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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:01 pm 
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i was thinking of getting some rims for my car and was looking at some of the rims on fordforums.com.au. i am under the impression that they are non genuine and i have been told by a couple of people that non genuine rims can break real easy when ya hit bumps stiff like that.

What do other people think about them?

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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:36 pm 
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You cant say non genuine are bad.

It all comes down to design, thickness etc.

However Ford most likey wouldn't compensate looks for strength.

Any thin rim with spokes have a weak spot.

They're not made to 'hit stuff'

45 profile tyres treat the rim rougher than a 65.

I personally would only choose ROH rims, but then again, I have a green car and a spoiler.. so looks don't count :/

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:06 pm 
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You cant say non genuine are bad.

It all comes down to design, thickness etc.

However Ford most likey wouldn't compensate looks for strength.

Any thin rim with spokes have a weak spot.

They're not made to 'hit stuff'

45 profile tyres treat the rim rougher than a 65.

I personally would only choose ROH rims, but then again, I have a green car and a spoiler.. so looks don't count :/
45 series tougher than 65 series? try driving on 30 series by 20 ich... :lol:

ive never had problem with AJr/dolce aftermarket rims in the past...

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:23 pm 
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my rims are fine and they are non genuine

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:46 pm 
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i've always heard it the other way around that ford 'genuine' rims are more prone to splitting as they are made of a softer alloy than most aftermarket rims

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:00 pm 
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i've always heard it the other way around that ford 'genuine' rims are more prone to splitting as they are made of a softer alloy than most aftermarket rims


one of my mates has gone through 4 wheels on his BA, and when he was getting them replaced ford said it was a common problem in the late model falcons...... might also have something to do with him driving like a fkn idiot.
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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:09 pm 
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my none genuine ba xr8 option 18" wheels to suit pre au offset have been fine.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:43 pm 
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One wheel i'd stay away from is the CSA Prowler. I seen a few of these rims in 16" and 17" for sale in lots of 3 cause one wheel always has a cracked spoke.

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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:43 pm 
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I have some ANZ XR6 copies on my EB and don't have any real issues with them. Running 234/45 17's on them. I hit a good pothole once and it destroyed the sidewall of the tyre & went flat very quickly, yet the rim held up fine.

Had the tyre & rim checked out by a tyre shop, rim still ran true without any cracks.

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i was looking at the BA XR8 ones. and depending on how the feed back was the pre AU XR rims
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Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:44 pm 
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I'd spend the money on some go fast mods first, then make it pretty.

rather have a car that has some balls, than have V8 supercar kits and bling chromies and not being able to back it up..... but thats just me
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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:51 am 
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those Prowers are on so many VN/VP/VR/VS/VT around here its not funny. mostly in 15s too :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:19 pm 
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I'd spend the money on some go fast mods first, then make it pretty.


I agree with you 100%... But i got my P's after july 1 so i am not allowed to make my car go fast. so got to do something with it
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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:48 pm 
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and thats going to stop you?

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:23 pm 
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yeah bud i have ba xr8 rims in pre au offset great :D had them on for just under a year now and never a problem with them.

 

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