Any reason not to dig these Speedlines?

Discussion in '348/355' started by mshobe, Jul 11, 2018.

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  1. mshobe

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  2. AceMaster

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    I like them
     
  3. taz355

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    They need to be refinished properly so the bubbling does not cause permanent problems
     
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    I hope you win the auction.
     
  5. ghardt

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    Not a fair question because I like everything on bring a trailer. Be careful. The rear wheels are easily bent and most of the sets Ive seen are bent. If the seller posted a video spinning the wheels on a balance machine that would be good.
     
  6. Wade

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    The listing says that the wheels were "refinished by a previous owner". Sorry, but that looks like a rattle can job to me.
     
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  8. malex

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    Whatever the bid, add $800-$1000 to properly refinish them. See various Bradan threads for what goes into refinishing these wheels correctly.

    The Challenge wheels really weren't meant to live off of tracks or smooth streets. I had a set on my former 348 Challenge. I always had problems with one of the rear wheels (repaired crack, couldn't stay true).

    Fwiw, I'd rather purchase a set from a well-known and trusted FChatter - even if the cost were higher - than a set on BaT (showing signs of corrosion no less). And I agree with Wade. They look like they were refinished with a can of Krylon - and I'm not trying to knock Krylon. But if they're not cracked, and are true, could wind up being a deal at the right price (if the corrosion isn't pervasive).
     
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    I've had several already good sets redone at Ferrari of Houston, who know what they're doing with these magnesium wheels, at a cost of 300$ per wheel. So as Malex said, expect to pay atleast a grand on top of sale price. A lot of these challenge wheels have taken a beating over the years and I'd highly recommend getting them tested by a highly qualified place like FOH. If you get these for less the 3k and they're not cracked that's a good deal.
     
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  10. mshobe

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    Only on FChat should I find this sort of cautionary wisdom, I think. Thanks all – it's just too easy to hit the BaT crack pipe. Rule of thumb to add a refinishing grand on top of winning bid seems essential.
     
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  11. Wade

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    Add shipping costs for refinishing if your area lacks competency.
     
  12. boxcarracer

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    If you like the look, just get the Cinel wheels IMO.
     
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    I suspect Seattle has the competency - just haven't started the search.

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    If you dont want the truth dont ask the question.
    Every single point I read here is exactly what I have seen.
     
  16. mshobe

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    I do like the look - but which Cinel wheel? I don't see one on their site that's a broad 5-spoke like Speedline.
     
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