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To those that support replica wheels....

And how they are the same quality as Volks, SSR's, etc..... well, yeah good luck This car just hit a oil slick in the rain and look Dont cheap out

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Old 12-13-2009, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation To those that support replica wheels....

And how they are the same quality as Volks, SSR's, etc..... well, yeah good luck

This car just hit a oil slick in the rain and look Dont cheap out on your wheels folks

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Old 12-13-2009, 06:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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this reminds me of the geico pothole commercial, im not insured with geico but its a funny and reminds me of this pic
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So what's the rest of the story? It didn't just hit an oil slick, what else did it hit? How fast?
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He obviously crashed, the guy was with his family so speed was not a factor
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This still doesn't say much unless we knew the conditions. I could take the best wheel in the world, and under the right circumstances, bust it like this.

I will never forget a few years ago when I was at the Petit LeMans and Audi prototype shredded a mesh wheel under acceleration (didn't even hit anything). The wheel looked exactly like this pic, with all of the mesh spokes broke. Would you say BBS was quality, I sure would.

Reps or not, wheels can break, under any condition. And just because one rep wheel breaks, it doesn't mean others do as well - same with higher quality wheels, just because one doesn't break, doesn't mean all others won't break.

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This still doesn't say much unless we knew the conditions. I could take the best wheel in the world, and under the right circumstances, bust it like this.
Thats all the info I have, Ive investigated alot of traffic fatalities where the car was mangled, rolld over, etc.... I have never seen a rim do that. But I understand what your saying though
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This still doesn't say much unless we knew the conditions. I could take the best wheel in the world, and under the right circumstances, bust it like this.

I will never forget a few years ago when I was at the Petit LeMans and Audi prototype shredded a mesh wheel under acceleration (didn't even hit anything). The wheel looked exactly like this pic, with all of the mesh spokes broke. Would you say BBS was quality, I sure would.

Reps or not, wheels can break, under any condition. And just because one rep wheel breaks, it doesn't mean others do as well - same with higher quality wheels, just because one doesn't break, doesn't mean all others won't break.
A brand name doesn't ensure high quality ALL the time.
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This still doesn't say much unless we knew the conditions. I could take the best wheel in the world, and under the right circumstances, bust it like this.

I will never forget a few years ago when I was at the Petit LeMans and Audi prototype shredded a mesh wheel under acceleration (didn't even hit anything). The wheel looked exactly like this pic, with all of the mesh spokes broke. Would you say BBS was quality, I sure would.

Reps or not, wheels can break, under any condition. And just because one rep wheel breaks, it doesn't mean others do as well - same with higher quality wheels, just because one doesn't break, doesn't mean all others won't break.
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Thats all the info I have, Ive investigated alot of traffic fatalities where the car was mangled, rolld over, etc.... I have never seen a rim do that. But I understand what your saying though
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yes but the odds of it happening under the same situation are lower w/ a "brand" name wheel lol
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Look closely. Does that say Ray's?



AND Enkei RPF1 wheel:





AND Gram Lights:





Anyone can post a pic of a busted wheel. Buy what you want and don't be an idiot and wreck it up. Problem solved. I'm not saying that a Ray's wheel is bad quality but I am saying that posting pictures of a busted wheel on the internet does not indicate the quality of the wheel.

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