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Note: Some of these wheels come in other offsets but I'm going to keep this limited to those that will allow you to run a 245 tire.

Rota Boost 17x8 +48 18.75lbs $175



Rota Torque 17x8 +48 19.05lbs $175



Rota Slipstream 17x8 +48 20.20lbs $165 or 17x8.5 +48 21.25lbs $177.50



OZ Ultraleggera 17x8 +48 16.9lbs $239



5Zigen Fn01r-c 17x8 +48 17lbs $169



5Zigen Pro Race Gn+ 17x8.5 +48 ~21 lbs $300



Enkei Rpf1 17x8 +35 or +45 15.6lbs $257



Enkei Rp03 17x8 +45 or +48 17.9lbs $295



MB Motorsports Weapon (ATech Eraser) 17x8 +46 ~18.5lbs $132 (discount says 20 lbs)



Work Emotion CR 17x8 +47 ~19lbs $266



Motegi LC5 17x8 +45 16.5lbs $246 (can't find a good shot to put on the tC)



Speedy Wheels Atix-5 17x8 +45 or +47 ~19lbs $150



Privat Fahren 17x8 +40 ~22lbs $200



Motegi TrackLite 17x8 +45 14.5lbs $308



Motegi LC12 17x8 +45 16.5lbs $211



ADR Kasai 17x8 +40 ~21lbs $185 for silver



WedsSport SA-90 17x8 +50 20.8lbs $299



Rota G-Force 17x8 +48 $175



Rota Rev 17x8 +48 $175

 

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I vote for the RPF1's, probably because that is what I have on the car in that size and getting a second set soon for race tires:)

Out of the rest the Torques look the best to me, to bad they are one of the heaviest.

The OZ's look sweet as well, in person though all but the slipstreams probably look just fine.

Rick
 

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Well, this post is more to give people an idea of what's out there in a wider wheel with a decent weight for a decent price. The Rpf1 is the best overall deal in the category but personally, I'm probably going to wind up ordering the OZ. I'd get the Fn01rc since they're cheap but they just don't look that good to me and they're trendy. I don't know of a single tC on here or scionlife that's running the OZ. The Rp03 is too expensive for what you get IMHO. For another $10 a wheel you can get Work Emotion CRs.

That reminds me, I'll add the Work Emotions and the ATech/MB Weapon that zoltiz has today. If anyone finds a 17x8, 17x8.5 or 17x9 under 21lbs say $300 or less, let me know and I'll add it to the list. Also, make sure they come in an offset that will allow you to run something larger than a 225 tire (245 is preferred). I think that means an offset of+43 or higher. Lance, can you verify that?

Found some new info on the OZ. The Superleggera weighs around 16.6lbs for the 17x8 and these new Ultraleggera are supposed to weigh .5 to 1lb less according to OZ so they should weight 15.5 to 16lbs for the 17x8 despite the 16.9lb measurement listed at TireRack.
 

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A lot of people are rocking the Fn01r-c's nowadays too... Be unique
 

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Good luck finding RPF1's - I tried for 3 months. Looks like they import 2 wheels a year of our size / offset.

MB's are still best bang for the buck if you can live with design / colors.
 

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Originally posted by simplespirit@Jan 15 2006, 05:12 AM
...I think that means an offset of+43 or higher. Lance, can you verify that?...
At 17x8.0, offset must be minimum +45. at 17x8.5, offset must be minimum +50. In both cases, you're cutting it pretty close; I personally don't feel safe with 17x8.0 unless it's +48 or higher and with 17x8.5 unless it's +55 or higher. I've had like a billion discussions already about this topic and wanted to ask you to please include the offsets on the above images.

I must say, thank you very much for indicating the weights though!

-Ed

EDIT: Btw here's a few more wheels that come in 17x8.0 that appear fairly light and aren't insanely expensive, but I don't (yet) know their offsets:
ADR Kasai
Privat Fahren
Speedy Atix-5

And the one I'm currently looking into, as it allows custom offsets (and won't bankrupt me like HRE or Kineses): ZEForged Octane
 

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MB's are 46 offset, so I have 46 in the front and 41 in the back (5mm spacers). All is good. But yeah, I won't risk it below 42.
 

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Okay just found out Privat Fahrens are 17x8.0 +40; some person named, "Munch," is using them for winter time with 225s on his (her?) tC.

I'm surprised that car doesn't rub; it might with 245s.

-Ed

EDIT: Here's a link to that thread.

EDIT 2: Further to this thread, the Speedy Wheels Atix-5 appear to come in, "+45 or +47," offset, so I'm not sure which one it is for the 17x8.0 but either would work just fine. The only weight figure I've seen so far is 18.0lb. for the 17x7.0 size.

EDIT 3: Just found out the ADR Kasai in 17x8.0 are +40 offset, so it's the same case as the Privat Fahrens.
 

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Originally posted by EddNog@Jan 15 2006, 09:24 AM
At 17x8.0, offset must be minimum +45. at 17x8.5, offset must be minimum +50. In both cases, you're cutting it pretty close; I personally don't feel safe with 17x8.0 unless it's +48 or higher and with 17x8.5 unless it's +55 or higher. I've had like a billion discussions already about this topic and wanted to ask you to please include the offsets on the above images.

I must say, thank you very much for indicating the weights though!

-Ed
Not exactly. I have 17 x 8.5 with a +48mm offset and no rubbing at all. I wouldn't say 50mm minimum. I would say +45mm though. There's probably 3mm clearance with my set up. I wouldn't gamble with less than +45, and if a +48 is available, I'd take it since it is now a well proven size for this car.
 

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I've edited the original post to include the Speedy Wheels Atix-5 Ed listed. I also added a note that I'm going to keep this specific to those wheels and offsets that will allow you to run a 245 tire.

For Ed, I added the offsets to all the wheels.

The only thing that worries me about these is it's gonna be painful when the dealer or any other tire shop damages one of my nice wheels. Sigh.

Andrew, Discount has the Weapons on back order, I guess you've been selling them really well.
 

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Hey, thanks; think you can throw in those Privat Fahrens and ADR Kasais? Looks like both should work (albeit a bit tight) according to Lance.

-Ed

EDIT PS There's another wheel that works; 17x8.0 Motegi Trak Lites. They come in flat black with +45 offset and weight only 14.5 lb. Link here.
 

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Well, I actually used a picture of what they're made to look like (Advan Model 5) but they are pretty damn close to it.

You're right, they look slick but they seem to have been discontinued although it does look like WheelMax has them but @ $185 for the 17x8 and I don't see our bolt pattern. I'm updating my original post to reflect that price.
 

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Oh well.

They're rather heavy, too.


I think I'm going to do some H&R coilovers before the wheels & tires; I like the drop range (0.75 to 3.0" front, 0.75 to 2.5" rear; I'd use 1.0" front and 0.75" rear), because that way my car won't sit as low as it does now, and I like the fact that on coilovers the damping has been matched perfectly to the springs.

-Ed
 
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