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  1. #1
    Registered Member Two Rings
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    asa ar1 18"..... opinions..

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    searched.. but..
    what do you think abou the wheel....
    i have hp evo 18" now..
    don't like the quality much...
    thinking about changing it to asa ar1.....
    http://www.tirerack.com/servlet/Call...filterSpecial=
    please let me know..

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    Veteran Member Four Rings skene's Avatar
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    do you think you're going to like the quality of that wheel as well?

    you get what you pay for.
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    i hear you....................... Thanks..

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    I haven't heard too many bad things about ASA wheels. I mean they are "licensed by BBS". I'd say they are probably a step up from the HP wheels, if anything...

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    i c... that'z what i m thinking too.. little better than hp...
    i m just regreting about buying hp orinially..
    with the money saved up. i could get the better one..
    well..
    too late.. so.. just help me out here...........
    as far as looking and licensed by bbs.. it's pretty appealing..so..
    infos. please........Thank you very much..

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    Veteran Member Four Rings skene's Avatar
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    this is what I think.... keep the HPs.... deal with it.... see how you like it in a year from now... do other things to the car in the meanwhile.
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    u think so? skene.. humm.. i might do that.. since i like the look of hp better than asa........

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    ASA wheels have a pretty good reputation...they are good value also...
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    i really don't know what to do....
    i think the hps i have causing little vibration and air sounds somehow..
    i dont' know wheather i change it or not..
    than again i cannot afford good one yet.. so.. asa?
    need more info..please.

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    I seem to remember learning that ASA's are generally heavy. Maybe 'cuz they're cast. Of course, it would depend on the style, size, etc.
    If weight is a concern, check with TireRack before you buy.

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    Registered Member Four Rings audlman's Avatar
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    linky doesn't work, it said session expired???

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    Veteran Member Four Rings sumpsfast's Avatar
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    Wierd for a wheel to cause air sounds. The vibration may be from hitting big potholes or something. That HP wheel I believe is an ADR product. Supposed to be a good wheel for the price. Weight is like 22-23 (18"). It does look good as well.

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    Registered Member Four Rings jesseahhstyle's Avatar
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    Or the vibration is as simple as a tire out of balance, how could all of you not think of that? Seriously. To add to it ogi lay off so many periods, complete your sentences before you need to have a period. I understand your typing as you think.

    Just save the money and apply it elsewhere.

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    Thanks for your advice jesseah, i did wheel balance three times actually and got sick of it but still the vibration.
    so, you recommand re-adusting tire by taking off and putting on again? if that helps i will try do that.
    one more thing, is there certain way to balance the wheel?

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    Registered Member Four Rings jesseahhstyle's Avatar
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    Do you have weights on the inside or the outside of your wheel?

    There are 2 types of balancing your tires, static and another way. But I forget. Your wheel could be bent also... Make sure the shop is doing it right. Your alignment could also be off also causing a vibration.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings offroader1006's Avatar
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    many times the actual tire may be bad or cheaply made which can cause vibrations just as an out of balance wheel would.

    and you cant balance it out

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    i have weight on both outside and inside,
    and i didn't do alignment because the place where they do alignment told me that i don't need to do it.
    should i just do the alignment? or is it the two weight balance thing.
    Thank you very much for all your insights

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    Veteran Member Four Rings offroader1006's Avatar
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    alignment should not cause a vibration,

    its all in the rotational masses (wheels and tires)

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    Veteran Member Four Rings quattro_maniac's Avatar
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    read the second line...Licensed by BBS....
    ASA are just a cheaper version of BBS wheels...they are basically the exact same units, just not the same price

    ASA AR1


    BBS RS-GT


    i dont see a huge difference...
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    go asa save the $
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    GET THE ASA'S. They look awesome on our cars, and my AR1's are indestructible. I can't even begin to explain how many times I should have blown tires and bent my rims, but they come out looking brand new still. They're a lot better quality than you might expect...

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    Veteran Member Four Rings quattroanillos5's Avatar
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    are the BBS forged?
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    e.van, post more pictures please

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