What Are the Lightest 15-Inch Rims?

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What Are the Lightest 15-Inch Rims?
Car rims come in hundreds of shapes, styles and weights (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Rims come in various shapes and sizes. They are forged out of aluminium, alloy, magnesium, steel or titanium. Some come from a single piece of metal while others are fabricated from two, three or even four pieces. Each has a distinct lug application to fit different model cars, SUVs and trucks. Every rim is designed for a purpose, whether for a utility service truck, a classic 1940s white-walled hot rod or a customised show car. Ultimately, rims add weight to the overall vehicle, help with, or hinder, the vehicle's handling and provide the vehicle with distinguished style.

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Volk CE28 = 3.63kg. (15 x 6.5)

8-spoke, 3.63 Kilogram and 15 inches round Volk Racing CE28N wheels are forged out of a single piece of aluminium. These lightweight rims are both durable and strong. Their classic eight-spoke design is a popular choice on the market.

Volk TE37 = 3.99kg. (15 x 6.5)

This aggressive, high performance ,six-spoke racing wheel is forged out of aluminium. An enthusiast's favourite, the Volk TE37 is nearly 0.454kg. heavier than the CE28. It is still one of the lightest and strongest rims on the market and in this grouping.

SSR Competition = 3.99kg. (15 x 6.5)

Constructed out of a single piece of aluminium, the seamless SSR Competition wheels are manufactured using semi-solid forging technology. Each 3.99kg. wheel is machine pressed at extreme temperatures, then cooled down and cleaned. Every wheel is inspected by hand before departing the manufacturer's shop. Durable, lightweight and strong, these wheels are ready for the roadway.

Enkei RPF1 = 44.5kg. (15 x 7)

Based on their partnership with the MacLaren Mercedes Formula One race team, the Enkei RPF1s use a one-piece technology called the MAT process. This process creates a thinner wheel, reduces weight and produces a flexible structure. The twin spoke design helps keep these 4.45kg. wheels on the ground helping the car to accelerate faster, have more efficient braking and allow the driver to turn smoothly at faster speeds.

Rota Slipstreams = 5.44kg. (15 x 6.5)

Strong, light and certified, the Rota Slipstreams are replicas of the Spoon SW-338 racing wheel. Manufactured in the Philippines since 1983, these wheels are the heaviest in this group at 5.44kg.. But, they still provide good quality and value to their owners.

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