August 15, 2017
First the good news: They look great! The wheels have a black base with the "Hyper Black" color coat. This makes them sort of change shade with different lighting conditions. Under shop lights, they look silver. In darker conditions they sort of approach a satin chrome. They are heavier than my OE wheels, but so far I have not noticed any issues with acceleration and only a slight decrease in fuel mileage. With the 215/45R18 tires, they are definitely a lot more responsive without sacrificing much ride comfort. Also no clearance issues that I can see yet. Maybe I will try wider 225/40R18 tires the next time I need new ones.
Now the bad news: First off, the weight specs are wrong. Weighing them on a shipping scale (with tires) showed 49 lbs per wheel. The Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 tires I put on show a spec of 22lbs per tire. This makes the Enkei wheels weigh in at 27 lbs per wheel, not 23 lbs like the spec sheet says. In total, I'm adding 7lbs per wheel over my OE 16" steel wheels. As far as installation goes, be advised that you WILL NEED a thin wall, deep socket to fit the lug holes and make sure your torque wrench clears the wheel without scratching it. As you can guess I made that mistake and nicked the wheels when I was checking final torque. That brings me to my final point: they paint is a bit flimsy. Flaked right off with a light scratch. Use clear coat if you scratch them to prevent further flaking.
All in all, I am pleased with these wheels. They look great, are very responsive with the tires I used, and you can't do much better for the price. Just keep in mind they will be heavier than you expect, and they aren't going to be very damage-proof.