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Dakar Wheels

Post by TommyG » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:49 pm

Interesting option. Good offset for our trucks and tough as hell. They are salty though. I might stop in there and see them in person the next time I am down that way. Thinking the Matte Bronze might look cool on my blue truck.

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Post by TwinStick » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:26 am

Yup, those would look good.
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Re: Dakar Wheels

Post by Shaved Ice » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:49 am

I agree but they don't come any wider than stock: 8"
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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:04 am

Pretty expensive for low pressure cast.
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Post by olyelr » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:26 am

Look good, but the price hurts. Not much more you can have a set of Hutchinsons. And still only 8” wide, wtf? Most tire manufacturers dont even recommend their 12.5” wide tire for anything less than 8.5”.
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Post by yellowranger1 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:30 am

I like them, they look sporty. For the price, I'd have to get a set of Walker Evans wheels though.

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Post by Low_Sky » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:42 pm

I noticed the same things; 8" wide, expensive, and you can bet freight from the east coast is going to be high too. It's a good looking wheel (assuming "EVOCorse" and "Fondmetal" are decals you can peel off), but the 8" width is the real killer for me.
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Re: Dakar Wheels

Post by TommyG » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:43 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:04 am
Pretty expensive for low pressure cast.
I was surprised that they are not forged too given the classes they are certified for. I don't do anything high speed or too crazy so I doubt I would break them. It is a lot of coin regardless.

I spent too many hours at an impressionable age watching World Rally Championship and Dakar on Speedvision. We used to meet at my buddy's late on Friday night and watch until almost breakfast on Saturday morning. That might account for the unhealthy appeal that they have for me.
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Re: Dakar Wheels

Post by TommyG » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:46 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:42 pm
I noticed the same things; 8" wide, expensive, and you can bet freight from the east coast is going to be high too. It's a good looking wheel (assuming "EVOCorse" and "Fondmetal" are decals you can peel off), but the 8" width is the real killer for me.
This may be the one and only time being in the East would help me with a purchase for my truck. I am always crying about truck shipping stuff here from the west coast.
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