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Can any of you track veterans tell me about good or bad experiences when using the TSW Nurburgring wheels on track? I have read and understand about their type of construction (not a REAL forged wheel), so just looking for any first-hand experiences to help me decide
 

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Can any of you track veterans tell me about good or bad experiences when using the TSW Nurburgring wheels on track? I have read and understand about their type of construction (not a REAL forged wheel), so just looking for any first-hand experiences to help me decide
I've never heard of anyone having issues with them.
 

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No issues but the track days I attend aren't proper sprint type sessions.

They are a reasonably light wheel if that helps your decision


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I've always heard them called "totally softwheels" because they bend easy. No personal experience tho. I say buy what strokes your ego proper
 

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Haven't seen or heard of any issues but doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I would pull the trigger, like anything with track driving: check it, double check it, be ready to replace it


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No issues but the track days I attend aren't proper sprint type sessions.

They are a reasonably light wheel if that helps your decision


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Can you elaborate on what you mean by "not proper sprint sessions"? Does that mean you are not leaning that hard on these wheels, or what? Appreciate your reply, as well as the rest that have chimed in so far. I've had a lot of fun on the stock wheels so far, as I gradually throw a few mods at this car. If I can shed 5 lbs. or more unsprung per wheel, that's gotta be a difference I can feel on track.
 

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Not only reducing unsprung weight, but if you can get a wider wheel and get more rubber on the road that is equally if not more important imo.
 

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Can you elaborate on what you mean by "not proper sprint sessions"? Does that mean you are not leaning that hard on these wheels, or what? Appreciate your reply, as well as the rest that have chimed in so far. I've had a lot of fun on the stock wheels so far, as I gradually throw a few mods at this car. If I can shed 5 lbs. or more unsprung per wheel, that's gotta be a difference I can feel on track.
It's time on track but it's casual untimed sessions and a helmet isn't required. Still go reasonably hard, maybe around 8 tenths.


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I am interested in the same thing.
I would like to upgrade wheels, and I do not do a ton of track days, but nothing would suck more than having a wheel explode on track or an autox event.
My primary reason for wanting another wheel is that I am thinking of BBK, and need the clearance if I do so. Having raced motorcycles (road, SM and MX) I am pretty hard on brakes. BUT, have yet to track a car.
Assuming that I arrive at Brembos (I'm leaning towards the RS kit), I will need to either space the snowflakes out 5 to 10mm, or have wheels w enough offset to clear the new brakes. I prefer to not run spacers if I do not have to, but like the strength of the stock wheels. So am looking for ideas from those that have tracked cars extensively...
 

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I am interested in the same thing.
I would like to upgrade wheels, and I do not do a ton of track days, but nothing would suck more than having a wheel explode on track or an autox event.
My primary reason for wanting another wheel is that I am thinking of BBK, and need the clearance if I do so. Having raced motorcycles (road, SM and MX) I am pretty hard on brakes. BUT, have yet to track a car.
Assuming that I arrive at Brembos (I'm leaning towards the RS kit), I will need to either space the snowflakes out 5 to 10mm, or have wheels w enough offset to clear the new brakes. I prefer to not run spacers if I do not have to, but like the strength of the stock wheels. So am looking for ideas from those that have tracked cars extensively...
You will most likely not be able to run spacers as most tracks will not allow them. I've worked in the tire and wheel industry for 14+ years now and sold many sets of TSW with not one person reporting any issues. I myself have TSW's right now (TSW Rivage). Though I will say I will be getting a lighter weight wheel for the track when I start going later this rear. I just did my Wilwood front 14" upgrade not long ago.
 

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When you start talking about track days, wheels become a wear item, the curbs, excess g's etc will cause bends and stress cracks even in the highest quality wheel. The quality of the wheel will just determine how fast you replace them. The Time Attack team I used to manage would replace wheels every season.
 

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I am not a time attack driver or an expert but I track my st a good bit. Tsw have a good rep. I personally run team dynamic wheels and they have been fine so far (knock on wood).


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