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Old 11-17-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Anybody rollin on wide XXR's?

I'm thinking of running XXR 522s 18x8.5 +30 offset OR 527 17x9 +35 offset but not sure of the quallity given the fact that thier so cheap. I'm woundering if anyone has ran into problems whith these wheels or if they dent easily. I know the rules, you get what you pay for, but I want something differest than Rotas but dont want to spend a ton. Any feedback?
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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lots of people jumped on the XXR bandwagon once the 17x9 size came out.
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
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I hopped on the bandwagon and got some 17x9.

My only complaint so far is that the paint is super cheap. But I can't say I didn't see that coming. So rock chips are a pain.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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People complained that Volks and other wheels were to expensive, then Rotas came out.

Now people are buying wide ass XXRs because "Rotas are too expensive."

Good gawd, what's this world coming to?
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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People complained that Volks and other wheels were to expensive, then Rotas came out.

Now people are buying wide ass XXRs because "Rotas are too expensive."

Good gawd, what's this world coming to?
that's the free market for ya. Build it crappier, sell it cheaper, make more money...
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:20 PM   #6
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we have alot of customers buy xxr's and everyone seems happy with them. we have repainted one set of wheels but thats cuz the kid crashed his car in the canyons. wheels held up fine, no bends or cracks. i would recommend them.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
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XXR's and other sportmaxx wheels are notoriously soft...
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the input. I don't have a problem with spending a lil money. I'd luv a set of titanium Chrome torque R's but I travel a lot and it would break my effen heart if anything ever happend to them. I jus want a decent wheel that looks nice but isn't gunna get me killed on a long drive..lol
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:36 AM   #9
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XXR's and other sportmaxx wheels are notoriously soft...
proof of this?

I ask because I've seen plenty of XXR and discontinued Sportmax 17x9 wheels being used on the track
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:22 PM   #10
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proof of this?

I ask because I've seen plenty of XXR and discontinued Sportmax 17x9 wheels being used on the track

Truth..

I believe its the rim design as well as a hit or miss with the "soft" rims.. 80% of them will be fine for whatever you do. and at autox.. i see tons of sportmax's out there and they hold up fine (and if they have weak paint.. get em painted.. i will do that with XXR's if i get them.. only cause i dont like black or gold)
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:25 PM   #11
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People complained that Volks and other wheels were to expensive, then Rotas came out.

Now people are buying wide ass XXRs because "Rotas are too expensive."

Good gawd, what's this world coming to?
Agree
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:54 PM   #12
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This thread is useless without pics
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:28 PM   #13
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I was intrigued, I took a look and they make some ugly damn wheels. A few of them were ok.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:09 PM   #14
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Why not powder coat instead of paint?
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #15
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Ya, that is some hideous ricer crap on their website.

If you are complaining that rotas are too expensive, maybe you should stick with the stock wheels.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:16 PM   #16
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i rock them.. HARD and deep. i have 18 by 10s
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:46 PM   #17
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HARD and deep
thats what she said
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:55 AM   #18
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:18 AM   #19
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there certainly isn't enough offset on the models you mentioned.

shoot for at least 42 offset no matter if they get up to even 9 inches wide.


as a general rule with our cars whatever wheel you're buying you should buy it in the highest offset available. i've never heard of someone not having enough room inwards, and if they do have issues it's a very easy fix with a 3-5mm spacer.
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proof of this?

I ask because I've seen plenty of XXR and discontinued Sportmax 17x9 wheels being used on the track
Have you been living under a rock? Sportmaxx's notoriety is well earned. Nearly every set of XXRs I've ever seen had at least 1 bent wheel.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #21
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I was looking for a wide wheel for autoX and came across the 527's in 17x9.75.

Should these fit in the 25 offset with a little bit of camber and fender rolling?

I'm on Swift Sport springs (1.2" drop?) so I don't think I'm too low for them...
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I was looking for a wide wheel for autoX and came across the 527's in 17x9.75.

Should these fit in the 25 offset with a little bit of camber and fender rolling?

I'm on Swift Sport springs (1.2" drop?) so I don't think I'm too low for them...
not a hope in hell.

17x9 +40-45 and you might have a chance.
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Why is that? I'm curious...
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I've had one of if not the first set of 522's since they came out. I am extremely hard on my car and they still look and function like brand new. I blame the "fitment" guys for the bad name on xxr, rotas, etc. If everyone wasn't riding a 195 on a 10 inch wheel they wouldn't be destroying them.

Xxr 522 18x9.5 +38 not pictured but usually used is a 1 inch spacer.

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I was looking for a wide wheel for autoX and came across the 527's in 17x9.75.

Should these fit in the 25 offset with a little bit of camber and fender rolling?

I'm on Swift Sport springs (1.2" drop?) so I don't think I'm too low for them...
I can't tell if this is a serious post or an intentional troll.
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