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    1. Member apaper's Avatar
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      07-11-2008 10:36 PM #71
      Quote, originally posted by d-bot »
      After too many years of corrado ownership, there has yet to be found a perfect wheel for the corrado.

      Prove me wrong.

      And it better be good.

      Matt:

      I've felt the same way you do/have for nearly 10 years now. I’ve racked my brain over and over and over again trying to find that perfect wheel. Never being satisfied with what I was coming up with, (ie. Compomotive MO, ABT A9/A23, AZEV TypeA, and many others all look good…) I searched and searched and still came up empty handed, until...

      I found out about 1 year ago that SPEEDLINE, once in their manufacturing history back in 1994, built a 16" version of the 5 spoke we've all come to love & appreciate. This wheel was for Europe only. The problem was that it didn’t sell very well, and just as quickly as it appeared in ’94, it disappeared but 12 months later, never to be seen again.

      So, in my stubborn way, I resolved to figure out a way to get a hold of such wheels. At first, I just wanted a New Old Stock that were laying around in someone’s basement. When I realized that this was a pipe-dream, I then sought out to find a used pair in good shape. When I came up short, I was excited about the prospect of getting my hands on a very used set. Then, after months of searching and (essentially) being laughed at, I felt like the only other alternative was to convince SPEEDLINE to bring back the once European-only 16" SPEEDLINE 5 spoke from the dead…to pull the old mold off the shelf and queue up the assembly line for one more run! Well, the long story made short (and yes, you’re probably thinking “this dude Adam thinks his story is short! -- LOL"), I was able to make this dream of mine [and other VW enthusiasts I would soon realize] a reality.

      My feelings which are of your ilk are also shared along with others like Aspen, Nick, Louis (they’ve posted on your thread) and many others within our tight knit VW community. For without everyone on the Vortex, this dream of ours would have never been realized.

      Therefore, it is my opinion that the only perfect match for your Corrado would be a larger diameter of the Original Equipment…the REAL THING, just a wee bit bigger

      Now I rest my case.

      Respectfully,

      -Adam

      Ps. I'm attaching 2 pics from our current Group Buy (page 10 has more pics) to show you what a handful of us will be installing on our Corrado's in the next handful of weeks


      Quote, originally posted by a_riot »
      So clean, simple and spartan, just like the Germans...I love it. If the wheels are too fancy they steal the attention away from the body lines. These are the ultimate Corrado wheels imho.

      Got a picture of them on the car?

      Paul: Thanks for your comments.

      This group buy is in the works so these wheels have yet to arrive to the States. Once they do arrive you'll surely be seeing many-a-pic on my car along with other participants too I'm sure.

      -Adam


      Modified by apaper at 6:38 PM 7-11-2008



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      07-11-2008 11:32 PM #73
      the azev A's as already mentioned are a great wheel


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      07-11-2008 11:36 PM #74
      I'd just get the Compomotive MO if those are indeed the the wheels Speedline is "replicating".

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      07-12-2008 12:12 AM #75
      Bump




      Modified by apaper at 8:24 PM 7-11-2008


    5. 07-12-2008 12:23 AM #76


      Compomotive MO's 17x7.5 semi-gloss black and yes I know my car looks really beat but you pretty much get the idea


      Modified by benzivr6 at 11:24 PM 7-11-2008

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      07-12-2008 02:15 AM #77
      Quote, originally posted by abt cup »

      Lol...maybe I should go on Honda Tech and tell them to jump off the Volks/Work wheels bandwagon and get some Schmidts.

      too late ...


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      07-12-2008 02:33 AM #78
      Quote, originally posted by 1.8t rado »

      too late ...

      yuck.


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      07-12-2008 04:08 AM #79
      eww...

    9. 07-12-2008 04:20 AM #80
      seriously, that del slo is ****ing hot guys.
      If I wasn't driving a rado it would be a type R or an ek hatch.

    10. 07-12-2008 06:56 AM #81
      There are two wheels I actually find that suit the corrado very well beside the stock speedlines.

      One being BBS RX in 16" fashion.

      and Borbet type C

      Ive played with dubmodder one too many times to love both of these wheels.

      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      I don't give a fk how often I got called a banana slammer, I'd own that in a heartbeat, in addition to the proposed R version.

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      07-12-2008 10:36 AM #82
      I'm tempted to get a set of Borbet type FS since they're so cheap and not bad looking to boot. The only question is, do I get the 16" or 17" version?


    12. 07-12-2008 11:04 AM #83
      oh and quick question, does anybody know where I get a 16 inch Borbet Type C set.
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      I don't give a fk how often I got called a banana slammer, I'd own that in a heartbeat, in addition to the proposed R version.

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      07-12-2008 11:14 AM #84
      Still not amused in 99% of these wheels.

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      07-12-2008 11:35 AM #85
      Maybe its not the wheels but the car?


