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Old 09-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had read threads about the poor finish quality of the sportmax wheels but decided to try them anyway. They have been sitting on my car for about 4 months now. The car has never been driven, or washed for that matter. It's at a shop getting an LS-1 installed. Anyway, I went up there to check the progress and noticed that the clear is already peeling up around the fake plastic rivets! What kinda crack are they smoking!?!?! How do you F up something as important as this???? Wow. Total Garbage. The only good thing is, the guy doing the swap does his own powder coating so he offered to do them any color I want. Just wanted to share. Buyers beware.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With cheap aluminum wheels... beware higher temp powder coating. The temps can stress the metal.

Mine have random spots of ugliness... but they are disposable wheels... can't really fault them.
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I don't think it's that surprising given the price.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope, not surprising at all.
Mine started doing it too. Since I don't feel like buying anything else until it's running again and the bodywork is done, I'm considering taking the clear off of them and then redoing the clearcoat myself properly.
Oh, and go ahead and remove the fake rivets. It looks better and they'll start coming off anyway... one by one. lol
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What I read:

"I heard that Sportmax are cheap and sucky. I decided to buy them anyway, and found out they're cheap and sucky. UNFORGIVEABLE!"


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Wait... really? You expected Sportmax wheels to have actual quality??? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mine are fucked

good news though hit a curb hard and they didn't break can't be all bad
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Mr.Woolery @ Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:00 pm
What I read:

"I heard that Sportmax are cheap and sucky. I decided to buy them anyway, and found out they're cheap and sucky. UNFORGIVEABLE!"


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haha unforgivable! haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX8_M-KI7IQ
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yes , the only thing they have going for them ;

when you notice this sh+t , you dont really care.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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eventually the glue holding the fake rivets wears out and rivets start flying off....
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yea my clear is pealing hardcore too.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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time to man up and paint the whole wheel.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Didnt someone just recently paint their sportmax's bronze? I cant find the tread.
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a couple people have

http://www.clubroadster.net/forum/vi...inted+sportmax
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I STILL want a set of Sportmax's just so I can mess with 'em...painting, removing rivets and putting in spikes...all that BS. =D>
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thuper, they're only 80 bucks a wheel dood HOP TO IT
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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they are throw away wheels...thats what you get
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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No, as I stated, I knew it would inevitably happen, I just didnt expect it to happen without ever driving on them, and or cleaning them, etc. For them to deteriorate as soon as they hit open air was unexpected. This post was merely to warn people about just how bad they really are.
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