I've always liked the look of the Boss 338, but they only made them as big as 20". I still have the 22" AR Torq Thrust, but those wheels suck beyond belief.
They looked cool when they were new, but I've had nothing but clear coat problems with them. I've had three replaced because of it, and all 4 currently have clear coat peeling again, and only one might still be under warranty. I went to move my car here at work, and the passenger back wheels lip looks 5 times worse than it did last time I looked at it. I can scratch the clear coat off with my finger nail. Screw these POS Chinese Racing wheels.
Now, granted the Boss wheels are probably Chinese too, but they are the closest looking wheel to the Anthracite Torq Thrust, in what they call gunmetal, which I think I might even prefer the slightly darker look. I want to stay with that general style.
Now, the Boss wheels are supposed to be what they call Super Finish, it's not clear coated thank God, and I understand they'd need more maintenance, and I'm fine with polishing every so often. How is the quality of that Super Finish, and Boss wheels overall? I don't expect $1000 a wheel level, but I want something that sucks a lot less than American Racing.
Last edited by 89grand; 07-09-2012 at 08:39 PM.
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Boss is part of American Eagle and made in the USA. I recently bought a set of 340's in 20" Chrome for mine and have been very happy with the quality. See Pics Here. I'm not familiar with the Superfinish but from the pictures on their website it looks like high polished aluminum. With my Chrome wheels, all I do is wash them once a week when I wash the car and spray them with Zaino Z6. I apply Zaino Clear Seal once a month. As with all polished metals, you'll probably need to keep after them. As long as you keep them clean, they shouldn't any more difficult to maintain than any other wheel.
Your best bet is to e-mail BOSS telling them the wheel and finish your interested in and ask how to maintain them.
I'd stay away. I had Boss 329's for almost a year before I sold them. (Just needed the money) I loved those rims. Anyway, about a year later the guy I sold them to was re-selling them. And in the FS thread he showed pictures of the chrome peeling. I've heard this is common with Boss wheels.
Just something for you to think about.
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i'm at least the third owner the polished lips are a little hazy i've used mother's polish on them a couple times and they are a lot better i've been considering ordering some of the adam's metal polish
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warbladejm's response is encouraging. I'm looking at the same ones he has except in 22". I like the look of the Torq Thrust, but they suck.
It's up to you man. I'm just telling you from experience in addition to other bad stories I've heard regarding Boss wheels. I guess worse case scenario you can get them refinished in about 2 years.
No, I appreciate the heads up. I won't be pulling the trigger on anything for a few months at least anyway. The main difference though between those wheels and what I'm looking at, are those are chrome plated and the seller is in Canada, so perhaps salt was an issue. The wheels I'm looking at have painted spokes, and just a polished lip, so there isn't any coating to peel, and I'm in Arizona, so salt is not a problem.
I'll look into them further before I purchase.
So yeah, thanks for your opinion.
I've got about 2.5 years on my 338's but they come off before every winter and get cleaned and sealed with a good coat of heavy wax. No peeling but there is some discoloration of the chrome on one wheel. I'm happy with mine and the cost ratio.
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