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I'm in kind of a little dilemma here. I might be getting some wheels soon and I can't decide between the SSR Minerva and the HRE 445R. If I got either one of them, they would be 18" silver with a polished lip. I really like the Minerva because of its aggressive design and because it will go well with the body kit I am planning for. On the other hand, the HRE wheels are more classy and seem to fit the IS a little better.

I just wanted to gather a few opinions on the subject.

Thanks,

Chris

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Both are nice. The Minerva seems like a semi-dated design already. While HREs are timeless. Also, don't expect as much lip on the Minervas as that Altezza had. I think I read somewhere he has pulled front and rear fenders. It kinda looks that way from the pic.
 

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HRE's....i just love those rims and they are very classy....
 

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MrMark said:
Honestly, I'm a little dissapointed with HRE's durability. Even though iForge has a bad rep, I still think they are better in quality than HRE. I know I'll get some flak, but I have both so I can make the comparison.


lil' IS 300 said:
Are you f'n joking me? Dude get the HREs :D
aye mark, what kinda bad rep does iforged have? :-? never heard anything about them being bad ...
 

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Tha Reaper said:
MrMark said:
Honestly, I'm a little dissapointed with HRE's durability. Even though iForge has a bad rep, I still think they are better in quality than HRE. I know I'll get some flak, but I have both so I can make the comparison.


lil' IS 300 said:
Are you f'n joking me? Dude get the HREs :D
aye mark, what kinda bad rep does iforged have? :-? never heard anything about them being bad ...
http://www.is300.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13373468
 

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Customer service...not quality.



Tha Reaper said:
MrMark said:
Honestly, I'm a little dissapointed with HRE's durability. Even though iForge has a bad rep, I still think they are better in quality than HRE. I know I'll get some flak, but I have both so I can make the comparison.


lil' IS 300 said:
Are you f'n joking me? Dude get the HREs :D
aye mark, what kinda bad rep does iforged have? :-? never heard anything about them being bad ...
 

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kona said:
Go classy (HRE). Never goes out of style. Guys remember the BBS RSII's?
Yes, I do remember the BBS RSII. IMO, a very clean classic look from the pre-big-lip era of multi-piece wheel design

If your implication is that that SSR Minerva wheel is in the same league style-wise you are sadly mistaken.
 

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MrMark said:
Honestly, I'm a little dissapointed with HRE's durability. Even though iForge has a bad rep, I still think they are better in quality than HRE. I know I'll get some flak, but I have both so I can make the comparison.
Which HRE wheels did you have and with what finish and what happened to them?

I know about some clearcoat problems and one guy on the Audi forum had his anodized wheels ruined by a dealer with an acidic spray on wheel cleaner.
 

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The lip bent on my Legend. I didn't even hit a noticable pothole.... bent enough rims in my life to realize when I hit a pothole...



CRB said:
MrMark said:
Honestly, I'm a little dissapointed with HRE's durability. Even though iForge has a bad rep, I still think they are better in quality than HRE. I know I'll get some flak, but I have both so I can make the comparison.
Which HRE wheels did you have and with what finish and what happened to them?

I know about some clearcoat problems and one guy on the Audi forum had his anodized wheels ruined by a dealer with an acidic spray on wheel cleaner.
 
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