Never heard a lot of positive comments re durability of OZ wheels... been around some time, but not thinking their niche is off road worthy market... Some road racing worthiness though which doesn’t apply to our off road world! Durability is a must to me even for street/road use! Wheel choice is a serious decision, where function trumps form... always! Can have both... but isn’t cheap! It’s comparable to the old motorcycle helmet adage “ how much is your head worth ?”OZ Racing has come out with a new Dakar Rally inspired wheel called the Rally Raid. Available in our 5x150 bolt pattern in 17x8 +30 and 18x8.5+30 Land Cruiser 200 series configurations. Our market options have always been fairly limited so a new option is always exciting to me.
I like that they chose to go with a +30 offset, seems to be a good spot for being wide and flush with the fenders, without compromising scrub radius or fender rubbing. Plus they seem to be good quality (heat treated and Made in Italy), look fairly decent, and come in a nice 17" size to allow for maximum sidewall. Should give the Evo Corse DakarZero, TRD Rock Warrior, etc some competition. Now if only Volk started offering those TE37/TE37XT's in a 17" +20-35 LC200 fitment!
The OZ off-road wheel inspired by the legendary Dakar It has been 40 years since the first Paris-Dakar rally race, the quintessential raid that has left its mark in the annals of off-road racing. An endurance race during which the vehicles travel 10,000 kilometers in just over two weeks, braving...www.ozracing.com
No idea where to order them from, but some are on Tire Rack in different fitments and in the $275-325 per wheel price range.
I always wore an Arai...... and if I put new wheels on my LC... they have to be proven to be truly off road worthy!