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Old 08-14-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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okay, so I've been searching around the forum and didn't find much. Yes it's been a while since I posted on here but I'm trying to find some wheels for my car.

I want to get a set of nice forged wheels for the car, the problem is finding something that I like... lol.

I was looking at some of the rays wheels (volk racing) forged wheels but the problem is that the models that seem to fit the 2010 WRX are not what I like.

Can you guys help point me in the direction of other forged wheels that will fit my WRX?
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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okay, so I've been searching around the forum and didn't find much. Yes it's been a while since I posted on here but I'm trying to find some wheels for my car.

I want to get a set of nice forged wheels for the car, the problem is finding something that I like... lol.

I was looking at some of the rays wheels (volk racing) forged wheels but the problem is that the models that seem to fit the 2010 WRX are not what I like.

Can you guys help point me in the direction of other forged wheels that will fit my WRX?
There are several options. There are tons of volks available, custom ordering bolt patterns is really easy if you direct with one other US distributors.

Same with Work, Weds or any of the other higher end brands.

There is also CCW, Kinesis, HRE, J-Line and many other custom wheel manufacturers.

One question out of curiosity, why is forged a high priority for you?
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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It would help if we had an example of what look you prefer.
Other possibilities are higher end Enkeis, OZs, 2002 - 2003 Subaru dealer option BBS, or 2004 STI BBS.
The BBS would have to be found on the used market unless you want to pay the dealers ($$$$$) price.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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It would help if we had an example of what look you prefer.
Other possibilities are higher end Enkeis, OZs, 2002 - 2003 Subaru dealer option BBS, or 2004 STI BBS.
The BBS would have to be found on the used market unless you want to pay the dealers ($$$$$) price.
These her are the ones that I rather like the most:
http://www.rays-msc.com/wheels/index.cgi?d=118

The G7sc but I haven't been able to find them in 17", I like the style of them a lot.

It's more the simplicity of the look, not that many spokes, they look easy to clean as well.

As for my reason for wanting forged over regular rim is that I have bent 3 rims now and I'm sick of replacing the OE rims because they keep bending every time I hit a little pothole. I want a rim that's not going to bend when I just look at a pothole while going down the road. I still need to replace 2 of my other rims right now.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
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These her are the ones that I rather like the most:
http://www.rays-msc.com/wheels/index.cgi?d=118

The G7sc but I haven't been able to find them in 17", I like the style of them a lot.

It's more the simplicity of the look, not that many spokes, they look easy to clean as well.

As for my reason for wanting forged over regular rim is that I have bent 3 rims now and I'm sick of replacing the OE rims because they keep bending every time I hit a little pothole. I want a rim that's not going to bend when I just look at a pothole while going down the road. I still need to replace 2 of my other rims right now.
You can order them direct... Most dealers don't stock a whole lot of higher end wheels because they don't sell as many - and ESP with volk, they have a ton of different styles.

If you are bending OE wheels, I'd almost look at your tire choice and driving style. You can't hit potholes going 70 with low profile tires .
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:44 AM   #6
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You can order them direct... Most dealers don't stock a whole lot of higher end wheels because they don't sell as many - and ESP with volk, they have a ton of different styles.

If you are bending OE wheels, I'd almost look at your tire choice and driving style. You can't hit potholes going 70 with low profile tires .
The tires I have on it right now are still the stocks but they need to be replaced pretty soon, as for the potholes and the bent rims. They got bent as a result of being run off the road one time. The other 2 with small bends happened when after we had a few major storms and we ended up with potholes popping up left and right through the neighborhoods and main streets, they since did complete repairs of all the roads in my area and the main roads that were having the troubles. Some of the main roads were 60+ mph and the holes that were popping up were a good 6 inches deep. All a bunch of **** circumstances that aren't typical but I'd like to get some nice strong forged wheels so that in the future if I have issues I can just have to replace a tire instead of a rim...

I have 2 rims that driveable but at the beginning of the trip I can feel the bends until the tires warm up. I had the rims checked and I only have 2 that are messed up right now. The 3rd had to be replaced and I just got a cheap replica wheel to stick on there in the mean time. Replica wheels are garbage though, they don't even bother to paint the entire rim...


