Originally Posted by Eric Sansonetti
XXR's are hands down cheap wheels. You don't drive a cheap car. That's the point I'm getting across. I'd never take the chance of driving 5 miles on knockoff wheels just to take pictures. I think your car looks good. I'm sure it looks better with your better sets of wheels/tires on it. This is a forum, opinions will be voiced. Welcome to the internet.
"So let's bust a few myths.
The wheels are made in Taiwan, by a wheel manufacturer who makes licensed wheels for Work (amongst other brands). That means they are made on the same machine, with the same machine operators, using the same paint and finish as the rest of the wheels they make.
They are not copies, or fakes. XXR have always branded themselves as XXR.
XXRs come in a large array of offsets and widths (purely for the aggressive aesthetic) with varying widths in order to achieve the concave look without getting too wide and keeping
Our biggest selling wheel is the XXR 527. There seems to be an online theory that 527s are Advan RS ripoffs, but side by side, they are clearly different. Just because a wheel has 10 thin spokes doesn't make it an Advan RS knockoff.
Or is the Advan RS a ripoff of wedsport tc105n?
Let's not go down the design borrowing path, but XXRs are in no way a chinese replica wheel company, trading off the coattails of more expensive brands
Let's also distance XXR from Rota whilst we are at it. When you see a fractured Rota after street or track use, don't then pigeonhole XXR in the same category, there is no assimilation.
OK, the next thing we hear is "XXRs are heavy as".
So what is lightweight? The XXR 527 in an 18" wheel weighs less than 10kg. Considering most other cast alloy wheels ("JDM" or not) in the same sizes won't weigh less than 8.5-9kgs, there might be a single kg difference between them, if that.
They are marketed as lightweight wheels, and we think that it is fair enough. It certainly doesn't affect their quality detrimentally.
The next one is "oh, they are cheap wheels, I don't trust them".
Why does cheap equal poor quality?
XXR wheels are both VIA (Vehicle Inspection Association of Japan) and JWL (Japan Light Alloy Wheel standard) certified. That means they passed some of the most rigorous wheel testing in the industry, just like the OEM or JDM aftermarket wheels which means they are safe.
Japan is also XXRs biggest market.
I think this covers the bulk of the arguments.
We hear that they are not suitable for track use. I'll hopefully have a post in a month or so with an R35 GTR in Australia using XXRs as a track wheel exclusively.
We don't want to put down other brands of wheel, especially not high end JDM wheels. XXR offer a range of high quality, good looking, reliable wheels at a sensationally good price, and fantastic value for money.
It's OK not to like a brand, but make sure you know the facts before you spread hate."