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    Thread: Aftermarket wheel market has gone to the dogs RANT

    1. 05-17-2008 11:54 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by packthis »
      Thanks Japanese tuners and blingers, thanks for turning the wheel market to crap. Where have all the tasteful euro inspired wheels of the 80's and 90's gone? 3/4 the selection at a major tire retailer for my lowly 4-100 bolt pattern is now tuner or bling flavor and a majority of those are some no name brand.

      Why don't you give us some examples of wheels you think are tasteful? That way we can all rake you over the coals for having schitty taste, and wanting to spend waaay too much money on wheels for your dog slow N/A 4-banger grocery getter.

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      05-17-2008 12:26 PM #27
      Sorry but i love enkei, They have some really nice and clean 5 spokes, same with O.Z.

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      09-28-2012 06:03 PM #28
      Bringing this thread back from the dead with some "Proper Wheels".

      http://www.braidusa.com/wheels.htm

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      09-28-2012 06:07 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by team illuminata View Post
      Bringing this thread back from the dead with some "Proper Wheels".

      http://www.braidusa.com/wheels.htm
      I think you just violated the point of this thread.

      Half of those designs copy Japanese wheels.

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      09-28-2012 06:08 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by team illuminata View Post
      Bringing this thread back from the dead with some "Proper Wheels".

      http://www.braidusa.com/wheels.htm
      Such a horrible website. Every wheel has a different page layout

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      09-28-2012 06:18 PM #31
      Yeah, Craigslist is the salvation here, especially since 4x100 is popular. I could buy 15 or 16 inch BBS wheels for my old BMW in good shape for 300-400 bucks every week, because most people want big bling rims with rounded lips, and what I want won't sell quickly. The good wheels are out there, and if they need refinishing you can usually get them for next to nothing

      EDIT - good god, I've been bitten by a zombie thread.
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      09-28-2012 09:17 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by packthis View Post
      Thanks Japanese tuners and blingers, thanks for turning the wheel market to crap. Where have all the tasteful euro inspired wheels of the 80's and 90's gone? 3/4 the selection at a major tire retailer for my lowly 4-100 bolt pattern is now tuner or bling flavor and a majority of those are some no name brand.
      I disagree, Japanese tuners are leading the wheel design market. Rays that makes the Volks series are pretty popular wheels used in real competition racing. Many of the Japanese wheel design companies lead the OEM and competition wheel market.

      The knock offs that you're complaining about the smaller Asian brands that make knockoffs of OZ, BBS, Rays, Prodrive, etc.

      Today, the selection is better and the bottomline is that you get what you paid for. There are tons of high quality good looking wheels for $$ but there are also tons of cheap knockoffs that are pretty good quality too.

    8. 09-28-2012 10:20 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I think you just violated the point of this thread.

      Half of those designs copy Japanese wheels.



      It just might be the other way around. Braid has been around since the late 70's.

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      09-28-2012 10:30 PM #34
      You could get some snowflakes from fifteen52?

      ATS still makes classics and cups.

      Schmidt still makes nice wheels too!
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    10. 09-28-2012 11:51 PM #35
      OP gotta get with the times on the new wheel trends

      go back in time for old skewl rimz yo

      personally, giovanna or lexani wheels for me

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      09-28-2012 11:56 PM #36
      Came for the bear wheels.

      Had to post them myself.



      Left half disappointed, half satisfied.

      (Page 2 ownage)

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      09-29-2012 01:25 AM #37
      I had no problems with selection at all. My last set of Yoko Advan RZ's were the best wheels I've ever bought.

      I think the problem isn't one of choice, but what you see is that the market is being flooded by other cheap rim manufacturers. The good ones are still there, actually.

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      09-29-2012 01:27 AM #38
      I blame china.

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      09-29-2012 01:39 AM #39
      Order online or buy from private sellers.

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      09-29-2012 01:42 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by packthis View Post
      Thanks Japanese tuners and blingers, thanks for turning the wheel market to crap. Where have all the tasteful euro inspired wheels of the 80's and 90's gone? 3/4 the selection at a major tire retailer for my lowly 4-100 bolt pattern is now tuner or bling flavor and a majority of those are some no name brand.
      Oh please! The market is there but you need to actually spend the money. Check out CCW.

      Here are my 3-piece stepped lip, 5-spoke, custom LM5s. I designed them for max strength, minimum weight and enough clearance to fit Brembo GT series BBK:





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      Please consider your audience before saying something sensible. 80% of TCL drivers were actually banned from Formula 1 for being too fast.
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      09-29-2012 07:34 AM #41
      Penis wheels
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      09-29-2012 08:18 AM #42
      yes, a lot depends on trends - but if you don't see the wheels you like.... go elsewhere? There's plenty of selection out there for "vortex tastefully approved wheels"

    18. 09-29-2012 09:01 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by X-flow View Post
      i noticed the same thing. Everything looks cheap and is either gunmetal, or black with a polished lip and fake 2 piece bolts
      No,no. Hyper black, Hyper silver or gunmetal.
      I'm really just here for the pancakes.
      I'm Sorry Hachi... I love you.

    19. 09-29-2012 03:09 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by TabulaVicious View Post
      Just stick to BBS.
      Sadly, some of the newer BBS wheels are taking the "designer" route. Besides, their prices are so far out of my affordability range they're not even in consideration.
      I too am disappointed by the wheel styles out there for all the reasons cited, and notice even OEM wheels are sporting some of those cliches.

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      09-29-2012 03:12 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Came for the bear wheels.

      Had to post them myself.



      Left half disappointed, half satisfied.

      (Page 2 ownage)
      I would rock Ronal Bears all day.

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