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Monolites Are Coming - Get Your Deposit in Place Now!

We are planning on ordering more Monolites. We are requesting that those of you who want a set to place a small refundable deposit. This will confirm a set for you in the color of your choice. The price will also go up once they are in stock and this will reserve yours are a lower price.

The Monolites are made in Japan and are arguably the best wheels ever made for the S2 2ZZGE powered cars. But then again, I am a bit biased. We have clients who swear by them since 2007. Forged for strength and lightweight. The fitment is perfect with no need for spacers or centering rings.

Get your REFUNDABLE deposit placed: HERE
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This is such good news! Not for me, but for others who have entertained getting these. I searched and waited for a used set to come along, and finally found a set looking for a new home. The loss in unsprung weight is very noticeable..you feel it the moment you start driving. These wheels are worth the investment, IMO.
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$2900 or $3400?

also, do you have a picture of the gun metal?

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$2900 or $3400?

also, do you have a picture of the gun metal?
With sales tax I doubt they'll be $2900. Mine were $3239 with sales tax 6 years ago. Before tax they were $2999.99. I don't think they've gotten any cheaper.

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$2900 or $3400?

also, do you have a picture of the gun metal?
$2900+tax now and then the price goes up to $3100+tax once they land. We want to give a price break for those who want to get on board now with a $500 deposit - which is refundable if you change your mind at any time.

See the gunmetal attached.
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This is such good news! ... The loss in unsprung weight is very noticeable..you feel it the moment you start driving. These wheels are worth the investment, IMO.
Light wheels are really noticeable on these cars. Thanks for posting your comments as it good for others to hear from someone other than the guy selling them!

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Nice! These will fit an Elise with no modifications and I assume they are wider than the base OEM wheels? What tire sizes will these accept? Thanks!
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Just get me a set of 17 x 8.5 rears please, I know you won't do the 17 x 9, even though they would ROCK!!!!

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$2900+tax now and then the price goes up to $3100+tax once they land. We want to give a price break for those who want to get on board now with a $500 deposit - which is refundable if you change your mind at any time.
That's actually $100 less than a similar pre-order arrangement 6 years ago, so that's an outstanding price. If I didn't already have them, I'd certainly be all over this. Once they land they won't last long, if there are any available at all.

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These really are my favorite wheels on the Lotus Elise and Exige, slightly edging-out the 240R wheel, so I have both.

And for those that might deviate a bit from the norm, 17/17 works fantastic, and is very easy fitment.
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These really are my favorite wheels on the Lotus Elise and Exige, slightly edging-out the 240R wheel, so I have both.

And for those that might deviate a bit from the norm, 17/17 works fantastic, and is very easy fitment.
Thx Andrew. It may be possible for us to actually order 17" front wheels with better width and offset (17x7 ET24 or other). We would need to order at least 10. Are there enough fans of 17" wheels at the front?

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Thx Andrew. It may be possible for us to actually order 17" front wheels with better width and offset (17x7 ET24 or other). We would need to order at least 10. Are there enough fans of 17" wheels at the front?
That would fit the common 205/40 much better. Now just get me a set of 17 x 8.5's for the rear!!

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@shinoo i already have my deposit in but i'd be in for a 17" front

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