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> Preferably a 16 wheel. The lightest
> 16 I've seen is 17 pounds.

If you are looking for something light, stay away from some of the newer Eruo style wheels. Some of them, can weigh in excess of 30 pounds belive it or not.

Enkie makes a few wheels that are under 20 pounds. I own a set of Enkies now, and have owned 2 other pairs. All of them have been super light wheels, and have really stood up to some heavy driving.

Weld makes a series of wheels that are VERY light for a set of street wheels. The Weld Dragstar, is a 5 spoke wheel, that is a little diffrent than most others on the market. It is now available in 15 and 16 sizes. With widths up to 10 inches.

If your looking to save some wight in the wheel wells, I would look into your brake components as well as your wheels.

Chris Behney
Redline Autosports
 

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> Preferably a 16 wheel. The lightest
> 16 I've seen is 17 pounds.

Monocoque has the lightest wheel around at <8lb for a 16 x 8
 

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> Monocoque has the lightest wheel around at
> <8lb for a 16 x 8

Is there a web sight, phone number, or address for this company to find out more?
 

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> Monocoque has the lightest wheel around at
> <8lb for a 16 x 8

Wow, that's light. I'm looking for a street wheel.
16x7 preferably. Does Monocoque have a web site?
 

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> Wow, that's light. I'm looking for a street
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> 16x7 preferably. Does Monocoque have a web
> site?

No web site, They are RACE ONLY, any size, any offset you want.

~$250 per wheel from 16x8
 

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> No web site, They are RACE ONLY, any size,
> any offset you want.

> ~$250 per wheel from 16x8

Is there an address or phone number at least? Someway to contact them?
 

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> Is there an address or phone number at
> least? Someway to contact them?

Monocoque Race Wheels
10658 Prospect Ave Unit C
Santee Ca. 92071
619-448-2800
 

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> Preferably a 16 wheel. The lightest
> 16 I've seen is 17 pounds.
Panasports have a 16x7? rim now for the Z. I think Motorsport even sells them now. Probably @$200 per wheel. These are light wheels, although not the lightest. They are an aluminum alloy, and work great for street/racing. Many ITS racers have them, as they are quite durable, with the 8spoke design. I use these on my car, in the 15x7 size. They look great and are very durable. There are lighter wheels, such as Monocoque and others. But, these are usually made out of magnesium or high magnesium alloy, which is not as strong as aluminum. I say any aluminum wheel would be the best bet for street/race use. Panasports look the best in my opinion. Try and stick with 15 or 16 rims. There are more tires available for these sizes, and they are alot cheaper than low profile 17 tires.
 

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> Is there an address or phone number at
> least? Someway to contact them?

I used Infoseek and searched Monocoque wheels and the second result will take you to their page.
no pictures though but you can contact them through email.
 

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> Preferably a 16 wheel. The lightest
> 16 I've seen is 17 pounds.

The lighter the wheel, the more likely it is to be bent or otherwise damaged during normal driving ( albeit that what I consider normal driving is a matter of debate. )

Fine for the track. I couldn't afford them for the street, if you get my drift, heh heh.

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