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Asto Supreme wheels any problems?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nitrohonkey, May 20, 2009.

  1. I have always liked the 5 spoke astro supreme wheels, but I remember people having problems with them cracking. Are the wheels improved? Has anyone had any problems with these wheels?
     
  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    I had problems getting mine balanced. they had to break the bead and reposition the tire so they didn't have to put a shitload of weigh in one spot.

    don't have enough miles on them to speak of any cracking or other problems
     
  3. No issues here. The only problems I had in the beginning was trying to get them to sit flush with the center caps on and the unilug, but that sorted out quite easily.
     
  4. Nappy
    Joined: Jul 6, 2001
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    from York, PA

    There are a bunch of different makes of Supremes. The 'problem' wheels weren't reinforced behind the spokes. Generally, I think the reinforced Supremes aren't bad but I'd for sure steer clear of the ones without the extra plate.
     

  5. RacerRick
    Joined: May 16, 2005
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    How do you tell the difference? There are sets for sale on ebay all the time for cheap and I would sure hate to get burned.
     
  6. Albie
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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    U.S. Wheel makes a copy cat. My buddy has 'em. Never checked the back of them for any plates, but he's rolled on them for a good year and half with no cracking problems, but the chrome doesnt seem that deep in spots. They look similar to the Astro's with the exception of the center caps.
     
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  7. MilesM
    Joined: May 28, 2002
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    I have had balance problems on a set with gusset plates on the back of the spoke. Have not cracked them yet!
     
  8. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    look at where the spoke meets the hoop.
     
  9. Nomadness
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    Allied has the gussets. Quality issues, weld splatter can be pretty bad leaving pits in chrome. Hard to get in my part of country. After tire store damaged 3 of 4 of the first set I got and Coy's wheels sent me some crappy ones and I had to file a credit card dispute, I gave up and am just going to keep the car stock.
     
  10. Thanks for all the responses!
     
  11. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    i just got the knock on the door from the UPS man. he brought me the new super supreme wheel from newstalia wheel. i ordered them up from Howard, good dude, did what he said, which is hard enough to find these days. they are bolt pattern direct fit wheels, so you can use a regular lug nut, and are fully welded with a guesset.

    im super pumped on my super supremes!!

    call howard at newstalgia and get you a set.
     

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  12. Nomadness
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    The Super Supremes are not made in 14 inch sizes.
     

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