Looking for the Best Lightweight Track Wheels at a Value Price?

Friday, May 25, 2012 by Zig Ziegler

Switching out your vehicle's heavy, factory steel or alloy wheels is one of the easiest bolt-on performance upgrades for your track vehicle. Just by switching to a lighter weight wheel, your car will instantly feel quicker and respond better compared to your stock wheels. The rotational force to get a lighter weight wheel to move and stop is less, therefore the engine and braking system of the car can now respond quicker. Reducing the unsprung weight by switching to a wheel with less weight will also reap benefits when cornering - as the shocks and springs will have less weight to dampen during rebound and compression - keeping the car more stable on the track.

Typically, the answer to a lighter wheel is purchasing a fully forged alloy wheel, however, this option can be expensive. There are many highly engineered cast alloy options that are more affordable and provide a great bang for your buck.

Kosei K1 Racing
Kosei K1 Racing
Kosei K1 TS
Kosei K1 TS
Enkei RPF1
Enkei RPF1

 

Enkei PF01
Enkei PF01
TR Motor Sports MT1
TRMotorsports MT1
TR Motor Sports C1
TRMotorsports C1


These wheels are designed to achieve the strongest wheel possible using the least amount of material. Many cast wheels are created the opposite way from a track wheel: form over function. The wheel looks good, so people want to put it on their car and dress up their ride. A track wheel is designed to provide the function of being lightweight over the appearance of the chrome clad bling you can add to your car.

Many autocross and road race customers have had excellent results with Kosei K1 Racing, Kosei K1 TS, Enkei RPF1, Enkei PF01, TRMotorsports MT1 and TRMotorsports C1. And some of these wheels start at an astonishing 13.5 lbs. in 15x7!

Comments on Looking for the Best Lightweight Track Wheels at a Value Price?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Terry Stead:
I'm looking for a lightweight wheel for 4 x 100m PCD, about 6",for a small hillclimb race car. I'd prefer 13 inch - might have to go 14.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Zig :
I do have a couple 14" wheels with 4-100 bolt pattern for around $120/wheel but I do need more information than just the bolt pattern. You can give me a call at 800-428-8355 ext. 4784 or email at zig@tirerack.com and we can get the rest of the details and see if we can come up with a wheel that will work. Thanks
Sunday, March 31, 2013 by Eric Tang:
what is the widest size for the kosei k1 in silver for 16 inch
thanks
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by Zig:
In order to answer that I need to know which vehicle the wheel is for, so I can figure the wheel width and how much room you have? Let me know some more specifics and I'll be glad to get you an answer.
Monday, September 2, 2013 by Cody Casale:
I am looking to purchase two 17" Kosei K1 track wheels in 17 x 8.5-9 if they are available?

Please let me know.
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Zig:
I can get 17X8.5 K1 Racing in silver with a 5-120 bolt pattern and 40mm offset. These are $175, give me a call if you would like to place an order.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Carl:
Looking to purchase a set of light weight 18's for 2009 g37s sedan tires are off set
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Zig :
Mentioned above are the Enkei RPF1, Enkei PF01 and TRMotorsports MT1 and all of these would fit the 09 Infiniti G37 Sedan. These would be great lightweight options. Here is a link to find the wheels for your car:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/results.jsp?filterSize=18&filterFinish=All&filterBrand=All&filterWeight=All&autoMake=Infiniti&autoModel=G37+Sedan&autoYear=2009&autoModClar=Journey+Sport+Package&sort=Brand&filterNew=All&filterSpecial=false&affiliate=WC3
Sunday, October 20, 2013 by Mauricio:
Looking to buy a 15x8 5x114.3 set of K1s if available; and who/where do I call?
Monday, October 21, 2013 by lyn:
hi do you have any black machined forged wheels at 20" for bmw x3, staggered?
the tyres should be at front: 20x8.5/245 and rear 20x9.5/ 275
or any lighweight cast rims? if so please let me know their price and weight. thanks
Monday, October 21, 2013 by Zig:
I don't see that the Kosei K1 Racing or the K1 TS offered in 15X8 in a 5X114 bolt pattern at the moment. Sorry
Monday, October 21, 2013 by Zig :
Mauricio,

I do have wheels in 20X8.5 and 20X9.5 for and X3 but we need to have the full year and model to see precisely what is offered. You can use the link I've listed below and enter you year, make and model then you can filter by finish and have the website show only black wheels. This should let you see what we have to offer for your particular vehicle.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=WC3
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Mauricio:
Oh, sorry, I thought tirerack still offered them.
Are there any options for me(15x8 5x114.3)? Thanks Zig
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Zig:
Mauricio

I don't have a way to give you wheels by bolt pattern and size but you could use this link below to enter the year, make and model of your vehicle to see if we offer anything to match your criteria.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/wtpack.jsp?affiliate=WC3

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