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Old February 17th, 2018, 12:57 AM   #1
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New wheels (Rays Eng forged) for Big Brake Kit

had Rays Engineering/Volk Racing wheels and got an unbelievable deal on this set

really hard to find a set of Forged Rays Eng. wheels for under $3000


MSRP on these are $700ish per wheel and seller bought them $3200 new

barely used them, only 1 has a tiny bend and all four were tested at Discount Tire to make sure they are good for tires without any majors, cracks, re-weld, major bends, etc.



Parts List to clear Big Brake Kit:

1. Tires...would be nice to use my current Hankook Ventus S1 Noble but offset is different and doubt they will transfer

2. HubCentric Rings, i had these on my past 18 Rays Eng Wheels and never had any trouble w/vibration at highway speeds, balance, etc. I will need them for sure but since the Hub is bigger rather than smaller, a way easier adapter

3. hopefully i won't need Spacers but more than likely will need them since the offset is high at 50+

4. Lug Nuts - want to get Rays Eng lug nuts @ $100ish for a set of at least 16 since i hope i will be able to use my current Gorilla Locks. I may even use current Neo Chrome Tuner Lugs but with Spacers, i doubt they would work...most likely will need extended Lug Nuts (x16) + extended Locking Nuts (x4)

5. Powdercoating, the Wheels are black w/gloss and chrome ring...i only want to get the RAYS ENG & FORGED in Red matching the BBK...hopefully it will turn out okay

6. the only 18s i know of that will not clear BBK are the Enkei RPF1s, the only 17s i know that will clear BBK are the OEM Acura TL-S "Waffle Wheels." I was disappointed that my 18s without a sunken design like the RPF1s couldn't clear the BBKs without a spacer. Gotten used to the Spacers since i've had zero vibrations at highway speeds and they don't stick out too much

7. Center Caps, will want new ones


hopefully my experience can help someone else out and if you have any questions, concerns, etc. PM or post anytime


some stock Photos, they are super light which is a huge plus since they are Forged:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/14-16-Mazda...53.m1438.l2649


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Maz...53.m1438.l2649


will post more pics and weight pic soon:

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Old April 13th, 2018, 08:16 PM   #2
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after 3M Hand Glaze:



will post a thread about 3M Hand Glaze
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Old April 22nd, 2018, 10:50 AM   #3
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Those are nice rims. Do you have any pics of them on the car?
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Old June 17th, 2018, 11:17 PM   #4
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finally got them on last week...i will try and post pics of what they look like on the car

Tires...went with Hankook again as my last set on the Accord, they gave me zero problems and performed well:



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Old July 1st, 2018, 11:15 PM   #5
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Nice wheels. I am doing the RL caliper swap and need to find another set of wheels for my car. How do you like yours?
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 09:57 PM   #6
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i like the wheels but they were a much longer process than i wanted to go through, but def. worth it

once you do the swap...hopefully you will have a 17" or bigger wheel that will fit the brakes or fit with a wheel spacer


if you are buying a used set of wheels, i would ask seller to meet you at a tire shop so you can test fit if they will clear the Big Brakes

side note: Wheel spacers are one thing i found out most tire shops or automotive shops in general don't carry them

ordering them online...they run about $15-40 so price isn't too bad


if you are buying a new set of wheels, i would make sure they have an easy return policy and/or will cover return shipping if they don't fit


i like the wheels and they totally make the car look different...i'm just extra careful about curbs and such


good luck with your search and post/message anytime if i can help
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 10:16 PM   #7
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for those wondering how wide they stick out with a Wheel spacer hope this helps:




decided on a set of Lug Nuts and Wheel center caps that hopefully will fit and look better

i ordered it from Nengun: https://www.nengun.com/


great legit company but they couldn't help me out much in regards to fitment on the lug nuts or center caps since they come straight from Japan

the Rays lug nuts and locking lug nut do fit with the longer wheel studs + wheel + wheel spacer


the center caps, i haven't put them on yet...waiting on a replacement key for my old locks (long story)


main thing i would look out for the cheap knockoff on eBay and such that definitely aren't made of the same materials

total was around $250ish including the conversion fee from dollars to yen














will report back if the center caps fit and hopefully this helps someone else in the future w/Wheel stuff
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