wheel world question - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
follown
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Fan#: 83711
Location: dickson, TN
What I Drive: 2005 black zx4, 2004 tahoe z-71

Posts: 64
FF Reputation: 1 follown Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
wheel world question

Finally able to get new wheels, but I have a question. I want the sparco assetto gara's but after doing some research and finding that they are gravity cast and also finding that as far as quality goes this is on the low end of manufacturing. So my question is for those of you that have them or have had them (or any other lightweight gravity cast wheel) have you had issues with bending etc.? Thanks


follown is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,298
FF Reputation: 23 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (15)
they are holding up just fine for me, great bang for the buck. Sparco is an OZ company, not made the same of course but good parent company. You can search for those wheels on google and find other forums with people running them on their wrx, st, cooper s, vw's ect...

So go read some reviews from there as well, those folks are usually harder on wheels than the average focus driver (In my experience, its usually curbs and potholes that are the enemy lol.)

If you want something stronger that is still light, similar style and have the budget, check out Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 or some O.Z. Ultraleggera's. For the cost, color offerings, and weight the Sparco's are a value, just decide what sort of wheel you want
rambleon84 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #3
Buickboy
br/o/stang
 
Buickboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Fan#: 28542
Location: Stratford, CT
What I Drive: 72 Skylark, '12 Mustang

Posts: 5,261
FF Reputation: 39 Buickboy Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (29)
as someone who ran a set of rotas for years without an issue, those are fine. ignore the wheelsnobs
__________________
==2012 Kona Blue Mustang V6==
==1995 Light Iris Neon Coupe==
==1972 Skylark==
Buickboy is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
PCA-1
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Fan#: 109495
Location: Le Sueur, MN
What I Drive: 2002 Focus ZTW

Posts: 198
FF Reputation: 2 PCA-1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 wheels are on sale here on the forum. Note the Pro Race 1.2 is a premium low pressure cast, heat treated, and shot peened. This level of casting processes is greater than any OZ wheel (for much less) short of their flow formed wheels. As well, these wheels can be found not only on the street but also being used by race teams in the British Touring Car Championship and the World Touring Car Championship to name a couple. Wheels are manufactured in the UK.

As to durability/reliability, I have been selling the Pro Race 1.2 since 2009 and have had zero issues reported, none, and that includes many track days. I am not saying the wheel is indestructible, but am accurately reporting first hand experience.

Look here for the specials for the 00-11 Focus.

Any questions, please let me know.
PCA-1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
mainest
Focus Addict
 
mainest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 60163
Location: DownEast, ME
What I Drive: '04 Red Euro SVT

Posts: 1,113
FF Reputation: 7 mainest Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
^^Excellent, light, strong wheels, and an A-1 seller. I highly recommend both!
mainest is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.