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QUOTE (NT2SHBBY @ Jun 18 2010, 07:28 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=334030
+1.....the only aftermarket wheels I find that balance out smooth are high end wheels like HRE or iForged, BBS, Volk, Ray's Engineering, etc...basically $400+ a piece wheels

that and of course all OEM.....but wheels made by companies like Enkei, Konig, Ace, etc... are all garbage built with NO DOT standards....
The internet amazes me. Do you really think the wheels are garbage? Go look and see what wheels are on most performance vehicles sold in the US. You will see Enkei, BBS etc on the back of the wheel. Do you really think that OEM means superior quality? Have you ever raced a car on a track? How did that work out with your OEM DOT approved rims? Kinda heavy aren't they? Most classes won't let you on the track with them. Strength and safety issues you know. If a wheel sold in this country does not meet DOT "standards" then it must be labeled when sold as "for Off Road Use Only, Not DOT Approved". Did you know that Prime and Ultra Wheel(now located in China) produce nearly all the OEM rims for the Big 3 in the USA? Did you know that Enkei makes Honda wheels? Even the little ugly ones that no one wants? I can assure you they aren't junk.
You know how the saying goes about assholes and opinions.....quit spouting your misinformed facts/opinions. They aren't garbage.

As surprising as this might be, there are no regulatory or mandatory structural testing standards or procedures that any passenger car or light truck wheel must meet at this time.

The “DOT Approved” (Department of Transportation) you may see on the back of a wheel basically means the wheel conforms to certain specifications regarding the bead seat profile, barrel and drop configuration so a tire will fit securely. This standard was developed by the Tire and Rim Association and adopted by DOT many years ago.

In 2003 the Society of Automotive Engineers “SAE” proposed and developed the Aftermarket Passenger Car and Light Truck Performance Requirements and Test Procedures “SAE J2530” to address this issue. SAE J2530 is the equivalent to the German “TUV” or Japanese “VIA/JWL” standards. At this time DOT is reviewing this standard for possible for possible regulatory adoption.
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