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    Having a hard time looking for rims

    I am having a hard time finding a rim that would look good on my car. I am very picky but i just looking for a light weight wheel that looks exceptional on my wrx. I am most likely going 18" rims 9"wide. I am Open to all suggestions.

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    Buy something TUV approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Buy something TUV approved.
    tuv?

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    Technischer Überwachungsverein.

    Although DE bureaucracy is truly appalling, a TUV certification (required to allow the wheel to be used in a road car in DE) shows the wheel maker cares about safety.

    You will be trusting your life to a commercial product by some company. Make sure they care. Make sure they are serious.

    I believe the certificates need reevaluation every few years, so the maker must be quite committed. I'd look for it.
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    Where have you looked? There are a lot of sites with large selections of Subaru wheels. Tire Rack is always a good place to start since they have at least 50+ different wheels, but there are a bunch of other sites too.
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    lsd motorsports is having a groupbuy for enkei rpf1s 17x9.5 +38 nice and wide!
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    yes i have been there but I'm very picky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acrdys View Post
    lsd motorsports is having a groupbuy for enkei rpf1s 17x9.5 +38 nice and wide!
    ill check them out
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    I would trust Enkei. Three of my cars came with Enkei wheels from the factory, meaning they meet OEM safety standards and are demonstrably legal.

    You can't see the wheels when you are driving the car. Looks only matter when the car is parked, and you are outside it. So, looks are secondary...
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    yea. but i like appearance since my car does more sitting then driving. I am working on appearance first then heavily modding within a lengthy period of time.

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    I'd not hesitate with Enkei, Speedline, Team Dynamics, O.Z., BBS.

    Some (Asian mostly) brands may be priced well and currently fashionable, but fashion is what goes out of style and we're talking about something entirely unnecessary (you already have wheels...) on which your life depends, so I'd go with an established maker that cares enough to road certify the product, and accept the added cost if need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I'd not hesitate with Enkei, Speedline, Team Dynamics, O.Z., BBS.

    Some (Asian mostly) brands may be priced well and currently fashionable, but fashion is what goes out of style and we're talking about something entirely unnecessary (you already have wheels...) on which your life depends, so I'd go with an established maker that cares enough to road certify the product, and accept the added cost if need be.
    but i want a bigger rim will look better and wider tires for gripping. i checked with BBS but i wasnt excited about the rims they had.It would cost me about 3.2k .I want somthing that would extremely nice on my car.

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    Enkei have less costly options for example.
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    OP, reading your responses, I don't see how anyone here can help you with personal taste...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Technischer Überwachungsverein.

    Although DE bureaucracy is truly appalling, a TUV certification (required to allow the wheel to be used in a road car in DE) shows the wheel maker cares about safety.

    You will be trusting your life to a commercial product by some company. Make sure they care. Make sure they are serious.

    I believe the certificates need reevaluation every few years, so the maker must be quite committed. I'd look for it.

    I should know this, but doe sthe US have an "equivalent" certification? Like maybe DoT? They cert helmets, right?
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