Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday May 12, 2021
Home Forums Images WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Tire & Wheel

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.







* As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2021, 11:01 AM   #1
kaitanium
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 95709
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: San Francisco
Default Old forged wheels vs new(er)? Longevity of metal?

Would you buy a set of used forged wheels (in this case, volk) that are 15+ years old or the same model that is obviously more expensive at 5 years old. Is there any reason to be concerned with metal fatigue in older forged wheels? What are your thoughts?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
kaitanium is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 05-10-2021, 05:11 PM   #2
car_freak85
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 13530
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Cascadia
Vehicle:
EA63 , EA81T, EJ20G,
EJ205

Default

Wheels are a consumable, like brake pads and accessory drive belts. If they're beat up and out of round, I wouldn't spend the money to repair them... Unless rare and/or specific dimensions.

If they're in good shape there is no reason to worry, they just might not be quite as strong as a newer design or casting.
car_freak85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.