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Why are you choosing weight over looks?!?! Just to save some extra gas?? Do you really think it makes a big difference?

I think you better stick with the original wheels than this wheel. The Enkei's were very nice.

This wheel?? :eek: different color maybe?

Sorry my opinion.....
 

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Agreed. Nice wheels, but not so nice color IMO. Did they fall off the back of a truck/did you get them for a steal? Really kills the look of the Lexus luxury car (again, my opinion). You could always powder coat these any color you want as well, like a light grey or silver. Just my $0.02.
 

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Hi Team Lexus!

Volks are great rims!! very lightweight..that color will match the "halo" surrounding the "L" emblems and also hybrid badges...

where did you pick them up from? looking to get a set but in graphite for my ride...was looking at those or some Enkei RPF1's...

thanks!
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Why are you choosing weight over looks?!?! Just to save some extra gas?? Do you really think it makes a big difference?

I think you better stick with the original wheels than this wheel. The Enkei's were very nice.

This wheel?? :eek: different color maybe?

Sorry my opinion.....
You clearly are not in the car modifying scene. RAYS Engineering, the makers of Volk Racing wheels have been the quintessential classic lightweight forged wheel choice of high end car modifiers for the past decade or so.

The TE37 forged wheel is a claaaaassic tuner wheel. I did not buy them to save gas. But lightweight wheels DO help efficiency. I cannot quantify how much, but put it this way....... the Prius 17" vs the Prius 15" wheel....a difference of only 5 lbs. changes the fuel economy by 1L/100km. So if I am saving nearly 10lbs vs the Enkei's........ya. 1.5-2L/100km is a lot of fuel savings! We are talking about rotational un-sprung mass here. Its of critcal importance.

The blue wheel color is all the current rage. Also, it matches the blue hybrid emblems.
 

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Agreed. Nice wheels, but not so nice color IMO. Did they fall off the back of a truck/did you get them for a steal? Really kills the look of the Lexus luxury car (again, my opinion). You could always powder coat these any color you want as well, like a light grey or silver. Just my $0.02.
I picked blue to match the hybrid blue logos. Its different. And a statement. A statement that this car is can be Lexus luxury, but it can also be high-end tuner. (A 17" Volk Racing TE37 in magnesium blue can go for well over $780 per wheel....thats close to $4000 for a set)
 

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Hi Team Lexus!

Volks are great rims!! very lightweight..that color will match the "halo" surrounding the "L" emblems and also hybrid badges...

where did you pick them up from? looking to get a set but in graphite for my ride...was looking at those or some Enkei RPF1's...

thanks!
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see. this guy gets it!!!!
 

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awesome choice....

when I eventually get a CT200h, thats my plan as well...

likely VOLK CE28N's or some GRAM LIGHTS!
 

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Very Nice - If you got a good deal on them, even better. My starfire with black is at the port in Cali. and I'm still trying to decide on wheels. Will likely run the stockers until some spring options come out. But my list includes Volks (CE28Ns and the classic TE37s), WedsSport (they make a nice blue SA55M) or I really like the Enkei PF01s in 18x8. I'd love to put a +35 offset on there but until the car is here I'll continue looking around. There a few mid-level grade wheels that are in the 17-19lb range that I'm looking at too... I'd love to find some used SSR GT2s in gold or silver.

Can't wait to see these on your car.
 

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I picked blue to match the hybrid blue logos. Its different. And a statement. A statement that this car is can be Lexus luxury, but it can also be high-end tuner. (A 17" Volk Racing TE37 in magnesium blue can go for well over $780 per wheel....thats close to $4000 for a set)
Ahhh, ok, didn't think of the emblem, though tough to see unless you're close up. Head nod to you for stepping up & being different on the rims here, especially with such a new car! I'd like to see pics posted once they're on, good luck. Yeah, I'm aware of pricing on those, crazy!!
 

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Ahaaa you're that kind of person.... to brag how much the wheels cost....

I think they would laugh inside. Matching wheels on two little emblems??
I i were you i would take the blue interior as well.....then you have a really good match.

Maybe i am not in the tuning scene.... but high performance wheels on a non high performance car..... that make sense to me...:confused:

But as i said before different people different taste....luckily
 

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I'm not sure about bragging. Just merely stating pricing in case it was unknown as to the "heritage" of this particular wheel.

Maybe in the Netherlands the tuning scene is different? Do you guys appreciate Volks the way North american "tuners" do? I do know one things for SURE, the dutch know how to build AMAZING dampers. I've used MOTONs in the past and currently run JRZ's on my race car.

Wrt: Running high performance wheels on a non-high performance car. While the TE37 is known more to be on high HP, super grippy tire, loud, track-type cars..... the lightweight technological aspect is what I am drawn to. I come from a racing background.....and these wheels are considered amazing. Thats why I'm running them. Is it overkill? oh ya. Is it adding personal touch by matching the blue to the blue emblems? I don't think anyone else has thought of that yet..... Just say'n.
 

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Love the wheels.. are they on your CT yet? I'd love to see a picture. Considering TE-37 SL's (if it fits) for mine.
 

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@TeamLexus, any updates???
 

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Hey guys. Sorry. I don't get my car until June. But I have my wheels sitting here. Ready to go.
 

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Hey guys. Sorry. I don't get my car until June. But I have my wheels sitting here. Ready to go.
When did you put in your order? And was it a "special order"? I finally put mine in yesterday (special order) and was told 3 months.
 
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