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OEM Gang vs Replica/aftermarket Gang for winter wheels/tires

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Poll: OEM Gang vs Replica/aftermarket Gang for winter wheels/tires

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OEM only
 
13
28%
Replica/aftermarket who pays premium for OEMs (winters)?
 
20
43%
Steelies
 
11
24%
All seasons 365 days
 
2
4%
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OEM Gang vs Replica/aftermarket Gang for winter wheels/tires

Just curious to see the ratio of demand for OEM vs aftermarket
Last edited by itoothache on Aug 16th, 2020 8:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jul 21, 2009
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Toronto
This is RFD. We need options for steelies and drives on all seasons year round
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submarine wrote: This is RFD. We need options for steelies and drives on all seasons year round
true true
added couple options
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Jan 17, 2009
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Depends on the vehicle and the usecase. Can sometimes get OEM for a great price on kijiji.

Some aftermarket wheels are junk others are great, and most are in the middle.
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Nov 7, 2016
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I usually put winters on the stock OEM rims, and buy aftermarket rims & tires I like for the summer.
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IcarusLSC wrote: I usually put winters on the stock OEM rims, and buy aftermarket rims & tires I like for the summer.
that's a pretty good solution for some cars definitely

i'm surprised that actually a decent amount people want oem winters wheels
I've always had replika/aftermarket rims and had few issues. Ended up replacing wheels after wheels (cracked/bent).
Most of the time it happened on spadina ramp off of the gardiner (eastbound) when I used to live downtown.
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itoothache wrote: that's a pretty good solution for some cars definitely

i'm surprised that actually a decent amount people want oem winters wheels
I've always had replika/aftermarket rims and had few issues. Ended up replacing wheels after wheels (cracked/bent).
Most of the time it happened on spadina ramp off of the gardiner (eastbound) when I used to live downtown.
You need stronger rims.
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spike1128 wrote: You need stronger rims.
Or to stop hitting potholes, especially when you know where they are
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Dec 6, 2017
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OEM rims in both winter and summer setup.
one more deal and I'm out * involuntary tick*.... :twisted:
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Jan 27, 2006
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Always use my OEM wheels. They're 19's though. LOL 2020 Audi Q3P.
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Swerny wrote: Or to stop hitting potholes, especially when you know where they are
that's a great advice
:facepalm:
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Dec 5, 2007
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Depends on the car....I have a base 2018 GTI that came with 17's stock, so I put my winters on the OEM wheels and bought a nice set of 18" aftermarket wheels and some Michelin AS3+ tires.
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I went the lazy route and just jumped on an OEM wheels+tires winter pkg and have been going w replacing the winter tires ever since. Maybe I could've saved some $ while picking better options but perhaps next car I'll pay more attention.
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I have OEMs and also had 3rd party. If OEMs aren't a lot more expensive, I'll get them.
I just like that I don't have to use those spacer rings and have two sets of lugnuts.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.

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