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Old 05-27-10, 08:56 AM
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Guys really stumped and can't decide which brand is better. I have always heard of TSW being as solid but any opinions or past experiences with MRR's that can help a brother out? I will be running either one of these sets 20" staggered on my GS350 AWD Dropped on F-Sports Color: Glacier Frost Mica

I'm leaning a bit towards the MRR in chrome because it seems like the wheels have a bit more definition and the chrome is not to bling blingy.

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ive always heard bad reviews about TSW about their wheels being too soft. Hence their nickname Terribly Soft Wheels
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I will let you know what I think in a week.
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Guys really stumped and can't decide which brand is better. I have always heard of TSW being as solid but any opinions or past experiences with MRR's that can help a brother out? I will be running either one of these sets 20" staggered on my GS350 AWD Dropped on F-Sports Color: Glacier Frost Mica

I'm leaning a bit towards the MRR in chrome because it seems like the wheels have a bit more definition and the chrome is not to bling blingy.

TSW Snettertons Hyper-Silver vs MRR GT1 Chrome

H Anaq110

I have the same MRR1's Chrome on my GS for a year now and they still look Fine and the workmanship on these rims are great but mine are 275/30/19 rear and 245/35/19 front...
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H Anaq110

I have the same MRR1's Chrome on my GS for a year now and they still look Fine and the workmanship on these rims are great but mine are 275/30/19 rear and 245/35/19 front...
Excellent, I have dying to see pics of 3GS with these wheels in 19's and tyre sizes like yours! I will have the exact same setup as you and wanted to see some more angle shots please.

I like an aggresssive stance, so I was wondering if I would be able to add some spacers to those whels as well. And how much....

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Excellent, I have dying to see pics of 3GS with these wheels in 19's and tyre sizes like yours! I will have the exact same setup as you and wanted to see some more angle shots please.

I like an aggresssive stance, so I was wondering if I would be able to add some spacers to those whels as well. And how much....

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Here's my last picture that I have of the rims
I paid for rims and tire setup 1800 from needfourspeed in california
I don't know if you can put spacers unless there small because with the setup that I have 8.5 in the front and 9.5 in the rear the tire are right on the edge.
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H Anaq110

I have the same MRR1's Chrome on my GS for a year now and they still look Fine and the workmanship on these rims are great but mine are 275/30/19 rear and 245/35/19 front...
WOW looks amazing bro, I'm not a big fan of the chrome pillars but your car pulls it off lovely.. Thanks for sharing pics
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ive always heard bad reviews about TSW about their wheels being too soft. Hence their nickname Terribly Soft Wheels
Really bro that's the first time I heard of them being soft but then again its been years running 18's and not daring to go any bigger. If they are truly soft no way they can handle Tri-State roads past winter destroyed N Jersey roads with potholes everywhere.

Designo, let me know I might be trying to place an order today so I can get them in also by next weekend. I'm starting to lean more and more towards the MRRs they have a lot more definition then TSW.
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snettertons baby!!! I like them more than the MRR because of those fake bolts they add at the top of the spoke. TSW doesnt have that. To me it makes the wheel look less cluttered and busy, while also making the spoke look a little longer
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Have the MRRs in 20's and they ride nice, but the front dirvers side wheel has been bent on normal driving on the bay area freeways!

Not to bad, but I've taken harder bumps in the road with my last set of 20's and didn't have the bent rim problem....still love the rims though.
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ive always heard bad reviews about TSW about their wheels being too soft. Hence their nickname Terribly Soft Wheels
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Really bro that's the first time I heard of them being soft but then again its been years running 18's and not daring to go any bigger. If they are truly soft no way they can handle Tri-State roads past winter destroyed N Jersey roads with potholes everywhere.

Designo, let me know I might be trying to place an order today so I can get them in also by next weekend. I'm starting to lean more and more towards the MRRs they have a lot more definition then TSW.
I agree that TSW are solid wheels. I have taken some nasty pot holes and bumps and had no issue. I had a set of TSWs on my G35 after denting 2 sets of wheels. The TSW set on the G35 was the only wheel I had that didnt give me crap. So I would have to say that TSW stands for totally sexy wheels. LOL
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Quality: Both wheels are of good quality so that isn't going to help make the decision. This is even steven.

Looks: Pretty close here. The fake rivets on the MRR would be a focal point in the choice. Some like them for the added visual appeal....some prefer the cleanness of the TSW.
Personally, I would go with the MRR because they have the bigger rear lip (I think) and better fitment. The offsets on the TSW are more conservative for the front wheels.

History: TSW has been on race cars in the past, prolly some in the present.
MRR is a recent name but the company has been making wheels for decades. This is another draw.

Street cred: Dunno.....hmm.....got give em another draw.
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Here's th MRR 20x8.5 and 20X10's I love them!!
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I have to admit they look great on your car buddy. The MRR wheels are sharp. I have always loved the red color for the GS.
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I am very encouraged by the picture I have seen so far. I am waiting for my Yokohama S.Drive's to get here tomorrow.

I went for the MRR GT1's in 19 inch with 245/35/19 fronts and 275/30/19's rears. The offset and stance on the 3GS based on the pics looks awsum. And if I decided to go a little wider, I was just wondering how much more I can go ( using spacers ) without my car looking like a dune buggy!

I am also lowered on Eibachs, but I will assume I am pretty safe with 19's?
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