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