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Old 08-16-2001, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default ?'s for Prodrive P1 wheel owners...

Has anyone kept these wheels on the whole year without doing the "change to winter wheels" thing? I'm curious as to how bad the snow and salt can affect the quality, looks and overall aspect of the wheels themselves. I just got the P1s recently and I'm planning to buy some good all-season tires for them, either Dunlop SP5000 or Potenza 950s, because I don't want to do the wheel change for the winter. I figured you pay enough for the wheels, they better last.

So with that in mind, does anyone have experiences to share??

BTW...anyone want to buy a nice set of Kumho Supra 712s? Locals preferred.. or willing to trade for somethings also!

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Old 08-17-2001, 08:46 AM   #2
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not sure if i wanna trade the stocks just yet. I had other parties asking me about that also. I'll let you know though.

Anyways, anyone wanna help me out with my question?
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Old 08-17-2001, 10:43 AM   #3
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The finnish warranty on all OZ Wheels is 2 years ... so you should be fine

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Old 08-17-2001, 12:41 PM   #4
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I have P1's with Toyo T1-S's, and I live in New Hmapshire, so I decided that I will jut put my old stock wheels on once the snow starts falling, I do not want to keep mounting and unmounting tires on my P1's, since if the shop damages the finish during installation then you have to deal with them, not OZ Racing.

In another question what do people reccomend for a winter performance tire ?

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Old 08-17-2001, 12:57 PM   #5
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Luke - regarding the finish warranty on OZ wheels. I purchased my P1's new in box from a member of our club who purchased them from Tirerack - There is a rock chip in the paint on one of them now - about 4-5 months later. what can I do about this, as is should be covered under said 2 year warranty. Unfortunately I cannot be without the wheel for any period of time (got to drive to work you know. help me.
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Old 08-17-2001, 02:38 PM   #6
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Default P1 warranty info...

Is there a link or someplace where I could find the warranty info for the P1s? I actually bought my set used from someone, and would like to know what the warranty covers. More help please?
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Old 08-17-2001, 04:38 PM   #7
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I would seriously consider NOT using your P1's in the winter. Snow and salt is BAD for wheels and could discolour them. Even with the warranty, they may get screwed up over time, so in 2.5 years from now, they'll be ugly, and your warranty will be up!

Plus, installing and removing tires from your wheels increases your chances of getting them damaged at the shop.

AND, buying 17" or 18" (I dunno what size your P1's are) winter tires is EXPENSIVE.

I would totally recommend you keep your stock 16"s and get some 195/60/16 winter tires (or whatever), or sell your stock mags, and buy some 15" steelies and winter tires...CHEAP!
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Old 08-17-2001, 06:23 PM   #8
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Winter is a slippery time. Curbs like slippery times. Wheels don't like curbs. Got it?
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Old 08-17-2001, 09:00 PM   #9
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Default Warranty on wheels

Winter is not a good concept for testing the finish warranty on a product. Let's face it, winter can be a nightmare to your car. If the salt is not cleaned off regularly during the winter, the finish of any wheel will suffer. Finish warranties do not cover neglect or abuse. Put some good winter tires on the O.E. wheels and save the good stuff for the rest of the year. Don't assume that the manufacture is going to warrant a winter related finish problem. Finish problems that get covered under a warranty are related more to an actual problems with the product or paint process and on high quality wheels these warranty claims are very few.
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Old 09-17-2001, 07:46 PM   #10
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I have the exact setup you are considering. So far I am extemely pleased with the results. I figured that if I can't stand the tires during the summer, I can purchase some 18" P1's with some Kumho 712's.

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