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View Poll Results: SSR wheels or VOLK wheels?
SSR C-RS 32 80.00%
VOLK TE-37 8 20.00%
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:51 AM   #21
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Yeah keep the stickers, make car look like racecar.

Let thridgen buy your VOLKs so he doesn't have to rock ricer wheels, oh sorry todd, "rims"
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I need something...sick of these junks.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:52 AM   #23
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You gays aren't making this easy for me lol. I figured it would be a 50/50 split....since I am having a REALLY hard time deciding which ones I like better.

The VOLKs weigh about the same as the SSRs, so it's no a issue of weight. The SSRs are a semi-gloss...which I think flows with my car while the VOLKs are a satin finish, but the spokes sit a little further in when lookign at a low angle....which I really like. It also comes down to ego factor. I've rarely heard comments/compliments in person about the SSRs, but the VOLKs ALWAYS get attention from other car people.

Let me get the car cleaned up and the VOLKs put on and take some pics....that one pic isn't so hot.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #24
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Volk's painted a different color.
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So I currently have some 17" SSR C-RS wheels on my car, but I have the opportunity to grab up my GF's 17" TE-37 in titanium finish. I'm really effen' torn on what looks better on my car....or I just don't know if I am used to the SSRs. So here are some pics....

SSR C-RS.. and the VOLK TE-37s:
Looks notwithstanding, the TE37 is a much stronger wheel. The SSR is cast and roll formed like our 6ULR. That produces a very strong cast wheel but doesn't save much weight. Forging OTOH, can save a bunch of weight at the same strength. The SSR Type C is pared down to forged-level weights or below so ends up being a bit to soft for my taste. Good failure mode though, it will bend quite a bit before it cracks. The TE-37 however, will have much better yield characteristics, bending strength and the failure mode is crazy. You can bend a TE37 damn near into a taco before it will crack.

So from a design and engineering standpoint, TE37, no question. Looks wise, I dig the more organic shaped spokes on the SSR.

Do a google search of soft or bent SSR Type C's. Race only maybe for a trailered car but I consider it foolish to drive them on public roads and expect them to last more than a year or two.
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Are the roads that bad where you live? I can't really Imagine anything that would bend a wheel on Dutch roads except for doing something stupid like slamming into a curb.
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Between the two options, keep the SSRs, they fit your car better.
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Are the roads that bad where you live? I can't really Imagine anything that would bend a wheel on Dutch roads except for doing something stupid like slamming into a curb.

It varies a lot in the US. The vast majority of Florida roads that I have experienced are considered "like glass" by people from Los Angeles, Ohio and Michigan I have met.
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Looks notwithstanding, the TE37 is a much stronger wheel. The SSR is cast and roll formed like our 6ULR. That produces a very strong cast wheel but doesn't save much weight. Forging OTOH, can save a bunch of weight at the same strength. The SSR Type C is pared down to forged-level weights or below so ends up being a bit to soft for my taste. Good failure mode though, it will bend quite a bit before it cracks. The TE-37 however, will have much better yield characteristics, bending strength and the failure mode is crazy. You can bend a TE37 damn near into a taco before it will crack.

So from a design and engineering standpoint, TE37, no question. Looks wise, I dig the more organic shaped spokes on the SSR.

Do a google search of soft or bent SSR Type C's. Race only maybe for a trailered car but I consider it foolish to drive them on public roads and expect them to last more than a year or two.
Quite true of the older SSR Competition or "Type-C" wheels. SSR was aware of this and when they redesigned the Type-C into the C-RS, they use a 2-piece wheel now that is welded together. I have a set of Type-Cs in the garage, I am quite aware of how soft they are lol.

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The SSR Type C-RS is NOT semi-forged. It's SEMI SOLID FORGED. It's a different forging method than cold forging. The Type C is older than the TE37, it's lighter than the TE37, and it's better than the TE37. Potholes can damage ANY wheel, a forged wheel will stand up to potholes better than cast wheels. It also depends how much tire you have as a buffer.

The Type C-RS, along with most forged wheels can be fixed for minor curb rashes, depending on the skill of the wheel repairer. There are some things that cannot be fixed especially if it's really bad.

I know the old SSR Competitions had some problems bending, but that was found to be mostly user error and could have been a couple of bad batches (we are not really sure). When SSR went bankrupt in 2005, all the tooling was re-done and we have no more of those problems or complaints. Our larger SSR Type C-RSs are 2 piece construction using HTM (Heat Treatment Manufactured) materials, and are MUCH stronger.

There is no other manufacturer that uses SSF (Semi Solid Forging) or HTM (Heat Treatment Manufacturing), and those are patented by SSR. Not bad for a company that also invented, and made the first 3 piece wheel back in 1971.
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SSR's, love that look.
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I'm a huge fan of te37's, but those SSR's just look damn good on your car.

Tossup imo. Te37s need to be bronze or gunmetal or something for them to work on your car.
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Can't believe I'm going against TE37's, but the SSRs just look so good on the car.
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ssr!
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Offsets? The SSRs look like they fit better in the pics shown.
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