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Getting New Rims! Need Suggestions!

HustonMK7

New member
Hello there folks! This is my first post!

I'm Charles and I've just bought my mk7 Autobahn DSG after my lease finished. I love this car but I've been a bit cruel to my OEM 18inch Austin's that came with it and im looking to replace to get rid of that stock look (now that it's mine ☺)

I've already got a set of winter Blizzaks that are on some Black SportA7 17inch rims and they look rad, but I'm looking to get a new set of all seasons for my summer set.

First thing is color,

The black looks great but my my I've already got my winter set as that and I'd like to get something different. I saw a set of dark grey or "titanium" rims that looks absolutely wicked so I'm leaning more towards those, but open to anything.

I've been checking out tirerack and their simulation thing is great, but looking to see if anyone has any preferences. I'm not planning on doing any track days but will probably get a stage one and exhaust at some point so weight really isn't a factor.

What are some looks that you are all into?

Thanks for your thoughts!

Price limit of $200 a wheel.
Thanks for your thoughts! Here it is with the snow tires on(it was early spring)Screenshot_20191113-004656.png
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swcrow

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Virginia
You going for looks, weight or both? If looks only, rotiform are awesome, but heavy as crap. Konig, fast, bbs... Great choices
 

mk7_bk

Drag Race Newbie
imo konig is ftw, they look good, they are lightweight, and cheap. if you dont care about weight then there is a million options but for a performance car, im gonna get konig hypergram or dekagram in the summer
 

HustonMK7

New member
Thanks for the info, and SWCROW im looking for a little of both. It seems that the konigs are right in my area. Ill take a look and some of the other ones mentioned by bk as well though. You guys are awesome thanks for of your suggestions.
 

oddspyke

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Nazareth, PA
If you can stretch the budget a tiny bit, some Neuspeed wheels occasionally go on sale for close to $200 a wheel. They're very high quality, come in offsets that will get you nearly flush, reuse the factory bolts and bolt covers and don't need hub rings. They're also universally lighter than the factory wheels.

Also, if you already have winter tires, strongly consider summer instead of all seasons for your new set.
 

MonkeyMD

Drag Race Newbie
Just ordered some 18x9 Konig Rennform. They're less than 19lbs. $205/wheel. To get the same weight in Neuspeed, you're looking at rse11R at $389.

I know OP wouldn't want this size for winter tires, but point is that Konig's are one of the best performance/cost values
 

chillax

Ready to race!
Location
Wi
Just ordered some 18x9 Konig Rennform. They're less than 19lbs. $205/wheel. To get the same weight in Neuspeed, you're looking at rse11R at $389.

I know OP wouldn't want this size for winter tires, but point is that Konig's are one of the best performance/cost values
I have the 17X8 Rennforms. I was thinking about using them for winter tires but I'm afraid the finish won't hold up.
 

HustonMK7

New member
I've got the black sport A7 for my for winter. My summers are still stocks which is what I'm looking to upgrade. The Konigs do sound a little less expensive but those neuspeeds are wicked! You guys are making this hard 😅👍
 
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Sumfuncomet

Go Kart Newbie
Just so you are clear with the terminology, rim is the round hoop, spokes are the part that connect the center or hub. So it is a three part assembly, the rim, the center and the spokes. With some wheels they are purchased by specifying each of these three components. So when you say "new rims" some people may think you are building a set of wheels or replacing a damaged rim.
Lightweight and cheap? Motegi Traklite is really the best deal going, well under 200, extremely well built. Next up for me is Enkei. If you step up to a 300 per wheel budget there are many more options. Look at Advanti Storm as wheel, good luck.
 

HustonMK7

New member
Just so you are clear with the terminology, rim is the round hoop, spokes are the part that connect the center or hub. So it is a three part assembly, the rim, the center and the spokes. With some wheels they are purchased by specifying each of these three components. So when you say "new rims" some people may think you are building a set of wheels or replacing a damaged rim.
Lightweight and cheap? Motegi Traklite is really the best deal going, well under 200, extremely well built. Next up for me is Enkei. If you step up to a 300 per wheel budget there are many more options. Look at Advanti Storm as wheel, good luck.
Thanks for the information. I guess I never really put that much thought into it, rims to me were always just wheels. But I guess when you repair a wheel, or what I was calling a "rim", your only repairing the rim around the outside of the "wheel" from curb rash etc
Derp.
Thanks for clarifying this and my apologies to anyone whom I may have confused.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Newbie
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
Just so you are clear with the terminology, rim is the round hoop, spokes are the part that connect the center or hub. So it is a three part assembly, the rim, the center and the spokes. With some wheels they are purchased by specifying each of these three components. So when you say "new rims" some people may think you are building a set of wheels or replacing a damaged rim.
Lightweight and cheap? Motegi Traklite is really the best deal going, well under 200, extremely well built. Next up for me is Enkei. If you step up to a 300 per wheel budget there are many more options. Look at Advanti Storm as wheel, good luck.
I agree on the Motegis and that's what I have.
 

MonkeyMD

Drag Race Newbie
The nice thing about Neuspeeds is that you don't need to get anything else (new lug bolts, hubcentric rings, etc), so that does save you a little bit of cost.
Just be aware that their 9" wide wheels are NOT hubcentric. Only 8 & 8.5. Albeit most don't go that wide anyway. So maybe a moot point.
 

MonkeyMD

Drag Race Newbie
Rota Grid 17x9 5x112. 57.1mm hubcentric. They’re on ebay in hyperblack for $775 a set.
Wow, great option. I looked at the 18" version, but they're et40 and 73.1mm hub, which the hub didn't matter, but the et was a little low. Didn't see the 17" version. How much do they weigh?
 
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