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Originally Posted by makstraw Varrstoens FTW Awesome ride! May I ask what size, offset, and tires you are currently running? Do you hav the sports package with the Akebono BBK's?

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Old 02-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Varrstoens FTW
Awesome ride! May I ask what size, offset, and tires you are currently running? Do you hav the sports package with the Akebono BBK's? Your car has a great stance!!!!!!!!!!! Nice job!
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19x9.5 +22 front, pokes a bit. 19x10.5 +12 with a 5mm spacer is perfect in the rear. Yes I have the Sport brakes.255x35 front 295x40 rear
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Hey guys Im looking at these wheels, I need to know if they would be ok for a once a year trackday?
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Hey guys Im looking at these wheels, I need to know if they would be ok for a once a year trackday?
Thats like asking me if its going to rain eventually.... It might be today, might be a month from now... Id say yes based on my experiences since I drive my Z like its stolen... But you never know. Any wheel will fail under the right circumstances.
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I'd hope these wheels could handle the occasional track day. I know they are cheap, but they aren't made of plastic.
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I'd hope these wheels could handle the occasional track day. I know they are cheap, but they aren't made of plastic.
They are replicas yes......The big thing is they CANNOT handle a major impact. My friend AutoX's on his Varrstoeons in a 350z and has done so on well over 10 events over the past year and a half and DD's his car. No issues. That being said, AutoX courses are also small and don't achieve very high speeds as true road courses do. AutoX, i dont think they are a problem. True road racing then yes, I would be concerned.
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They are replicas yes......The big thing is they CANNOT handle a major impact. My friend AutoX's on his Varrstoeons in a 350z and has done so on well over 10 events over the past year and a half and DD's his car. No issues. That being said, AutoX courses are also small and don't achieve very high speeds as true road courses do. AutoX, i dont think they are a problem. True road racing then yes, I would be concerned.
I plan on maybe one or two track days with my Z... I mostly do autocross anyways. I will be using my future pro-touring 1969 Camaro for the track
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The only problem I have with replicas is durability. Three of my friends have the varrstoen te37 reps and all three have bent one of their rims.
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The only problem I have with replicas is durability. Three of my friends have the varrstoen te37 reps and all three have bent one of their rims.
Doing what though? Hit a pothole/curb? That will bend or damage any wheel. If it's forged, yeah, a bit less, but you'll still need to put some work in to undo it
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Doing what though? Hit a pothole/curb? That will bend or damage any wheel. If it's forged, yeah, a bit less, but you'll still need to put some work in to undo it
Agreed. But the reps bend A LOT easier than forged wheels. Most of us will hit a pothole sometimes while driving our cars. We cant avoid them all, with that being said, forged wheels will roll over without hurt(most cases). What it would take to bend a real set of TE's, would have a far more dramatic effect on the reps. Like I said, only problem I have is durability. The wheels are still gorgeous.
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I know of 3 different people who have had their Varrstoens crack (not bend on them). One was on the track under heavy use and two others were just in normal driving.

I personally know way too much about wheels to ever settle for a set of these Varrstoens for my own car but I don't hate on others if that's their choice.

I will say that there are plenty of other options to pursue without settling for these poor quality cast Varrstoens. Enkei for instance makes a ton of great lightweight and durable designs or you could do some digging on the used market.
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Enkei's prices are great, but I don't like any of the styles they offer on the Z.
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That's a bold statement. I'm thinking on the replica wheel page that blatently knocks off Volk wheels this statement is a bit much.

I think some people have forgotten the fact that Volk TE's are around 6-7 pounds or more lighter per wheel then the Varstoen knock off.
In unsprung weight that's a huge difference.

That being said I have had 3 sets of Volks and love them but I am not going to bash the replicas, but please don't bash the real deal. The comparison of the 2 even as they look the same are worlds apart.
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^^ indeed, that was the 1st.

silly pun intended for silly comment.
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I think 1st was just kidding, no way that was a serious statement
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