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Real Rodders Wheels

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stude-sled, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Stude-sled
    Joined: Sep 24, 2006
    Posts: 678


    :confused:I am getting ready to order some new wheels for my Studebaker Lark and was curios if the Real Rodders Wheels are worth the $$$. Thanks, Brian
  2. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796


    Real Rodders wheels look more like Vintage Halibrands thsan the new Chinese made Halibrands with the small "Halibrand" embossing.
  3. olpaul
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 239


    I got em on my Nomad. Nice, but a pain to polish so often.
  4. sdgsavage
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 23


    I agree that the price can be a set back. But they really do look way better than the offshore halibrands. Also 16 inch sizes. I got a mixed set of smoothies and small kindney beans, with the Dow coating. They look real sharp. Worth it to me.

  5. wkends
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 570

    from Kentucky

    I have a set of RRW wheels and they are first class. They were great to deal with and shipped fast.
  6. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350


    I've been considering dropping the coin on a set for my 5 window eventually and wondered the same thing. It was a toss up between them, Halibrands or possibly Team III.
    The Dow coating looks real nice and would probably work great with the color i'm painting the car..wish i knew someone local who had a set so i can see it in person though.
  7. jdubbya
    Joined: Jul 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,435


    I bought a set of halibrand replicas, and am real happy with them, the quality is way better than expected for the price.

    The only thing I did was purchase a set of bullett center caps for them.

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  8. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I have been looking at them for a few years as I plan to put a set on a future project (might put a set on my woodie also). I think they are worth the money. quality seems really good.
  9. Triggerman
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 578

    from NorCal

    I saw them at the CHRR and I believe I met Pat. Really nice fellow, super nice looking wheels and.....they have that faux magnesium coating that looks amazingly close to polished magnesium wheels. I know, I've seen the real thing. To answer your question Stude-sled, if you have the coin to purchase his wheels then I say go for it. There have been many threads about buy American here on the HAMB and here you have a chance to put your money where your job is. I think you'll be content.
  10. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    if you can pony up the dough, i think you'll never get tired of the qualty! i bought a set of american racing "rodders" halibrand knock offs. i dont know if you can still get them, but these look great. i got a pair if 15''x5'', 15''x8''. they were very reasonable.
  11. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
    Posts: 2,279


    Pat is great to work with. He even put up with all my questions and was a real pro. I have a set for my '33. It's a long story as to how that purchase came about but when I finally bit the bullet and got the wheels boy was I happy. I have a set of Halibrands on my '54. They are Bitchin' wheels, but Real Rodders are the finest wheels made for the stuff we like, no question. I am not a rich man and had to hock alot of stuff to afford them, but wheels, tires, stance and clean glass make a car. If you have the scratch purchase them you will be glad you did. And on the polish part it's worth it. When my wheels got here they were mirror shiny with not one single scratch or blemish, I was amazed and stunned. It was very refreshing to shell out hard earned money that's not easy to come by and get something that far far exceeded what I expected. I haven't put them on the '33 yet because the car isn't nice enough to wear them, but I'm working on that.


    The afformentioned tesTIMonial was given without pay or coaxing- Pat I know you'll get that.
  12. Joe's 32 Ford Sedan
    Joined: May 15, 2010
    Posts: 38

    Joe's 32 Ford Sedan

    I have a set on my roadster. They are great wheels, mine are polished and I never have to polish them.I use Norton's liquid ice to clean them and they look great. Also have a set on my new project. Pat is great to work with. Buy them you will be glad you did.
  13. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,259

    from Florida

    I just looked at their do I like the style of their wheels....

    Just outta curiousity's sake...what kinda coin are they fetching (approx) for a set of their wheels....I know what I am prepaired to drop on a set of rims/tire (which aint cheap) BUT want to see where it stands in with RRW seeing as I like their style so much...
  14. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,351


    Can't say if it's worth the money to you. We don't know your financial situation. Now if you want to know their quality, it's as good as it gets.
  15. Stude-sled
    Joined: Sep 24, 2006
    Posts: 678


    With the new style of coating that makes them look like polishes mag. they are about $800.00 per wheel.

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