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post #1 of 4 Old 12-28-2010, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-29-2010, 05:43 AM
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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.

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Looks like they have been curbed a few times. I would be skeptical of how well they would hold up.
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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.

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