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    1. 04-26-2012 01:33 PM #776
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      are you seriously bitching about a set of $1200 wheels when you have a $35,000 car

      my god seriously
      I've seen you post similiar comments so I am actually just curious, how high is the quality of the stock wheels in your opinion? I think someone posted on here that they are arouind $400 per wheel.

      Also, I can sympathize with the 'you have an expensive car so why cheap out on wheels' arguement but seriously does it make THAT big of a difference? I'm not going to racing my car. I just want to change the looks. I'd be all for spending a bit more on wheels except it seems like there is either cheap wheels ($300 each) or expensive wheels ($1000 each). What are the in between options? Show me a better qulaity wheel in the same design as the RSe14's that are not a grand a corner and I'll buy em.

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      04-26-2012 01:35 PM #777
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      This boils down to a personal decision. The practical side says get the Raijins. They are lighter and have cheaper tires. The impractical fun side says get the Neuspeeds. The 19" wheels look cooler based on those two photos. I also hate hub ring adapters.
      what are hub ring adapters?

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      04-26-2012 01:42 PM #778
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      what are hub ring adapters?
      They fill the gap between the hub and the wheel, if there is one. Rims are either hubcentric, no gap between the hub and wheel, or lugcentric. Hubcentric helps reduce vibration and carries no load.

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      04-26-2012 01:42 PM #779
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      are you seriously bitching about a set of $1200 wheels when you have a $35,000 car

      my god seriously
      I was actually invoking sarcasm. my god seriously

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      04-26-2012 01:43 PM #780
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      what are hub ring adapters?
      Many aftermarket wheels require a ring to make the wheel line up with the hub on the car.
      See these pictures.


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      04-26-2012 01:45 PM #781
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      what are hub ring adapters?
      So, most wheel manufacturers produce wheels with a large hub size (high 60s to 80s). You can then use the adapters to decrease this size to fit our hubs (57.1mm). When you buy from tire rack and other suppliers, they usually ship these out in a kit. The Neuspeed wheels are like OEM wheels in that they are already at 57.1 mm. The disadvantage is that you may have difficulty putting them on other vehicles.

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      04-26-2012 01:49 PM #782
      Quote Originally Posted by DudeLePowSki View Post
      I've seen you post similiar comments so I am actually just curious, how high is the quality of the stock wheels in your opinion? I think someone posted on here that they are arouind $400 per wheel.

      Also, I can sympathize with the 'you have an expensive car so why cheap out on wheels' arguement but seriously does it make THAT big of a difference? I'm not going to racing my car. I just want to change the looks. I'd be all for spending a bit more on wheels except it seems like there is either cheap wheels ($300 each) or expensive wheels ($1000 each). What are the in between options? Show me a better qulaity wheel in the same design as the RSe14's that are not a grand a corner and I'll buy em.
      I did notice that there wasn't a whole lot in that mid range. The exception being the BBS CH line(~600/wheel). I thought they looked pretty good but were pretty heavy for the price. Forgestar also fell into this range (~400 per wheel), but I backed away given the customer service and quality issues voiced on the forums. Given my climate and only really using them 7 months/year, I decided to cheap out.

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      04-26-2012 01:55 PM #783
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazedR View Post
      I was in the same position as you but I ended up going with the 19x8 Neuspeed RSE14's. Also you can get an insane deal on some Continental ExtremeContact DW's for only $109 a piece thru Tirerack since they're on clearance. Those tires in 225/35zr/19 are normally close to $200 each!
      Those tires have a pretty low load index for our car. Stock we come with 92h and those are only 88Y. It's recommended to stay at OEM load or go higher, never lower.

    9. 04-26-2012 02:21 PM #784
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      Those tires have a pretty low load index for our car. Stock we come with 92h and those are only 88Y. It's recommended to stay at OEM load or go higher, never lower.
      Hmm...on Tirerack I don't even see any 235/35/19's with a load of higher than 91. 91Y seems pretty common on the higher quality tires. That's okay?

