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Old 05-09-14, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default New shoes for the LX570: Enkei ST6

Over over 6-years of service and as the main familiy hauler, it was time to treat the LX570 to some jewelry. Add to this that the wife now has an M-B GL63 AMG I am now free to make mods.
I was not happy with the available 5x150 bolt pattern wheels on the market as the offsets are mainly for lifted trucks and the styles tend to be somewhat tacky and cheap-looking for a Lexus, IMO. 3-piece custom wheels were not an option nor anything bigger than factory as I sometimes do some light off-roading. I was actually ready to pull the trigger on some TRD 17's when I came up on the Enkei ST6 as a viable option. I saw them on Tundras but had yet to see a set on an LC200 or LX570. I made sure the center bore, etc. would work and pulled the trigger. I know they are not to everyone's taste as wheels are a very personal choice (eye of the beholder and all). My wheel choice was with a conservative look in mind. They are 20x9.5 vs 20x8.5 on the factory wheel with a more aggressive offset. The tires are factory size 285/50/20 Michelins. I chose the satin gunmetal finish, but they also have them in machined- look. Here's some pics:



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Old 05-12-14, 05:56 PM   #2
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^ Not my cup of tea, but it does look good!
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Old 05-12-14, 06:18 PM   #3
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Nice neighborhood, nice garage, nice Porsche, nice ornate outdoor light fixture....but the wheels.

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Like I said, not for everyone just showing folks there's options besides the usual cheap chrome stuff that's out there. Wheels are a very personal choice. That said, I found the og wheels to be hideous. I had to wait it out 6 1/2 years since the wife basically had a hands-off rule on her daily driver. It's Daddy's turn to do wtf he wants now, lol.

As for the Porsche, it's actually a Ruf RT12.
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At least it's not some cheap crap that isn't properly approved. I think it's beefy! Too beefy for me but kudos buying a good product!
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At least it's not some cheap crap that isn't properly approved. I think it's beefy! Too beefy for me but kudos buying a good product!
Yes, Enkei stuff goes through all the testing, etc.

Funny enough, it doesn't look that good to me in the pics either but in person it looks pretty tough. It also makes the tires look alot wider.
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I think black wheels only look good with black and maybe white car. It's just me.
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I think black wheels only look good with black and maybe white car. It's just me.
I think the OP's wheels look good - but the package would look better with larger tires with more sidewall and off road look ...


Grey on blacks look good IMHO


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Blacked out the trim. I'm just missing the door handles now.

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Looks more uniform now.
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The wheels make it look a lot more masculine, in a good way.
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