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Old 03-10-2019, 11:58 AM
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BRAID wheels anyone?

Anybody know of this manufacturer Brraid? I was looking at Braid Fullrace "A" wheels.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:35 PM
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Almost, but not quite. I found a domestic source instead - story here.

What dimensions are you looking for in the Braid?

Cheers,

Charlie
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:09 PM
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Stock 17x7 54 offset- factory spec's cant be wrong.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:43 PM
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If this guy trusts them enough to run on his RS200,
then they must be good!



Sold by Demon Tweeks in the UK:
https://www.demon-tweeks.com/us/brai...-of-4-2000249/

Team Illuminata seems to be the go-to place in the US:
https://teamilluminata.com/collections/wheels/braid

Braid wheels are highly popular with the Subaru rally crowd.
 
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Holy fork those are pricey. Seem like overkill for most of us, unless you are ruthlessly tracking.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:31 PM
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The are a pretty standard wheel in the rally community
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:57 AM
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The Fullrace A listed was listed for $290 in the 17x7 size, well when I tried the site again just now on my work computer the price jumped to $576 per wheel. :(
Why can't all factory vehicles use BBS? The 18x8 BBS RF does technically clear, but it is really tight (less than 2mm clearance) so BBS recommended a 2-3mm spacer; Spacers and offset's discrepancies cause me anxiety. LOLThe OX ultraleggera is HOT too but Tire rack site (and Chat rep) confirm it's aggressive WTF?

https://braidusa.com/collections/whe...14601260138538
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:20 PM
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I just checked and the price was $275 for the 17x7 in white.
 
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I have a set on my BRZ. They are very nice. Build to order is helpful.
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:53 PM
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I just tried it and got $378 per wheel in 17x7
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:41 AM
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I think they're in the middle of updating their price list. Some sizes are a little more expensive than others because they're just not as common.

But the build to order thing is pretty cool, and although the wheels aren't super light, they're strong as hell.
 
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