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 Post subject: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Guys, just thought I would let you all know why Chinese copy wheels are dangerous. My brother was driving his ute this morning, hit a pothole after the QLD floods, and look at the resulting damage.

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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:14 pm 
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That was ONE pothole. It was the LHF wheel too! just thought with all the flood waters coming down south, this would be a good thing to make you guys aware of!

 

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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:15 pm 
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and people wont believe that mine did that too
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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:30 pm 
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WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM CHEAP MAGS-----THE AVERAGE THICKNESS IS ABOUT 3MM.A ford mag,csa,mullens are 6mm-8mm thick and weigh between 12-14 kilos each,for 14,15,16,17 inch mags.i have seen plenty in the repair shops,some are 50\50 to repair.If you buy them,GET 2 SETS to cover breakages,and drive at 40 ks to avoid POTHOLES,AND BE ABLE TO STOP.CHEAP RUBBISH with BLING.Just for my records,what does 1 weigh?

 

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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:35 pm 
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A lot of Ford Mags are made in China BTW, like gmh, BMW and a few others.
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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:36 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM CHEAP MAGS-----THE AVERAGE THICKNESS IS ABOUT 3MM.A ford mag,csa,mullens are 6mm-8mm thick and weigh between 12-14 kilos each,for 14,15,16,17 inch mags.i have seen plenty in the repair shops,some are 50\50 to repair.If you buy them,GET 2 SETS to cover breakages,and drive at 40 ks to avoid POTHOLES,AND BE ABLE TO STOP.CHEAP RUBBISH with BLING.Just for my records,what does 1 weigh?


in my defense, i didnt buy mine. they were already on the car
plus i know nothing about the quality of Advanti wheels
no idea what mine weighed

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Thats terrible!

 

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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:45 pm 
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dylby1 wrote:
hans hartman wrote:
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM CHEAP MAGS-----THE AVERAGE THICKNESS IS ABOUT 3MM.A ford mag,csa,mullens are 6mm-8mm thick and weigh between 12-14 kilos each,for 14,15,16,17 inch mags.i have seen plenty in the repair shops,some are 50\50 to repair.If you buy them,GET 2 SETS to cover breakages,and drive at 40 ks to avoid POTHOLES,AND BE ABLE TO STOP.CHEAP RUBBISH with BLING.Just for my records,what does 1 weigh?


in my defense, i didnt buy mine. they were already on the car
plus i know nothing about the quality of Advanti wheels
no idea what mine weighed

These were already on the car too, I'll grab some weights too Hans.

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A lot of Ford Mags are made in China BTW, like gmh, BMW and a few others.


Yes, but these are the cheap crap ones in question here, not the well made OEM products.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:04 pm 
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i buy mags,oem LTD FORD DF-15 INCH,CSA 17 INCH,STOCK FORD 15 INCH,and frieght weights are 12-14 kilos on solid patterns.I DONT LIKE HUB SPACERS and if possible i buy the best mags to suit the cars i have,E series are hard to find.BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:06 pm 
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These were on an AU, it now has standard 17" AU2 XR wheels on it.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:13 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
i buy mags,oem LTD FORD DF-15 INCH,CSA 17 INCH,STOCK FORD 15 INCH,and frieght weights are 12-14 kilos on solid patterns.I DONT LIKE HUB SPACERS and if possible i buy the best mags to suit the cars i have,E series are hard to find.BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE.


what with the yelling.

don't people watch out for potholes theres days, gotta be pretty big to do that. what profile tyre?
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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
A lot of Ford Mags are made in China BTW, like gmh, BMW and a few others.

AND SO ARE PANELS AND LIGHTS THAT DONT FIT,the mags are made under oem control and have to pass quality tests--cheap labour off shore.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Troy wrote:
hans hartman wrote:
i buy mags,oem LTD FORD DF-15 INCH,CSA 17 INCH,STOCK FORD 15 INCH,and frieght weights are 12-14 kilos on solid patterns.I DONT LIKE HUB SPACERS and if possible i buy the best mags to suit the cars i have,E series are hard to find.BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE.


what with the yelling.

don't people watch out for potholes theres days, gotta be pretty big to do that. what profile tyre?

THOSE MAGS P*SS ME OFF.with all the rain over the roads you cant see them,or your boxed in lanes and cant go around them.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Troy wrote:
hans hartman wrote:
i buy mags,oem LTD FORD DF-15 INCH,CSA 17 INCH,STOCK FORD 15 INCH,and frieght weights are 12-14 kilos on solid patterns.I DONT LIKE HUB SPACERS and if possible i buy the best mags to suit the cars i have,E series are hard to find.BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE.


what with the yelling.

don't people watch out for potholes theres days, gotta be pretty big to do that. what profile tyre?

They are a 245/35 19.
hans hartman wrote:
Troy wrote:
hans hartman wrote:
i buy mags,oem LTD FORD DF-15 INCH,CSA 17 INCH,STOCK FORD 15 INCH,and frieght weights are 12-14 kilos on solid patterns.I DONT LIKE HUB SPACERS and if possible i buy the best mags to suit the cars i have,E series are hard to find.BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE.


what with the yelling.


don't people watch out for potholes theres days, gotta be pretty big to do that. what profile tyre?

THOSE MAGS P*SS ME OFF.with all the rain over the roads you cant see them,or your boxed in lanes and cant go around them.

Hard to dodge potholes here in QLD at the moment, 1/2 of Brisbane was underwater 2 days ago!

 

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 Post subject: Re: BEWARE: Cheap Chinese Wheels!
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:48 pm 
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They are a 245/35 19.--------------that will do it,19s are too big,4 wheel drive ride.no tyre cushioning and a solid hit on the mag.

 

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