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So im looking at my light stock rims with their 6" width and i keep saying, "I wish i had something a little wider, even 1 inch. But not add tons of weight."

I got to thinking, would it be possible to widen the stock rims? I know its possible on steel rims, but i dont know much about it. I did a little internet poking around and some places say you need a duplicate set so 8 rims to all combine into 1 set of 4. Other places say they can source you the extension pieces.

I think this may be a cheaper alternative to spending thousands on a set of aftermarket rims that will match the weight of stock. Depending of course on cost of the rim widening. Im not sure how much it would cost, anyone want to chime in with some extra knowledge?
 

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sounds like a lot to do for light wheels.... if i were you id go aftermarket. i know there arent a lot of choices but there are enough that it would make this process unnecessary IMO.

it took me a while but i found the wheels im getting (although i have two options). 17 x 8 and weigh less than stock.
 

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Enkei RPF1
17x7.5, 15.2lbs, and $233/wheel.
17x7, 14.6lbs, and $225/wheel.

Kosei K1 TS
17x7, 13.7lbs, and $196/wheel.

OZ Alleggerita HLT Black (all the colors in 17" are light, at under 15lbs/wheel)
17x7, 14.6, and $314/wheel
17x7.5, 14.8, and $320/wheel

Most of these wheels have 18" models only slightly heavier than stock (around 17lbs), and theres only a couple 8" wide wheels

Light and strong FTW lol
 

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I may be going with the Sparco Drift wheels on Tirerack.com. If you choose our vehicle they're in the list.

Or I may splurge and get the OZ Supreturismo or Alleggareta. Even though the OZ wheels are 17". I'd prefer to stay w/ 16's, though.

Sparco Drift:
Sparco Drift Black Painted

OZ Superturismo:
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Whee...se&filterNew=All&filterWeight=All&sort=BrandO

Z Alleggareta:
O.Z. Alleggerita HLT Black Painted

I'm leaning more towards the Sparco and Superturismo, even though it's heavy and a 17". But I'll probably go Sparco.
 

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I wish a vendor here would do this!!!

i found an EPIC thread on the e46 boards on wheel weight. the weights are not quite applicable to the CRZ because the e46 wheels are much more aggressive but i think its a good starting point for anyone wondering. If you find a wheel you like in that thread and it is super heavy in the aggressive specs then it will most likely be heavy in smaller sizes. If the wheel you like is relatively light in the weighed specs you know that in CRZ fitment it should also be light

ex - TE37's are light even in the 18 x 10 size they were weighed in. Now that you know, you can reasonably infer that 17 x 7 te's should be light and may be an option for you.

Wheel Weight Comparison - E46Fanatics

P.S. the wheels im getting are in that thread!
 

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I wish a vendor here would do this!!!

i found an EPIC thread on the e46 boards on wheel weight. the weights are not quite applicable to the CRZ because the e46 wheels are much more aggressive but i think its a good starting point for anyone wondering. If you find a wheel you like in that thread and it is super heavy in the aggressive specs then it will most likely be heavy in smaller sizes. If the wheel you like is relatively light in the weighed specs you know that in CRZ fitment it should also be light

ex - TE37's are light even in the 18 x 10 size they were weighed in. Now that you know, you can reasonably infer that 17 x 7 te's should be light and may be an option for you.

Wheel Weight Comparison - E46Fanatics

P.S. the wheels im getting are in that thread!

that was a pretty amazing thread.
 

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Enkei RPF1
17x7.5, 15.2lbs, and $233/wheel.
17x7, 14.6lbs, and $225/wheel.

Kosei K1 TS
17x7, 13.7lbs, and $196/wheel.

OZ Alleggerita HLT Black (all the colors in 17" are light, at under 15lbs/wheel)
17x7, 14.6, and $314/wheel
17x7.5, 14.8, and $320/wheel

Most of these wheels have 18" models only slightly heavier than stock (around 17lbs), and theres only a couple 8" wide wheels

Light and strong FTW lol
for the money the RPF1'S and the Kosei K1's are hard to beat.
 

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Here's a list of a couple wheels

Weds:
TC105N
17x8 14.9 lbs ($512 MSRP)


SA67R
17x7.5 16.8 lbs ($445 MSRP)


SA-70
17x7.5 16.1 lbs ($447 MSRP)
17x8 16.9 lbs ($458 MSRP)
SSR:
Type-F
16x7 12.3 lbs ($450 MSRP)
17x7.5 16 lbs ($520 MSRP)
17x8 16.1~16.5 lbs ($525 MSRP)


Type-C
16x7 12.1~12.5 lbs ($450 MSRP)
17x7.5 15.3~15.8 lbs ($520 MSRP)
17x8 15.7~16.3 lbs ($525 MSRP)
Rays:
CE28N
16x6.5 11.9 lbs


RE30
18x7 15.65 lbs
These are just a few wheels,
As far as strength,
RAYS & the TC105N are the strongest since they are forged wheels
SSR wheels are then pretty strong since they use a semi forged method
Enkei, the other Weds, and Yokohama wheels are all cast wheels

For quotes on any of these wheels or any other wheels you may be looking at PM me
 
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