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ahab_01 03-29-2012 08:04 PM

Kijiji rims (Car Kraze Auto) worth it?
 
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I've seen rims on kijiji from this place called Car Kraze Auto.

They look really nice but I have no idea if these are quality rims or not considering the price.

Anyone have any experience with these or heard much about these guys?

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ357802685

Thanks!

Deep 3.2TL 03-29-2012 08:42 PM

The 950 price with tires is shit chinese brand stuff.

But even with a bridgestone on there, I was pricing out M6 rep rims and they were quite good - $1300 plus taxes, which isn't shabby...

Jay22 03-29-2012 08:49 PM

Dont bother ^^

Those are unbranded replicas - they look okay but they're poor quality, real cheap material.

My brother bought the same set from this guy last summer...he ended up selling the rims to some kid within 2 months - there was massive tramlining and the material on these things is really cheap, they get scratched in no time.

The shop keeper is some Indian dude who basically has a store full of cheap unbranded rims.

I'd always recommend going for original rims or if you are to go for aftermarket - go for brands instead of this stuff.

Trekz 03-30-2012 08:07 PM

I had tires put on by them 2 years ago. Paid cash. Few weeks later my right rear tire flew off and smoked another car because all wheel bolts were over torqued and broke.

ahab_01 03-31-2012 01:36 AM

Thanks for the input guys. I will save my cash for some used OEM rims or name brand reps.

vic325ci 04-01-2012 06:43 PM

I bought 2 sets of rims from that place before I realized how stupid I was...the first set were 18x8's which I purchased for roughly 1100 including tires, I literally threw them in a dumpster after I found out they were warped, the paint was coming off of them and the "great quality" no name tires were infact poor quality s**t tires that blew while driving 50 down Kennedy road in Brampton (left front tire)...the second set were fast Europa rims 18x8 in the front, 18x9 in the back, with Bridgestone potenzas all around. The rims were definitely better quality but I was given the wrong offset which somehow ended up rubbing the inside of my wheel well also blowing that tire, I since have sold them and put back the oem rims...so basically I've had a bad experience with their inexperienced staff you could say. Your better off going to an active green and Ross believe me

Axxe 04-01-2012 06:47 PM

^ Or you could simply do your research and go with a proven setup available online without spending much more, or going to SimplyTire.

TJ_HOOKER 04-01-2012 07:31 PM

thanx. you saved me from making this horrible mistake, was going to call them this week. yikes

Deep 3.2TL 04-01-2012 07:37 PM

If you want reps from a reputable company, I've known these guys and ownership for years. Honest guy.

Www.megawheelz.com

ac_2007 04-16-2012 03:43 AM

I'll chime in, since I have their VMR V710 reps. Most of their rims are flavored for people who like chrome, massive size, and generally want flash for their cash.. without caring about the actual product going on their car.

That said, my 18" rims are only 2lbs heavier than my previous 16's, and since they had no more of the cheap branded tire when I walked in, they upgraded me to Yokohamas for free. The rims themselves seem to be holding up fine (Bought in early 2011) but I don't winter drive my car, and they did require a few weights to balance right off the bat.

A few notes, they have no idea how to properly torque your wheels. Your E46 needs 87ft/lbs, etch that deep inside your mind. Also, don't expect brand name, I was somewhat lucky and received USA made "MSR alloys".

If I could do things again, I would probably get a light set of 17's, or oem ZHP wheels. No regrets however, they still look great and haven't given me any problems. My advice is if you're going to get replica wheels, it doesn't really matter with a ~$1000 budget.

vic325ci 04-16-2012 10:00 PM

^ wait until you drive over a nasty set of train tracks...knock on wood.

ac_2007 04-17-2012 03:18 AM

I've hit some very nasty potholes in Toronto driving down Dufferin St.

Not worried about the strength of the wheel, the finish is another story though.
There have been numerous VMR owners with bent, irreparable rims who have faced less significant hits.


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