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Old 12-31-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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New Wheels: Ruff R954 Review/Photos

Hey everyone, just wanted to provide my thoughts on these wheels:

Lets get all this out of the way before I get a PM every second about it-

Ruff Racing R954
Front: 20x8.5 Offset: +20
Rear: 20x10 Offset: +45 (5mm spacers on rear)

Tuck completely under the fenders front and back, no rub anywhere.

Tires are 275/40/20 front and 295/40/20 rear (yes, my rear tires are taller in the rear. I like the semi-"raked" look.)

Got them from Jon @ BestWheelDeals - Read my review in the vendor section shortly.:thumb up:


On to the wheels themselves:

I think these wheels are pretty good. They're a VERY good price, they fit great, they ARE heavy (so all you lightweight freaks, be on the lookout), but keep in mind it takes over 100 lbs to drop 1/10th in the quarter.....negligible to me. Finish is nice on these wheels as well.

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Old 12-31-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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These look very nice!
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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Is the spacer just to clear the Brembos? Would the v6 need the spacer? I've been looking for wheels for about a month now, and I have to say , these are definitely the ones !!
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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Looks good! I agree with you on the "raked" look. Looks so much more aggressive.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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Is the spacer just to clear the Brembos? Would the v6 need the spacer? I've been looking for wheels for about a month now, and I have to say , these are definitely the ones !!
You'd have to check with Jon on the V6. The spacer is the clear the brembos in the rear. The concave look puts the wheel VERY close to the caliper in the rear.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #6
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You'd have to check with Jon on the V6. The spacer is the clear the brembos in the rear. The concave look puts the wheel VERY close to the caliper in the rear.
Jon told me they had the right offset and where a direct bolt on for the SS.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Jon told me they had the right offset and where a direct bolt on for the SS.
hmm...well I know that when I fitted them, they were almost touching the calipers. If they weren't, the space was so little that I couldn't physically see it. You might be able to do it without them, but I actually like the wheel sitting a little further out, and more flush with the fender.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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I like the look, wish the rear was an 11" so it would fit a 315 or 305, but that is a great looking wheel. I will have to put that on my wheel choice board. And I love the Blue Brembros
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:25 PM   #10
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You'd have to check with Jon on the V6. The spacer is the clear the brembos in the rear. The concave look puts the wheel VERY close to the caliper in the rear.
I messaged him, waiting on a response.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #11
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You'd have to check with Jon on the V6. The spacer is the clear the brembos in the rear. The concave look puts the wheel VERY close to the caliper in the rear.
Damn, you need to run a spacer on the rear wheels?!?! !

That may just take these wheels off my list :(
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #12
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:56 AM   #13
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Damn, you need to run a spacer on the rear wheels?!?! !

That may just take these wheels off my list :(
How come? Spacers don't do anything at all. I haven't suffered any decreased performance, vibrations, or anything from them.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #14
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They do look very nice.

I don't believe the spacer is needed on the rear ?...at least I didn't when I had my Ruff 943's,45mm rear offset.

The 943's had a nice concave as well,but they were SO Heavy (42lbs),I got rid of them and went with Forgeline's (24lbs)

Some people may not notice the added wieght but I really did.

For the price they are a great wheel though.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #15
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How come? Spacers don't do anything at all. I haven't suffered any decreased performance, vibrations, or anything from them.

I'm familiar with spacers (used Spidertrax spacers on my last Jeep), but I wanted to avoid them on the Camaro as there could be additional maintenance required depending on the size. Combine the spacers with the hub centric rings required and it makes wheel swaps a little more time consuming.

I was also planning on running a 315 in the rear so I'm not sure if a larger spacer would be required or not..........hopefully Jon can clarify this.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #16
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Hi guys... Good to see you're liking the R954; think these are a perfect fit for the aggressive personality of the 5Th Gen Camaro. Want to take a moment to clarify some fitment concerns.

NO spacer required for fronts

NO spacer required for Camaro V6...

FOR SS MODELS
The rears come in two fitment specs:
20x10 + 25mm offset and 20x10 +45mm offset.

The 20x10 +25mm NO spacer required
The 20x10 +25mm will push 3/4" more towards the fender than the 20x10 +45mm; this 3/4" outward push also provides plenty of space for the SS Brembo calipers to clear perfectly. This application is perfect for those running stock size tires 275/40-20, 245/45-20 and up to sizes 285/40-20, 255/45-20. However, if you want to run a 295, 305 or 315 tire, the +25mm offset will place the tire passed the fender.