As for the rims I'm looking for I've been trying to find the specs on them to see if they are even capable of fitting my car without having to use some spacers.

I'd like to go to an 8" rim vs the 7, I would even be happy with 7.5" wheels as well.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:45 AM   #7
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These her are the ones that I rather like the most:
http://www.rays-msc.com/wheels/index.cgi?d=118

The G7sc but I haven't been able to find them in 17", I like the style of them a lot.

It's more the simplicity of the look, not that many spokes, they look easy to clean as well.

As for my reason for wanting forged over regular rim is that I have bent 3 rims now and I'm sick of replacing the OE rims because they keep bending every time I hit a little pothole. I want a rim that's not going to bend when I just look at a pothole while going down the road. I still need to replace 2 of my other rims right now.
yer gonna bend ANY wheels ya put on the car you bloody idiot

YOU would be best served buying the cheapest wheels you can buy unitl you grow up and figure out what you are doing wrong to bend so many wheels

i would suggest putting 36psi in all the tires FIRST

underinflation is 99% of bending wheels unless stupid speed is the cause
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:30 AM   #8
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yer gonna bend ANY wheels ya put on the car you bloody idiot

YOU would be best served buying the cheapest wheels you can buy unitl you grow up and figure out what you are doing wrong to bend so many wheels

i would suggest putting 36psi in all the tires FIRST

underinflation is 99% of bending wheels unless stupid speed is the cause
that's nice.... thanks for acting like a doucher....

How about you are not me and my circumstances are completely different than what you might have to come across. Just because I hit a couple pothole at speed and got run off the road I'm the idiot, get the hell out of here with that crap. I'd rather have to pay for a rim than have to pay for my car to be fixed and be without my car for a couple months, or even worse, I could have been killed because it would have a head on collision at 65mph on a 2 lane road.... excuse me for not wanting to get hit head on by a truck coming at me at 65+mph and being 1/2 way into my lane....

I'd just like to get some nice looking forged wheels on my car, it's not that hard to understand. Why be so insulting when you could actually help a guy out?
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:24 AM   #9
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try forgestars F14. i might be able to get you in contact with someone that can hook you up.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:03 AM   #10
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try forgestars F14. i might be able to get you in contact with someone that can hook you up.
Thank you for the suggestion I kind of like them but I much more prefer individual spokes over the split styles of spokes. Basically a simple 7-9 spoke rim is what I'm looking for.
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If hitting things and bending rims is an issue, forgers are only going to amplify things. You may not bend your rims as much (dont understand why you have so many encounters that bend wheels...) but that will only put the damage upstream to more expensive parts. If big rigs or whatever are constantly trying to run you off the road at speed, im afraid youve got bigger issues.

Toughen up too. You dont have to give a **** what people type, but when you get butthurt, it just inspires us.

PS, your roads couldn't possibly be any more outlandish than what we've got here in the sierras, and Ive never bent a rim in many a misused and abused subaru. Ive hit potholes, roadjoints, exposed rocks, culverts, and all sorts of foreign bodies, never with rim damage, tire bubbling, or puncture. Just cause uncle scotty's a dick sometimes doesn't mean he's wrong.

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If hitting things and bending rims is an issue, forgers are only going to amplify things. You may not bend your rims as much (dont understand why you have so many encounters that bend wheels...) but that will only put the damage upstream to more expensive parts. If big rigs or whatever are constantly trying to run you off the road at speed, im afraid youve got bigger issues.

Toughen up too. You dont have to give a **** what people type, but when you get butthurt, it just inspires us.

PS, your roads couldn't possibly be any more outlandish than what we've got here in the sierras, and Ive never bent a rim in many a misused and abused subaru. Ive hit potholes, roadjoints, exposed rocks, culverts, and all sorts of foreign bodies, never with rim damage, tire bubbling, or puncture. Just cause uncle scotty's a dick sometimes doesn't mean he's wrong.
For all I know the 2 other bent rims could be from getting run off the road that one time. Basically it was 3am I was tired and other guy was probably drunk.... It was a one time thing for that sort of mess.

