Needing advice - Subaru WRX Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 Old 12-28-2010, 05:32 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 11
06wrxtacy is an unknown
Needing advice

I found a set of wheels and tires on craigslist earlier, for 600 bucks, they are japanese WRX wheels called EURO MAGIC wheels, with brand new tires on them still have the nipples, the wheels are these

Unknown - BLEST - EURO MAGIC / NEXEN four 17-inch - Nengun Performance

so for $600.. does this seem reasonable?
06wrxtacy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 12-29-2010, 05:43 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,970
pzr2874 is known to be trustworthy and helpful pzr2874 is known to be trustworthy and helpful
I don't pretend to know how to read mixed-up Japanese, but from the description it seems there is one if not more with a bend strain in it (the start of a bend/crack)... i'd pass on them...

Can't see them being easy to locate an extra one. They are pretty rough.

Paul
2007 XT
2007 MS3
pzr2874 is offline  
#3 Old 12-29-2010, 08:03 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
Subbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 254
Subbie is more helpful than not
Garage
Looks like they have been curbed a few times. I would be skeptical of how well they would hold up.
Subbie is offline  
#4 Old 12-29-2010, 08:50 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
man show's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,092
Images: 2
man show is a WRX expert worth listening to man show is a WRX expert worth listening to man show is a WRX expert worth listening to
For a couple hundred bucks more, you could get a brand new set of Rotas (or another brand) in a variety of styles with four brand new tires. Honestly, if you don't know for sure that the wheels and tires are 100% perfect in terms of functionality, I would pass. Because you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, the tread on the tires must all be within 1-2/32" of each other in order to avoid any ill-effects on your differentials. When buying used tires, there's really no telling how the tires have worn due to aggressive driving, over/under inflation, damage from debris, etc. One or more of the wheels could have a slight bend too and that's nearly impossible to figure out just by looking at it. It would be a shame to spend that much money on a set of wheels/tires just to find out you have an odd vibration somewhere and you can't figure out where it's coming from. If the price is too good to be true, it usually is. Save up and get something you'll really like.

John
07 WRX (Albins 5MT + Blouch 20G)
Jorge Carrillo Tuned (365 whp/340 wtq)
man show is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On