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Old 06-28-2009, 09:39 AM   #21
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Mine have a lot of chips, but they are Sav's old track wheels so it's to be expected. That said I would like info on have them redone.
I'd give Jared a shout it I were you
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:44 PM   #22
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This thread is full of homosexual activity. No **** the paint is going to chip off of the lug seats. If using a standard 1 piece lug, thats for the best. I use Mcgard 2 piece lugs so I don't have any loose chips stuck under the lug to worry about letting my lugs loose.
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Yeah, mine did that too.
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I put them on Friday and had them off Monday to swap out my front rotors, discovered that the nickel "coating" where the lugs go started flaking off!! Are they really that cheaply made?? Man I miss my Panasports, they were definitely a superior wheel in build quality. Anyone else had any similar issues?
Many of the gen I's (discontinued in September '08) had paint in the lug seat that would sometimes chip on the nickels. The Gen II's very specifically have no paint in lug seat area for that reason. There is a long list of changes between the gen I and gen II. Tiny details, some major differences. Many of which I never mention until someone asks or brings up a concern about the discontinued version. I'm guessing you have some of the discontinued Gen I's. Did you buy them new or used?

Assesing build quality based on paint in the lug east area is a bit of a stretch. I was a Panasport dealer for a few years. I can tell you that no finite element analysis was ever done on that classicly beautiful but very under engineered wheel. Ever wonder why they're so damn heavy?
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I vote for a panasport look-alike made by 949 that is engineered and fits big goodwin brakes.
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I vote for a panasport look-alike made by 949 that is engineered and fits big goodwin brakes.
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I vote for a panasport look-alike made by 949 that is engineered and fits big goodwin brakes.
LOL.

It's intrinsically a heavy design. It would be like trying to make a 3400 lb Mustang handle like a Miata because you like the way the Mustang looks. That's not the way I'm wired. I'll concentrate on 6UL's and 6ULR's thank you.
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that's cool. but what's a 6ULR??
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that's cool. but what's a 6ULR??
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:52 PM   #30
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ahh ok. I'm very familiar with spinning from when I used to work at an architectural lighting company and all of our aluminum reflectors were made this way. It's somewhere between art and science but yields a very clean chuck-side shape.
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that's cool. but what's a 6ULR??
It's what all the cool people are sporting now. (Needs to change sig to add the AAARRRRRRR)






Oh, and get them mounted...
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LOL.

It's intrinsically a heavy design. It would be like trying to make a 3400 lb Mustang handle like a Miata because you like the way the Mustang looks. That's not the way I'm wired. I'll concentrate on 6UL's and 6ULR's thank you.
Yet people do that everyday.
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Yet people do that everyday.
Slow people.
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I actually agree with Hustler on this one. It's not like you are paying mega bux for these wheels.
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Many of the gen I's (discontinued in September '08) had paint in the lug seat that would sometimes chip on the nickels. The Gen II's very specifically have no paint in lug seat area for that reason. There is a long list of changes between the gen I and gen II. Tiny details, some major differences. Many of which I never mention until someone asks or brings up a concern about the discontinued version. I'm guessing you have some of the discontinued Gen I's. Did you buy them new or used?

Assesing build quality based on paint in the lug east area is a bit of a stretch. I was a Panasport dealer for a few years. I can tell you that no finite element analysis was ever done on that classicly beautiful but very under engineered wheel. Ever wonder why they're so damn heavy?
These are BRAND NEW 6UL's, so I assume you sent me new Gen II's. Or maybe you didn't?? All I know is that I waited 2 months for a set of wheels I assumed wouldn't have the coating peel off the first time I removed them. I can live with it and they look great otherwise, but was just surprised is all.

I had some of the rarest Panasports ever sold in the US, so I guess my expectations were a bit on the high side with the 6UL's. My apologies if I got anyone's panties in a bunch.
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I can tell you that no finite element analysis was ever done on that classicly beautiful but very under engineered wheel. Ever wonder why they're so damn heavy?
LOL, hats off to anyone who brings up FEA in conversation.

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My nickle 6ULs look really pretty sitting in my living room. I wanted to sleep with them but my wife nixed that idea.
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These are BRAND NEW 6UL's, so I assume you sent me new Gen II's.
So you have a warranty concern. Its not complicated. Pick up the phone and call me or email directly.
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My nickle 6ULs look really pretty sitting in my living room. I wanted to sleep with them but my wife nixed that idea.
Alimony: it's like making payments on your 6ULs
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So you have a warranty concern. Its not complicated. Pick up the phone and call me or email directly.
let him talk **** about it on the internet for a few more pages first.

Dibs on the defect set for "ugly car."

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Alimony: it's like making payments on your 6ULs
Too bad about prop-8.

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