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      04-26-2012 03:51 PM #785
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      Those tires have a pretty low load index for our car. Stock we come with 92h and those are only 88Y. It's recommended to stay at OEM load or go higher, never lower.
      I spoke to tirerack about the load variation and they assured me it's fine since it's such a negligible difference. They said the 225/35zr/19 wil work just fine for our cars but if you're going to be auto-xing, road racing, etc. a 235 would be a little more ideal. However a 10mm difference wont be a huge deal either way. You won't notice much of a difference unless you're really pushing the car, and even then it definitely wouldn't be much.
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      04-26-2012 04:52 PM #786
      Has anyone been able to find better pricing for a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/35zr19 = $1138 shipped

      http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

      ???
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      04-26-2012 05:06 PM #787
      Quote Originally Posted by Gateway1 View Post
      Has anyone been able to find better pricing for a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/35zr19 = $1138 shipped

      http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

      ???
      Onlinetires.com 968 shipped. Havent heard of them though.

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      04-26-2012 05:15 PM #788
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      Onlinetires.com 968 shipped. Havent heard of them though.
      I just called them to ask a couple questions, thanks. I will be playing my order when I get home.
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      04-26-2012 05:24 PM #789
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    15. 04-26-2012 05:30 PM #790
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazedR View Post
      If we get a couple more orders I'm sure we can get you a set for around $1300 shipped. Where in Canada are you located?
      I'm in Calgary so if I can get squeezed into a group deal with you fellas I'd be stoked.

      Thx

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      04-26-2012 05:42 PM #791
      Quote Originally Posted by BlazedR View Post
      I spoke to tirerack about the load variation and they assured me it's fine since it's such a negligible difference. They said the 225/35zr/19 wil work just fine for our cars but if you're going to be auto-xing, road racing, etc. a 235 would be a little more ideal. However a 10mm difference wont be a huge deal either way. You won't notice much of a difference unless you're really pushing the car, and even then it definitely wouldn't be much.
      I wasn't speaking about the sidewall or section width difference. I was talking about the tire being rated for almost 130lbs per tire less of load. That's a pretty big difference and it warns you about it if you select a tire under your factory spec'd load. Buying a tire with different sidewall and section widths is fine but it should always be rated for the same load or higher.

      http://www.michelinman.com/tires-101...read-life.page
      A tire with a higher load index than that of the Original Equipment tire indicates an increase in load capacity. A tire with a load index equal to that of the Original Equipment tire indicates an equivalent load capacity. A tire with a lower load index than the Original Equipment tire indicates the tire does not equal the load capacity of the original and should not be considered for installation on the vehicle.
      Dropping a single point is considered OK but you are talking about jumping down 4
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      04-26-2012 06:10 PM #792




      I only had time to check one out. The finish was perfect. It is a satin black. I plopped it on a digital scale. I got consistent readings of 21.2 lbs. Not too shabby. This puts it in the same class as the OZ Ultraleggera. I was hoping to have the question of where it is made answered. Sadly, I could not find this information. This likely means China.

      I am already having issues with unwanted critters in the Neuspeed boxes.
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      04-26-2012 07:13 PM #793
      Quote Originally Posted by DudeLePowSki View Post
      I've seen you post similiar comments so I am actually just curious, how high is the quality of the stock wheels in your opinion? I think someone posted on here that they are arouind $400 per wheel.

      Also, I can sympathize with the 'you have an expensive car so why cheap out on wheels' arguement but seriously does it make THAT big of a difference? I'm not going to racing my car. I just want to change the looks. I'd be all for spending a bit more on wheels except it seems like there is either cheap wheels ($300 each) or expensive wheels ($1000 each). What are the in between options? Show me a better qulaity wheel in the same design as the RSe14's that are not a grand a corner and I'll buy em.

      all stock wheels cost alot of money from the dealership

      you guys simply amaze me that you think a $2000 exhaust and a $600 intake is omg awesome but you balk at spending any amount of money on wheels that are a VITAL part of the car im not saying go spend $8000 on wheels but id say $2000 and up is what id be shooitng for lots and lots of nice light wheels out there in that price range

      i have no issues with neuspeed wheels or vmr's but you guys all want the same wheels come on get creative