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      07-12-2008 11:42 AM #86
      Quote, originally posted by dogger »
      Maybe its not the wheels but the car?

      the corrado? WOW! What have we been thinking. you are totally right. damn wasted all this time on this car


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      07-12-2008 11:45 AM #87
      Quote, originally posted by dogger »
      Maybe its not the wheels but the car?

      wtf mate?

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    17. 07-12-2008 02:16 PM #88
      Quote, originally posted by VR6GURU »
      Most of the wheels that are being posted require some type of work to make them look right. The highly coveted 17" LM only comes in a with of 7" so you need spacers to bring them out.

      With that said I nominate the Oettinger Brand with the RE and RZ

      17X8 et35

      i'm partial to these wheels too! my bro's rado!

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    18. 07-12-2008 02:26 PM #89
      I kinda like these


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      07-12-2008 04:15 PM #90
      Once I get some more moneys... I'm throwing Schmidt Space Lines... I don't care what people think either, I like Phone Dials, but i'm not going that route since I don't want adapters.

      Or maybe VN Lines....


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      07-12-2008 05:07 PM #91
      Quote, originally posted by SIson21 »

      i'm partial to these wheels too! my bro's rado!

      :nibble: :nibble:

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    21. 07-12-2008 07:44 PM #92

      I just got a brand new set of these for my SLC. You can get them NEW and CHEAP from BBS



    22. 07-12-2008 10:02 PM #93
      Quote, originally posted by modstyle »
      I kinda like these

      Image? Those look like the ones (Image wheels) my friend has on his MK2 GTI.

      Quote, originally posted by abt cup »

      Lol...maybe I should go on Honda Tech and tell them to jump off the Volks/Work wheels bandwagon and get some Schmidts.


      Laugh some more.

      > this thread

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      07-12-2008 11:42 PM #94
      Quote, originally posted by fvtec »

      I'm not feeling Gotti's.


      I think mine are fitting, but they have made me realize 16"s aren't the perfect diameter though. 17"s are the perfect fit.

      Drive lowpark lower



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      07-12-2008 11:48 PM #95
      I totally agree w/ the OP. I haven't seen anything that looks better than speedlines on a lowered Corrado. Too many spokes, bullets, bolts, gold, etc. going on w/ alot of these wheels. Doesn't look right on an early 90's german sport coupe IMO.

      I couldn't find anything I loved looks wise so I went the performance, price, and comfort route. Rota Slipstreams 15" x 7" in silver. $120 each shipped and 11.8lbs.

      I think they look ok too. Simple five spoke, similar to a stock speedline. Just lighter


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      07-12-2008 11:48 PM #96
      Quote, originally posted by corrado-correr »

      wtf mate?

      Sarcasm...


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      07-13-2008 12:57 AM #97
      Quote, originally posted by 1.8t rado »


      DelSol's are weak sauce but that's actually sick.

      Quote, originally posted by Rento_VW »
      Once I get some more moneys... I'm throwing Schmidt Space Lines... I don't care what people think either, I like Phone Dials, but i'm not going that route since I don't want adapters.

      Sorry if I sound like an as$ (not my intent) but if you don't care why people think, then why must you share every single little plan that you come up with? Get whatever you like, enjoy them and then post up some pictures for people to see what they look like with that color/setup.

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      07-13-2008 02:19 AM #99
      Quote, originally posted by Dreizehn »


      Laugh some more.

      > this thread

      I'm rollin homie.


      These guys missed the BBS are played memo.

      Played...try the Equip 03's.

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      07-13-2008 02:45 AM #100

      HOT


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      Damn... That's a lot of JDM RS status...


    31. 07-13-2008 06:11 PM #102
      I love the D90

      [IMG][/IMG]


      Modified by Karttunen at 12:14 AM 7-14-2008


    32. 07-13-2008 06:41 PM #103
      Quote, originally posted by VR6GURU »

      are those 17s?
      301s?


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      07-14-2008 12:14 AM #104
      Quote, originally posted by d-bot »
      Still not amused in 99% of these wheels.

      problem is:

      1) different wheels work differently on different colors. I always said my wheel choice would be that much easier if my car was black. Bright colors I believe are the hardest to mate with the "right" wheel.

      2) everyone has a different opinion of what "fits"...although "fitting" should be self explanatory. Stretched tires implies the wheel is too wide for the car, and the only way to avoid damage to either the car, the wheel, or both is to run a tire too narrow for the wheel. I don't care what anyone says, 215 section on 9-inches is not "fitting".

      3) there are WAY too many choices

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      07-14-2008 10:05 AM #105
      Quote, originally posted by Krazee »

      problem is:

      1) different wheels work differently on different colors. I always said my wheel choice would be that much easier if my car was black. Bright colors I believe are the hardest to mate with the "right" wheel.

      2) everyone has a different opinion of what "fits"...although "fitting" should be self explanatory. Stretched tires implies the wheel is too wide for the car, and the only way to avoid damage to either the car, the wheel, or both is to run a tire too narrow for the wheel. I don't care what anyone says, 215 section on 9-inches is not "fitting".

      3) there are WAY too many choices

      Very well stated IMO


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