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Old 11-26-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Picked up a set of pretty beat up Fifteen52 Tarmacs for cheap and was thinking of getting them refinished for the BRZ.

I havenít seen this setup a lot on our chassis but I do run a set on my S4 and I love them.

Curious to know what you think!
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The thing to consider is weight, width and offset and how that will impact the driving feelz. If you are ok with the change and you like styling go ahead.
Personally i like the clean simple design but it looks a bit thick to me on a twin. Along the same lines of 5 spoke simple design - unicorn Desmond Regas look more elegant. Just my opinion.

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people usually unload beaten up rims due to them being out of round and that cannot be fixed. Even if it can be balanced with weights, it'll mess up your suspension.

If you didn't try those on and get them up to max speed before purchase, I would not put a dime into reconditioning them until you do. People look at rims as primarily a vanity item, but they are primarily SAFETY items.
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Good point about the level of beat up. I took it more as cosmetically bad shape fiven that salt and ice does a number on the wheel finish up here.
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Both very good points! I did drive the car they were installed on before my purchase to check for any wobble, shakes, etc... it does appear to be only cosmetic. Paint is peeling and slight curb rash.

Iím not too concerned about the weight, I take part in the occasional auto cross but thatís 1 or 2 times a year. More just curious about the wheel design on the car, the 5 spoke was not what I initially was wanting but it is growing on me!


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Oh, I don't usually comment on wheels ........ but, with those, I don't think any amount of "refinishing" is going to make them look good on your BRZ ....... sorry.


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I know this is hella old, but the fifteen52s are awesome on our car. Nice find.

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Basically every Fifteen52 design looks lit on the twins
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I know this is hella old, but the fifteen52s are awesome on our car. Nice find.

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Yes! I find people usually hate it or love it, personally I think they look great on any platform...



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Next set will definitely be turbomacs though...


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Not bad at all. I think it's impressive enough given that you got it for a cheap price.
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