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Old 01-30-2011, 09:58 PM
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buying ebay rims,

i just want the look, I dont care about the brand,

whats the difference between
rotas/sportmaxes and no names?

i'm looking at these, they are in my budget.
my color scheme: black/gold,
car is dropped 2 inches sitting on the prelude si rims, and some fatty tires.

15" Gold Racing Rims Tracer Mirage Ion Esteem 4 Lugs NR - eBay (item 230576625950 end time Jan-31-11 11:40:00 PST)

thats what i'm looking to buy in about 2-3 weeks.
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Re: buying ebay rims,

i wouldn't even trust rota's, which are 4 times as much as those. $200 for 4 rims????? yea, like i'm gonna trust my life with those



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Re: buying ebay rims,

why wouldnt you? what would be the problems?
everyone got 4x100 here :/ no 4x114.3, or univ. on the local forum.
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Re: buying ebay rims,

if they were 16"s i would rock them. just because they are cheap doesnt mean they are crap, just not name brand. which you already stated that you dont care about. its not like the rim is going to shatter when you hit the breaks lol. DO IT!!!!
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if they were 16"s i would rock them. just because they are cheap doesnt mean they are crap, just not name brand. which you already stated that you dont care about. its not like the rim is going to shatter when you hit the breaks lol. DO IT!!!!


on no?????









or from MY personal experience....






but go ahead, be my guest, buy cheap wheels.

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i wouldn't even trust rota's, which are 4 times as much as those. $200 for 4 rims????? yea, like i'm gonna trust my life with those



but thats just me
quoted for truth. just my center caps cost more than those


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if they were 16"s i would rock them. just because they are cheap doesnt mean they are crap, just not name brand. which you already stated that you dont care about. its not like the rim is going to shatter when you hit the breaks lol. DO IT!!!!
cheap = crap. thats why legit good wheels cost a lot of money. and rotas crack if you hit a bump, imagine what those will do


op: i wouldnt get those. juust because right now your budget is that cheap, doesnt mean you cant keep saving and get good quality wheels a little later on
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Re: buying ebay rims,

WOW!!!!! lol well shut my mouth haha.

who would have thought.... not me i guess lol.

but in my defence, did all those happen with regular daily driving? or pushing the cars to the limits?

what happened with yours?
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Re: buying ebay rims,

nicks (twokexlv6coupe) wheel bent like that cause im pretty sure he hit a pothole on a bridge. quality matters. cheap wheels are cheap because they rip off legit companies and use inferior materials. sure, they might be aluminum. but theres A LOT of differant grades of aluminum
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just a pothole huh? thats crazy.

and come on now twokexlv6coupe..... no need for name calling.

just remember, just because someone is not as knowledgeable as you in certain areas, doesnt mean that they are idiots. everything is a learning process, and congrats for you that you already learned. leave the immature name calling out, K?
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Re: buying ebay rims,

My B. It just grinds my gears when people think its ok to cheap out on such important vital parts of your car such as wheels, brakes, and suspension.
If you wanna cheap out on your car, either cheap out on not important parts like shift boots/knobs and CF trim kits.
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true man, i (we) just needed to be notified of the dangers in buying cheap stuff such as rims.

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Good thing I read this, I've been looking for some Rota Grid Racing 16". not anymore...
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RIGHT!!!!! i have konigs right now and wanted something different, so i guess ill just paint them lol
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RIGHT!!!!! i have konigs right now and wanted something different, so i guess ill just paint them lol
which konigs?
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16" Konig Ziege wrapped in 205 45 16

IMO I love the way they look, just wanted some new shoes for my baby lol
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Re: buying ebay rims,

not a bad looking rim. and i know how you feel. i crashed and got a little curbrash and one and used it as an excuse to buy a new wheelset haha
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heck yeah man lol!!!

getting new rims is like getting a new pair of socks, feels so good you cant help but smile lol
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wow nice pics! very informative... im sure some of them were from hitting something but geez thats bad. oems dont do that.
gotta pay a bit more just for piece of mind if anything, or the fact that you may have to replace them and keep paying more for the same crappy rims
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yes sir knock offs were just made very poorly

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i know lol i agree with able for real i like them id get those for my winter wheels even thoe im riding on rotas now :p but any way man everything looks fine with them but the center caps.....are hoooomooooo lol ;)
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i wouldn't trust my life and my car on a set of $200 wheels...sketchhhhy
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Re: buying ebay rims,

Same goes with tires. It doesn't matter what kind of traction control, stability, braking assist etc you have the tires are the ONLY thing that touch the ground.

The differences come primarily in the casting procedure and materials. Aluminum is more expensive than metals such as tin, steel, etc and so cheap manufacturers use a cheaper mixture which contains more impurities reducing the strength and ability to give. A good quality such as Nick's will only bend and become ruined upon a horrible impact. A cheap wheel shatters. It's more or less the difference between mild steel and cast iron.
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Re: buying ebay rims,

The reason GOOD wheels are expensive is because there's a lot of research and development that goes into it..along with strong material and finishes.. And on some wheels..the forging process (expensive)

Rota just copies (tries to) the design of the quality wheels and makes a cheap version of it for people that don't wanna spend the money.. (cheap materials)

I had konigs on my 4th gen and I loved them! And they were pretty strong.. Konig has some copies too.. I would look into them

Like others have said DON'T CHEAP OUT ON WHEELS!! It's too important to cheap out.. Would you buy fake Goodyear tires? I sure hope not


Just save up and you'll be much happier! I'm still saving up for some lightweight wheels.


Twoke- Damn! That's from a pothole?! I hit one hard as fcuk the other day (so bad I had to stop and get out and look at it) and it barely nicked the wheel... I actually couldn't tell if I put the nick there or if it was from the previous owner.. Looks like you had pretty thick tires on there though..I'd love to see what they would have done if the had low pro's on em lol
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they look cool
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The reason GOOD wheels are expensive is because there's a lot of research and development that goes into it..along with strong material and finishes.. And on some wheels..the forging process (expensive)

Rota just copies (tries to) the design of the quality wheels and makes a cheap version of it for people that don't wanna spend the money.. (cheap materials)

I had konigs on my 4th gen and I loved them! And they were pretty strong.. Konig has some copies too.. I would look into them

Like others have said DON'T CHEAP OUT ON WHEELS!! It's too important to cheap out.. Would you buy fake Goodyear tires? I sure hope not


Just save up and you'll be much happier! I'm still saving up for some lightweight wheels.


Twoke- Damn! That's from a pothole?! I hit one hard as fcuk the other day (so bad I had to stop and get out and look at it) and it barely nicked the wheel... I actually couldn't tell if I put the nick there or if it was from the previous owner.. Looks like you had pretty thick tires on there though..I'd love to see what they would have done if the had low pro's on em lol

Lmao they WERE low-pros, 215/40/17's
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Lmao they WERE low-pros, 215/40/17's
Um...oh.. I knew that.. Just messing with ya lol


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thats a disaster waiting to happen
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It is very rare that they are so cheap ..... something is not right
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If you don't wanna spend to much on rims and wanna get some good quality ones. What I would do is search around on craiglist or something like that and look for some nice Enkei, Konig or another name brand and fix them up! :D (Sand down the roadrash, scraps and then paint them and BAM!)
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check ebay too. theres REALLY good deals if you know where to look
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