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Old 12-21-2009, 01:16 PM   #81
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...and better looking than cheaper knockoffs that TRM will sell.
Has anyone seen the TR wheel?
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:56 AM   #82
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Oh man this is some bullshit! Sorry Emilio! Don't worry, I think anyone who actually likes motorsports will buy your wheels first, as long as they are aware of them.

I would never buy that blatant shitty rip-off wheel. You probably didn't need these corporate ******** to copy your design and hard work for us, to know your wheels were the best available though.
Maybe they'll even copy the rest of your wheels! (S2k fitment,STi,RX8,MX5)

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When I need new wheels they'll be 6ulr's

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Old 12-22-2009, 02:09 AM   #83
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why does everyone care, it's like being mad about chinese turbos
strength & proven worthiness are the main selling factors...and that without a doubt goes to the 6ul , nobody buys Ralph Lauren or Stacy Adams Just because they come in extra large. Do they? originators always prevail because vision & dreams come lightyears ahead of
copies.
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TR just updated the wheel info at Mnet. 15.6 lbs. 3lb heavier than the 6ul. Single air inlet. One color. No mention of casting methods. Likely a good cheap street wheel but track guys will spend the extra $50 and stick with lighter and stronger 6uls.

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TR just updated the wheel info at Mnet. 15.6 lbs. 3lb heavier than the 6ul. Single air inlet. One color. No mention of casting methods. Likely a good cheap street wheel but track guys will spend the extra $50 and stick with lighter and stronger 6uls.
And you forgot to mention they are ******* UGLY!!!!!!!!! geez at a $50 difference 6uls ALL DAY.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:43 PM   #86
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Well, as speculated, much heavier, and not nearly as nice looking. 6ULs are definitely worth the extra money compared to these. And if my math is right the difference is only $40 each not including shipping. And the difference in weight is 3.2 lbs. The win goes to 949 and the 6UL, especially for track use. Shaving almost 13 lbs collectively on the wheels for $160 is pretty much a no-brainer.

Yo if youz wantz da mad wide tyrz on da slamma jamma ride, da TR wheelz are the shizzle, nizzle, and mo Benjamins for da bitchez.

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Old 01-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #87
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You can see the passion and thought that went into the 6UL wheel. The TR wheel... not so much. If I needed a set of 15x9's, my money would go to Emilio.

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had high hopes.... wheel turned out fugly
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I don't think they look that bad, but for the extra $200, I'd go 6UL.
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I don't get it, this looks nothing like the 6UL. Their website is listing it at 15x8, not x9.
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Wow I was looking for info on these this morning. **** I'm getting these and I'll buy some used racing tires with $200. I plan on getting the 6ul next year do.
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These would make a great street wheel, but for the price used rpf01/6ul's would be way nicer.
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I don't get it, this looks nothing like the 6UL. Their website is listing it at 15x8, not x9.
who said they were gonna look like 6ul's? oh, you mean because everyone was going crazy about copying them? it was the size/bolt pattern/offset that they copied.

i wish they looked more like the c1's but for a track wheel who give's a ***.
if i had an extra $200 and could wait for the change of season's for a set of wheels i would love the 6ul. but alas, the $200 is my entry fee to a trackday. and i would have to have the whole amount of $$$ to order and wait for the 6ul's since i wouldn't be able to sell my current wheels until the new one's came in. so really i would need an extra $800, and that's not happening anytime soon. BUT, when my 205's wear out, i will most likely sell my c1's for nearly the same amount as the new ones. then use the $800 that i didn't spend on waiting for 6ul's for a fresh set of 225 nt-01's.
someday though, i will have some 6ul's. in the meantime, thanks tr for making some cheap 9" for those of us that are financially challenged.
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Boat anchors. Find me another mod that drops 2.5lbs of unsprung weight per corner for $200 or less.
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Boat anchors. Find me another mod that drops 2.5lbs of unsprung weight per corner for $200 or less.
Truth. I recommend reading the miata.net unsprung weight threads before having an opinion on these rims.
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Yup, 6UL is lighter, stronger and it looks WAY better IMO - no doubt the cheap posers will want to save a couple bucks even though it is an inferior wheel.

You can also drop a 3-4 lbs on each front corners by ditching the pig-heavy stock calipers and brackets and switching to some wilwood calipers and 2 piece rotors.
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Replacing the calipers with ebay'd plastic BREMBO covers will save weight too! I'm sure there's a darwin award winner out there who will try it to offset the weight gain over 6UL's.
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I'll probably take some **** over this but I don't at all like the looks of the 6ul. Sorry. The TR wheel is better looking to me but weighs too much. If I ever replace the Kosei's K1's it'll have to be a custom wheel I suppose.

Now these I like!
http://www.kodiakracingwheels.com/im...altigermed.jpg
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And if my math is right the difference is only $40 each not including shipping. And the difference in weight is 3.2 lbs. The win goes to 949 and the 6UL, especially for track use. Shaving almost 13 lbs collectively on the wheels for $160 is pretty much a no-brainer.
TR wheel = $119/wheel
949 wheel = $189/wheel

$70 difference/wheel

$280 difference/set.

Just clarifying.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #100
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I have this strange desire to just buy the C3M to annoy certain people.... like the rharris Tuckin99 copies I'm picking up just to annoy another group
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