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post #61 of 213 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 08:37 PM
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I'm interested in a 15/16 setup....you're right Volk wheels are expensive!

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15/16 and I run them with the BFG R1's...205/245

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I'd take a set of the 17's today if they were available. Ideally I'd like 10" wide but would take 9" if it was the only option.
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I am ready to pull the trigger on a 15/16 set of rota slipstream's for $600 from racing labs. Prolly going to put star specs on em. Hmmmmmm......

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Another vote for a 15/16 option

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I am ready to pull the trigger on a 15/16 set of rota slipstream's for $600 from racing labs. Prolly going to put star specs on em. Hmmmmmm......
I contacted racing labs and was told there was a 2 month wait for the 15/16 wheels. Apparently Volks are the only currently available 15/16 options, but I can't justify $2,200-$2,500. I've subscribed to the thread here and hope they have some availability soon.


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Any updates? It's been a while since any news or posts.
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Any updates? It's been a while since any news or posts.
I'll post here when we have relevant news. No need to ask for updates.
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you need to do 16 in front. sure you can get the same contact patches with 15 and 17, but the people with the 304mm ap brakes won't be able to use 15". I understand you will have to spend lots of money to make new 16" castings, but you'll open yourself up to a bigger, much bigger market. don't be stubborn here.

besides, no one here is going to take your knowledge over the lotus suspension engineers that designed our cars. everything, down to the wheel arch openings are designed for a staggered setup, and that is what people want. period, whether it's 15f and 16r, or 16f and 17r.
My thoughts exactly. I once has the opportunity to speak with a suspension engineer as to why the wheels on my car(an NSX ) were different diameters. He sheepishly answered he had no clue.
In the final analysis,the wheels just hold the tires--really.
Lighter is always better,as is forged,but price sells,especially if you need a few sets for track tires-------But I think the 16/17 is the way to go.
There should be a market for quality cast wheels for our cars in this size,sanely priced. I am in for a set of 16X7 and 17X8 should this come to pass
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For reference, our current 15x9 weighs 12.7 lbs. Frankly, it shocks me just how much Lotus drivers pay for either wheels that are appallingly heavy or ah, not inexpensive shall we say.
If my very rough calculations are in the ballpark, these wheels have the potential of being the lightest wheels on the market - lighter than even the RAC Monolites. Theoretically, a 17x8 might end up nearly the same weight as that 15x9, and a 16x7 could end up 15% or more lighter. Optimistically, that could be:

16x7: ~10.5 lbs
17x8: ~12.8 lbs

At the price points hinted, this is a slam dunk.
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I run 205/50-15 and 245/45-16 on 15x7's and 16x8's with an acceptable tire selection:
Kumho V710
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and your dreaded Toyo 888's too.

Get the offsets right and you're "off to the races"

Emilio, there's not much room to be wrong on the offsets so if you're interested in the exact offsets I'm running (got spacers going on) I'll do the math. If you've got it handled, I won't spend the time. Good luck with the project!
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If they are that light, you can go wider still with little penalty.

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True, and 8.5" or 9.0" rears might be nice since 245s are seem a bit on the wide side (depending on brand) for an 8.0" wheel.
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True, and 8.5" or 9.0" rears might be nice since 245s are seem a bit on the wide side (depending on brand) for an 8.0" wheel.
.... or not

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Hi Emilio, we meet again. As a future Elige owner, I'd just like to say that the 15-17 combo probably offers the best EP street tire selection. Those concerned with rake can use a 235/40-17 instead of a 245/40-17, in which case the the difference is only 0.1-0.2" from stock. However, a 205/45-16 would offer an okay amount of options for EP tires (not sure about R compounds) and will be easier to fit the BBK.

However, I'm a few years away from Elige ownership. Two and a half to be exact.

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I have a set of the 15's that were made for the Miata (they work with spacers) and they are awesome, I hope the 17's become available before I order customs for the rear.
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Test vehicles needed

We need a 2 piston and 4 piston braked car. Elise and Exige both. Unmodified bodywork. Our shop is Lake Forest, California. I'll take a wheel off and make a template off of your brakes. If we have time, I may test fit a few different existing wheels.

If anyone near us would like to volunteer their car and an hour or so of their time, we (and everyone else) will be most appreciative!

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Wish I was in the area, I would have loved to help you guys out. Hopefully you got help though.

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Wish I was in the area, I would have loved to help you guys out. Hopefully you got help though.
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