Regardless of the damage upstream and yada yada, I'd still like to go to a forged rim, something that will last and look good. And like I said they have since gone through the entire area (my entire county) and repaved all the failing neighbor hood roads and highways. It's actually kind of nice driving around here now. But before they did all that it was getting pretty bad and you pretty much had to play dodge the holes in the road everywhere. We have pretty much fresh pavement everywhere you look now. I hope it last the next 7-8 years that I plan to be around this area, lol.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #13
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Still looking for suggestions for nice clean looking wheels similar the others I posted above that fit the WRX and aren't cheap pieces of junk, lol.
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you just wanna be....get it...wanna be

validated on your 'need' for forged wheels

you dont need forged wheels....ya WANT them


ya need to pull yer head out...and smell the reality
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Ah Scotty! I'm so glad you're nice to me!
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Ah Scotty! I'm so glad you're nice to me!
i can sniff out an idiot a mile away

the OP needs a real idea...NOT forged wheels
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If you can afford forged wheels you should be able to find a style you like on your own (unless used and then price varies greatly).
I agree with others: if bending wheels is the reason to go forget it will end up with suspension bent and wheels bent too.

Good luck with your search.

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If you can afford forged wheels you should be able to find a style you like on your own (unless used and then price varies greatly).
I agree with others: if bending wheels is the reason to go forget it will end up with suspension bent and wheels bent too.

Good luck with your search.

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i guess the OP realizes NOT that bending $100 wheels is FAR less than bending $500 wheels

forged wheels may even bend more easily than cast wheels, in fact

anybody that thinks putting forged wheels on their car to stop them getting bent is smokin bath salts


I'd be buying Rota's and buy them 6 at a time and bend away.....only a true f00l who bent stock wheels would buy a $1600+ set of wheels

but maybe it will be a learing experience for him(and his dad )
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If we are at 101:

My understanding is that one mounts forged wheels to save weight, while keeping the wheel load capacity intact. Less unsprung weight the easier it is for suspension to work, easier for brakes to slow down the car, engine to accelerate.

If one has tendency to destroy rims it is better to go with smaller rims with more rubber between car and pavement.

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^^^^ second that!
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unless of course you just wanna bling bling and tell all your civic friends that you've got "forged wheels"!
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validated on your 'need' for forged wheels

you dont need forged wheels....ya WANT them


ya need to pull yer head out...and smell the reality
I never said I want validation, I just want some nice forged wheels. Big deal about my reasons and how I want to spend my money, lol. Don't get so worked up over it...

As mentioned later in thread, yes the lighter weight is another reason I would like to go forged rims as well. I do track my car on some weekends when I have time but unfortunately going back to school and working full time doesn't leave enough time for all the fun things I like to do.
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Fact.
Forged wheels are often weaker than cast wheels.

One (and in my opinion the main) reason for this is that forged alloy wheels are often designed for racing applications. Most race tracks are smooth with no potholes.
Weight reduction is the main concern here.

Cast wheels for street use are usually designed to handle rougher road conditions.
Looks, longevity and cost are the main concerns here.

You need stronger wheels. Not forged wheels.
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Fact.
Forged wheels are often weaker than cast wheels.

One (and in my opinion the main) reason for this is that forged alloy wheels are often designed for racing applications. Most race tracks are smooth with no potholes.
Weight reduction is the main concern here.

Cast wheels for street use are usually designed to handle rougher road conditions.
Looks, longevity and cost are the main concerns here.

You need stronger wheels. Not forged wheels.
I understand you are trying to make an argument but I'm not looking to argue or debate, just looking for good looking forged wheels that fit my car.....
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As for my reason for wanting forged over regular rim is that I have bent 3 rims now and I'm sick of replacing the OE rims because they keep bending every time I hit a little pothole. I want a rim that's not going to bend when I just look at a pothole while going down the road. I still need to replace 2 of my other rims right now.
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I understand you are trying to make an argument but I'm not looking to argue or debate, just looking for good looking forged wheels that fit my car.....
Ok. Just as long as you are aware that a forged wheel will not necessarily solve your problem of bending wheels.

I just want people to have the correct information instead of thinking "forged wheels won't bend".
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