I think i would invest in something a little higher quality. The OEM wheels are most certainly not made in China, nor are they made to a $150 per wheel price point.
What's wrong with RTX's quality? RTX offers wheels made using either a low pressure cast process or the higher quality flow formed process. Honda wheels are low pressure cast.
RTX says their wheels "are compliant with the JWL and VIA industry standards."
Honda's wheels also meet JWL and VIA standards.
RTX wheels are priced anywhere from $150 to $220, depending on size. We don't know what Honda's price point is since they jack up their prices ridiculously, but you can find 18" HFP Honda wheels for $220.... the same price as 18" RTX wheels.
Paying more doesn't always get you better quality. Take a look at the overpriced low pressure cast wheels from Vossen. They charge at least $450 per wheel. You're mostly paying for the name with them. Are RTX wheels not good quality because their name isn't as well known?
RTX has been in business for over 10 years, and they back up their wheels with a 1 yr cosmetic warranty and lifetime structural warranty.
Robert Thibert Inc. warrants to the original purchaser, that the wheels will be free from cosmetic defects for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Robert Thibert Inc. also warrants that its wheels will be free from structural defects for as long as the original purchaser owns the product.
If you insist on getting cheap wheels troll Craigslist for a deal on some Enkei, or Konig wheels that someone else has grown tired of.
Cheap as in quality, or cheap as in price? If you're saying Enkei or Konig wheels are cheap in quality, then that would mean Honda wheels are cheap in quality too since Enkei makes most of Honda's wheels.
Enkei (and Konig) wheels also:
- meet JWL and VIA standards.
- are priced between $150 and $220.
- are made using either a low pressure cast or flow formed process.
- make wheels in China ()