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If using cast wheels in the winter I would go at least with forged wheels. They would have a better chance of surviving a severe pothole than a basic cast aluminum wheel.
Forged wheels are only for those with deep pockets :)

The OE/OEM cast aluminum wheels are generally good for winter wheels. Those wheels usually weigh around 25-30 lb. ea. The use of high-profile winter tires will give extra cushion to absorb the impact when hitting potholes. Last but not least, they give a comfortable ride.
 

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stating out with how I got this one. I had everything apart, did a few updates and have not painted original tank and side covers yet (the red ones are spares, but I’m painting red)

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Forged wheels are only for those with deep pockets :)

The OE/OEM cast aluminum wheels are generally good for winter wheels. Those wheels usually weigh around 25-30 lb. ea. The use of high-profile winter tires will give extra cushion to absorb the impact when hitting potholes. Last but not least, they give a comfortable ride.
OE wheels are generally forged. It's the after market ones that can be a problem if they are not forged. The cheaper after market cast wheels are the type I would be most concerned about.
 

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Here is a short vid

back to wheels, it does not get really cold here (Olympic Peninsula- WA) and roads are pretty good in general (at least where I’m likely to drive it in winter). So I think the wheels should be fine.

most certainly I did not need to get these (I have other options). But I quite enjoy the car and with several months were it can have scattered ice and some snow (that could come up when not expected) I decided to blow the $$ to get a bit more safety for winter months.
I will try to post how they are working for me when I install- maybe some time in November. Sort of depends on what the weather is around here- you never really know.
 
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