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      12-29-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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Looking for pics of cars with concave 18 inch wheels

Hey all,

I've got relatively new PSSs on stock wheels. I want to upgrade wheels and I like the concave look but I don't want to buy new tires etc. That (and weight) is why I am looking at 18s.

So let's see what you all have in the way of concave 18s.

Please note the brand and specs of the wheels.

Thanks!
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      12-29-2012, 03:52 AM   #2
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VMRs will be your best bet for a concave look... if you*re on a budget,

however VMRs are equal if not heavier than stock in some instances...
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      12-29-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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Hey all,

I've got relatively new PSSs on stock wheels. I want to upgrade wheels and I like the concave look but I don't want to buy new tires etc. That (and weight) is why I am looking at 18s.

So let's see what you all have in the way of concave 18s.

Please note the brand and specs of the wheels.

Thanks!
APEX wheels for weight savings. They're not that concave-ish like VMRs but will save a lot of weight if you buy these! I'm looking into it myself but afraid will rub with STs.
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      12-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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There isn't a whole lot available for our cars in the form of concave wheels. It's mostly due to the high offset in the rear.

VMR has a few different styles. If you like the BBS 3piece look, there is an affordable option out there too.

There isn't going to be much available for super concave looks you see on some of the M3s and such. Just kinda how it is.
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      12-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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Alufelgen CS7 are slightly lighter, stronger, and just a little more expensive than VMRs. Still not that concave-looking, but they're a step up from VMR. I like that they're a bit lighter.

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      12-31-2012, 09:50 AM   #6
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breyton gts-r's have descent concavity.. they are also very lightweight and reasonably priced
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      12-31-2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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Alufelgen CS7 are slightly lighter, stronger, and just a little more expensive than VMRs. Still not that concave-looking, but they're a step up from VMR. I like that they're a bit lighter.

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      12-31-2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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APEX wheels for weight savings. They're not that concave-ish like VMRs but will save a lot of weight if you buy these! I'm looking into it myself but afraid will rub with STs.
Another decently affordable option that are slightly cheaper and better looking imo are the forgestar f14's over the apex wheels. Apex wheels are the ugliest wheels on our cars. Never find a car they look good on. That's my $.02 tossed in

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Vmr looks the best for under 1k IMHO. Mine are 19in but its like what you're going for, check out my Sig
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are your's et45 or et50 on the rear?
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      12-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #11
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Those forgestars look great. I know M o db a rga ins sells them, but I haven't heard much about them. How is quality and what sort of turn around time, since I see you can spec your offset.
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      12-31-2012, 10:28 PM   #13
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If you want any kind of big lip or concaveness you have to go pretty aggressive offsets on our cars. No concave but has a decent sized lip:


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If you want any kind of big lip or concaveness you have to go pretty aggressive offsets on our cars. No concave but has a decent sized lip:


IMG_1358 by baldadar, on Flickr


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What are the wheel and tire specs^^^and what lip is that??

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      12-31-2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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What are the wheel and tire specs^^^and what lip is that??

Thank you....
The fronts are 19x8.5 and the rears are 19x10. Offsets are ET37 front ET38 rear. 215/35/19 & 265/30/19 tires. I've had to raise my car a bit since those pictures though since I rub in the rear over really big bumps. Might try 255/30/19 tires in the rear once these run out.

SLeK front lip.
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The fronts are 19x8.5 and the rears are 19x10. Offsets are ET37 front ET38 rear. 215/35/19 & 265/30/19 tires. I've had to raise my car a bit since those pictures though since I rub in the rear over really big bumps. Might try 255/30/19 tires in the rear once these run out.

SLeK front lip.
WOW really nice
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      01-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #17
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OEM 264 wheels are pretty concave. Now picture that lip going another 15 mm out and you can imagine how concave a wheel could be.

The catch is you are going to need to get custom 2 piece wheels to achieve that.

Forged = more strength to support concave and the 2 piece lets the manufacturer mix the right face and barrel to get max concave. I've been looking into this now and trying at least a dozen wheels to find the best fit.

What I have found is fronts can never be too concave due to offsets and the need to clear the brakes. Brakes are not a problem in the back. The Ideal set up I've found fro concave is 9.5 wide with 255/35/18 tires, ET45. Rear's rolled and pulled (not flared) with some added negative camber. This is no rub set up during realistic driving, even on a dropped car. Not a "only on hard corners", or "only with 2 people in the car" set up, I mean no rubbing. See my photo below.

The face profile is going to be key. A hub needs at least 10mm of meat for the lugs, but no more. Some manufacturers like to have deep set lug holes or a deep dish in the center. What you need is a shallow center from which the spokes start from. A company like BC Forged can build you a set just like that. My BC forged should be here in a few weeks
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If you want any kind of big lip or concaveness you have to go pretty aggressive offsets on our cars. No concave but has a decent sized lip:
love those wheels! hope you have another set for tracking though
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      01-02-2013, 06:23 PM   #19
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love those wheels! hope you have another set for tracking though
Haven't tracked since getting them. But figure I'll throw on stocks if I go to the track for now.
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Haven't tracked since getting them. But figure I'll throw on stocks if I go to the track for now.
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Lol roof rack has been sitting in the garage for over 6months so far.
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