Standard rims are BORING

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Stock standard rims for almost all cars are so boring. I know plenty of my frenz dumped their ori rims for aftermarket ones once the cars are outta the showroom (almost).

I know that car manufacturers are counting every single cents for manufacturing their car, and maximize their profit. But to stinge on the rims??

Don't they know that the rims are one important item that make or break the car?

If the car manufacture gonna make money from selling their cars, why not sell with some decent purposeful rims together? I am sure new buyers are eager to pay for good stuff, right??
 

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Stock standard rims for almost all cars are so boring. I know plenty of my frenz dumped their ori rims for aftermarket ones once the cars are outta the showroom (almost).

I know that car manufacturers are counting every single cents for manufacturing their car, and maximize their profit. But to stinge on the rims??

Don't they know that the rims are one important item that make or break the car?

If the car manufacture gonna make money from selling their cars, why not sell with some decent purposeful rims together? I am sure new buyers are eager to pay for good stuff, right??
But then whether it looks good or not, depends on individual taste, right? Some don't even want them, ask whether can buy with steel rims fitted....hahhahhaa:biggrin:
 

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I disagree...



Boring cars come with boring rims.
Nice cars come with nice rims.
 

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Only in Malaysia we are not given a list of options.
Its how the marketer think of the market. That is why we don't even get MT for most cars even though in other countries, they do. Golf GTI MT, anyone?
In the US, they have tons of options to go with you, even the budget cars.
I know for one Audi has a few rims to choose. So we might see an Audi TT rims on the S5 or so on.
 

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Only in Malaysia we are not given a list of options.
Its how the marketer think of the market. That is why we don't even get MT for most cars even though in other countries, they do. Golf GTI MT, anyone?
In the US, they have tons of options to go with you, even the budget cars.
I know for one Audi has a few rims to choose. So we might see an Audi TT rims on the S5 or so on.
Economics of scale bro.

besides, I think BMW also offers different rims if you want.
 

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I just saw mountains of used standard rims in Shah Alam, Bukit Kamuning area couple of days back.....All are still in good condition, Alloy material. yet the rims are unwanted.

Kind of wasteful. The consumer had to pay for the standard alloy rims when buying their brand new car, only to be sold off cheaply.
 

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but then sometimes people ditch out standard rim even on first month...

and their aftermarket rims looks even uglier than standard rims...

not to mentioned the quality, worse than 'standard'....

doesnt matter, as long as its not 'standard'...


my vote for useless rims goes to satria neo 'turbine' rims..
ugly and heavy...
 

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I just saw mountains of used standard rims in Shah Alam, Bukit Kamuning area couple of days back.....All are still in good condition, Alloy material. yet the rims are unwanted.

Kind of wasteful. The consumer had to pay for the standard alloy rims when buying their brand new car, only to be sold off cheaply.
In a way forced to have them, so don't like straight away change them. I remember years ago, when buying P1 cars, there was an option for steel rims, but when you order a car with steel rims, the salesman will tell you have to wait much longer to get one, then force the buyer to get one with alooy rims. Imagine paying extra (because don't come with car) RM1400 for 14" rims....:banghead::banghead: Then go tyre shop chnage they offer RM300 to 400 only.....:bawling:
 

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Depends on what car haha! And no matter how nice is the rims, we will still change the rims. Why? Cuz a lot never want to be the same :biggrin:

Got a few with nice rims ma. In my opinion la haha!









 
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I have to say, Persona Elegance standard rims are pretty damn tough.
I crash the other day, the Wira with replica rims pecah. Mine only paint transfer.
Rim tahan, car give way.......:smokin::biggrin:

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Depends on what car haha! And no matter how nice is the rims, we will still change the rims. Why? Cuz a lot never want to be the same :biggrin:

Got a few with nice rims ma. In my opinion la haha!
That is why I mention individual taste mah!.......:rofl:
 

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Depends on what car you decided to get. If you get supercars, I'm quite sure that their OEM rims looks quite well with the car. Even Japanese performance cars have good looking rims that comes standard like those on FD2R, Lancer Evolution, Impreza WRX STI...

If you are referring to normal cars, then I think the previous Civic FD 2.0 and Lancer GT comes with rather nice rims. But nonetheless, majority of normal cars have rims that are deemed as ugly.
 

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Subaru S-series BBS (eg S203; S04) to die for imho.



Even ur talking about the R205, that set also yummy.



if u talk about traditional 5-spokes, i dig dis. maybe it is on ferrari.

 

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cheap car comes with cheap and dying like rim design.
let me see....on local car,savvy rim is not bad.same goes for the neo r3 rims.
then again..its personal preferance.

my waja comes with the 16 inch 9 spoke rim.the same one used on some perdana.no,its not the perdana which wears it first.my model got it.
it fits the car boxy style and most of all the wheel arch looks properly filled.
still,i am going for a downgrade to 15 when my tire needs changing.cheaper tire,more choice.
 

