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OK, yet another member call out to find out if anyone has these ESM 002R wheels on their 2002.  They are BBS RS 001 knock-offs.  The representative I am exchanging emails with is insisting that he's sold many to 2002 owners, but the ET is only 15 and I can't find a single image of them on a 2002.  These things are stupid-cheap compared to my other options but I do not want to roll the lips of my fenders.  

 

ESM 002 Wheel

 

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Scott

 

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Hi Scott,

 

 When buying from Ary, just kinda protect yourself.

 

  In regards to the wheels, I have seen them on at least one 2002.  With that offset the fronts do pop out from the fender line by a fair amount.  If you are running any sort of lowering spring (or just have a saggy stock setup), you will certainly have to roll the lips.  Not really going to go into the whole Chinese-knockoff deal and how they reflect on the car in general.

 

  If you want to have a nice, re-finished, period wheel then contact Frank at PowderWheels.  He's constantly sourcing/refinishing/selling period alloy wheels for a reasonable price.  Saw a set of beautiful ATS Classics 14x7 he had earlier this month, if those are still available, jump on them.

https://www.facebook.com/powderwheelsofficial/

 

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Chimi, thanks for that reference.  I didn't see it before.  Some great looking cars and wheels in there.  

 

Jireland, that's what I'm thinking.   There are a few examples of this wheel in Chimi's reference, but they stick out awfully far.  

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9 minutes ago, AceAndrew said:

Hi Scott,

 

 When buying from Ary, just kinda protect yourself.

 

  In regards to the wheels, I have seen them on at least one 2002.  With that offset the fronts do pop out from the fender line by a fair amount.  If you are running any sort of lowering spring (or just have a saggy stock setup), you will certainly have to roll the lips.  Not really going to go into the whole Chinese-knockoff deal and how they reflect on the car in general.

 

  If you want to have a nice, re-finished, period wheel then contact Frank at PowderWheels.  He's constantly sourcing/refinishing/selling period alloy wheels for a reasonable price.  Saw a set of beautiful ATS Classics 14x7 he had earlier this month, if those are still available, jump on them.

https://www.facebook.com/powderwheelsofficial/

 

Thanks!   I just reached out to him to see what he has.  

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Just bought a set of staggered 002s should be here Friday, I'll try to get some pictures of them this weekend.

 

And yea I agree I don't necessarily like buying cheapo Chinese rep wheels but I have a hard time justifying $1300+ wheels especially when I'm building my car to be driven. Eventually I'll try to get a nice set of RS or RMs needing a refurb but the cheapo wheels will do for now

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6 hours ago, 323IJOE said:

Just bought a set of staggered 002s should be here Friday, I'll try to get some pictures of them this weekend.

 

And yea I agree I don't necessarily like buying cheapo Chinese rep wheels but I have a hard time justifying $1300+ wheels especially when I'm building my car to be driven. Eventually I'll try to get a nice set of RS or RMs needing a refurb but the cheapo wheels will do for now

 

Who says you can't drive the shit out of a car with 1,300 dollar wheels on it? They're built to be driven on! 

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