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    Thread: Compomotive wheels finally has a US Distributor! Our very own 1552design!

    1. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      02-09-2011 10:40 AM #1
      So, here I am reading the Jetta GLI 6 thread and I figured "Oh, lemme check 1552s facebook page about it"
      lo and behold the GREATEST NEWS EVER TO HIT THE US SHORES (if you know anything about wheels)

      Compomotive Wheels Available Through fifteen52!

      Published: February 3, 2011
      fifteen52 is proud to announce our position as Compomotive’s current North American distributor.

      We’re still working on a pricing program as well as listing the Compomotive portfolio in the products section of this website, but in the mean time feel free to forward inquiries to info@fifteen52.us.
      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      not only that, but they're selling them at an amazing good price.

      At the FORMER distributor they were asking $450/wheel for TH 17x8s
      at 1552 they're selling them at a MUCH more reasonable $289/wheel

      If you don't know about Compomotive wheels, let me go over the basics:
      • Extremely strong
      • Extremely light
      • used almost exclusively by rally teams for the last 25 years


      I was first introduced to Compomotives by two people here on the VWVortex
      Brad @ 1552 with his Golf Next Door

      and Pat (who's username escapes me) who also had them on a black A2 GTI

      They're offering all their wheels (Modulars are available by special order, I hear) but focusing on the motorsport wheels:


      The MO5


      The MO6


      the ML


      the TH1


      the TH2

      I hate to come off like an advertiser here, I'm just trying to spread the word for those people who had asked me in the past about where to get Compomotives.

      Check their site for sizing options. It's not just VW fitments either. They're offering the line of lug pattern, offsets and widths.

      These make great autocross, rallycross, stage rally or just great looking street wheels.

      This is going into my budget for next year. I've wanted a set of Compomotives forever.

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      02-09-2011 10:44 AM #2
      Never heard of 'em. Congrats I guess
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      02-09-2011 10:48 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Never heard of 'em. Congrats I guess
      if you've ever watched WRC between 1995 and today, you've seen them.

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      02-09-2011 10:53 AM #5
      I too was excited when I saw this. These are truely GREAT wheels, and 1552 and the boys are GREAT to deal with.

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      02-09-2011 10:55 AM #6
      wow this is really cool!!!

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      02-09-2011 10:58 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Never heard of 'em. Congrats I guess

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      02-09-2011 10:59 AM #8
      That is awesome... gonna leave this right here... oh and turn your speakers up

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      02-09-2011 10:59 AM #9
      hope you guys don't mind me whoring some of my photos of the Compomotive TH2s... beautiful wheels

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      02-09-2011 11:01 AM #10
      I dreamed about a set of Compomotives for my Rabbit GTI back in the day... awesome that they're available. Too bad I don't really own an appropriate car for them anymore!

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      02-09-2011 11:02 AM #11
      Oh... man and I have the money too...... Brad let's make a deal!!!
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      02-09-2011 11:09 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      I dreamed about a set of Compomotives for my Rabbit GTI back in the day... awesome that they're available. Too bad I don't really own an appropriate car for them anymore!
      any car looks good on a nice set of 5 spokes

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      02-09-2011 11:09 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I've wanted a set of Compomotives forever.
      This is great news, however, you do know you could order them directly from Compomotive...at least I could last year, and still can this year. There did not appear any issue with shipping to the States, and the pricing is very affordable.

      A set of 16x8 MO1681s with shipping to the States was $1,245.00 or $311.25 per wheel.

      Is the $289/wheel for all wheels or does it vary with wheel model?
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      02-09-2011 11:12 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazee View Post
      This is great news, however, you do know you could order them directly from Compomotive...at least I could last year, and still can this year. There did not appear any issue with shipping to the States, and the pricing is very affordable.

      A set of 16x8 MO1681s with shipping to the States was $1,245.00 or $311.25 per wheel.

      Is the $289/wheel for all wheels or does it vary with wheel model?
      that was what I was quoted for the TH1780s

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      02-09-2011 11:13 AM #15
      I hate Brad. Every time I talk to him he has something new to sell me, and I always buy it.

      First the RML wheels and now Compomotives.

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      02-09-2011 11:18 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by reformed View Post
      I hate Brad. Every time I talk to him he has something new to sell me, and I always buy it.

      First the RML wheels and now Compomotives.
      I have a year to try to come up with a good excuse for spending $1500 on wheels...

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      02-09-2011 11:22 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by reformed View Post
      I hate Brad. Every time I talk to him he has something new to sell me, and I always buy it.

      First the RML wheels and now Compomotives.

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      02-09-2011 11:27 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Krazee View Post
      This is great news, however, you do know you could order them directly from Compomotive...at least I could last year, and still can this year. There did not appear any issue with shipping to the States, and the pricing is very affordable.
      With their former importer out of business, Compomotive most certainly was willing to handle US retail inquiries. But that's not at all how they prefer to handle such things. Which explains our new arrangement

      US inquiries now get directed to us, and we'll do our part to make sure that's a good thing for everyone concerned

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      02-09-2011 11:28 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      With their former importer out of business, Compomotive most certainly was willing to handle US retail inquiries. But that's not at all how they prefer to handle such things. Which explains our new arrangement

      US inquiries now get directed to us, and we'll do our part to make sure that's a good thing for everyone concerned
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      02-09-2011 11:33 AM #20
      will be calling 1552 when the Golf R comes out and i sell my BBS CK's some compomotives on a track inspired Golf R will be hot.
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      02-09-2011 11:37 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by geofftii2002 View Post
      I dreamed about a set of Compomotives for my Rabbit GTI back in the day... awesome that they're available. Too bad I don't really own an appropriate car for them anymore!
      Your 2002 would look awesome with some TH1's, and you know it!
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    22. 02-09-2011 11:41 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post

      the ML
      I wonder if these would fit on the Focus.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      Your 2002 would look awesome with some TH1's, and you know it!
      God, it's so easy to forget about my poor little '02. It's just holed up in my dingy garage while I wait for the snow to melt.

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      02-09-2011 11:48 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      F**K your stretch, stickers, poke, roof racks, plaid headliners and rust.

      This is how you build a Golf. I loved that car then, and its still my favorite to this day.

      Cheers to 1552 for bringing us COMPO's.

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      02-09-2011 11:51 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by cougar View Post
      I wonder if these would fit on the Focus.
      yes, they have fitment for those

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      02-09-2011 11:58 AM #26
      Best news I've heard in a long time!
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      Quote Originally Posted by strictlyA2 View Post
      F**K your stretch, stickers, poke, roof racks, plaid headliners and rust.

      This is how you build a Golf. I loved that car then, and its still my favorite to this day.

      Cheers to 1552 for bringing us COMPO's.

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      02-09-2011 12:34 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52 View Post
      please update your signature.....Compmotive what?
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      Quote Originally Posted by .LSinLV. View Post
      please update your signature.....Compmotive what?
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      uhh i TH2's in 18's please?

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      02-09-2011 12:44 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by strictlyA2 View Post
      F**K your stretch, stickers, poke, roof racks, plaid headliners and rust.

      This is how you build a Golf. I loved that car then, and its still my favorite to this day.

      Cheers to 1552 for bringing us COMPO's.
      I did post this on Stanceworks and Wheelwhores... just to help drive up sales with people who have no problem dropping twice the cost of their car's value on wheels

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      02-09-2011 12:56 PM #32
      Love those TH's !!

      And the MO5

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      Please buy! Support my local economy

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      02-09-2011 01:07 PM #34
      This is incredible news!

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      Those TH2s are freaking awesome.

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