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    I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    I know many of you like the look of these wheels but don't want to search forever and pay through the nose for a set, let alone worry about cracks all the time. I think I've seen a few posts lament the fact that no one makes high quality replicas.

    I just came across the Work "Barroso," which appears to be exactly that. I've also seen them referred to as the "starform," though google image search seems to associate another style of work wheel with that name more frequently. Work is a highly regarded Japanese manufacturer if you're unfamiliar.

    I do not see these on Work's website but I have emailed them inquiring about availability, sizes/offsets and pricing...I'll post the reply as soon as I get it.


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    Re: I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    There where several brands that made high quality replicas of the original 17" AMG 3 piece wheels. Most are 17" and discontinued long ago, I have a set of 18" that I get a lot of complements on. If you can find a good set at a good price I say grab them.

    What are the sizes, off sets, center bore and lug pattern to the set you found ?
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    Re: I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    I'm interested !

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    Re: I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    Quote Originally Posted by KarlC View Post
    There where several brands that made high quality replicas of the original 17" AMG 3 piece wheels. Most are 17" and discontinued long ago, I have a set of 18" that I get a lot of complements on. If you can find a good set at a good price I say grab them.

    What are the sizes, off sets, center bore and lug pattern to the set you found ?
    The set I found was 17" but no other specs were listed, looked like a square set up from the pic. They were sold by the time I called...I was ready to pull the trigger at $850. Link:

    http://www.vrwheels.com/index.php?ma...61603f5b76dfd3

    I've seen the pics of your wheels in the owners section by the way - they look fantastic!


    Got a response from Work about availability of these wheels

    Thank you for your email.

    The wheel you are referring to has been discontinued for over 15 years.

    Have a nice day.
    Lol. Oh well...another option to watch for on ebay/cl/forums.

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    Re: I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    I believe these wheels have a bolt pattern of 5 x 114.3
    How can one get these to fit on a 5 x 112 pattern?
    I assume with wheel adapters, but are there any good wheel adapters going from 5 x 114.3 to 5 x 112?

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    Are wobble bolts safe?

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    Re: I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevester 500E View Post
    Are wobble bolts safe?
    I believe so, just make sure they are the correct seat. Never use cone-seat bolts on a ball-seat wheel, or vice-versa. For ball seats, the ball radius MUST match for safety reasons.


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    Re: I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    I believe so, just make sure they are the correct seat. Never use cone-seat bolts on a ball-seat wheel, or vice-versa. For ball seats, the ball radius MUST match for safety reasons.

    Did Dave just OK wobble bolts!? 8-o

    Hey Dave, would you rather run wobble bolts or spacers?
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    Re: I think I've found a high quality replica of the OZ/AMG splits

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Sauce View Post
    Did Dave just OK wobble bolts!? 8-o

    Hey Dave, would you rather run wobble bolts or spacers?
    LOL! I've never used either on my cars (yet). Based on my limited research, I would consider using wobble bolts, which are only useful for ~114 bolt circle wheels.

    I would still avoid spacers if at all possible. Proper ones are $$$$ and if they're not the good stuff, at best you invite balance/shake issues; at worst you have safety issues. It would have to be a very special wheel to get me installing spacers.

    I've got some pics of M12 ball seat bolts used on R14 wheels (i.e., R230, W220, C219)... the contact area is razor thin. Scary stuff. I suspect a lot of people don't realize this.

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