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Old 03-20-2008, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default Anyone running Konig Heliums?

Hope you're feeling lucky if you are.



This wheel is on my friend's '02SE. No track time, no R-compounds. Street miles, autocross, and mountain driving.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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wow thats crap
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Ouch, must be a bad wheel. I have a set and my wheels have seen several track days, several autocrosses, lots of daliy driving and a weekend in the gap. Has he checked to see if Konig will replace it?
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big deal, he's got 7 more spokes
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Is the rim bent? Did he hit a big pot hole or something? Basically, what were the events that led to failure? If the ****** just cracked for no good reason, I'm sure Konig will replace it.
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Konig wont replace it if driven on the track...but yeah, the wheels are known to be weaksauce.
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my circuit 8's were gorilla strong
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My Dad is running a set 15's he's had for 7years with no issues... but it's a known issue the spokes are weak.
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Old Circuit 8's had hollowed out spokes on the backside. I have a set and there are cracks on multiple spokes of all 4 wheels. I spoke to the importer and they said they'd warranty them, but they want all 4 wheels back. I just need to get off my *** and send them in.




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I've never had any issue with my heliums. I've owned a set since they were new, those have done many autocrosses and street driving on punishing roads. I've owned another set that saw two seasons of autocross, a track day and some miles on the road. The person that owned them before me tracked his civic with them for a couple os seasons. No issues with 8 wheels.

Not to say that it can't happen...
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no problems here, I've had my 15's on two Miatas and they've seen the South Dakota spring break up roads and a couple of autoX's
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they are cheap to replace and very lightweight...


me no care break wheel.
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no problems here, I've had my 15's on two Miatas and they've seen the South Dakota spring break up roads and a couple of autoX's
What size tires do you have on them?
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Me care break wheel.

You could easily roll your car if the wheel has a catastrophic failure while autocrossing, on the track or on the street.
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