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In a way forced to have them, so don't like straight away change them. I remember years ago, when buying P1 cars, there was an option for steel rims, but when you order a car with steel rims, the salesman will tell you have to wait much longer to get one, then force the buyer to get one with alooy rims. Imagine paying extra (because don't come with car) RM1400 for 14" rims....:banghead::banghead: Then go tyre shop chnage they offer RM300 to 400 only.....:bawling:
I agree with the statement. The buyers first pay to to manufacturers, and made profit from the sales. The buyers then go to accesories shop and purchase another set of rims, and the shop owner makes profit from the buyers. The "loser" would be the car owners.

Why not manufacturers work together with some good rim manufacturers....and package it together with the sales of their cars?. What we Malaysian dont have now are a longer and better list of options.
 

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I agree with the statement. The buyers first pay to to manufacturers, and made profit from the sales. The buyers then go to accesories shop and purchase another set of rims, and the shop owner makes profit from the buyers. The "loser" would be the car owners.

Why not manufacturers work together with some good rim manufacturers....and package it together with the sales of their cars?. What we Malaysian dont have now are a longer and better list of options.
Because based on the current system they get more money each?
 

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Depends on what car you decided to get. If you get supercars, I'm quite sure that their OEM rims looks quite well with the car. Even Japanese performance cars have good looking rims that comes standard like those on FD2R, Lancer Evolution, Impreza WRX STI...

If you are referring to normal cars, then I think the previous Civic FD 2.0 and Lancer GT comes with rather nice rims. But nonetheless, majority of normal cars have rims that are deemed as ugly.
I see many FD2 also change rims......hhahahhahahhaha:rofl:

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Please...this is the bomb!
Personal preference, I don't like woh!......:biggrin:

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I agree with the statement. The buyers first pay to to manufacturers, and made profit from the sales. The buyers then go to accesories shop and purchase another set of rims, and the shop owner makes profit from the buyers. The "loser" would be the car owners.

Why not manufacturers work together with some good rim manufacturers....and package it together with the sales of their cars?. What we Malaysian dont have now are a longer and better list of options.
Problem is car manufacturer want to make, rim manufacturer also want to make, so win/win situation for them, rim manufacturer ask car manufacturer take all old rims/design or old stock/slow moving stock. When you see car manufacturer face lift with new rims means rim stock finish, rim manufacturer supply next slow moving stock.......reality...... :smokin:
 

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Depends on what car haha! And no matter how nice is the rims, we will still change the rims. Why? Cuz a lot never want to be the same :biggrin:

Got a few with nice rims ma. In my opinion la haha!

lovely R3 rims..

I got those rims for my b-line neo....
just before they make it 'standard' for neo R3...damn...
so my aftermarket become standard again...

and the Evo VII Extreme rims...enkei i think...so rare i cant even find the photo anywhere...


I agree with the statement. The buyers first pay to to manufacturers, and made profit from the sales. The buyers then go to accesories shop and purchase another set of rims, and the shop owner makes profit from the buyers. The "loser" would be the car owners.

Why not manufacturers work together with some good rim manufacturers....and package it together with the sales of their cars?. What we Malaysian dont have now are a longer and better list of options.
and they might give option for seats, steering, bodykit, led, and audio system too..malaysian loves to 'change' those..

anyway, those things including rims are compliant to safety aspect..
they need to test each of it...and it is costly...

i have experienced where people in proton said that my early R3 rims are lighter and more prone to damage than the latest standard R3 rims which have been tested and improved for mass production..
 

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Whaaaaattt..who is the ts for this thread..so mean man..im using a caldina standard rims 5 spoke for my celica instead of the previous dunno-how-many spoke rims.oh it was a wedsport. I love lesser spoke..it shows the brakes..especially after u change to brembo and use a 4 or 5 spoke rims. It will be like Miranda kerr transforming to Megan Fox.
 

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Do they really sell that? Without the lambo of course..
 

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Yup, the FD2 rims are not bad. Those changed out by FD2 owner are source by FD owners going 17".....hahhahahhahaha:rofl:
Most of the time is to increase tyre size. I would have kept my stock jetta rims if it is 17" LOL
 

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Stock standard rims for almost all cars are so boring. I know plenty of my frenz dumped their ori rims for aftermarket ones once the cars are outta the showroom (almost).

I know that car manufacturers are counting every single cents for manufacturing their car, and maximize their profit. But to stinge on the rims??

Don't they know that the rims are one important item that make or break the car?

If the car manufacture gonna make money from selling their cars, why not sell with some decent purposeful rims together? I am sure new buyers are eager to pay for good stuff, right??
says who??? look at subaru and mitsubishi oem rim...especially on sti and evo range model....all the rims were so good even other car also cari their oem rim...
 

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says who??? look at subaru and mitsubishi oem rim...especially on sti and evo range model....all the rims were so good even other car also cari their oem rim...
I got the Myvi SE rims for my K-car haha!
 

