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Old 12-08-09, 10:10 AM   #16
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Wow, almost the exact same wheel. I wonder if it's a forged wheel. I doubt they're also as light as my authentic ME's.
Front weight (19x8.5, +29): 20.8 lbs Javier
The 19x8.5 actually weighs in at 18.5 lbs and are forged monoblock. Your's are too heavy Javy. I did some research and Rays Engineering does actually make them. Here's some more evidence with pics.

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Prodrive’s GC series of wheels is manufactured in Japan using a unique patented forging technology to achieve the optimal balance between wheel strength and weight. The GC series are the lightest wheels in Prodrive’s range, and like all others, combine durability with performance handling.

The GC-014i wheel is the fourteen spoke design in the GC series and is available as a 19" rim in Metal Silver or British Black. More information is available on ProDrive Japan.

Would 18x8.5 +22 and 19x9.5 +25 work? Would the wheels be flush? Would fender mods be required? So tempting.
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im also curious to see if there are RAYS decals on the inner barrels of the rims for authenticity. i wouldn't say they're replica's if they're still made by RAYS...
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they only have the 19x8.5 available
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Just ordered a set of 4 19x8.5 +22 all around. 1100 dollars shipped. Hope everything works out.
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Post some pics when they're installed Redline201.
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so is 235/35/19s all around a safe bet? what about spacers for the rear 10 or 15mm?
ill post pics when i get them. might not mount them till the spring time.
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so is 235/35/19s all around a safe bet? what about spacers for the rear 10 or 15mm?
ill post pics when i get them. might not mount them till the spring time.
With the 22 offset, i dont think u will be needing any spacers buddy. If you got the 43 offset, then spacers would be ideal. Nice purchase!
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The 19x8.5 actually weighs in at 18.5 lbs and are forged monoblock. I did some research and Rays Engineering does actually make them. Here's some more evidence with pics.

http://www.gencoupe.com/suspension/2...ed-advice.html

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Prodrive’s GC series of wheels is manufactured in Japan using a unique patented forging technology to achieve the optimal balance between wheel strength and weight. The GC series are the lightest wheels in Prodrive’s range, and like all others, combine durability with performance handling.

The GC-014i wheel is the fourteen spoke design in the GC series and is available as a 19" rim in Metal Silver or British Black. More information is available on ProDrive Japan.

Would 18x8.5 +22 and 19x9.5 +25 work? Would the wheels be flush? Would fender mods be required? So tempting.
Thanks for confirming!
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The 19x8.5 actually weighs in at 18.5 lbs and are forged monoblock. Your's are too heavy Javy...
Who told you this? That's lighter than a CE28n, and I know for a fact that Progressiv ME's are NOT lighter than CE28n's - I've owned (and weighed) both wheels.

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^^ Yea i was gonna say, i was surprised to see the word "replica" in the title.

You all do realise who prodrive is yea? They run the race teams for aston martin and subaru. These guys are legit.


The Wheels posted on Ebay and therefore this site are prodrive reps
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Who told you this? That's lighter than a CE28n, and I know for a fact that Progressiv ME's are NOT lighter than CE28n's - I've owned (and weighed) both wheels.
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I'm basing it on this guy's words from Genesis Coupe forums. Not sure if he actually weighed the wheel. http://www.gencoupe.com/suspension/2...ed-advice.html I guess we can find out if it's true when Redline201 get's his wheels.
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Wait i just re-read the ebay listing, is this for real?

How in their right minds can they sell a wheel that normally goes for close 700 dollars each for 250? Doesnt make sense. Wheels are brand new... How the hell?


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damn...these are pretty nice... i cant seem to find where to order these off the website???

or should i jus ebay it...
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I'm basing it on this guy's words from Genesis Coupe forums. Not sure if he actually weighed the wheel. http://www.gencoupe.com/suspension/2...ed-advice.html I guess we can find out if it's true when Redline201 get's his wheels.
LOL, I weighed both wheels in the same size on the same scale, so I'm gonna trust my weights.

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Im also a member on the Evo forums since i used to have one and the vendors there had these on clearance not too long ago. I never asked about the price but yea, everyone must be closing them out i guess.

RavSpec, a vendor on here and many other car forums were clearing these out for Prodrive. They will probably have more info on the wheels.

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