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Old 08-11-2017, 10:24 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm looking for new wheels to open up new tread compounds. Car is a daily driver and it's NBM in color, prefer function over fashion, but they can't be outright ugly. Will a 5x120 bolt pattern be close enough to our 5x120.65 bolt pattern to be usable?

I will be running a square setup, and my goals at this time are:

* Wheels need to be 18" in diameter
* Wheels need to be light (<22lbs)
* Ability to properly fit a 285-315mm tire.
* Spoke style which is conducive to fitting big brake kit upgrades
* Small or no outside lip to reduce how much brake dust accumulates between washing
* <$500/wheel

I've documented the following, are there others I should consider?

TSW Nurburgring 18x10.5, @$270, 21.5lbs
http://www.tsw.com/alloy_wheels_nurburgring.php
http://www.accesspeed.com/tsw-1805nu...te-c5c6c7.html

Forgestar F14 18x11, 21lbs, @$375
http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...=272&ModelID=7

House of Wheels OEM Z06 Speedlines 18x10.5, , @$425, 20.11lbs
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...el-weight.html
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I was looking into other wheel options for my "99 Camaro and I believe BMW uses a 5x120 pattern, I've seen where some folks say you shouldn't, but I believe the difference is like several sheets of paper!!!
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No input on whether or not it's a good idea, but Apex makes great wheels in that size/price/weight range.
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No input on whether or not it's a good idea, but Apex makes great wheels in that size/price/weight range.
Filtering their selections to 18", and 5x120 bolt pattern, they only list wheels with a 72.56mm bore, and ours is a 70.3mm bore. Is that not a concern?
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The make adapters for the hub bore. Only cost a few bucks. I had no issue running these 5x120 17s off a BMW using them.

Of the three...I like the Nurburgring.
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Looking through this thread, it seems that Forgestar was having coating problems back in 2013, I wonder if that has been resolved?

https://www.svtperformance.com/forum....872366/page-4

I think I prefer the look of the TSW also, and it's more unique than the Speedline. I'm trying to save weight wherever I can, and the Speedline is a pound lighter.. albeit it's cast vs rotary forged like the TSW & F14. Can't find any wheel in this price range (or even Forgelines) that warranty for race use, I'll wait to see what the BBK reseller has to offer on wheel fitment and go from there.

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