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    SE Wheels...

    Guys,

    I like the look of the SE model wheels. For one thing, they're original, and I don't know why but I prefer the look of original wheels. I'm not loving the ES hubcaps though.

    2 questions:
    1. I'm assuming these wheels are Aluminum, and are lighter than the ES steel wheels and covers. IS THAT TRUE?
    2. Where could I get my hands on some? Has anyone taken these wheels off for other wheels and have some sitting around that they need rid of?

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    I have a set of these in the garage that I can try to weigh but they do have tires on them. Also have a set of the 14-15 ES alloys I can weigh without the tires. As for finding a set, www.car-part.com will be of use to find a set of them on a wrecked car in a yard somewhere if you can't find someone willing to let them go. I also really love the way these wheels look and when I was able to score a set with decent tires for $250 I jumped all over that.
    -Karl B. 2015 Mirage DE 5 speed and 2015 Mirage ES CVT. Plenty of other cars as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    Guys,

    I like the look of the SE model wheels. For one thing, they're original, and I don't know why but I prefer the look of original wheels. I'm not loving the ES hubcaps though.

    2 questions:
    [LIST=1][*]I'm assuming these wheels are Aluminum, and are lighter than the ES steel wheels and covers.
    I have used 2016 alloys on my 2014 Mirage right now. I got a great deal on the rims. I think they are a big improvement in the looks department coming from the hubcaps I had for years.

    I feel bad for the previous owner, his Mirage got smashed the winter before last... and the rims happened to be left in the garage, just laying around. So I gotta deal and he doesn't drive a Mirage now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    I'm assuming these wheels are Aluminum, and are lighter than the ES steel wheels and covers. IS THAT TRUE?
    Past discussions here have concluded that the OE alloys are about the same weight as the steel rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Past discussions here have concluded that the OE alloys are about the same weight as the steel rims.
    Interesting, thanks for the info. I sort of suspected they were close because steel wheels can be made ugly with minimal material, and covered with plastic. Aluminum would have to be thicker ... and when it is made decorative there's even more material.

    I'll probably see if I can't find those SE wheels for cheap that someone has taken off for whatever reason. Since they're not much difference in weight, it's not going to be a priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    Interesting, thanks for the info. I sort of suspected they were close because steel wheels can be made ugly with minimal material, and covered with plastic. Aluminum would have to be thicker ... and when it is made decorative there's even more material.

    I'll probably see if I can't find those SE wheels for cheap that someone has taken off for whatever reason. Since they're not much difference in weight, it's not going to be a priority.
    Have you browsed these threads?

    Fuel Efficient 15-Inch Wheels and Tires

    Wheels: What Else Fits the Mirage? (With photos)

    OE rims can be pricey and can limit tire choices. There's plenty of other choices out there (new and used) that can save a few bucks too.


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