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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (Lobstrosity)

quote:[HR][/HR]American Racing is great if you drive an American car and enjoy cheap wheels.
Other than the Hockenheim's, I dislike all TSW wheels.[HR][/HR]​
Same here, except include the Hocks...
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (larkind)

Yeah the truth is I really dislike both wheels quite a lot. But that shouldn't stop you from getting useful info on them, so here goes:
TSW uses very low quality metal in their wheels. While being far from lightweight, they are still very soft and bend very easily.
American Racing... well I don't know anything about AR because I refuse to. Just the name makes me run away.
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (larkind)

I have TSWs (not on the car yet).I bought them because I liked 'em.As for everyone else,ask for an opinion, you'll get many on here.Tastes vary greatly. Its your car, get what you want!
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (DiscoStu)

I don't care about the AR wheels. I just kept seeing them around recently and was wondering if they were any good.
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (larkind)

TSW = Tiger Sport Wheel - 'nuff said.

Seriously, like LBS wrote, they're low cost, inexpensively made aftermarket wheels made to fill the growing import market niche. They're not particularly lightweight and are prone to bending, but many find them a great bargain and enjoy TSW's styling.
AR has about as much to do with "racing" as the cars they go on. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (Doug Brekke)

The only TSW rim I ever loved....

Unfortunately out of production now. I loved the way they looked on my car and held up to some nasty potholes with no problem... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (passatrcr)

quote:[HR][/HR]The only TSW rim I ever loved....
EVO's
Unfortunately out of production now. I loved the way they looked on my car and held up to some nasty potholes with no problem... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif [HR][/HR]​
Mine too, I like the Hock's also - thats it. It took me 6 mos to find a set of used EVO's to replace my stolen ones(found them in Canada). For the price I paid for them, I could have gotten something cheaper(or better, ie Borbets).
I believe the newer TSW's are better made. I have not heard any one complaining about the newer ones quality. Then again, the newer ones are ugly IMO(except Hocks
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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (DiscoStu)

quote:[HR][/HR]Buy American Racing Wheels if you drive a Jeep CJ7 [HR][/HR]​
Pretty much. AR wheels for trucks and classic domestics aren't bad at all. The American Racing Torq-Thrust D is a legendary racing wheel from the '50s and '60s.
Their lineup of "sport compact" wheels is total crap, though. They used to make a style (the AR24) that was ugly as sin but made good lightweight race wheels... I think it's out of production now.
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (larkind)

Hockenheim's http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif any other TSW or AR are junk http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (A396gti8vturbo)

I personlly know about 3/4 seperate people that are currently running newer TSW rims on their cars with NO bends or damage to either of the wheels. I dont know if their older wheels may have had some quality problems, but the new ones seem to be OK. They are definately not lightweight rims, but i think the quality is not poor. All the people that i know with tsws are running 30 series tires to boot! There arent too many attractive rims made by TSW anymore, but id say the quality is pretty good. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Opinions of: TSW and American Racing wheels (djdizolve)

Don't you always run a high risk of bending rims when you are running lo pro tires? There isn't alot of room to give before you hit bottom. I have seen people with all sorts of bent rims.
 
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