Reason no1 for not rotating your tyres! ;-)
Seriously, what is your mag?
Spare wheel removal in my car is ridiculously easy, and can't result in the
wheel being dropped, unless you're a bit cack-handed!
No; it's you that is stupid, not the "retaining mechanism".
Wingnut. Another colloquial name for the kind of person you are:
Nothing. I know what a wheel & tire weigh.
Only if you really had a mag ... which you don't. It's an 'alum'.
We're not that stupid.
No it isn't. You're stupid and inept.
Yup. A long soft plastic bolt that won't scratch the inside of your
Audi's *compact spare steel wheel*. So dump the BMW and get another
Quattro so we don't need to hear your whining here any more. Stupid.
(Doesn't tolerate stupidity well.)
How about keeping your testosterone for another application. Your reply is
perfectly imbecile. The problem (although minor) is actually real, it
could have happened at a flat tire change. The audience was not to owners
of 15 yrs-old POS like yours. Get back to your crappy cars now and I'll
get back to my new BMW (with a scratch on one mag).
Just all this text as another way of saying 'Get lost, idiot'.
If you're referring to Da Red Dog, it is *18* years old, as of July 7.
And it doesn't have any scratched wheels. =:^D Maybe you meant Da
Jeep, which will be 4 years old in November. Or maybe you meant Da Red
Kitty, which is an '02 Jaguar X-Type delivered in October of 2001.
Seems to me your "new BMW" is older than the majority of my vehicles.
Surprisingly (to the stupid), none of them have scratched wheels - at
least none that *I* scratched..
Not as long as there's terminal stupidity to be celebrated ...
Krieger, you're a murderous one you are! Perfect, hilarious, made my
By the way, you seem to know a bit about this guy, and I wonder....did he
really put "mag" wheels on his BMW or is he simply calling alloy wheels
Enlighten me, if you please, as to what point in time Ebay became the
arbiter for discussions on this or any other auto forum. If that is your
standard for accuracy it isn't difficult to see why some of the people on
this ng find you and your comments ridiculous
"Mag wheels" is not a generic term. You are either too young, too
inexperienced or, and I say this with kindness in my heart, too dumb to know
> Sure it is. Stop splitting an hair in 4 and acting as an asshole.
I kind of hate to stick up for you with the way you have been acting
here, but yes, "mag wheels" *is* a generic term for any aftermarket
alloy wheels, especially in the US.
And no, this is not something new. This one goes way back:
Back in the 60's and 70's we used to call the heavy chrome wheels (Think
Cragar) that were commonly put on Hot Rods and Muscle cars "mags", even
though there was absolutely nothing magnesium involved.
Mag wheels have always been chrome plated cast wheels. I cannot think of the
last time I saw any interest specific periodical or book refer to alloys as
"mags". Nor can I remember the last time I spoke with anyone who refered to
alloys as "mags" until reading this stuff from saintor and yourself.
Yes, there was a time when finished alloys where first hitting the market
that people lent the term "mag" to the wheels, but that was, and ended, 20
years ago. An alloy is an alloy and a mag is a mag. Neither being generic
the generic for the other.
When is the last time you read any auto magazine, watched any auto show,
either here or in Europe, in which they used the term "mag" when refering to
You're probably right, but there are gen-oo-ine magnesium wheels out
there for the fanatics. A typical 15 inch magnesium wheel weighs in
at 5 or 6 pounds. They're expensive, sure, but if you really care
about unsprung weight then there's no alternative. Just don't get a
I appreciate your information, but the only point of my response was Mr.
Hound's agreement with saintor that "mag" is an accepted generic term for
any and all alloy, cast or plated wheels.....regardless of what wheel the
term "mag" is specific to.
And the simple fact is that it's just not the case. In the old days when
plated cast wheels (mags) were standard upgrade and alloys were just
becoming popular the term did overlap. But it's been 15-20 years since any
standard of terminology, that which could be found in published text,
referred to alloys as "mags".
Maybe on ebay, but not in the automotive world. But this does not negate the
fact that "mags" still exist in the aftermarket, particularly in the hip-hop
genre of Spinners or Spreewells. And you are correct that some are actual
magnesium while other are of the original design of chrome plated cast
I think that *you* missed the first three words of my post. Read them
again. They were really the only point of *my* response. I don't, as
they say, have a dog in this fight. Except to say that magnesium
wheels are mighty fine for those who really care about such things.
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