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    Thread: Opinions on wheels

    1. Junior Member Ukjeeper21's Avatar
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      01-09-2012 02:59 AM #1
      So I've narrowed down my wheel selection to the following:

      I don't have photoshop so I had to cut/paste/crop with powerpoint hence the amateur pics.

      I'm leaning towards the Audi reps but the wifey likes the VMRs...would like to get your thoughts/opinions.

      1. Audi TT-RS Titanium reps (18x8 ET45)


      2. VMR V718 Gunmetal (18x8.5 ET45)


      3. Rotiform BLQs Gunmetal (18x8.5 ET 45)


      4. VW Talladegas reps (18x8 ET 45)
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      01-09-2012 03:06 AM #2
      My preference: 4, 1, 2, 3

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    4. 01-09-2012 11:15 AM #4
      4 or 2.

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      01-09-2012 12:29 PM #5
      Most favored to least: 4,1,3,2

    6. 01-10-2012 01:10 AM #6
      You can't go wrong with either 1 or 2. Gunmetal on white SW looks great.

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      01-10-2012 09:59 AM #7
      4, 1, 2, 3


      great thread btw - I've got a candy white jsw that I'm gonna switch out the wheels on too. been looking at #4 and #1 as well. but I'm currently leaning toward MOMO Nexts (pretty much the same price) - I dunno, I change my mind about twice a week..


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      01-10-2012 01:08 PM #8
      4 or 2...1 and 3 isn't my style...

      And if it were me, I'd go with the silver version of 2, if 2 was your selection...
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      01-10-2012 01:25 PM #9
      I recently put VW Denvers on my white gold Sportwagen. I like the offbeat look they add.

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      01-10-2012 02:23 PM #10
      2,3,4,1

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      01-10-2012 10:12 PM #11
      Thanks all for the feedback. Thus far, it looks like the Talladegas are the crowd favorite.

      Quote Originally Posted by jhemeon View Post
      Gunmetal on white SW looks great.
      You are absolutely right...IMO gunmetal/anthracite/titanium or any variation of that color looks great on white vehicles....I guess I could always get the Talladegas powdercoated this color....hmmm....
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      01-11-2012 06:17 AM #12
      You can tell which is my favorite - no photoshop here!

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      01-11-2012 02:36 PM #13
      audi rotors look very nice, but i think 8x19 et 50 is the better size for the jsw.
      Golf 6 variant TDI match

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    14. 01-11-2012 06:10 PM #14
      The Audi's look far better actually installed than photoshopped.

      They do get a thumbs up for being easy to clean.

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      01-12-2012 10:06 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by gpowell View Post
      You can tell which is my favorite - no photoshop here!
      What suspension are you running? Looks nice

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      01-12-2012 11:47 PM #16
      Eibach Springs, from Tire Rack (if you call, ask for Keith, he's driven the car from time to time) Some say springs only =blown shocks - I've got about 45,000 miles on the setup, shocks/struts are fine so far.

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      01-13-2012 10:11 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by gpowell View Post
      You can tell which is my favorite - no photoshop here!
      look much better installed for sure. Eibach Pro Springs?

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      01-13-2012 12:06 PM #18
      None of these below are on your list, but just to give some more ideas

      Zolders - Euro MKV R32 wheels



      Ronal R50s



      VMR VB3's




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      01-13-2012 12:28 PM #19
      bravo, looks great on cw

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      01-13-2012 10:28 PM #20
      ^^^ Ronal r50s =

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      01-15-2012 12:17 AM #21
      blq's
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

    22. 01-15-2012 12:49 AM #22
      2,1,3,4 Best to worst.

      Great looking wheels and I white JSW's
      Looking at buying a JSW TDi and here to get some info on them.

    23. 01-15-2012 08:39 AM #23
      1,4,2,3

      I want the Audi's myself. Love the look

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      04-20-2012 09:33 PM #24
      Went with the BLQs

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    25. 04-20-2012 09:57 PM #25
      while they look really nice, i would hate to clean those damn things! congrats on your choice.

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      04-21-2012 12:36 AM #26
      i hate you with your fog lights, led headlamps and bodyskirts



      at least you didnt go with the talledegas!!
      lol


      Quote Originally Posted by ujelly View Post
      i wuld just lower it bc i will buy lowers b4 i even by it looks great like dat bc they all are so high but when yoi lower it makes it better that you think

    27. 04-21-2012 06:53 PM #27
      UKjeeper21 - what tire size is mounted on those rims

      looks great btw... love the look

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      04-22-2012 12:17 AM #28
      I went with 18 Talladegas I hope to get them this week so Pictures will be here... I really love those wheels
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      04-22-2012 02:00 AM #29
      is 45 the best offset for the jsw? will 35 make the wheels stick out of the car?

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      04-22-2012 02:55 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by .KIX. View Post
      I went with 18 Talladegas I hope to get them this week so Pictures will be here... I really love those wheels

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      04-22-2012 07:09 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by liniatom View Post
      UKjeeper21 - what tire size is mounted on those rims

      looks great btw... love the look
      Thanks. Got them on a local trade...they came with practically brand new Dunlop Sport Maxx TT 225/45/18.
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      04-25-2012 09:07 PM #32
      Quick pic of car with "proper" tires (225/40/18). Also lowered it a little bit more.

      FTG front: 24"
      FTG rear: 24.5"


      Will post better pics this weekend.

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    33. 04-25-2012 11:58 PM #33
      ^^^^ that looks so good!! just sick!!! the stance looks perfect... that is EXACTLY the stance i want with my car... very few pull it off, and you did it Sir.. Good Job..

      I can't wait to see better pictures, when you do, please take a side shot. I still cant decide between 18 and 19" wheels. im worried the 18's will look too small on the car, but 18 sounds like a good size to go with as it might be a more comfortable ride than the 19's. but the 18's don't look small on your car at all.

      still staring at this photo ! sexy

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      04-30-2012 12:00 AM #34
      Better pics.







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      04-30-2012 01:13 AM #35
      lookin' good. love the flat mirror caps.

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