Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
February 18, 2016
A piece of art.....
Quick story before my review. I was originally planning on purchasing the Gen 1 (I guess you could call them?) RTR wheels within the next few weeks. But, a few months ago, AM posted a pic of the RTR mustang on Instagram. I fell in love with the wheels on that car. After doing a little research, I was heartbroken when I found out that they were made by HRE and ran $1,900 per wheel. So those were out of the picture at the time. So imagine my surprise when I saw the exact same wheels on AM last Thursday night while doing my habitual browsing through the "new products" page. I immediately called AM the next day with a few questions, and placed the order soon after before the end of the day in order to get them before the stock ran out.
Well, just received them today, and it only took me a few hours to get them on my car (AM was out of the tires I wanted, so had to purchase them elsewhere and get them mounted). Right out of the box: These things are stunning! The pictures really don't do any justice. The pics on AM make them look mean, but in reality they are completely menacing. These definitely stand out from the crowd, as they still have the drift inspired style, all while being different enough to really differentiate themselves from the other RTR/drift-style inspired look-a-likes. For those interested, they have an offset of 33.
I purchased four of the 9.5 and paired them with 255 and 285 Nitto INVOS.
The paint itself is flawless (as would be expected from being powder coated), and it definitely looks like they are ready for the long haul (although only time will tell.
They actually do weigh 23lbs (I checked with a simple bathroom scale) which is 5lbs lighter PER WHEEL when compared to stock and the older RTR wheels! In terms of rotational mass, that is insane! I didn't know anything about flow forming until I came across these, and I think it's safe to say that they are probably very similar in terms of strength when compared to forged wheels. These seem to be incredibly well built at a first glance! (again, only time will tell).
Overall, everything about these wheels is fantastic. The paint (powder coating), weight, flow-formed, appearance, etc... I couldn't be happier with the fact that I went with these wheels over the other RTRs. The quality is that of forged wheels for a fraction of the price. Simply uploading a pic of them upon arrival in the box, as it was dark/raining (finally) by the time I got them on my Sterling Grey. Planning on taking a good pic of them on the car soon.
Thank you AM and RTR for providing us with these truly amazing wheels. My original vision for my Mustang is slowly, but surely, turning into a reality! And these wheels already made it night and day!