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Old 06-09-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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Sport Edition wheels - company info?

Hi, I'm looking for information on Sport Edition wheels, specifically what company makes them (is it Sport Edition or some other name) and where I can find out more info about them. I know TireRack stocks them, but they don't have it in my size, so I'm trying to find out more about the company and other places to buy their wheels. TIA.
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Re: Sport Edition wheels - company info?

They're made by a company called Fox i believe in Europe. I was looking at the Fox Sport Edition 2's - the nice clean 6-spoke wheels but they aren't in production anymore and I don't really have the money right now to buy them I'm not sure if the company exists anymore because all their products are on clearance.
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Old 06-22-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the company is called Sport Edition - Fox2, 5, etc. are their different wheel models. That's what I ran into - the wheels are on clearance and there's no contact info anywhere.
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Re: Sport Edition wheels - company info?

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I'm pretty sure the company is called Sport Edition - Fox2, 5, etc. are their different wheel models. That's what I ran into - the wheels are on clearance and there's no contact info anywhere.
I was looking for 15" alloy wheels for my 94 Accord @ Tire Rack and saw the Sport Edition F2's. They were relatively inexpensive ($65/ea) and so like you I decided to find some info about the company on the web. Saw someone saying that they were made in the same factory where they make Oz wheels, while a message posted by Luke from Tirerack (in 2001) indicated they were made from a Mille Miglia factory.

Finally e-mailed Tirerack. Jake replied that Sport Edition is a house brand and the wheels were made for them by Kosei, a Japanese company. I got the wheels (w/ Kumho tires) a few days ago and they look good on the old car. The wheels are made in China but this isn't an issue w/ me (especially for the price) because I knew that Kosei has factories in China, Philippines, etc., and that Kosei manufactures quality wheels.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:13 AM   #5
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Sport Edition F2 rims

I contacted tirerack as well on the quality and durabulity of these rims. this is Rudy response from tirerack,"Hello,

These wheels are engineered in Germany to meet TUV specifications. These will be as durable if not more then the O.E. wheels. They are manufactured in China using the most modern low pressure casting process. Please contact me by phone to place your order or if you have more questions.

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Rudy
Retail Sales
Performance Specialist
7101 Vorden Parkway
South Bend, IN. 46628

I will be ordering mine today once I confirm that the Duty for these rims are 12% for being made in China plus our provincial tax of 8% and GST of 7% hope this helps other out!!
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Re: Sport Edition wheels - company info?

Beware when purchasing Sport Edition wheels. I purchased a set of rims that were labeled (cast) as 5 x 100. After mounting and balancing tires I found out they are actually 5 x 120. I also read a post from a Subaru forum where a guy had the same issue. These came from Tire Rack who offered no comment. If you buy Sport Edition rims look closely at the stamped size and then measure the lug pattern. Anybody want some 5 x 120 sport edition rims?
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