Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
The original R58s were "pressure cast" according to the FRPP catalogs. The catalog made it sound like that was better than normal casting. I dunno. I do know that guys have been running them on track for 10 years now and they seem to do the job just fine. They're not super light at 22-23#, but to go much lighter than that and still be strong enough for racing = forged = $$$ (as already discussed).
MM apparently hasn't had any troubles racing their various cars on the Konig Villians. If they had had any problems they'd be the first ones to let everybody know about it, so based on that I'd say the Villians are another excellent option and the price is certainly reasonable.
'89 GT convertible, N/A 357W, MM front susp w/425# coil-overs and Koni D/As, MM TA/PB rear setup (Koni Yellows, 390-430# springs), Stoptech 332mm / 12" Baers, MM 6 point rollbar, Maier 1.5" flared fenders & quarters, 18x9.5" front/18x10.5" rear Enkei RPF-1s (street), 18x10" CCW C-10s (track), etc...