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I was browsing around in my search for rims and I came across the idea of running some concave wheels.....only thing is that all the ones I like are rediculous amounts of money....like the adv.1 wheels http://www.adv1wheels.com/deep.html these are like $5000 for the set i think. Vossen also makes a pretty cool set of concave wheels, but they only come in a 20x10.5. The VVS CV1 is what i'm talking about: http://www.vossenwheels.com/vossen-wheels-vvscv1.html ANyone have any pictures of their E on concaves?
 

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concave=low offset which would require no drop or if dropped neg camber and fender trimming
 

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by the looks of it, it appears he's okay with the whole dropped + negative camer look to pull off the concave/deep lip look. as for me, yea im into that too =). goodluck on your choice of wheels! im sure you'll be one of the only guys rockin a setup like that. also, check out the hawaii regional threads. those guys have great taste on wheel setups too! "I THINK" i caught a couple of them rockin concave wheels.
 

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The 20x10.5" rear is way to wide, I am running a 10" wide with a +40 offset and I had to camber my rear at -3deg and then torch my rear control arm and take a 5" diameter peice of stock from work and put a 3/4" cup dent in it so I would not rub on the inner wheel, it was hard, I will not recommend it, 9.5" is the widest I recommend.
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$5K? For that type of money you can get just about any set of brand new Works or HRE's that would look good.
 

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$5K? For that type of money you can get just about any set of brand new Works or HRE's that would look good.
I agree with that...but i'm really into those wheels...if they were a bit cheaper (well alot cheaper) I'd go with them over the HREs or Works.... I'm starting to not like rims with fat lips or step lips anymore...seems like everyone and their mama is trying to get fat lips on their wheels....just my two cents, but i'm all over the whole concave thing. The Vossen wheels are pretty descently priced...around 3k. We'll see though...i have some other wheels i'm thinking about going with.
 

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i'm w/ you on disliking the "lip" thing. the wheels you're looking at have a much better transition from spoke to rim. but they're still too expensive for me.

and i was running -2.5 on the rears, but didn't like the excessive wear on the inside of the tires. installed the Ingalls camber adjusters to get the wheels almost straight up and i'm trimming the inside of the wheel to eliminate the rubbing on forceful turns. it just barely rubs, but it's annoying.
 

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yesterday i was out walking the dog when we passed the perfect vehicle for comparing concave and lipped wheels. it was a BMW 745 w/ the OEM concave wheels on the front and lipped wheels on the rear.
can't say that i was impressed w/ the lipped wheels, but then the whole vehicle wasn't exactly in the best shape.

and no, i didn't have a camera w/ me.
 

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Good offset is hit or miss depending on the wheel selection and the car. I know that sounds really vague, however its true. Ive had guys in my car club and have seen other guys before that have had crazy huge lippage and it fit the car perfectly. And Ive seen many failures! More fails than wins actually. You just need to measure and decide on the look that best fits.

Example of guy in my club...

His old SC300, I forget the offset but the rear wheels had a 4" lip and the tires were about 10.5" to 11" wide....stretched. I loved it!

 
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