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Old 01-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
carotte
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Default OZ vs Sparco - Gold rims on a dark grey 2011 WRX

Hi there, new to WRX in general. Just got myself a 2011 5-door (dark grey) and looking to put on some gold rims with the all-season Bridgestone Potenza tires.

My question to you is the difference in price between these Sparcos and the OZ worth it?

I'm not racing, so the weight difference doesn't matter to me. But if I drop a couple of hundred dollars on rims, I'd really like them to last...forever.

Thoughts and feedback would be greatly appreciated! Also, if you happen to be selling some nice gold rims (17", 5x100 bolt, and 48-53 offset) please PM me or email me at carrotvt@gmail.com).

Thanks!

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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If the weight difference doesn't matter then get what is cheap.

It should be mentioned that 'most' racing wheels are designed to be light.
If you are looking for something that will "last...forever" then look at rally wheels (no, not gravel wheels. Tarmac rally wheels).

Speedline, Team Dynamics, Enkei, OZ Racing, Braid, Advan (Yokohama), and EvoCorse are just a few.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:08 AM   #3
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Default Oz

Id go with the oz great wheels
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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I'm a big fan of O.Z wheels, have owned superleggeras and still have a 5 year old set of ultraleggeras. They are awesome wheels, run perfectly smooth and have held up to 140,000 miles of driving. I live in New York, our roads are notoriously rough at best. I also have been driving my car between NY and Missouri no less than 7 or 8 times a year for the past 5 years on the O.Z's I take good care of my wheels but driving at night is impossible to avoid big pot holes, I've hit more than a few and never damaged a wheel. I do not buy short sidewall tires, I buy 235/45/17 tires, they have nice and tall sidewalks and I religiously make sure I have 36 psi in my front tires and 35 psi in the rear. Recently I purchased a set of Bremmer Craft BR07 from tire rack, they were cheap at $150 each, I had no luck with them, could never get them to run smooth and they were soft wheels. I'm sure they would bent very easy. After fighting with tire rack over the problems with the wheels for several months they agreed to take them back and credit me. I used the credit to buy a new set of enkei rpf1, another wheel I've owned in the past and really liked. Couldn't be happier, my car is back to running perfectly smooth and I'm confident that I have good wheels. If you want to save money on wheels and get something decent I would say buy rota's. If you can spend a little more then go with the O.Z, enkei or team dynamics. It'll be money well spent, you'll also have real resale value if you get tired of them later and want to sell or trade.
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