Flik Fuel

[6/28/2006] Reviewed by: Anthony Gravagne

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99-'05 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

15X6.5 wheel ET35 -- Bronze with polished lip.

I ordered these wheels as part of a package deal from EdgeRacing. After running with them for 7 months, I am very pleased. Note that the advertised weight of the wheel on EdgeRacing is a bit optimistic at a claimed 12 pounds per wheel. Actual weight is 13.5 pounds. The finish on the wheels is exemplary for a wheel that cost $89 a piece (in 2005) It is smooth, even and glossy. THe polish on the lip of the wheel is uniform and reflective, but not gaudy or chromey. The supplied plastic center caps have never once loosened, look great and the paint on the plastic has not peeled, spotted or faded. The lip on these wheels is 1.5" deep. Be warned that the spokes on these wheels curve outward from the hub, then back in at the lip. IE, they do not go straight from the hub to the lip. I'm assuming this design feature is to provide clearance for brakes -- HOWEVER, this means unless you have fat tires, or tires with a rim protector bar, it is possible to hit the SPOKES on the curb. They appear to protrude about 1 mm from the "dish" of the wheel at one point...my tires are 205/50R15s with a rim protector bar so this is not an issue for me. Overall, these really are excellent wheels for a very cheap price. They are not terribly heavy, seem quite strong (I've nailed mine on a few large potholes) and have an excellent finish.

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