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#6075: 12-10-2012, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jasejase View Post
be careful with the 08-09 wheels when buying second hand. My buddy bought some for his wifes winter setup (looks odd on a blue na legacy btw!), and they were in mint condition. until the dealer went to balance them.

Three were out of balance so badly, he had to spend another $200 on getting them fixed. The shop advised that he had seen those wheels before, and they are inherently 'weak' and intolerant to potholes.

Food for thought. And now im paranoid when driving.
From what I understand, the 06-07 Spec.B wheels are pretty bad too. Low profile tires probably don't help either.