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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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ETHOS wheels are HERE!

We have all sizes available now!
  • 15x7ET27 = 12.6lbs
  • 16x7ET27 = 13.15lbs
  • 16x8ET30 = 14.2lbs
  • 17x8ET35 = 17.25lbs
  • 17x9ET20 = 19.5lbs

Perfect fitment - No Hub Center Rings or Spacers required. These have been proven since 2012 in Lotus Cup racing and by hundreds of clients on the street and track. The stock factory center caps snap in as well. These are the best value wheel for your Lotus plus they are very light and strong. Low pressure cast delivers a great combination of quality and performance!







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Man, those white wheels look great on that Elise!

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We have all sizes available now!
  • 15x7ET27 = 12.6lbs
  • 16x7ET27 = 13.15lbs
  • 16x8ET30 = 14.2lbs
  • 17x8ET35 = 17.25lbs
  • 17x9ET20 = 19.5lbs

Perfect fitment - No Hub Center Rings or Spacers required. These have been proven since 2012 in Lotus Cup racing and by hundreds of clients on the street and track. The stock factory center caps snap in as well. These are the best value wheel for your Lotus plus they are very light and strong. Low pressure cast delivers a great combination of quality and performance!







Do these come in grey?

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you can get them in any color you want as long as you want black
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Wouldn't it be great if they make these for Evoras in the correct fitments?
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you can get them in any color you want as long as you want black
Black or White according to the pictures.
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Do these come in grey?
Right now we only have them in black. We have painted them for clients (Japanese client above). I've seen them painted Gold and other colors. If you would like them painted, just email us. Typical cost is about $125/wheel.

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Love the wheels, but I had an unexpected issue that I found out as I was trying to load my car on the trailer for a track weekend.

I have the 17x8 wheels on the rear my Exige. I have run factory and Rota Torque wheels at the track for years, ZERO clearance issues. I don't know what the offset of Ethos wheels are (website has "Correct offsets" listed in the specs), but with no other changes the tire sidewall was rubbing on the banjo bolt of my Ohlins DA coil overs. (using 225-45-17 R7 Hoosers).
Thank God I had some 4mm spacers and wheel studs from back when I was trying to move from R6 245s to R7 245s (the R7s were larger and rubbed hard on the inside and I had to move back to 225s). I had to use the spacers and now all is ok and track tested... even with passenger. So maybe it is just my car but I assumed this wheel/tire combo was common but I never saw mention of needing spacers. So buyer beware: try to test this wheel/tire combo out before trying to leave on a track weekend!!


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Love the wheels, but I had an unexpected issue that I found out as I was trying to load my car on the trailer for a track weekend.

I have the 17x8 wheels on the rear my Exige...So maybe it is just my car but I assumed this wheel/tire combo was common but I never saw mention of needing spacers....
Hoosiers are notorious for being wider than what the sidewall states. We developed these wheels around the A048 and R888 street tires and they fit perfectly. The offsets are listed on the website as ET35. We have hundreds of clients running this wheel without issue with various tires. Spacers are not needed with street tires but when a tire is very wide, then a spacer will help.

Glad you got it sorted and I'm glad you like them - did you notice how much lighter they are?

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