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Old 07-21-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Prodrive pff7 vs. SSR gt 7


$300 20lbs

$450 17lbs ??


Any meaningful opinions and comments appreciated.
Does anyone have pff7 on a gc8, supposely they only fit 02wrx and above, is that true?
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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I would also throw the Rota SDR into your comparo. Weight is similar to the Prodrive and its cheaper.
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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the SSR is Semi Solid Forged making it a stronger wheel
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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the SSR is Semi Solid Forged making it a stronger wheel
Is it stronger/weight? Or is it stronger than the 20lb Prodrives? I thought the PFF7 were "flow formed", which is similar/same to the SSR method.
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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flow forming is very different than the semi solid forging of the GT7 .... the GT7 is both lighter and stronger than the PFF7
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:13 AM   #6
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flow forming is very different than the semi solid forging of the GT7 .... the GT7 is both lighter and stronger than the PFF7
Lighter - Yes, Stronger - No

The whole reason to use Semi Solid (or "proper" forging) is to get lighter for the same strength, PFF7 meets VIA, JWL and the Bridgestone curb strike test, it's very very strong, we could easily make it lighter but we won't compromise strength
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:33 AM   #7
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Some good info up in here. You go Simon!!!
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:37 AM   #8
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I've got the PFF7's with 40 series tires and they seem plenty strong enough for me. I've hit many dips and small potholes on the road and they're still in great shape. Personally, unless you're going to be a hardcore racer, I don't think 12 lbs is worth an extra $600 dollars. Lookswise, I think the prodrives have a nicer finish, but I'm also a little bit biased since I have them.
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:06 AM   #9
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chameses303 - I agree that prodrives look a lot better...

Simon Lines - will the pff7 fit a 99 rs, your website says 02 wrx and above
and how much lighter is 18 inch gc 07?
ProDrive GC-07C Forged 17x7.5 are supposely 15.2


anyone-
my stock wheels are 17lbs, if I get the 19 lbs pff7 will the extra 2 lbs a wheel bog the car down during acceleration?

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:58 AM   #10
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Old 07-29-2005, 05:07 PM   #11
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I don't know about the GT7's but I know the GT3's on the bmw forums developed a nick name for SSR's. Super Soft Rims

Could someone explain to me exactly what form flowing means? and how it differs from regular casting methods/forged.

Hank, i just mounted my PFF7's on the 92x wagon. They look sick!
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Old 07-30-2005, 01:06 AM   #12
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Hank, i just mounted my PFF7's on the 92x wagon. They look sick!
Dude...rock on man!!! Post some pics
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Old 09-23-2005, 06:47 PM   #13
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Default New Topic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



MB Motorsports Weapon

What do you guys know about this one. Looks great, it's cheap $140 a piece and pretty light about 22 lbs for 18 x 7... and it supposely fits my 99 rs!

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Old 10-15-2005, 01:49 PM   #14
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I was looking at the Weapons but it comes in an offset of 43+. I have a 98 RS and i would love to pick these up i just want them to fit right. Anyone know?
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I'm pretty sure that offset is too small.
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