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Old 12-30-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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Breyton Rims Bend heavy and bend easily!

I heard Breyton rims are heavy and bend easily. Any real world experience?
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Old 12-30-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:08 AM   #4
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Breytons...

yes they're heavier than some, but IMO, BFD!

I luv the look of my Breyton Magic Racing wheels (18x8.5 & 18x9.5) and after a year and a half of spirited driving, all is well. I know several other locals with Imagine, Spirit & Magic that have also had no problems what so ever. I also run a little higher PSI in my tires (36) in my front 235/40's & (41) in my rear 255/35's.

The talk of "bend easy" was passed on here by one disgruntled owner, but hit the right pothole and "any" wheel will bend/break. Through my personal research and knowledge, Breyton is a very well made and dependable wheel and Gary@TireRack has said the same.

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Old 12-30-2006, 12:19 PM   #5
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we had some magics and they bent very easily. so we got rid of them
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:26 PM   #6
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yes they're heavier than some, but IMO, BFD!

I luv the look of my Breyton Magic Racing wheels (18x8.5 & 18x9.5) and after a year and a half of spirited driving, all is well. I know several other locals with Imagine, Spirit & Magic that have also had no problems what so ever. I also run a little higher PSI in my tires (36) in my front 235/40's & (41) in my rear 255/35's.

The talk of "bend easy" was passed on here by one disgruntled owner, but hit the right pothole and "any" wheel will bend/break. Through my personal research and knowledge, Breyton is a very well made and dependable wheel and Gary@TireRack has said the same.

You can check them out here & on the link before: http://www.tirerack.com/upgrade_gara...1&autoModClar= .
Did you have to roll your rear fenders to fit the 18x9.5?
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:40 PM   #7
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I have a set breyton (inspiration) on an M3 right now and they're probably one of the strongest rims i've owned. they are 19/8.5F and 19/10R.
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breyton 18X8.5 rear 99 328i sports package

Thanks all, opinions much appreciated. Does rear fenders need to be rolled for breyton 18X8.5?
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pgdaniels Thanks all, opinions much appreciated. Does rear fenders need to be rolled for breyton 18X8.5?
You should be just fine with the 18x8.5's all around on 235/40's.

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Did you have to roll your rear fenders to fit the 18x9.5?
Yes, I finally decided to roll my rear fenders (with 255/35's and a rear offset of 41mm, I had a slight rub when I drove thru twisties spiritedly, over woopties in the road and with someone in the back seat) and the rub was cured.
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Most have found that the Breyton line of wheels are heavier than many other wheel brands, but very stout wheels.

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weight = more material, which usually = more strength... given that the quality of the alloy is the same and that the wheel design was made with strength in mind.
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