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If the wheels are not hubcentric, then I guess I want a set of 4.
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Heads up guys. Who needs hubrings for their wheels? I'm going to get Rays to ship us some. Let me know.
Did you not receive rings with your set?

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If the wheels are not hubcentric, then I guess I want a set of 4.
They aren't hubcentric, but mine came with rings...

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Did you not receive rings with your set?



They aren't hubcentric, but mine came with rings...
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Looks like I may have misunderstood Kazuo. Perhaps he meant center caps.

If your wheels came with centering rings, then I 'm sure mine did as well. Other than a quick inspection for shipping damage, they're still boxed and will remain so for a couple more months.

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Heads up guys. Who needs hubrings for their wheels? I'm going to get Rays to ship us some. Let me know.
If you mean center caps, I'm probably interested, but I'd like to see a photo before commiting.
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Variance, mine did not come with rings that I can find. Where were your rings at in the boxes?

Kazuo, yes, count me in for a set of rings as well.
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If you mean center caps, I'm probably interested, but I'd like to see a photo before commiting.
Rays does not offer a centercap that fits the TE37SL. There is a company out there that makes adapters to allow the fitment of regular TE37 caps to SLs, but they are only for the larger, 5-lug versions with larger centerbores (72.6mm and 73.1mm). I have attempted to contact them via e-mail about possibly adding a 4-lug fitment, but the messages keep getting kicked back as undeliverable; I may have found an alternative contact through a BMW forum, but I still need to explore it.

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Variance, mine did not come with rings that I can find. Where were your rings at in the boxes?

Kazuo, yes, count me in for a set of rings as well.
They were packaged in a clear plastic bag in the bottom of one of the boxes. I can't remember if I pulled them out of the 16" box or the 17" box, but all four rings were in the same bag, with a small strip of paper showing the dimensions (65 - 56.5).

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I just rechecked both boxes and no centering rings.

Kazuo, have you contacted Kamispeed about this?
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Mine also did not have rings... Kazuo please add me to the list of those that need them!
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Ok, so Variance is the only one that received rings.

Skywagon, VoiceOfReason, & EliseD can you PM me your names so I can tell Kami. Thanks.

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For those interested in eventually running center caps:

I've gotten in touch with Racing Sciences, who currently manufacture adapters to allow the fitments of o-ring retained RAYS center caps to BMW, Nissan, and Lexus-fitment TE37SLs. They are currently working on a design to accommodate the ~65mm centerbore found on our wheels, and are hoping to have them out by Christmas. I will let you all know as soon as I hear from them that they are ready for sale.

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Pic of the Wheels installed !!!





Thanks Kamispeed !!!
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For those interested in eventually running center caps:

I've gotten in touch with Racing Sciences, who currently manufacture adapters to allow the fitments of o-ring retained RAYS center caps to BMW, Nissan, and Lexus-fitment TE37SLs. They are currently working on a design to accommodate the ~65mm centerbore found on our wheels, and are hoping to have them out by Christmas. I will let you all know as soon as I hear from them that they are ready for sale.
Might be interested. Let me know when these are ready and price. Thanks.

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Anyone interested in doing this again??? Very interested in starting another one.. The diamond black looks amazing!

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I can't seem to find the weight of these wheels. Are they lighter than the LSS rims?

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I can't seem to find the weight of these wheels. Are they lighter than the LSS rims?
I totally forgot what they were exactly. But if I remember correctly I think the weight was around 11lbs/15lbs +/- .5lbs. But yes, these are a tad lighter.

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Hey Law can I see more photos of these wheels on your car? Thanks..

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Anyone interested in doing this again??? Very interested in starting another one.. The diamond black looks amazing!
Let me know if you need any help

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For those interested in eventually running center caps:

I've gotten in touch with Racing Sciences, who currently manufacture adapters to allow the fitments of o-ring retained RAYS center caps to BMW, Nissan, and Lexus-fitment TE37SLs. They are currently working on a design to accommodate the ~65mm centerbore found on our wheels, and are hoping to have them out by Christmas. I will let you all know as soon as I hear from them that they are ready for sale.
Any updates?

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I'm down for 1 wheel for a spare/replacement. So maybe I can be counted as part of the GB. I'll get the list started. Give Kami a call so they know we're doing another one:

1.Richthom (Diamond Black)
2.Kazuo (1 wheel) (Diamond Black)
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