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Old 9th August 2004, 19:57   #1
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hi guys
what are the points to be seen before buying any second hand alloys?

are there any brands which should be avoided??? what are the reasons???

do some brands crack easily? what are the reasons???

what are sand casted wheels??? do you still get them??? (as i have two for my amby, need more two...)

whats are the popular brands in india???

which are the most expensive??? and the most cheapest?


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Old 9th August 2004, 20:10   #2
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As far as the Indian brands go, there are only a few renowned manufacturers I know.

Aura Alloy Wheels: Hindalco Group

Neo Wheels

Traxx Alloys made by Synergies Dooray
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Old 10th August 2004, 00:28   #3
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2nd hand alloys..hmmm i wud say a strict no-no. just becoz the rims and tyres are the most important things connecting ur car 2 to the ground.

i wudnt compromise on this.

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Dont ever purchase 2nd hand alloys. If you know the guy who is selling his alloys then probably its Ok, but still i would suggest you not to.
why do you want to take chances and screwup ur tyres, suspension, drive shafts bcoz of damaged alloys..
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thats the thing chaxy

got really good offers on my hand, for example my friend wants to change the original factory fitted mags, he has done barely 5k kms , i want to pick them up for my fiat,, so how do i check those mags r correct or not??

another example have aura 13 inch 5 spokes , again my friend coz he is upgrafding to 14 inchers, these mags r of good quality and availble for dirt cheap rates,
so how do i confirm whtere they r good or not?
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Quote[/b] (aadix @ Aug. 10 2004,12:51)]so how do i check those mags r correct or not??
Hey Aadix,

Technically, you would need to make sure that the PCD of the alloy is exactly the same as that of the car you plan to put it on. And also that the offset it very similar.

Regarding the safety of the alloys, i guess the only easy way you could check is to check around the rims for signs of the alloy taking a beating.....
but ONLY buy them if you trust the guy and the reason he is selling them.

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Second hand alloys...hmm...just one thing to say about them You never know where they have been!
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Aadix,

Even if you know the seller, do take them down to a tyre shop that you know really well. Ask them to check it, hardly a hundred bucks or two but this job is best left to the professionals.

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thats a good idea gto, one doubt since know may car accesories shop guys nicely , can they too do the job??
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hey, i got an offer for a used 40k alloy wheel set for only 8k.::
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just jack the car up, mount the mag-wheel & spin it, if it wobbles then they are useless, otherwise will be fine, check for cracks and bends, by running your fingers in & outside the rim
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Quote[/b] (nitrous @ Aug. 10 2004,14:22)]hey, i got an offer for a used 40k alloy wheel set for only 8k.::
which brand??? for which car???
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hey thx god speed , will do that
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