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    Posted: 18-Nov-2007 at 20:18
Hey guys I was on discounttiredirect.com and I came across some wheels that are 18x9 for like 50 bucks each they are a 38 offset heres the link.http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?yr=2003&wd=18&c=4&pc=52353&rw=9&bp=5-100&vid=008521

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  Quote doubleu8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Nov-2007 at 12:03
meh?!
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 02:14
I'd pass, but that's just me.

You get what you pay for...
Get a wagon. Bitches love wagons.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Nov-2007 at 20:35
Originally posted by SirRangeALot

You get what you pay for...


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  Quote sptsdn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Nov-2007 at 15:45
Not a fan. However, it's probably not a bad price if you are looking for a rim to mount winter tires on. Of course, they don't look very easy to clean though and, as mentioned, you get what you pay for.
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Nov-2007 at 01:05
I would imagine a $50 wheel wouldn't even make through a typical winter...
Get a wagon. Bitches love wagons.
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  Quote sptsdn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Nov-2007 at 09:06
This is true, the first drop of salt or chemical de-icer would probably turn the wheels into swiss cheese.
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Nov-2007 at 12:26
the problem with cheap wheels is that they are typically just gravity cast which is the cheapest heaviest form of a wheel.

More expensive wheels are forged, which is a much more expensive process but it yields a much stronger wheel that can be lighter and still stronger.

Basically, like everyone else has said, you get what you pay for.

I originally bought 18x8 gravity cast wheels and I bent 3 of them within 1.5 years.

I then spent much more money on 17x8.5 semi-solid forged (a little worse than forged but cheaper) and I have no bent then after 2 years.
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