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      11-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by netarc View Post
Salerno is nice, and it appears to have a slightly better mfg process than the MSW, if I'm reading it right. HottRodW, did the 17x8 size of the Salerno cause no issues with clearance? Are you still using a 225/50R17 tire?

I'm also liking the look of the double-spoke Rial Como. Has anyone used the Como on an X1? Specs are fairly close to the MSW 22, which we know fits without issue: Como has 35mm offset, MSW has 34mm; both are 17x7.5; but the Rial is 5.55" backspacing, while the MSW is 5.62"

Yes, I am using 225/50/17's on the Salernos. There are no clearance issues. Quality of the Rials is very good. I also liked the Comos, but preferred simple spoke design of the Salerno for winter. The 8" width appealed to me, too. I did debate the color for some time, however, finally settling on silver over anthracite in the interest of hiding the inevitable salt residue. I still think the anthracite would have looked very good.