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Old 11-11-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default A quick note on ASA AR1 rims....

I never see anyone here mention them and I thought I just might give a review of them to say these things are bomb proof. They went through a rally cross day with no hiccups and down MANY gravel road excursions without a hiccup and unlike the two sets of Rota SDR's I turned into pretzels these are still true and straight.

Yeah....they aren't the lightest....so what. They don't bend. They are cheap. And I think they look pretty good. I didn't like them at first but the polished lip has really grown on me.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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They look great with the 4 pots hiding behind them
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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nice.. perhaps they really are worth getting
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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The ONLY downside to them is you do have to run a hub ring. But you can order a metal ring from tirerack for 6 $ each. The downside to a metal ring is that you need to put anti seize on it to keep it from rusting and corroding...but it is worth it to have the wheel line up easier.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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are there no plastic rings available for that wheel?? i don't recall much, but i think the ones i have on my 5zigen wheels are plastic and whatever brand they are, they have multiple sizes
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #6
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The ONLY downside to them is you do have to run a hub ring. But you can order a metal ring from tirerack for 6 $ each. The downside to a metal ring is that you need to put anti seize on it to keep it from rusting and corroding...but it is worth it to have the wheel line up easier.
the metal ring is aluminum. its not going to rust. i got em for my volks

are those 17x7.5 btw?
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:30 PM   #7
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but the hub does corrode and the anti-seize just makes it easier to get off as it is a tight fit.

The plastic rings that came with the rims were OK...the metal rings just work better.

They are 17*7 as found here

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Old 11-11-2008, 07:33 PM   #8
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i've never heard of aluminum corroding. maybe rings not all aluminum?
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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corrected it....the hub and all does rust and corrode and applying a liberal dose of anti sieze will keep it easy to come off.
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And I don't think it is aluminum....it seemed a bit heavy for that.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:40 PM   #11
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ask the vender or the manufacturer. i was told it was aluminum. it was a very tight fit on mine and i had to hammer time using a mallet. i dont think i ever want to take it off lol
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I dunno....maybe Luke from Tirerack will post up. I bought them from Tirerack.
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the ring is aluminum but, the hub is steel thus prone to a little galvanic action which the anti-sieze would reduce
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