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FD are on 16" while FD2 are on 17" mah!......:driver:
Ya Ya. Too bad new jetta rims is 5 lugs. if not i can just source for stock jetta 17" rims
 

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Your clone old Jetta is 4 lugs, right? I saw one tyre shop have 17" but 5 lugs and with Asy 2 tyres (2nd hand).....:driver:
Ya clone old Jetta 5 lugs, thats why that time did ask u guys whether possible to convert 5 lugs in which it is costly to do so. New Clone Jetta is 17" and 5 lugs...

Another thing I don't get it is that my old clone jetta in US has 5 lugs. While Malaysia getting 4 lugs.
Unless get the US half cut and swap? :hmmmm:
 

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Ya clone old Jetta 5 lugs, thats why that time did ask u guys whether possible to convert 5 lugs in which it is costly to do so. New Clone Jetta is 17" and 5 lugs...

Another thing I don't get it is that my old clone jetta in US has 5 lugs. While Malaysia getting 4 lugs.
Unless get the US half cut and swap? :hmmmm:
Your one is 1ZZ-FE right? The other day, I have a ride on my uncle's model which is also using 1ZZ-FE but one generation newer than yours. It is that dual VVT-i model look but pre facelift. Not bad for the car compared to the new Vios. Interior wise, space is almost similar with Vios and Vios interior looks better for me. When it comes to power and comfort, clone jetta win. Really can feel the power during acceleration and the car doesn't feel bumpy at all even though it is using 205/55/R16 tyres compared to Vios's 185/60/R15. But come to think of it, 205/55 had thicker sidewall than 185/60 isn't it?

Malaysia can find US halfcut?
 

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I thought there is some sort of spacer-like thing that can help to convert your PCD? Or it doesn't work with 4 lugs to 5 lugs?

You mean this rim?

Ya this rim. Nice actually. Space thingy convert not cheap. That's why dun want do.

Your one is 1ZZ-FE right? The other day, I have a ride on my uncle's model which is also using 1ZZ-FE but one generation newer than yours. It is that dual VVT-i model look but pre facelift. Not bad for the car compared to the new Vios. Interior wise, space is almost similar with Vios and Vios interior looks better for me. When it comes to power and comfort, clone jetta win. Really can feel the power during acceleration and the car doesn't feel bumpy at all even though it is using 205/55/R16 tyres compared to Vios's 185/60/R15. But come to think of it, 205/55 had thicker sidewall than 185/60 isn't it?

Malaysia can find US halfcut?
Dual VVT-i and 1ZZFE newer model different design. Especially the rear for dual vvt-i
Not bumpy cuz that car meant for comfort mia. Try cornering and the comfort feel won't be there already. 55 lower number than 60 ma. So is thinner.
 

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I thought there is some sort of spacer-like thing that can help to convert your PCD? Or it doesn't work with 4 lugs to 5 lugs?
If use spacer to convert lugs the offset comes out a lot......:smokin:

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Ya this rim. Nice actually. Space thingy convert not cheap. That's why dun want do.



Dual VVT-i and 1ZZFE newer model different design. Especially the rear for dual vvt-i
Not bumpy cuz that car meant for comfort mia. Try cornering and the comfort feel won't be there already. 55 lower number than 60 ma. So is thinner.
What he meant is physical height. 205/55 = 112.75mm 185/60 = 111mm only, so 205/55 is higher but by 1.75mm only....hahaha:biggrin:
 

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If use spacer to convert lugs the offset comes out a lot......:smokin:

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What he meant is physical height. 205/55 = 112.75mm 185/60 = 111mm only, so 205/55 is higher but by 1.75mm only....hahaha:biggrin:
Oh, cuz he say thicker so i thought thickness haha
 

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Ya this rim. Nice actually. Space thingy convert not cheap. That's why dun want do.



Dual VVT-i and 1ZZFE newer model different design. Especially the rear for dual vvt-i
Not bumpy cuz that car meant for comfort mia. Try cornering and the comfort feel won't be there already. 55 lower number than 60 ma. So is thinner.
Yeah, I know. Dual VVT-i facelift had clear white lights on rear. But that 55 is suppose to be 55% of 205mm width while 60 is 60% of 185 width... :confused:
 

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Stock standard rims for almost all cars are so boring. I know plenty of my frenz dumped their ori rims for aftermarket ones once the cars are outta the showroom (almost).

I know that car manufacturers are counting every single cents for manufacturing their car, and maximize their profit. But to stinge on the rims??

Don't they know that the rims are one important item that make or break the car?

If the car manufacture gonna make money from selling their cars, why not sell with some decent purposeful rims together? I am sure new buyers are eager to pay for good stuff, right??
In most cases, manufacturers know rims are important but as long as they offer rims that is strong enough then it already fit the purpose. But like IXEO said, nice cars usually comes with nice rims also. Just look at those Ferraris & Lambos, most of them are still using original rims unless the owners really want to be more unique or even better rims so then still change.