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Old 04-09-2014, 08:03 PM   #21
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Weight and specs are great. Not a fan of the styling though. Looks like one of the $99 wheels at Sears

Some mounted pictures from the goodwin website:





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Old 04-09-2014, 08:46 PM   #23
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They look pretty sick on the red car, but I wouldn't go for it just because of the look. I love the 6UL because the style is form following function -- no extra frou frou. These are really nice though, and a great price.
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No, they are using another wheel, a picture of the discontinued cast Konig Flatout, that was made in a different factory (in Thailand), to tar and feather the new flow formed wheels made by YHI in China.

It's rather like saying they hate the new Corvette because another division of GM once made the Pontiac Aztec
Don't get too tweaked Brian. Konig did sell a cast wheel stamped "Forged" that was a pretty clear copy of a CE28. I may be wrong, but at that time the retail end of Konig was a subsidiary of YHI distribution arm. Regardless, you gotta admit the "Forged" and "RAVS" thing is just a bit hokey.

Tar and feathering would be passing judgment, which I didn't do. I also didn't say I hated anything or cast aspersions at either brand. Just some lampooning in the true spirit of mt.net. .

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Emilio,

It is unfortunate that the OP tossed a brick in your direction, certainly that was unnecessary. And I appreciate your informative comments about the connection with OZ. But the crap with the Flatout wheel is just untimely crap intended to do precisely what it did, call it tar and feather, call it confuse and befuddle, it's equally unnecessary and equally irrelevant to discussion of the wheels in the thread. The fact the poster immediately after your comments were made WAS CONFUSED into thinking you were talking about the new flow formed wheels at issue in this thread is proof enough of the impact.

I do agree all that crap with 'RAVS' was CRAZY stupid, and fired off my own letter to Konig about it at the time...but that was long ago. Not that they care too much about a small vendor like us, but apparently they got it from all directions and thought better of it immediately, killing off production of the wheels sourced out of Thailand with that nonsense (Flatout, Spooled, might have been more I didn't know about or have forgotten). But again, many moons ago....hashed out and laughed about in threads here long ago. So how is any of that history relevant to these wheels ...if your intent is not to somehow cast aspirations using that history? Just own it, don't deny the obvious. OP pissed you off and you fired back with the ammo you had, but it's stale ammo. It's just not relevant to these wheels, not the same factory, not the same production methods, and your understanding of the ownership of Konig is also not accurate.

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The fact the poster immediately after your comments were made WAS CONFUSED into thinking you were talking about the new flow formed wheels at issue in this thread is proof enough of the impact.
Blame the confusion on me, not Emilio.

That said, the fact that they stamped "FORGED" on gravity cast wheels is actually worse than if they'd stamped it on the flow formed wheels. Neither case would have any bearing on the actual quality of the new wheels, but stretching the truth even further reflects poorly on the manufacturer.

For what it's worth, I like the idea of the new wheels. The technology is good, the strength/weight should be good, and the price is good. I just find the looks very unattractive, and I don't understand why they'd introduce 2 new wheels, under different labels, in the same sizes, with the same technology, in almost exactly the same style.
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...get over it.
Have been. Just having some fun. Apparently the joke didn't go over well. Apologies.

.. and I drive a Corvette. Didn't much appreciate the Aztec though. Not sure what that says about me.
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All that other stuff aside, what about the comment about the spoke ends hanging up on a tire machine? It does look like if the blade has any sort of back angle to it, it could hit those ribs. Aren't some machines built like that?
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Emilio = classy guy.

Op = not so much
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Call me old-fashioned, but this industrial designer hates the spoke design on the Advantis, more specifically, the integration of the spoke to barrel (or lack of ). Otherwise, it's a very nicely designed/built wheel, regardless of the price.

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considering the shop that just mounted tires to my stock wheels couldn't do it without scuffing the edge, i can't imagine what they'd do to these.

but hell, they don't look awful, they are well priced, and light to boot.
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Wow so much #swag in the OP
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Didn't much appreciate the Aztec though. Not sure what that says about me.
hopefully that you wont be breaking bad....


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Also not liking that protruding spoke design. It seems to me that the spokes would get in the way of the tool arm, and in the way of the tire bead as it rolls on and off the wheel.
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Advantis are great. I had a $300 set off eBay 10 years ago. Super light and very strong.
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... And if you want to go to a good tire mounter, go to one of those donk places.
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We are not having the slightest challenge putting tires on them, can't imagine a tire shop so incompetent that they would have issue getting tires on these. We have other choices with real low drop centers that can be some challenge, and with those choices you can find some notes about them in the product description on our site, but this is not one of those wheels that's a challenge to mount.
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They would need some fine tunning IMO, model isn't bad. Don't like the blend of the spoke, nor center. They are light though and in stock...

We're they inspired form McLaren P1 wheels ? Less spoke since the wheels are smaller..

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If the spokes blended into the lip better they would actually look nice. I'm a 949 fan boy though. His wheels are so popular I didn't order them, everyone has them. Got some 17lbs 15x8's coming in because I'm a ricer. Emilio getting bashed on about delivery time on a wheel size he pioneered lol STFU OP.

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I don't mind the look. It's nice to have options.
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