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Lightweight alloys.

Dani_B19 Aug 13, 2009

  1. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Does anyone know who produces lightweight alloys?
    I know of team dynamic but thats about it really, who else does them?
     
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  3. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    Yeah Team Dynamics mate, the Pro Race 1.2's, in gloss black in 18", the only lightweight wheel manufacture in the world, and the best wheels your hard earned cash can buy, without a doubt! :) haha.
     
  4. emery1990

    emery1990 Registered User

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    How much hard earned cash are we talking though, it doesnt say a price on there site, that normally means there sky high in price, which id expect them to be.!
     
  5. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Your only saying that because i may be getting yours haha.
    Emery there around 900 quid with good treads on.
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    You need to look at Jap style alloys, a majority of those are light weight, but ti's finding some that will fit S3's is the problem.
     
  7. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Exactly jojo, its quite hard finding lightweight wheels for the s3, any help would be much appreciated.
     
  8. Redline1984

    Redline1984 Registered User

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    Speedline Turini's are pretty lightweight from what I remember.
     
  9. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    I thing Sportec Mono 10's and the MTM Bimoto wheels are forged lightweight rims along with BBS rims.
     
  10. marcyp

    marcyp Only me

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    from what i rember scuby wheels have the same pcd you might just need some spigot rings to fit , or if you realy find a set of wheels you like but there the rong pcd then just get some hub adaptors and add to the stance at the same time
     
  11. IIIadidasboy

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    There used to be a website that basically listed the weight of virtually every wheel made - although that was about 3/4 years ago so newer stuff might not be on there - but I'm sure I got the link from this site (or maybe it was audiworld?! )

    Audi OEM came out well, IIRC, as well as OZ and BBS
     
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  13. Olly P

    Olly P My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

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    BBS's are suppose to be light, not sure what my LM's weigh but they felt less than the standard alloys
     
  14. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Thanks guys. Any others people can think of?
     
  15. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    Now would I do a thing like that??! :whistle2:
     
  16. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yes haha.
    Im just in 2 minds to wether black alloys will suit my black s3! When i had the corsa c that was silver with black alloys and that looked awesome.
    What you guys think to black on black?
     
  17. ash_pearce

    ash_pearce Member VCDS Map User

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    oz do a light weight version cant remember the actual name but here is one
     
  18. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Yeah forgot about oz, cheers ash. The only downfall with oz is that for some reason there prices have gone through the roof. I wanted some the other month, phoned demon tweaks up and the guy said something about australia and well over a grand so that was a no.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
  19. ash_pearce

    ash_pearce Member VCDS Map User

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    how about 4 space savers?:tumble:
     
  20. IIIadidasboy

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  21. emery1990

    emery1990 Registered User

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    Im thinking of going matt black on black, i dont think id like the glossy black on a black car.
     
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  23. ChriS3

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    Those MTMs are anything but light. Big heavy things they are.


    If I could justify the cost I'd have Dymags on my car.
     
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  25. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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  26. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    Plus the starting price of £121 is for the smallest size of 13".
     
  27. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Do you all think az's pro race would look good on my black s3?
     
  28. emery1990

    emery1990 Registered User

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    yer i relised they was each lol..but forgot to add on the treads to. im looking at getting rays -gram lights.
     
  29. The Slug

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    Dani, what wheels are you looking at getting from TD, as we do all there promo/marketing and may be able to get you a good price....just PM me and i will see what i can do :)
     
  30. Ess_Three

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    I'd have to argue if Team Dynamics are the best wheels your hard earned cash can buy. There are others which are also light - maybe not quite as light - but stronger.
    Several BBS for example.
    Any single piece forged, or spun rim BBS will be light...CHs maybe?

    Beware of wheels too light...they may be fine on featherweight Jap hatches, or 106s/Clios...but give them a tonne and a half of German car to support and you need strength too.

    This was a featherlight 16" Enkai wheel that had taken a decent knock:
    [​IMG]

    ...whereas a 17" BBS RX on a Mk3 Golf had taken a knock hard enough to bend the strut, yet the wheel was less than 0.5mm out of round.

    Light, and strong.
    That's the key.

    It's easy to do light...and weak.
    It's easy to do strong, and heavy.
    Finding one that's both light and strong is usually expensive.
     
  31. recomdos

    recomdos Registered User

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    crikey Glen - that looks a bit nasty. Was that the 'only' damage or was there more? :S

    Rob
     
  32. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Dont really know yet mate lol, lightweight ones if that helps, ooh and 18" is the size. Why can you get a discount?
     
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  34. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    So will black alloys suit a black s3, i.e. pro race 1.2's????????????
     
  35. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    that was purely a joke to Dani mate as I have pro race 1.2's that I may have for sale, I didn't mean it quite literally! :)

    As for them not being as strong as others, that's true, obviously forged wheels are the way to go for strength and lightness, but you pay at least double the price of the Team Dynamics for. They are still heat treated for strength though so will be more than strong enough for a road car. The fact that they are used as the official wheel in British and European touring cars says a lot really in my opinion.

    And Dani,- the black on black would look amazing! :p
     
  36. emery1990

    emery1990 Registered User

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    It would look good, if you dont like it, you can always spray them back to the colour of choice,
     
  37. zertek2k

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    How about Rays RE30's? They are available in 18x8 +35 in the correct stud pattern, super strong and under 7.5kgs per wheel but they will cost you a fair amount. Would be nice if they made the TE37 in our stud pattern in an 18x8 but no love from the japs.
     
  38. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    You need some serious wedge for Rays Volk rims!! But gorgeous wheels! I had a set of Volks on my old JDM civic, black spokes with a candy red anodised lip, everyone commented on them. :)
     
  39. MintyS3

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    Never tested the strength of the Team Dynamics but used them for quite a while and they are much lighter than the OEM wheels ive come across.
     
  40. emery1990

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    yer i was looking at the rays-gram lights, there even around £220 a wheel, ive got quote from demon tweeks, for £120 a wheel for the team dynamics pro 1.2's they weight just under 10kg. plus you can buy now pay 9 months later :D.

    would a good set of tryes, preferably reinforced walls cost around £200 for 4?
     
  41. Ess_Three

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    £200 for a set?
    I'd suggest nearer double that to get a set worth having.
     
  42. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    They quoted me arounf £950 for the same wheels but that was with top of the range tyre's, cant remeber what they where but like glen said you havent got a pray of getting decent tyres for £200.
     
  43. Ess_Three

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    But in all fairness, they are damn good wheels...


    People should not confuse race wheels with road wheels.
    Very light 'Race' wheels are 'lifed'. They do so many races, and get junked...before they break. Teams also expect the wheels to break in an accident, and budget accordingly.
    BTCC teams change them after a bang...would a road driver, if they looked OK?
    I doubt it...

    Road wheels have to be capable of driving on UK roads, hitting potholes etc and last the life of the vehicle.

    Sure, you can use 'Race' wheels on a road car...but you have to expect them to have a shorter lifespan and be weaker in many ways, than a proper set of road wheels.

    You pay your money and make your choice.
     

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