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Old 11-12-2014, 11:50 PM
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17x7 Wheels for JCW in DS

Hello people, I am looking for a good light weight wheel in the stock size 17x7 that fits over the JCW brakes with no centering rings or spacers required. Got suggestions? What are people running?

I like the RSe05 from NM but unfortunately they are 17x7.5 which would technically be out of DS.

Anyhow I would like to hear what your running and where you bought them!
 
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:30 AM
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RPF1s are popular. There are some Kosei wheels that fit the bill for a little less money and some Motegis that are even less money. The RPF1s are the lightest I believe.
 
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:10 AM
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I have and '07S.
Running the RFP1's but they need centering rings. No spacer needed for my application.
Don't know if I've heard of an reasonably priced aftermarket wheel that does not require centering rings, but am not wheel expert. Why is it that you don't want rings? I have had no problem with installation or changing of wheels multiple times in the season.
A call to Tire Rack or other big wheel retailer could get you the information you want.
 
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:29 AM
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I had 16x7's mounted and balanced for free with Hankooks shipped by TireRack to my door. Just visit the website and "shop" by vehicle for a tire and wheel package. The centering rings stay in the wheel. No hassle.
 
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I have read stories about people having trouble with rings during track days. It's one extra piece I don't want to screw with.

I can't run 16's because they don't fit over the JCW brakes.

No 17x7 aftermarket fit? Otherwise I just may get a second set of challenge spoke or something even though they are heavy.
 
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:12 PM
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Nothing wrong with centering rings as long as they're made of metal and not plastic.
 
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Nothing wrong with centering rings as long as they're made of metal and not plastic.
Ok cool, I've read stories of guys getting those fused to the hubs. I like the looks and price of the enkei's. The weight is nice too.

Does tire rack give metal centering rings? Also are these verified to clear the JCW brakes?
 
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Originally Posted by fjork_duf View Post

Ok cool, I've read stories of guys getting those fused to the hubs. I like the looks and price of the enkei's. The weight is nice too.

Does tire rack give metal centering rings? Also are these verified to clear the JCW brakes?
The rings tire rack provides are plastic. You'll run out of stock brakes before you melt the rings. If you are running higher temp performance pads then you might have more to be worried about. Just put a little antisieze on the hubs if you're worried about metal centering rings getting stuck to the hubs. Tire rack should know if they will clear the JCW brakes. If not a quick Google search should turn up the information.

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Hmm so I see some wheels on out motoring. Team dynamics pro 1.2. Looks like I should be able to get an exact match 17.x lbs. Good enough for me. I put an email into out motoring.
 
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Originally Posted by v10climber View Post
The rings tire rack provides are plastic.
The ones in my wheels are metal.
 
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I got Enkei RPF1 from TireRack. I also ring them and ask if they can get me metal rings, they send them for free.
 
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I got Enkei RPF1 from TireRack. I also ring them and ask if they can get me metal rings, they send them for free.
That's good news. I may do that. The enkeis seem like a good bang for buck wheel.
 
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