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      03-25-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I am getting these wheels and have heard a lot of BAD about them. Usually people who don't have a great experience post unlike the other way around. I want to hear some good things about these wheels. Just let me know what you think of them and your experience with them.

Thanks!
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      03-26-2015, 12:12 PM   #2
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Was thinking about buying a set off of TireRack as well, the deal is insane! Ended up getting a set of Alf's instead ; but would love to hear how they do for you / others . Good luck with em!
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My wheels just came in today. Ill let you guys know. Ive hardly heard any complaints about them though.
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Post up some pics of them.
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Hey guys,
I am getting these wheels and have heard a lot of BAD about them. Usually people who don't have a great experience post unlike the other way around. I want to hear some good things about these wheels. Just let me know what you think of them and your experience with them.

Thanks!
I ran a set of GTS-Rs for a couple years without a single structural issue. I currently run Apex EC-7s but only so I can run wider tires. While the GTS-Rs are 1" thinner in width, they give the illusion of being more convex than the EC-7s. Both sets of wheels are black, and the finish on the Breytons is more durable than the Apex. The design of the spokes also makes them easier to clean. What ever you do, don't use wheel cleaner on black wheels (even the "safe for all wheels" cleaner). I did this once on the Breytons and had white streaks all over the wheels when they dried. I had to pull the wheels off the car and compound and clay bar the wheels to remove the streaks. It was a PITA but the Breytons looked new when done. I don't feel like the Apex EC-7s would have faired as well. I ran PSS 225/255 tires with the Breytons and the tires were nearly flush with the fenders and there were no inbound clearance issues at all, so there's no need for spacers. There's really only two "bad" thing I can say about the GTS-Rs... You may get an occasional clicking noise in the front wheels during hard turns. Simply retorque the lug nuts to 88ft/lbs and it will go away. And lastly... the GTS-Rs look silly with studs. The lug holes are too shallow and even with 75mm studs, they stick out way to far.
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I've had them since '09 - they are great wheels besides a light clicking sound they make on slow speed turns (sounds like a pebble stuck in a tire tread). Re-torquing the lugs helps for a little while but it returns soon after. Fortunately, it's not annoying enough to disown them IMHO.

The only real knock (and a minor one) I have against it is my wheel hanger pin tool (from BMS) can't be utilized when mounting/dismounting the wheel because its holes are slightly too small.
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Hey guys,
I am getting these wheels and have heard a lot of BAD about them. Usually people who don't have a great experience post unlike the other way around. I want to hear some good things about these wheels. Just let me know what you think of them and your experience with them.

Thanks!
I haven't had time to take pictures but the wheels look great! Way lighter than stock too. I'll try to put a review of them up tomorrow.
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I just got done installing Matte Grey wheels on my car. They look very nice.
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Thanks for all the responses. I am picking them up on saturday. Pretty stoked about them. Why is the clicking sound present? That's a little odd that you have to retorque it to get it tightened back up, im assuming that's the reason. If anyone can chime in on this...
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Could never figure out why. Before I discovered it was the wheel, the dealership tried to solve it during two separate visits and they couldn't find the source of the issue. They checked all components and even replaced the wheel bearing to rule that out.
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