Brakes Wheels 1st Gen Tires Well, Since There Is All This Wheel Talk Goin' On

Discussion in '1st Generation: 2002–06 R50, R53 & 2004–08 R52' started by TATTRAT, Oct 18, 2010.


    TATTRAT Well-Known Member
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    Oct 10, 2010
    Executive Chef
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    I searched, but didn't find any info on a question I have regarding the R98 Web Spoke 2piece rim.

    I have a chance to get a set, with rubber(goodyear Eagle F1 AS), OR a set of S-Lites with rubber(a lil more wear) for a bit more $$$. Both at 17'', btw.

    So, here is my inquiry: Does anyone know of, or have had, issues with the Web Spokes. I have heard a few times about "clicking" but can't get anything confirmed. I have read up about corrosion issues on the 2 piece, but I can deal with refurb down the road if needed be. . . though, no matter what set I go with, they will be getting powder coated matte black, but if I DO go web spoked, leave the lip polished.

    Any feedback would be great!!
  2. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    LaLaLand, Left Coast, Overpopulated and Underfunde
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    I have web spokes since new. 50k miles on them now. The only issue I have is the peeling clear coat on the lip. Some scratches and such from normal use. Otherwise they have survived surprisingly well. In the same time I am on a 3rd set of cheap rims on my other Mini and the last set had at least two wheels fixed by now.
  3. Tron Chief

    Tron Chief "Need More Coffee"
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    Sep 18, 2010
    Maintenance Supervisor Del Monte, retired 30 year
    Lemoore California
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    Nice choice of wheels :Thumbsup: I've had mine on since new now with 36,000 miles and two different sets of tires installed. Staying away from curbs and having a good tire installer who has a machine that is gentle on the rims has helped.



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