[ALLOY WHEELS] 14-17" Amazon Alloy Wheels / sold by Amazon / Prime eligible / different brand
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[ALLOY WHEELS] 14-17" Amazon Alloy Wheels / sold by Amazon / Prime eligible / different brand

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Found 9th Apr 2014
Remember the Amazon 'rracer' alloy wheels deal a little while ago? They were obviously trialling selling cheap-ish alloy wheels under the 'rracer' brand, and they were available from about £80 a set?

Well, I've just spotted another "brand" they're selling over there as well, and wanted to let you guys know about it.

The brand is 'infiny' [sic] and they're currently available in 14-17" sizes, from £20-127 (!)

I'll say it now upfront: I'M SORRY. I'm sorry that I drive a car whose value can be radically altered by the introduction of new shiny-shiny. I'm sorry that my choices put other innocent people's existences in jeopardy.

But I'm happy to say that I jumped into the the 'rracer' alloy deal earlier on, and I am proud to say that my MR2 now looks ever so slightly less valuable, more stupid and costs ever-so-much more to insure. But it is what it is.

Remember that you'll probably need to purchase some 'spigot rings' (now there's a word that feels dirrrrrty) as most of these alloys have a large central 'bore' or hole, and most cars have a smaller hub - or big bolt end - for them to slot onto. On my MR2 for instance, the hub is '60.1' and the alloys I bought were '67.1' (as most of these cheaper 'infiny' ones are here) so I ebay'd (???) 'spigot rings 60.1 67.1' and - because I have very scant regard for my personal own well-being/or that of others - buy-it-now'd (???!?) the cheapest. About £4+ ish.

Unless you are getting the same size alloy wheels as you've currently got (15" -> 15"), you'll need new tyres. If you live around Leicestershire, let me know via the thread and I'll let you have the name of a great part-worn tyre place that has the block contract for all of the part-worn or repaired tyres from BMW-fleet, AutoLease and Mercedes-lease (I can't remember the names of the actual fleet companies, they can maybe tell you). ** bottom of listing. **

Again, as I haven't got any children and don't like other road users as a rule, I generally use part-worn tyres. This allows me the chance to afford to drive on good quality, branded tyres for less-than budget prices. But whatever tyres you bob-on, make sure you get all four wheels & tyres balanced. Many cheaper locations will just balance the front wheels in the name of speed. If the rears are not balanced, you can on some cars get wicked vibrations through your seat and bum ;-) when driving at speed

The best way to find out which alloy wheel you can go for is to google your car's make, model and "pcd" [so 'Ford Focus 2009 pcd'] and one of the first results will probably have the correct answer in a forum post somewhere. Just don't try finding alloys for a Hillman Imp here (4x101!), for instance.

As for the offset ('et35' or 'et42'...you're on your own. I've never found an easy way to describe what is ultimately a simple point to a general audience. So I won't. Save to say...it /probably/ won't matter, as long as your original 'et' number (from the same forum as from above, or another google search) is within 8-10-ish of the new alloy wheel here.

Oh: and if you are changing from a original set of (say) Ford alloys to an aftermarket set, you WILL need to tell your insurer. They're probably charge you an admin fee to make ANY change on the policy, and most underwriters will take the opportunity to add a bit onto your premium, as they know there's nothing you can /really/ do about now, is there? But you MUST tell them.

If you're moving from one set to another? That'll very probably be fine.

I've also bought a set for her indoors - not for her car: she can't drive - just to strategically place on the floor between the bedroom and the toilet so that when she needs the loo in the night after a few pints of Lambrini, hilarity should ensue.

So...yes, these are probably not even good enough to bob-onto a soapbox cart. They may even spontaneously combust when exposed to air. But there they are. For those of you who have a spare £85-150 and love shiny-shiny: enjoy.

***************

EDIT: Here is the Google Maps link for the place with the fleet part-worn tyres contract:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.656928,-1.122312,3a,72.8y,276.62h,93.84t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1szTTg7eNFC8I32FMV1YpEmA!2e0

In the gap sign marked "Car Sales".

