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Old 08-20-2003, 07:45 AM   #1
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Know anything about these SSR-GT3 Replicas called Exel DL-46 ??

If you know anything about them or have pics.. please post..

These are the Excells



These are the SSRs




These are one of them.. Question is can you tell which is which ?


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Old 08-20-2003, 01:00 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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the one with the turbo cap is a GT3....look at the lip
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I don't think it comes in 5X120 bolt pattern. (but correct me if I'm wrong)
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:52 PM   #5
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the excels are the replicas...u can tell by the slot inside the spokes...its more squarish than pointy.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:44 PM   #6
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the one with the turbo cap is a GT3....look at the lip
I dont think so.... look at the cut out for the valve stem on the SSR wheel, then look at the excell wheel... drilled straight through.
If the "turbo" wheel is actually either one of them it is the excell
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the one with the turbo cap is the real thing. check out theholes in between the lug holes. also, the lip is smooth and nicer on the gt3. the replica is pretty good though. wouldnt buy it though, probably weighs a ton and quality is always questionable.
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:24 AM   #8
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The 'Turbo' is the GT3 for sure. The notch for the tirevalve is located around 8 or 9 o'clock

I wouldn't buy those Exel rims though
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Also notice that the real gt3s have 6 bolts in between the spokes, the excels only have 5.
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Also notice that the real gt3s have 6 bolts in between the spokes, the excels only have 5.

Good catch.. that's the immidate and quickest way to tell..
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The biggest difference is probably the manufacturing process.
The SSRs are SSF (Semi-Solid Forged) and I'm sure the Excels are probably just cast. You'd find out with the first big pothole you hit.
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Old 08-22-2003, 11:58 AM   #12
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The biggest difference is probably the manufacturing process.
The SSRs are SSF (Semi-Solid Forged) and I'm sure the Excels are probably just cast. You'd find out with the first big pothole you hit.
Actualy the SSRs bend quite easily. There are lots of thread in this forum about bent SSRs.
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Old 08-22-2003, 04:22 PM   #13
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Actualy the SSRs bend quite easily. There are lots of thread in this forum about bent SSRs.
actually there are alot of threads about SSR GT1's that bend easily, I beleive the forged GT3's are alot stronger..


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This is a quote taken from GARY@TIRERACK on the subject-

Seems like everyone has 'heard' of GT3s bending, but I've not seen many cases where someone has bent a GT3, and honestly felt it was the wheels fault (ie: most caused by pothole damage on wheels with very low profile tires, curbing, etc...). There are a number of the negative posts that are either repetitions of the same complaint or statements from a third party. In almost all of the posts there are posts from customers who have the SSR wheels on their cars and are very happy with them.

The GT3 does seem to be stronger than the GT1.

All of the wheels SSR makes either exceed the Japanese (JWL/via) or German (tuv) testing authority standards. They exceed US DOT standards by a considerable margin.

SSR does extensive testing on random production samples to ensure consistent high quality. They X-Ray test every wheel they produce to check for hidden structural problems. The material for the wheel is delivered to the mold as a cylindrical billet of aluminum alloy. All billets are made from a precise alloy formed in a specific process that aligns the material in a spiral pattern. The weight of the billet is specific to the wheel being formed. The alloy is heated to a specific temperature and forged to the basic wheel shape. SSR then machines the wheel to specific applications. They optimize the machining so that they wheel meets the load requirements of the vehicle using the least amount of material.

We have found that SSR does as much if not more specific vehicle application design work as any wheel manufacturer we represent
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Old 08-23-2003, 02:21 PM   #14
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That was my understanding....that the GT3s are fairly stronger that the majority of the wheels available (except for BBS forged).
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Old 08-24-2003, 05:19 PM   #15
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ive never heard or read anywhere that someone has bent a gt3 rim.
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