Neuspeed RSe05 17x8 17#: https://neuspeedflowform.com/collect...nt=17319193031
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      10-07-2019 10:01 PM #5
      All great choices. I strongly considered getting the RPF1s, but they were $93 per wheel more than the Rennforms. Dropping another 1.5 lb. of unsprung weight on each corner was definitely tempting, though.

    8. 10-10-2019 12:54 AM #6
      I was pretty much set on the Konig Rennforms (https://www.discounttiredirect.com/b...nnform/p/47900) but they seem to be out of stock everywhere until July/August. The price is right in line with what I wanted to pay (~$150-$180), they only weigh 16.95 lb., and they're flow formed. I'm willing to wait, but was wondering if there are any alternatives I'm missing. Myfirstpremiercard
      Last edited by Mikayla7; 10-10-2019 at 12:59 AM.

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