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      04-26-2012 07:28 PM #794
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      all stock wheels cost alot of money from the dealership

      you guys simply amaze me that you think a $2000 exhaust and a $600 intake is omg awesome but you balk at spending any amount of money on wheels that are a VITAL part of the car im not saying go spend $8000 on wheels but id say $2000 and up is what id be shooitng for lots and lots of nice light wheels out there in that price range

      i have no issues with neuspeed wheels or vmr's but you guys all want the same wheels come on get creative
      Don't be hatin bro, we all live in different states so there is no way that we run into each other and say "hey look an R with the same wheels as me". I am going with the Neuspeed because I will probably track the car like once a year and I don't really need extremely light/performance wheels.
      The Neuspeed are "light" for 19'' good looking and good price so I don't see why I shouldn't get them.
      I also think that spending $600 in an intake is WAY too much IMO, that is why I will buy EVOMS or someone else's that has a considerable price.

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      04-26-2012 07:34 PM #795
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post




      I only had time to check one out. The finish was perfect. It is a satin black. I plopped it on a digital scale. I got consistent readings of 21.2 lbs. Not too shabby. This puts it in the same class as the OZ Ultraleggera. I was hoping to have the question of where it is made answered. Sadly, I could not find this information. This likely means China.

      I am already having issues with unwanted critters in the Neuspeed boxes.

    21. 04-26-2012 07:38 PM #796
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post




      I only had time to check one out. The finish was perfect. It is a satin black. I plopped it on a digital scale. I got consistent readings of 21.2 lbs. Not too shabby. This puts it in the same class as the OZ Ultraleggera. I was hoping to have the question of where it is made answered. Sadly, I could not find this information. This likely means China.

      I am already having issues with unwanted critters in the Neuspeed boxes.
      ( About to read a Wayne's World Reference ) SHWING SHWING!!! HaHa!!! What size did you get?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xTqUEhWYsI

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      04-26-2012 07:39 PM #797
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      all stock wheels cost alot of money from the dealership

      you guys simply amaze me that you think a $2000 exhaust and a $600 intake is omg awesome but you balk at spending any amount of money on wheels that are a VITAL part of the car im not saying go spend $8000 on wheels but id say $2000 and up is what id be shooitng for lots and lots of nice light wheels out there in that price range

      i have no issues with neuspeed wheels or vmr's but you guys all want the same wheels come on get creative
      I think this point has already been raised. Your argument of shooting for a minimum budget does not make sense. I considered wheels in the 400-700 dollar range. I am not balking at those who spent 5000 on 4 wheels. It is a personal decision. For me the Neuspeeds offered a great look, light weight, and a great price. You should just relax and be cool like Fonzie.

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      04-26-2012 07:41 PM #798
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      It is a personal decision. For me the Neuspeeds offered a great look, light weight, and a great price. You should just relax and be cool like Fonzie.
      This


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      04-26-2012 08:24 PM #799
      Quote Originally Posted by ppack View Post
      Does anyone have any feedback on these. You guys seem to have a for the MSS but this seems like a deal for anyone getting 19's:

      http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....13674x012-tire
      If you read a few posts up, there is some concern about the load ratings. The lower profile on these also makes me a little concerned about the ride. These are a good choice for some of guys with significantly lowered vehicles with clearance issues. I think there is some risk of bubbling/longevity with the load ratings. However, at $109, they are pretty disposable. If you are set on them, I would get some road hazard insurance and make sure Tirerack would honor it despite the load rating.

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      04-26-2012 08:27 PM #800
      Quote Originally Posted by ppack View Post
      ( About to read a Wayne's World Reference ) SHWING SHWING!!! HaHa!!! What size did you get?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xTqUEhWYsI

      These are the standard 19x8s. They make a 19x9 version for Audis.

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