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Old 03-19-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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if you have any experience with aftermarket wheels, please give me some insight. I will be buying a set of Carrozzeria/Marchesini/BST forged aluminum wheels in the very near future, and was looking for insight as to which ones to choose. Are the marchesini's that much better than the Carrozzeria's? I can get them(carro's) for $500 less than the march's(so i probably will), what is the difference? If you know of any other quality wheels, feel free to post up. thanks JET
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i've not hurd anything bad about carrozzerias, i hear they are just as good as marchesini's. carbon fiber BST's are waaaaaay expensive. if your a track star, might want to check the rule books, ive hurd about some sanctioning bodies dont allow them?
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did someone say bst?

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i've seen forged mags blow out too, not pretty
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that would have sucked if it oblitrated like that while u on it at high speed. but in this case i think that might have hit a wall and that happened.
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dang that sux.....Sorry i dont have any info for you...but dang that sux.
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Im really digging the gold Carrozzeria's, so that's what i will probably go with. Patrick, can you get me some wheels???? I should be by wednesday with the new bike, and we'll have to see what we can come up with. Everyone else, quit whoring my thread. thanks, joe
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I would tell you how good I like the Marchesini wheels but the dude that was selling them never did get back with me... (BARF member to boot)

In that pic of the wheel I see dirt/grass so subtract the booboo part and then check durability. About the BST, if in sometype of accident how would you tell that something was wrong before a catastrophic failure? With mags you can do a particle inspection test to be sure, with the carbon fibers would their be a way?
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I would tell you how good I like the Marchesini wheels but the dude that was selling them never did get back with me... (BARF member to boot)

In that pic of the wheel I see dirt/grass so subtract the booboo part and then check durability. About the BST, if in sometype of accident how would you tell that something was wrong before a catastrophic failure? With mags you can do a particle inspection test to be sure, with the carbon fibers would their be a way?
i dont know of an easy way to test carbon fiber wheels. xray or doppler is the only thing i know of :eh:
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I cant swing carbon wheels anyway, more like forged aluminum or magnesium. Im no trackstar either, just trying to go a different route with this new bike. All go and no show! the old R6 was all show and no go, and that is ghey!
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forged aluminum if you ride more street than track. forged mag is a good deal lighter, but not as durable as aluminum.
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the pic i posted was said not to be the cause of the incident, rather was one of the results. i don't know the whole situation, but what I heard was the tire rapidly deflated, and then the wreck happened. wether the deflation was due to improper seating or a bad tire, i dunno. but they said there were no cf pieces at the inital crash point, only where the bike carwheeled, hence the rim damage was beleived to be only caused by impact w/ the road, etc.

as far as testing. i've only heard of frequent close inspection of the wheels to idnetify any scratches or surface imperfections and immediately seal them up. if water gets into them and freezes, it will expand and delaminate the carbon. also brake flud does very nasty things to the epoxy used in their manufacturing. so anything like that, or any solvent type cleaners shouldn't be used.
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thanks for the help bro! BTW, they're going on a Honda!!!!!
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thanks for the help bro! BTW, they're going on a Honda!!!!!
hah! good man!!
i hope to pick up a set of forged als for ol repie sometime :icon_bigg
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i'll sell ya mine. for one-miiiiilliiiioooon dollars.
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alot of the forged wheels don't have a cush drive.......great for racing & fast shifting, but it can wear on your tranny
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