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Old 07-27-2006, 10:07 PM   #1
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Watanabe RS-8's, 2 or 3 peice wheel?

Anyone know? I'm not talking about the regular RS Watanabe 1 peice wheels.......but the multi-peice ones with a polished lip, painted centers, and machine screws.

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Old 07-27-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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no way to tell unless you know the person that ordered the wheels, if i was gonna guess id say 3p
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if you can get a pic of the wheels backside, you can look (up close and zoomed in) to see if you see 2 pieces of wheel barrel (where the barrel attaches to the center with nuts and bolts) attached to the center...making it a 3 piece... or if you only see 1 piece (meaning the barrel is 1 piece, and the center is another piece) then its a 2 piece wheels (even though most 2 piece wheels have a "weld in" center....BUT,... if i'm not mistaken RS Watanabe makes both 2 piece (weld in and bolt in) and 3 piece (2 piece barrel, 1 piece center)
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RS8's are 3 piece.
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they are also manufactured from SSR, not watanabe
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:26 PM   #6
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ssr forged them watanabe sold them

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if you can get a pic of the wheels backside, you can look (up close and zoomed in) to see if you see 2 pieces of wheel barrel (where the barrel attaches to the center with nuts and bolts) attached to the center...making it a 3 piece... or if you only see 1 piece (meaning the barrel is 1 piece, and the center is another piece) then its a 2 piece wheels (even though most 2 piece wheels have a "weld in" center....BUT,... if i'm not mistaken RS Watanabe makes both 2 piece (weld in and bolt in) and 3 piece (2 piece barrel, 1 piece center)
cant really tell for sure with this method as many wheels are made with the front lip and face welded together, and the rear barrel is bolted on, so it looks like a 3 piece but when you undo it you find it is 2 piece welded.
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