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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:41 PM

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not only that, wanna dekit n sell oso difficult, end up in storeroom.. if car not performance don't bother; if performance car, y bother since oredi comes w it haha..


Haha true. Because my 18" volk racing without bbk look abit funny.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

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Haha true. Because my 18" volk racing without bbk look abit funny.

if u may, downsize alloys oso good, help in fc, better comfort, supposedly better pickup due to slightly reduced weight of alloy, cheaper to replace tyres.. what say u? :)


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

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Haha true. Because my 18" volk racing without bbk look abit funny.

if u may, downsize alloys oso good, help in fc, better comfort, supposedly better pickup due to slightly reduced weight of alloy, cheaper to replace tyres.. what say u? :)


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:19 PM

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if u may, downsize alloys oso good, help in fc, better comfort, supposedly better pickup due to slightly reduced weight of alloy, cheaper to replace tyres.. what say u? :)

Wah no la then my Volk racing how? Anyway Volk racing 18" is light than stock 17".

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:26 PM

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Wah no la then my Volk racing how? Anyway Volk racing 18" is light than stock 17".

then continue using till sell / scrap..


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:32 PM

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Wah no la then my Volk racing how? Anyway Volk racing 18" is light than stock 17".

Actually did you measure the weight? Your VR rims are 18x8.5j which may be considerably heavier than a decent 17x7j even if you compare forged vs cast rims. The stock 16" that Kia supplies looks like a lightweight design. Not sure about the 17".

Forged rims are lighter if you compare the same size, but it also depends on the individual design. Even among the forged VR range, TE37 CE28 are significantly lighter than other designs which may be for strength or stiffness.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:59 PM

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Actually did you measure the weight? Your VR rims are 18x8.5j which may be considerably heavier than a decent 17x7j even if you compare forged vs cast rims. The stock 16" that Kia supplies looks like a lightweight design. Not sure about the 17".

Forged rims are lighter if you compare the same size, but it also depends on the individual design. Even among the forged VR range, TE37 CE28 are significantly lighter than other designs which may be for strength or stiffness.

My VR weighs 7kg.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:13 PM

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my humble 2.5 cents - it will definitely be more "bitey" but question is do u really need it?

 

unless u have a heavily souped up ride or you are on a performance car (which should come with BBK as standard) - otherwise, it is really more for aesthetics purpose I feel (which definitely looks nice esp. if u are on big rims haha)

 

do note - go for reputable full original sets and not those mixed/match types (e.g. big no no to original brembo calipers with third party rotors). Brands u can consider are Brembo and AP Racing. For local brand, there is API Racing.

 

Yeah. Some go for BBK just for the looks. Cuz some people upsize the rims too big. Makes the stock brakes look small and weird looking. For me, I prefer to pick a similar rim size so the overall look looks good rather than just nice rims.


Wah no la then my Volk racing how? Anyway Volk racing 18" is light than stock 17".

 

Trade in for a smaller size rim? Will look better also. Don't compare with stock la. Compare with a similar quality 17/16". The 17/16" should be lighter.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:20 AM

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My VR weighs 7kg.

That's amazingly light and not possible for a 18x8.5J rim with so many spokes. Was it measured or you got the figure from somewhere?

A 18x8J G25 with falken azenis 225/40/18 tyres is 41.4pounds(18.8kg) as measured in this post:

http://www.speedhunt...ys-project-gti/

The falken azenis 225/40/18 is known to be 25pounds.

That makes the G25 18x8J to be 41.4-26=16.4pounds (7.45kg)

8.5J will be maybe 200g more which brings it to about 7.65kg. which is in itself very good and more in line with other top 18x8 rims.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

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Ya correct. I'm saying the weight without tyres.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:07 PM

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Ya correct. I'm saying the weight without tyres.

 

So its closer to 8kg? Why don't try smaller rims? Will be lighter so better FC and look nicer.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:58 PM

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So its closer to 8kg? Why don't try smaller rims? Will be lighter so better FC and look nicer.

Already much lighter than stock rims mah.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:17 AM

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Already much lighter than stock rims mah.

I went to smaller / forged rims <7 kg ... acceleration difference vs stock - its like night and day.

Physics: Turning moment on wheels is ~3 times (pi) the weight shed from wheels.

It is NOT 1:1!

That is, a 2kg reduction on each wheel = 2 x 4 x 3 = 24 kg equivalent reduction on the superimposed unsprung load that the translated torque has to act on the driven wheels!

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

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I went to smaller / forged rims <7 kg ... acceleration difference vs stock - its like night and day.

Physics: Turning moment on wheels is ~3 times (pi) the weight shed from wheels.

It is NOT 1:1!

That is, a 2kg reduction on each wheel = 2 x 4 x 3 = 24 kg equivalent reduction on the superimposed unsprung load that the translated torque has to act on the driven wheels!

Yup agree. But forged rims hard to find 17". Mostly 18" up.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:52 AM

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A few of my favorite rims.

 

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:47 AM

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A few of my favorite rims.

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The Volvo one looks super easy to clean 😍

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

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ha ha [laugh] . You are right on that!

 

The Volvo one looks super easy to clean 😍

 



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The Volvo one looks super easy to clean 😍

 

Simple 5 spoke design is my favourite too. Else rim cleaning is very difficult and also there is not much clearance to put your hand in to clean the inside of the rims.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

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Simple 5 spoke design is my favourite too. Else rim cleaning is very difficult and also there is not much clearance to put your hand in to clean the inside of the rims.

Is there a good wheel brush to clean wheels and won't scratch that has this type of dual colour scheme, gloss black painted on the inside?

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:27 PM

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Is there a good wheel brush to clean wheels and won't scratch that has this type of dual colour scheme, gloss black painted on the inside?

Yes there is rim brush from AutoGylm. Can buy from AutoBacs. Not cheap.


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