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Old 06-14-2018, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am considering purchasing a set of Enkei wheels for my 2014 scion xb. I was a certified wheel whore in my VW days, but haven't ever bought a set of Enkeis before.

From experience, can any of you tell me the durability of Enkeis? I don't want to buy a set of wheels that are going to get bent from normal road use...I have heard/seen many used sets of RPF01s for sale with one or more the wheels bent....

Just want to know if they are a good strong wheel, or silly soft like TSWs....

Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:27 AM   #2
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I had some PF01 on my car for over 5 years and never had any issues.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:21 AM   #3
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I guess it really depends on where you live. A pot hole is a pot hole. I'm sure a big enough one will bend any type of wheel. I've had NT03 on my car for 4 years and not one single issue. I'm blessed enough to be in an area where the roads are pretty good.
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input guys! Anyone have experience, good or bad, with the TS10s? And believe me, I'm the guy who knows where every pothole and crack in the road is between home and work, and I'm pretty damn good at avoiding the ones I don't even know about...
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:42 PM   #5
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I used PF01 many year with a lot of pothole without any problems.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:48 PM   #6
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i bent an nto3 +m somehow but i was running them on all seasons during the winter. i have no idea what i hit but it was about the size of a basketball. anywho 2 yrs on the new replacement and the other 3 undamaged wheels and no issues.

and to be honest the wheel was only marginally bent not cracked or anything. it could most likely be repaired.

also take into account rpf1 etc... are "race" "lightweight" wheels. racetracks are usually decent asphalt free of pot holes. if you live in a place where the roads are bad run wide 17s with a 40 sidewall.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:01 PM   #7
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Subaru chose Enkei to supply the stock wheels for the base STI for several years, mine included. Mine have seen some pretty serious potholes and are still round as the day I got them 7 + years ago. Many of the Enkei models are flow formed, including the TS10, I believe. If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg on forged wheels, Enkei is a legitimate option.
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