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View Poll Results: Wheels?
5-star grey or silver 14 45.16%
5-star gold 2 6.45%
medium mesh silver or grey 4 12.90%
medium mesh gold 1 3.23%
TMB grey or silver 8 25.81%
TMB gold 0 0%
supermesh silver or grey 2 6.45%
supermesh gold 0 0%
supermesh red or purple 2 6.45%
you're an idiot, this contravenes the Lotus protocol, etc 7 22.58%
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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Opinion on wheels

Hey everyone,

It's time to upgrade my wheels. I'm going with a 3-piece forged 18/17 setup and will arrange a slight drop later on (maybe 0.75 to 1 inch). I need your opinions on mesh, supermesh, or some 5-star OG goodness. Let me know what you guys think:

Avant Garde F210:

Avante Garde F210 in gold:

F230 in gunmetal:

F230 in gold:

Rotiform TMB in grey:

TMB in gold:

Supermesh like these Rotiform LHRs (would be another company since this doesn't come in 17s):

TMB in brushed silver:

AG F140 in gunmetal:

AG F140 in red (example of something a little too showy):

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Does anyone know how to get these images in the thread to post without having to click the link? Thanks!!!!
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too many choices lol but id avoid gold, that's just me though.

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1st or 2nd.

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^^^Agreed!

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I like the F210's in both colors.

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Yeah, with the car's color I would avoid Gold for sure.

Most of them are to much, especially for a simple design of a car.

But my votes have been casted.

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These wheel would look nice on a slammed VW, sorry. Really awful on the Elise.

I think you knew what some of us would say, your poll is cute!
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I think these cars should have modest wheels. They are rare and look pretty hot with stock rims just as they are. Why pimp them out!
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I'm not sure if you can get offsets that will work up front in a few of these styles, are you converting to 5 lug because that may also be a problem.

Just moved to Phoenix, anyone else here?
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I understand the comments. Thanks for them. I want some wheels with some more bite, more aggressive offset. These wheels will be light and strong, so they should retain most of the driving characteristics.

Not converting to a 5-lug, they're custom milled so the offests and bolt pattern/hub diameter will be customized.

The candy red and all that, it's more for fun to look at, but I have to admit it's cool. Anyways, that's why I'm asking everyone's opinion in the first place. Appreciated, as always - this is the best forum!!!!

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I like this one

ditto!

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F210's in gunmetal look classy (IMO). Let us know what u decide!


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Don't really think any of those look too great, but you need silver or grey.
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OK so gold looks like it's totally out.

What about the TMB in silver?


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Volk TE37's.
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Volk TE37's.
I thought about it. I love these wheels but no one can get them where I live and I don't know if I can get 18s for the rear.
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Update:

Wheel weights - 17" should be around 15 lbs, the 18" around 17 lbs. Both lighter than the stock 16" Elise wheels, I think.
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These wheel would look nice on a slammed VW, sorry. Really awful on the Elise.

I think you knew what some of us would say, your poll is cute!
I figured this was going to happen - anyways, thanks for the input.
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