TL; DR - cheap alloys available at Amazon: search 'infiny' to find.

When I clicked on the link it only showed 3 lots of 15" Wheels. For anyone that's looking to browse through the whole selection try this link:

amazon.co.uk/s/r…031

Brings up about 400 wheels. On the left hand side of the page you can then narrow it down to rim size.
- Foxy

131 Comments

Original Poster

Good God: I really do have so little to do at work...

Sometimes things can be too cheap ! Don't think I'd fancy driving on £20 wheels but heat for a good spot .

Original Poster

rogparki

Sometimes things can be too cheap ! Don't think I'd fancy driving on £20 … Sometimes things can be too cheap ! Don't think I'd fancy driving on £20 wheels but heat for a good spot .


I can report that they're more hexagonal than round ;-)

The price gradually changes until supply meets demand, and most from the other deal are now £60-70-ish.

Essentially, they're just using this as a way of getting us and other deal forums to provide free advertising for their product. Like Aldi, Lidl or 7-day shop. Allegedly.

LuckyDavid

Good God: I really do have so little to do at work...



I'm sure your employer could fix that for you if you had a friendly word in their ear.

HUKD - home of the best deals known to man, ruiner of many a good man's career.

Heat purely for the effort the op has gone to for his description

OP you have made my day with the labrini comment.
For the alloys not my cup of tea but when compared to the S### halfords sell and the price difference cant be a bad deal.

will this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infiny-J17973575SYMB-Symbol-Satinblack-Polished/dp/B00DOZJJ96/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1397059077&sr=1-2&keywords=infiny

fir my audi a6 2001 ? Thank you!

No they won't you need ones that have a 5x112 stud pattern.

But these will :

amazon.co.uk/Inf…1-3
Edited by: "phill@sw-cc" 9th Apr 2014

the images are not right with description, there is a website to confirm design and description?
i need a set of 4 4x108, if possible black

lol it would cost you twice as much for refurbing existing,,, heat

Original Poster

rubenm85

the images are not right with description, there is a website to confirm … the images are not right with description, there is a website to confirm design and description?i need a set of 4 4x108, if possible black



...best option

Not that I'm aware of. Cheap is as cheap does. I'd order, and then claim that one is 'damaged' and return the lot gratis, maybe? YMMV. Wow! That's actually a pun too!

I /really/ am going to hell. Amazon's c/service is great, but at least they don't run the same awful deal that Game did years ago - try a (Xbox) game or whatever, and if you don't like it, return it for a full refund to a store within 7 days. And then...choose another one!

Rinse and repeat.
Edited by: "LuckyDavid" 9th Apr 2014

Thanks for the post 'LuckyDavid' I live in Leicester, what's this part-worn tyre place you mentioned? As i'm looking for some tyres.

Thanks in advance.

Heat for the effort and deal

My Bimmer would refuse to start if I bobbed these on however

Heat for the description, funny.

part worn are a false economy and potential deathtraps if bought from unscrupulous blokes ill look for some pics and upload

cant find my pics but i found some on google hometyre.co.uk/ass…jpg


Edited by: "HamanBasher" 9th Apr 2014

An mr2 on part-worns, you're a brave man.

Have some heat for a good deal and a funny post. I dare say that these can't be any worse than a lot of manufacturer alloys - Toyota's are known for corroding and modern Ford alloys bend at the slightest dip in a road.

Kudos, fellow MR2'er(??)

HEAT HEAT HEAT. funny man. I hope my oh doesn't see your post. It'll be the old me and ma 'julie signs on top of the windscreen next!

no 14 inch left unfortunately

bambulus

An mr2 on part-worns, you're a brave man. Have some heat for a good deal … An mr2 on part-worns, you're a brave man. Have some heat for a good deal and a funny post. I dare say that these can't be any worse than a lot of manufacturer alloys - Toyota's are known for corroding and modern Ford alloys bend at the slightest dip in a road. Kudos, fellow MR2'er(??)



http://www.clubpolo.co.uk/forum/uploads/monthly_11_2008/post-16538-1227655319.jpg

LuckyDavid

I can report that they're more hexagonal than round ;-)The price … I can report that they're more hexagonal than round ;-)The price gradually changes until supply meets demand, and most from the other deal are now £60-70-ish.Essentially, they're just using this as a way of getting us and other deal forums to provide free advertising for their product. Like Aldi, Lidl or 7-day shop. Allegedly.



don't forget Tesco too. all their deals of a ferrari for £00.01 are just a misprice in Argyle south for us on here to give an advert for them.

