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Lenso alloys

Post by james butler » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:54 am

Hi guys n gells,
Ive been looking at some lenso bsx alloys, chrome on black centres.
Does anybody know if thes wheels are any good as I'm reading mixed reviews.
There are concerns they buckle easy, plus I've seen cheap new alloys corrode easily after a few years too.
Any advice would be appreciated


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Re: Lenso alloys

Post by Nate » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:35 am

Any allow wheel will corrode if its not looked after. Keep them clean and waxed.


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Re: Lenso alloys

Post by james butler » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:37 pm

Fair comment Nate.
What about buckling? There are plenty of potholes in my area one of which bent my avus alloy! Which is why I'm looking for new wheels. Is there a chance that aftermarket wheels like these bend easier than oem wheels?
I suppose if it happens, it happens.
Would It be better to get another avus alloy and refurb it instead?


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Post by Nate » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:57 pm

Having just googled them, I'd stick with the avus :laugh:


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Re: Lenso alloys

Post by Mr Funk » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:52 pm

I've had a set but they were five spokes and I only really used them as hacks. They were good though.
Off subject slightly if you need cheap wheels and tyres I've got a set of these going dirt cheap. Decent tyres as well
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Re: Lenso alloys

Post by mr.brown » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:18 pm

If your local potholes bent an Avus they'll make mincemeat out of most alloys.

I tend to avoid potholes so haven't damaged my BSXs yet. However, I don't relish the idea of cleaning them so I expect they'll be fubar by spring.



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Post by james butler » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:48 pm

Thanks for the offer mr funk but those 5 spokes ain't really my cup o tea.
I really want some mint bbs ra alloys but they are fetching silly money hence why I'm looking at the lensos.
Cheers for the info guys.
As for pothole a avoidance, I do try to avoid them but there was one really deep one I couldn't avoid or slow sown for and too late BANG.
I actually took a picture of it and forwarded it to the local council who promptly filled it and went " what pothole?"


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Re: Lenso alloys

Post by fonzooorooo » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:29 am

The lacquer isn't very well adhered to the shiny bits on Lensos - tends to let water in, leading to corrosion - you often see this on daily cars with them... as you say - a couple of years at best before it begins - usually the 1st winter kills them(!)

Bigger/wider wheels always tend to suffer from potholes more, as there's less tyre to absorb shock, and less structure across the width to prevent buckling.

In your position, I'd buy a set of Avus and keep the rest in the shed as future spares - always more cost effective than buying an odd one!