The 20x10 +45mm 5mm spacer required
The 20x10 +45 will sit deeper within the fender, and this allows us to run 295, 305 or 315 tires that sit nicely within the fender. But we must also keep in mind that the deep concave action, created by the drop in the center of the wheel-- combined with the +45mm offset, makes the wheel spokes land on the over-sized Brembo calipers. To remove this interference, we run a 5mm spacer, which is less than 1/4" thick; a 5mm spacer is really insignificant, for the wheel still catches the hub perfectly, and we send Extended Thread [ET] lugs that reach in the holes of the wheels; we end up covering more thread area of the stud with ET lugs than with regular lugs-- even with the 5 mm spacer.

Hope this helps... Any question, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for your support.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #17
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Hi guys... Good to see you're liking the R954; think these are a perfect fit for the aggressive personality of the 5Th Gen Camaro. Want to take a moment to clarify some fitment concerns.

NO spacer required for fronts

NO spacer required for Camaro V6...

FOR SS MODELS
The rears come in two fitment specs:
20x10 + 25mm offset and 20x10 +45mm offset.

The 20x10 +25mm NO spacer required
The 20x10 +25mm will push 3/4" more towards the fender than the 20x10 +45mm; this 3/4" outward push also provides plenty of space for the SS Brembo calipers to clear perfectly. This application is perfect for those running stock size tires 275/40-20, 245/45-20 and up to sizes 285/40-20, 255/45-20. However, if you want to run a 295, 305 or 315 tire, the +25mm offset will place the tire passed the fender.

The 20x10 +45mm 5mm spacer required
The 20x10 +45 will sit deeper within the fender, and this allows us to run 295, 305 or 315 tires that sit nicely within the fender. But we must also keep in mind that the deep concave action, created by the drop in the center of the wheel-- combined with the +45mm offset, makes the wheel spokes land on the over-sized Brembo calipers. To remove this interference, we run a 5mm spacer, which is less than 1/4" thick; a 5mm spacer is really insignificant, for the wheel still catches the hub perfectly, and we send Extended Thread [ET] lugs that reach in the holes of the wheels; we end up covering more thread area of the stud with ET lugs than with regular lugs-- even with the 5 mm spacer.

Hope this helps... Any question, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks for your support.

Jon,
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Thanks for the additional info about the fitment and offsets Jon.

For some reason I was envisioning needing a much larger spacer for the rear wheels (probably because I ran a 1.5" spacer on my Jeep), but 5 mm really is minimal.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #18
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Finally have mine mounted, thanks to Jon for the fast shipping and support!














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Old 04-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #19
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If I didn't have a thing for black wheels, this would've been my choice. Well, this or gold Nurburgrings lol.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #20
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:27 PM   #21
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anyone know what offset for the 22" on the rear need to be to run without a spacer?
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im wanting to do this 275/40/r20 in the front of my v-6 too but was told by nineball who i respect that wasnt a good idea so now its got me wondering ,,any ideas?
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Hey everyone, just wanted to provide my thoughts on these wheels:

Lets get all this out of the way before I get a PM every second about it-

Ruff Racing R954
Front: 20x8.5 Offset: +20
Rear: 20x10 Offset: +45 (5mm spacers on rear)

Tuck completely under the fenders front and back, no rub anywhere.

Tires are 275/40/20 front and 295/40/20 rear (yes, my rear tires are taller in the rear. I like the semi-"raked" look.)

Got them from Jon @ BestWheelDeals - Read my review in the vendor section shortly.:thumb up:


On to the wheels themselves:

I think these wheels are pretty good. They're a VERY good price, they fit great, they ARE heavy (so all you lightweight freaks, be on the lookout), but keep in mind it takes over 100 lbs to drop 1/10th in the quarter.....negligible to me. Finish is nice on these wheels as well.

Pics:

Car:


Front:


Rear:


Concave Rears:


Down the fenders to show that they tuck:


Side:


Rear angle:


Thanks!

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The ruff wheels on website say only front wheel offset is +38 or +37 you say you have 20, just checking !! I'm going to put 295/40/20 will I have issue on this front wheel with +37 mm offset..
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