This is tempting I have a Mitsubishi FTO and I like the alloys I have on it, but they have a diamond finish which has gone off. Dunno whether to go for something like in this deal or get them refurbished in hyper silver.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 9th Apr 2014

fishmaster



Looks about right for an MR2. Only it's still facing the right direction...

bambulus

Looks about right for an MR2. Only it's still facing the right … Looks about right for an MR2. Only it's still facing the right direction...



It is? It's pretty hard to tell with that model
Edited by: "lentini" 9th Apr 2014

Useful for putting winter tyres on.

In the deal you refer to they were from £18 not £80 makes these look dear ! Still a great deal though at this price.

EACH.... Price is for 1.

So apart from the 20quid ones... not hot, lots of cheap chinese alloys on a EvilBAY for around £300 a set

LuckyDavid

Good God: I really do have so little to do at work...



Is yours an mr2 roadster? I need alloys for the wifes but no idea what sort is compatible other than overpriced refurbed originals.

Hey luckydavid,

Thanks for the post. I'm from Leicester, what is the part worn place you talk about please?

Thanks

any 16 inch 5x118 for this price? my van needs new wheels and these are cheaper than steel rims

heat for the write up, if you lose your job, you could try your hand at writing

fishmaster

Wonder if that' Lucky Dave's on the day it ran out,luck that is and why his insurance went up like his car on his octangnol wheels?

Shame... They've only got 3 in stock of the ones I like!

Original Poster

mobiwan

Hey luckydavid, Thanks for the post. I'm from Leicester, what is the part … Hey luckydavid, Thanks for the post. I'm from Leicester, what is the part worn place you talk about please? Thanks

I can't remember the name (if it even has a name!) but I've looked it up on Google Maps, and it is https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.656928,-1.122312,3a,72.8y,276.62h,93.84t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1szTTg7eNFC8I32FMV1YpEmA!2e0 In the gap sign marked "Car Sales".

I sound like a right dodgy Del Boy, but it is what it is!
Edited by: "LuckyDavid" 9th Apr 2014

Original Poster

proevo21

heat for the write up, if you lose your job, you could try your hand at … heat for the write up, if you lose your job, you could try your hand at writing

Cheers mate, keep well

Heat as you made me laugh, and it's a decent deal.

Original Poster

zzak

Thanks for the post 'LuckyDavid' I live in Leicester, what's this … Thanks for the post 'LuckyDavid' I live in Leicester, what's this part-worn tyre place you mentioned? As i'm looking for some tyres.Thanks in advance.

I've just replied to another post with the info, hope it helps you too. oO

Original Poster

barbituran

any 16 inch 5x118 for this price? my van needs new wheels and these are … any 16 inch 5x118 for this price? my van needs new wheels and these are cheaper than steel rims

Cheaper than a pallet of Farley's Rusks too, and probably just as useful to attach to a car's axles.

Original Poster

jaydeeuk1

Is yours an mr2 roadster? I need alloys for the wifes but no idea what … Is yours an mr2 roadster? I need alloys for the wifes but no idea what sort is compatible other than overpriced refurbed originals.

Sorry, mine's an MR2 MK2 'tubby' style. But, as a Public Assistance, here is a good forum that lists the options.

Good luck! oO

Chinese cheese alloys

You've made me want another MR2.... the ultimate fun machine.

The alloys on my Saab 93 ragtop (grandkids... need the back seats and a boot for the buggy!) are looking shabby.... but I'm not tempted.

Have some HEAT just for the giggle.....
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