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Saw these on ebay.

Anyone know if there is an aftermarket alternative for finding 5x108 wheels? Would love a set of wheels but I'm not spending $3,000-$4,000 for OEM or formula dynamics wheels (my car was only $7,400 salvage)...

This isn't meant to be a knock on either seller as they are both great products, but there has to be an option out there other than these two (OEM or FD)

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That's all the more reason that you should consider buying those wheels. You're only in that thing $7k, so for $3K more you can make it at least look great. The seller will likely take $700 per wheel and then you're riding in style. You can always resell the wheels because, with that kind of thinking, youre probably not likely to stick around long enough to do a clutch replacement or even a new top anyway.
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Saw these on ebay.

Anyone know if there is an aftermarket alternative for finding 5x108 wheels? Would love a set of wheels but I'm not spending $3,000-$4,000 for OEM or formula dynamics wheels (my car was only $7,400 salvage)...

This isn't meant to be a knock on either seller as they are both great products, but there has to be an option out there other than these two (OEM or FD)

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I don't know where you're getting your info, but the FD wheels are $1995 for 18's and $2095 for 19's. If you can't afford, or are unwilling to spend $2000 for a set of quality wheels for your hand built, Italian sports car (regardless of your entry cost), I don't know what else to tell you. Maybe just be happy with what you've got, and drive it until you have to spend a few thousand to fix it or maintain it, and just punt it.
 

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Not unwilling to spend on it and have already invested an additional 5,000 (plus 60-80 hours of learning and labor) along with planning to keep it the entire time. Don't mind spending that kind of coin on 3 pc wheels but a set of forged aluminum 19s can be had for a lot less. It seems like sellers charge for a rare bolt pattern...maybe I'm just gripey because I've already spent so much trying to repair everything and the wheels seem like a lot on top of what I've spent.

Again, as I said above not asking as a knock on either seller as both are quality items - but does anyone know any other options? Just trying to see what's out there... Pitchforks down everyone, sorry!

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Not unwilling to spend on it and have already invested an additional 5,000 (plus 60-80 hours of learning and labor) along with planning to keep it the entire time. Don't mind spending that kind of coin on 3 pc wheels but a set of forged aluminum 19s can be had for a lot less. It seems like sellers charge for a rare bolt pattern...maybe I'm just gripey because I've already spent so much trying to repair everything and the wheels seem like a lot on top of what I've spent.

Again, as I said above not asking as a knock on either seller as both are quality items - but does anyone know any other options? Just trying to see what's out there... Pitchforks down everyone, sorry!

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No pitchfork, and no offense meant. I did want to set you straight because your argument makes sense at $3-$4k for a set of wheels, but really starts to lose steam at $2k. The thing to remember here is that regardless of your entry cost, and what you've put into it so far, you own a 4000 lb machine designed and capable of 180mph. Wheels are nowhere on Earth I'd try to save money, and the stock 18's on it are up to the task at hand. For what it's worth, if I were looking to upgrade the wheels on that car for under $1k (assuming you need tires) is get the FD spacers, have the wheels cleaned up and powder coated, and throw on a set of wider tires, at least 10mm maybe 20mm. It'll look nicer, handle better, and you wont die in a fiery crash set into motion by some failed metallurgy on a Chinese wheel.
 

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Sorry but $2k for a set of aluminum wheels is still pretty ridiculous IMO. Unless you plan to actually go 180mph or do track day's, paying $500 a wheel is unnecessary. Paying $3,500 for a set...well, you can imagine how I feel about that. It may be a Maserati but when the wheels cost 30% of the car's value than I don't think you're much smarter than the knucklehead that has the same wheel to car value when they put 20" wheels on a Honda.

You can get the lug pattern/size and offset and match it up with a variety of wheel options for under $1000. I looked into it a while back but never pulled the trigger (waiting for my current tires to wear out...well at least the rears :) )
 

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Paying $3,500 for a set...well, you can imagine how I feel about that. It may be a Maserati but when the wheels cost 30% of the car's value than I don't think you're much smarter than the knucklehead that has the same wheel to car value when they put 20" wheels on a Honda.
How do you feel about a $7000 clutch costing 60% of the car's value? By that rationale, you, I, and everyone else on here who own one of these cars are "knuckleheads" by merely exposing ourselves inevitability of such a thing, not to mention the litany of other five figure catastrophes, wouldn't you say?

I guess there are 2 different ideologies here (neither are wrong, I just disagree with yours). You see these as $15,000 cars, and I see these as $100,000 cars that through some miracle of bad press, embellished horror stories, and *partly* unearned bad reputation, we are able to enter into for the cost of a Honda Civic.

As I'd mentioned before, if it's your plan for the car to treat it like a Bic lighter, try to get as many miles out of it as you can for your low entry cost, and punt it when it needs a major repair, there's nothing wrong with that. If you like it, plan to keep it, and enjoy it for the long run, then you'd better prepare your constitution to spend some money on quality maintenance and repair, this too goes for modifications.
 

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I hear what you're saying and I hate the fact the clutch job is so insanely expensive but comparing the two is irrelevant. A clutch is a CRITICAL must-have part and more importantly; cannot be found cheaper. Upgraded wheels are neither critical nor are high priced ones the only option. I agree these are $100k cars and treat mine as such but that doesn't mean we have to throw common sense out the window. I prefer to save where I can to spend where I want and the wheels simply fall into that category for me.
 

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I just want to apologize to OP for hijacking his sales thread. Although, there is a marketplace for this post and this is an interesting discussion....so I'mma keep watching.

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I just want to apologize to OP for hijacking his sales thread. Although, there is a marketplace for this post and this is an interesting discussion....so I'mma keep watching.

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I don't think the OP minds having his For Sale thread being bumped to the top of the page every few hours Haha.
 
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