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      03-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #45
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That'z what happenz when you buy wheelz from a company that putz a 'z' at the end.
Sumz it up perfectly.

There is a reason why BBS, Rays/Volk, Forgeline, etc., are so expensive. They've been around for 15, 20, or 30 years, are built to the highest standards, and are trusted by race teams.

All I needed to see in the original post was Iconz and 20", and I thought, "Here we go..."
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Goal was to sell these wheels and keep the black ones that are on the car now. Can't sell them with a wheel like this now. So that goal is done. Next goal, find a way to replace this wheel so i can go back to goal number one and sell them.

More informed decision? Im not trying to sounds rude but i said in my first post that these wheels came with the car. I didn't "decide" i wanted these wheels. The wheels on a car is not the most important decision or deciding factor to me (transmission, mileage, color, interior, options etc. are more important). And i was not planning on keeping these anyway.

Just sucks cause i was planning on selling them and now im not gonna get nearly what i could have unless i get a replacement wheel or something.


If I sounded rude I could see where you could get that. All I was getting at was feel lucky even if they came on the car you need to know what they are.

Also finding another one and selling the set after posting one broke online could set you up for a lawsuit if another one breaks. just a thought

As for these wheels being "forged" it does not look as if this particular wheel is as it cracked in the drop center. The wheel may have a "forged" center but this one has a cast outer. Sounds like they changed they way stuff is made though.
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      03-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #48
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      03-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #49
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suck man, sorry to see that. this is the third thread, today, i've seen about people with aftermarket wheels snapping in half. if there's anything i've learned it's; don't ever, ever buy aftermarket wheels. there's nothing better than oem when it comes to reliability and quality.. (with the exception of akrapovic )
Those OEM wheels that you hold in such high regard have to be made by someone...a wheel company...like BBS for example.

The moral of this thread shouldn't be don't buy aftermarket wheels, it should be don't buy CRAPPY aftermarket wheels.
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      03-30-2012, 12:51 PM   #50
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Another one of these threads... People keep throw their money at random/new/cheap/unknown/ wheel 'manufacturers' and then get surprised when they have issues

Stick with the well known players. BBS, Rays, Advan...
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      03-30-2012, 01:04 PM   #51
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As for these wheels being "forged" it does not look as if this particular wheel is as it cracked in the drop center. The wheel may have a "forged" center but this one has a cast outer. Sounds like they changed they way stuff is made though.
Most multi piece forged wheels are made of forged centers and spun outers. The cost to forge multiple pieces and then put them together as a multi piece wheel would be through the roof because of all the waste that would be associated with the forged outer pieces.
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Holy crap! You now have a peice wheel!

Jokes aside, i'm glad you are ok. No wheels should break down like that!
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All these new wheel companies...
Basically, if you don't see in real races (F1, DTM, Le Mans etc), don't buy.

I don't see any reason to get rid of strong, safe OEM wheels (for so cheap) then spend high $$ to get these junk wheels.

or this is the true meaning of buy one, get one free deal.
In this case, you shouldn't complain as you got the real deal.
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Most multi piece forged wheels are made of forged centers and spun outers. The cost to forge multiple pieces and then put them together as a multi piece wheel would be through the roof because of all the waste that would be associated with the forged outer pieces.
I understand the spun outer that most wheels have. These are cast as in junk chinese cast. You know like bling rims cast. gravity fed cast. A spun outer would never crack like that there. Maybe around the bolts but not there.

You can tell by looking at the picture that it was one piece to begin with.
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      03-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #55
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never understood why people skimp on things that are critical safety components on a car
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      03-31-2012, 12:35 AM   #56
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Funniest thing I've read all year. Made my day.
Wonder what he paid for these wheelz? I think when you replace $6-$8k forged wheels with aftermarket for under 1K you run this risk.
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Funniest thing I've read all year. Made my day.
Wonder what he paid for these wheelz? I think when you replace $6-$8k forged wheels with aftermarket for under 1K you run this risk.


Like i previously mentioned, and also posted in response on this page, the car came with the wheels, but some people do not like to read the threads or give relevant input.

So once more i will give a quick explanation about these wheels. Car was purchased with the black wheels on now, and the Iconz set on the side. Only reason i put the Iconz on was because my black set had a flat and i quickly swapped them out so i would have a car to drive. Before i was able to get new tires and put the black ones on, this happened to the Iconz wheels. I was planning on selling them as 20" was too large for my area and the black 19" to me looked good and where better to daily drive.

Hopefully others like yourself will read this before posting uselss comments.

And im glad i made your day
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      03-31-2012, 11:56 AM   #58
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If I sounded rude I could see where you could get that. All I was getting at was feel lucky even if they came on the car you need to know what they are.
It's fine. Just that a lot of people have been making useless comments about me purchasing these wheels and other stuff that has nothing to do with the situation. Also, if you read my last post above, it will explain a little more about why these wheels were even on the car.
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      03-31-2012, 01:26 PM   #59
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never understood why people skimp on things that are critical safety components on a car
The original owner didn't skimp on the money, he/she just didn't get quality wheels. It's pretty common.
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could it be possible the wheel was damaged by the original owner, and s/he had it "fixed"?

But the "fix" was done poorly... so this happened?
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      03-31-2012, 08:39 PM   #61
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The original owner didn't skimp on the money, he/she just didn't get quality wheels. It's pretty common.
yeah, thats what i was getting at. you buy a $70k car that had countless engineering hours into it, and you buy some wheel that was designed and engineering in hours with cheap materials. i just don't understand
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The original owner didn't skimp on the money, he/she just didn't get quality wheels. It's pretty common.
After seeing all this wheel debacle threads of late..I am more convinced than ever OEM is the way to go. Most failures seem to involve 20"+ wheels.

Regardless, you almost never see an "oh I cracked my style 220..359" type thread..I cant even remember one.
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After seeing all this wheel debacle threads of late..I am more convinced than ever OEM is the way to go. Most failures seem to involve 20"+ wheels.

Regardless, you almost never see an "oh I cracked my style 220..359" type thread..I cant even remember one.
There's a class action lawsuit against BMW for 6 series wheel failures so OEM wheels do fail.
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There's a class action lawsuit against BMW for 6 series wheel failures so OEM wheels do fail.
I was speaking specifically about our cars..but thats good to know..i wasnt aware of that.

Im sure plus sized wheels dont help the cause either
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I was speaking specifically about our cars..but thats good to know..i wasnt aware of that.

Im sure plus sized wheels dont help the cause either
I bet if our cars used RFT there would have been at least a few wheel failures...
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I bet if our cars used RFT there would have been at least a few wheel failures...
You think?.,.i would think the RFT heavy duty side wall would protect the wheel..having run them you would get bubbles galore
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