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Old 02-13-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Long story short. Hit a curb and bent the rim. What's super weird, is that Tire Rack is stating that they've NEVER made this rim for my car (despite them being on it!), and to get even weirder, the inside of the rim has "5x100" molded in them, yet I know the pattern is 5x114.3.

WTF? Did I get a mistamped rim? How do I get this rim replaced? Purchased second hand off craigslist and no receipt to see model number. Was on phone w/Tire Rack and got nowhere.

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https://drive.google.com/open?id=11O...NJIzBxFmneDgsj
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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What kind of wheel is it? The picture links are broken. I bought brand new RPF1 wheels which are 5x114 and they too were stamped 5x100 on the back. Perhaps the mold or whatever wasn't changed when they were flow formed. Laziness during manufacturing I suspect.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:17 AM   #3
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Not the first time this has come up, actually just a couple weeks ago!

Yes, the wheel MFR cast the rim as a 5x100 per the stamp, but then drilled it 5x114.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:37 AM   #4
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Here is the thread with discussion......
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...ighlight=5x114
It was about a month ago, not a couple weeks.....
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #5
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1. Tire Rack doesn't make rims, if that is what you were saying.
2. Tire Rack is not the only place to buy rims
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:20 PM   #6
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SSR GT2 is long-discontinued. Perhaps you could fine one or more wheels on ebay. Or have the wheel repaired.

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Old 02-13-2018, 02:36 PM   #7
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Look in your region (tri state) and nearby (NESIC) for a used set of wheels that'll fit your car. Bargains come up if you keep your eyes open. I just picked up a set of alloys with Blizzaks for our Outback for $50! Oh....and there's F&S Auto near Danbury. They specialize in Subarus so may have a set you can pick up.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:55 PM   #8
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1. Tire Rack doesn't make rims, if that is what you were saying.
2. Tire Rack is not the only place to buy rims
3. It's a wheel, not a rim.

Tire Rack is just a distributor. Just because they don't have the wheel doesn't mean anything at all.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:17 PM   #9
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3. It's a wheel, not a rim.

Tire Rack is just a distributor. Just because they don't have the wheel doesn't mean anything at all.
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Typically, a rim is the metal part, a wheel includes the tire.

Soooooo......
Unless.......long stretch, not really applied here........ you are talking modular rims where you buy a barrel (rim) and then an inner and outer bit for the center/shear web of the full rim.

Just poking a bit here..........

And yes, Tire Rack, Discount tire, etc. are sellers not makers. Other sellers "may" have what you want.

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Old 02-13-2018, 05:19 PM   #10
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Ducking the "infraction/ban shovel" here........

PS, speed triple? Cool bike!
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:13 AM   #11
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3. It's a wheel, not a rim.

Tire Rack is just a distributor. Just because they don't have the wheel doesn't mean anything at all.
To-may-to , To-mah-to
He called it a "rim" so I mimicked his use of terms.
Rim = Wheel = Rim
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Old 02-14-2018, 01:44 PM   #12
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Very strange. I'm only finding the Sport Tuning T13 in 5x100.
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Typically, a rim is the metal part, a wheel includes the tire.
From TireRack:
"What Is a Wheel and What Is a Rim? Are They the Same Thing?

It may seem obvious, but a wheel is comprised of a hub, spokes and rim. Sometimes these components will be one piece, sometimes two or three. The hub is the center portion of the wheel and is what attaches the wheel to the suspension. The spokes radiate out from the hub and attach to the rim. The rim is the outer part of the wheel that holds the tire. While many people refer to wheels as "rims," this is technically incorrect. We'll discuss several ways that wheels are manufactured below."


[https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=90]
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:47 PM   #14
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From TireRack:
"What Is a Wheel and What Is a Rim? Are They the Same Thing?

It may seem obvious, but a wheel is comprised of a hub, spokes and rim. Sometimes these components will be one piece, sometimes two or three. The hub is the center portion of the wheel and is what attaches the wheel to the suspension. The spokes radiate out from the hub and attach to the rim. The rim is the outer part of the wheel that holds the tire. While many people refer to wheels as "rims," this is technically incorrect. We'll discuss several ways that wheels are manufactured below."


[https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=90]
OK, you "win", where do I send your cookie?


I don't always agree with vendors, even TireRack that I have used for over 20 years.
But you quoted an online place, so I'll send you a cookie.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:25 PM   #15
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Typically, a rim is the metal part, a wheel includes the tire.
I was going to leave this alone.

I'll give you that Rim/Wheel is Tomato/Tomahto.

But a wheel NEVER includes the tire. Tire... Rubber. Wheel... metal.
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From TireRack:
"What Is a Wheel and What Is a Rim? Are They the Same Thing?

It may seem obvious, but a wheel is comprised of a hub, spokes and rim. Sometimes these components will be one piece, sometimes two or three. The hub is the center portion of the wheel and is what attaches the wheel to the suspension. The spokes radiate out from the hub and attach to the rim. The rim is the outer part of the wheel that holds the tire. While many people refer to wheels as "rims," this is technically incorrect. We'll discuss several ways that wheels are manufactured below."


[https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=90]
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OK, you "win", where do I send your cookie?


I don't always agree with vendors, even TireRack that I have used for over 20 years.
But you quoted an online place, so I'll send you a cookie.
Hold on there, not so fast.

Notice the bolded portion above.
- While calling a rim is "technically incorrect", we are not in the Technical forum. This is the General forum so technicalities don't necessarily apply.
- Saying it is incorrect to call a rim a wheel, or vice-versa, goes against decades of evolution.

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Old 02-14-2018, 06:05 PM   #17
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I was going to leave this alone.

I'll give you that Rim/Wheel is Tomato/Tomahto.

But a wheel NEVER includes the tire. Tire... Rubber. Wheel... metal.
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Hold on there, not so fast.

Notice the bolded portion above.
- While calling a rim is "technically incorrect", we are not in the Technical forum. This is the General forum so technicalities don't necessarily apply.
- Saying it is incorrect to call a rim a wheel, or vice-versa, goes against decades of evolution.


If someone comes to me, or the shop I work PT at, if they say......

Oh, never Frikkin mind.......sigh......not really worth it......


The basic question has been answered, some rims were cast with a bolt pattern, but later drilled to a different bolt pattern......cheaper to add a sticker than maybe altering the mold......



Have a great Valentine's Day......
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:52 PM   #18
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