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Old 06-25-2014, 08:49 AM   #41
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Got the 18x8et35's installed on the rear yesterday - it definitely looks a bit less aggressive (didn't notice how concave the 18x9s looked by comparison) - but after some speed runs and hard corners - I have zero rubbing which is what I really wanted.

The bonus here is that I can also rotate my tires.

A BIG thank you to ECS and TireRack who are both taking care of me very nicely - so far I've received nothing but top notch service from both of them.

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Old 07-08-2014, 11:54 PM   #43
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Want to bump this. You've been running them for awhile. How do you like them. I've been looking at Enkei Rajins at a similar price point to VMRs. I know these are slightly heavier, have you noticed anything for fuel mileage with the weight ? Any quality issues or anything like that. I really like the price but am very nervous as to the quality. I told myself I wasn't going to order anything from ECS after getting the run around on a dealer account with them but I might have to break my word for these if the quality is there for a DD

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Old 07-09-2014, 05:59 AM   #44
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I love them - really refreshed my car and am really happy I did it.

I haven't noticed any mileage differences - but to be honest I'm not really looking for it. I have a rip in my intake boot that I am fixing this weekend - so even if I did have mileage numbers they'd be skewed.

Quality is really great - I've hit a few big potholes already that made me nervous and they've kept true and unless you are inspecting them off the car - you aren't going to be close enough (1-foot or less) to notice any of the finish imperfections.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:26 AM   #45
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As far as acceleration or anything have you noticed an ill effects from the weight there ?
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No - but I doubt my TSWs were lightweights. It definitely handles much differently - buy I chalk that up to the tires more than wheels. Smoother down the road for sure - but again I went from very worn Falkens to nice fresh Hankooks.
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Also for what it's worth - ECS has been a delight to work with.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:40 PM   #48
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They gave me some problems trying to set up a dealer account with them unfortuntely but im still interested in these wheels, just worried about the megatives of a cheap wheel.
I really like that staggered but dont want to rub.

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