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Help me pick my rims?

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So I'm torn between three rims on my black ST.

1. Starting off is the most expensive, but probably the highest quality. The Fifteen52 Podiums in a frosted black. I have $50 in Mountune points, so I'll get a discount but still a lot of money. The red locking cap is extra tho...
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2. A cool set of Konig Lockouts. They're not grams which is nice and have a bronze that fits the car so win-win. Plus they're the middle of the price range.
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3. Finally, we have the XXR 527 which are definitely the cheapest ($110 a rim!!!) but that's only if I get them before they runout. Also, they have extra holes which kinda is unsightly and ruins the look IMO.
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So what do you think? Is there anything you think I should know about swapping rims? I'm pretty sure I need to buy lug nuts for the later two (not sure about the podiums).
 
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I love the way the Podiums look but I haven't been able to get info on their weight. Any idea how much they weigh?
Now that you mention it I haven't seen the weight of them. One site says they weight about 24 pounds, but that's for the 18's. The weight itself isn't that high of a priority though, I'm mostly looking for style.
 
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Check out Prismatic powder coatings website.....they have some Sweet stuff. Then you just find a vendor on their locator that uses their products.
They have a load of different colors! Burgundy sounds kinda tempting to experiment with but it probably won't look too hot. I may have access to a spraying booth that I can use for free (all I need to buy is the paint itself) but I have never painted like that before. Should I pursue that or just get them professionally done?
 

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I know the Podiums are stock offset, 42mm. Konigs and XXRs are 40mm.
Stock offset kinda sucks if you are trying to fill out your wheel well. Even with an inch wider wheel you need to drop the offset 7-10mm in my opinion to look good. I cannot stand the fact that lowered my wheels look sunken running stock wheels. I know several people that put spacers on with stock wheels because of that.
Fifteen 52 wheels look nice but are not the lightest wheels out there. Even the XXR might edge out the 52’s weight wise that being said the podiums do look cook. I personally think Konig Lockouts just look ok out of all the Konigs for our car I think the Dial IN’s where pretty sick if you were willing to go 15. The Dekagrams are nice too but the 4x100 concave versions are the bomb.
Its really up to you. I had considered these
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for my car because of the color but they are not the lightest and they are Rota’s which I am kind on the fence about. Especially cause Grids are basically Gram light knock offs.
 
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Stock offset kinda sucks if you are trying to fill out your wheel well. Even with an inch wider wheel you need to drop the offset 7-10mm in my opinion to look good. I cannot stand the fact that lowered my wheels look sunken running stock wheels. I know several people that put spacers on with stock wheels because of that.
Fifteen 52 wheels look nice but are not the lightest wheels out there. Even the XXR might edge out the 52’s weight wise that being said the podiums do look cook. I personally think Konig Lockouts just look ok out of all the Konigs for our car I think the Dial IN’s where pretty sick if you were willing to go 15. The Dekagrams are nice too but the 4x100 concave versions are the bomb.
Its really up to you. I had considered these
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for my car because of the color but they are not the lightest and they are Rota’s which I am kind on the fence about. Especially cause Grids are basically Gram light knock offs.
I was actually looking at Decagrams, but they didn't have 4x108s, at least not in the bronze. If I get a Konig, it's definitely gonna be bronze. In terms of filling up the wheel well, I wanted to get some Mountune springs to lower it down a bit.
 

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I know the Podiums are stock offset, 42mm. Konigs and XXRs are 40mm.
Stock offset is actually 47.5, not 42.
There are aftermarket wheels that come in 45 offset and 17x8 at about $145 per, with the 4x108 lug pattern. I will look around for them, I forgot the name.
As for looks, the fifteen52 are sweet

EDIT: Advanti s1 storm! I believe they are also flow formed, so they are lighter and STRONGER
 
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I know you said that you're more interested in style, but lighter wheels are one of the best performance modifications you can make. All the wheels that you're interested in are cast, not flow-formed. For less than the Fifiteen52's and just a little more than the Konig, you can find high-quality flow-formed wheels from Konig, e.g. the Dekagrams. These are stronger, more durable, and almost certainly lighter than any cast wheel in your price range.
 
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I know you said that you're more interested in style, but lighter wheels are one of the best performance modifications you can make. All the wheels that you're interested in are cast, not flow-formed. For less than the Fifiteen52's and just a little more than the Konig, you can find high-quality flow-formed wheels from Konig, e.g. the Dekagrams. These are stronger, more durable, and almost certainly lighter than any cast wheel in your price range.
I looked at the Dekagram, but they don't have them in our Bolt pattern in 17"s unfortunately. I'll keep an eye out for some flow-formed. Besides the Asanti Storms, do you have any suggestions for a 17 rim size?
 
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Stock offset is actually 47.5, not 42.
There are aftermarket wheels that come in 45 offset and 17x8 at about $145 per, with the 4x108 lug pattern. I will look around for them, I forgot the name.
As for looks, the fifteen52 are sweet

EDIT: Advanti s1 storm! I beleive they are also flow formed, so they are lighter and STRONGER
Thanks for the correction. I always thought they were 42 for whatever reason.
 

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Thanks for the correction. I always thought they were 42 for whatever reason.
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I looked at the Dekagram, but they don't have them in our Bolt pattern in 17"s unfortunately. I'll keep an eye out for some flow-formed. Besides the Asanti Storms, do you have any suggestions for a 17 rim size?
Konig hypergrams are 17x8

2017 w/Recaros - bone stock
 

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