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Old 10-11-2018, 07:36 PM
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Found this random image and I'd love to procure a set of these wheels. I gather they are Techart Magnesiums, but beyond that the trail goes cold. Anyone have experience with these, or any idea where I might locate a set?
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:16 AM
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Looks a little like rays volk racing te37 ultra. Let me find some pics
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:25 AM
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Basal Skull View Post
Looks a little like rays volk racing te37 ultra. Let me find some pics
Thanks! Yes, very similar in structure, just one extra spoke on the Rays.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:02 AM
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"Find that wheel" - my favorite game!

It was made for Techart by OZ. The model is "Magnesio", just specially inscribed with Techart's logo.



I imagine they are pretty rare.

Lotus "Esprit" version:



It was somewhat popular in the 90s and 00s with prototype racers. Not uncommon in centerlock.




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The OZ Crono is very similar. I imagine it is not magnesium.



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The similar Enkei RC5 (hollow spoke) is also rare.


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Admittedly, you would be better off sourcing a similarly-looking new wheel from a reputable brand. Unless you are set on the OZ. Not to mention IMO a used magnesium wheel is a little sketchy because of the characteristics of the metal.

The basic star-shaped five spoke is fairly easy to find, helped by its newfound appreciation. The way the spokes return inward to the rim is somewhat uncommon. That spoke treatment is most known on the Rays/Volks wheels.

For similar wheels, see the HRE C105, Champion RS184, CCW SP500 and SP550, Speedline Corse Type 2110, Forgeline SO3.

The Crono III is the only of the Crono series still made by OZ, and doesn't look much the same.

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Old 10-12-2018, 10:11 AM
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What happens when you have a set of rare rims and one cracks as mag wheels have a tendency to do? Hence BBS moved from E28s to E88s.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:06 PM
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Not a pretty wheel............

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