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Okay, check this out. I've been playing with images of our 240. Aside from lowering it, blacking out the chrome and making the amber sections of the taillights clear (all photoshop magic btw), I've added three different sets of wheels. What do you guys think?<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/mockup1_web.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/mockup2_web.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/george/mockup3_web.jpg"> <BR>
 

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I think it looks really good. Those rims are all Volvo factory rims, aren't they?<P>I personally have a soft spot for the 2nd rims down, just that racing rim style looks nice.<P>
 

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I like all of them, but if I had to choose, I'd go with #2, then #1, then #3. I know #1 is the 16x7 Regulus and #3 is the 17x7.5 Tethys, but what's #3?<P>I'll probably go with some 16" FWD wheels if I can't find a reasonable price to widen 2 of my 15" 240 Turbo wheels (need to fit 225s).<P>
 

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My sizing is all screwed up, so #1 looks about as big as #2 whereas it goes from 16" to 18". Those 18" #2s are the ones from the C70. I like the look on the car also, but 18" is just too large for driveability reasons. This car need more of an emphasis on utility, so I'll probably do some sort of fwd 16" wheel as well.<P>Now, if only modding the car were as easy as photoshop.....more importantly as cheap.<P>BTW guys, I found a guy in Michigan with the V70R twisted 5-spoke. That might look pretty cool also.
 

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I thought those middle ones were the 18x7.5 Triton wheels from the C70 ('9:cool:, but they aren't. The Triton is a 20 spoke wheel, but that middle pic of your car has 18 spoke wheels. I think it's the 17" version, but I don't know the name.<P>I've got a PDF file with some Volvo wheels that shows pictures, models that they came on, size, part number, and tire size recommended. You can download it here: <A HREF="http://ostroff.org/volvo/alloy_wheels.pdf" TARGET=_blank>alloywheels.pdf</A>(1.4MB)<P>I'm planning to use 16" FWD wheels at some point, only if I can't find a place to widen two of my wheels for a reasonable price. Here's a 245 with 17" Comet wheels. I'd use the 16" version, Meteor, in Antracite, and I don't think it's very expensive new from the dealer (waiting for a price quote):<P> <IMG SRC="http://a2.cpimg.com/image/A2/4F/7787682-df89-01630086-.jpg"> <P>
 

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I've found a set of the 17" Comet. They're $650 and brand new with rubber off of a C70...in Michigan. If anyone wants them, I can pass the email along to them. The guy is in Michigan. I'm going to pass on them, but they look like great wheels.
 

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Michael,<P>That is a great PDF file you found! I bet that could help George out quite a bit for his wheel resource guide.<P>-Drew
 

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I found the wheel that's on #2. It's the 17x7 "Propus", and it looks just like the Triton, but with 2 fewer spokes.<P>FWIW, the 18x7.5 Triton wheel has a 43mm offset. Here's a pic of Nick Green's lowered '79 wagon with Triton wheels, 35mm spacers rear, 25mm spacers front:<P> <IMG SRC="http://a5.cpimg.com/image/43/2B/7802435-15ff-01B900C3-.jpg"> (more about the car <A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/AFTERMARKET/index.htm?id=129456" TARGET=_blank>here</A>)<P>
 

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George,<P>Okay, I think that I am going to have to one-up you on this one. I am starting to get pretty good with Paintshop Pro. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> But, seriously though, the 17" Comet are my favorite OEM Volvo wheels, but since you want some practicality, I really like what Michael suggested. I think that some 16" Meteor wheels would look supurb.<P>I love the looks of these wheels in general, but there are other reasons that I like them as well:<P>1.) Most probably one of the easiest OEM Volvo wheel to clean and wax. Make them look really good without much pain or effort.<P>2.) The crisp simple lines of the spokes compliment the 240 body style really well IMHO.<P>3.) Wide spaced spokes to show off the discs and calipers. For example if you ever decide to put slotted rotors and paint the calipers, these rims will show them off extremely well.<P>4.) Just a guess by looking, but it seems like the disc cooling properties of these rims is really good, since the spokes are reverse twisted.<P>Here is what I came up with. I put a light anthracite finish on the rims and iodinized the calipers 'red'. Looks pretty sweet I think. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://freehost.baypal.com/images/DrewSRX/mockupsrxweb.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B><BR>4.) Just a guess by looking, but it seems like the disc cooling properties of these rims is really good, since the spokes are reverse twisted.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not meaning to be a pain, but wouldn't they be forward-twisted on the other side of the car? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"> I don't think Volvo has made any asymmetric wheel pairs.<P>
 

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Yeah, but where would I find Meteor's at a decent price. I'm half tempted to buy the 17s though after seeing this pic. They look amazing.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 11110000:<BR><B> Not meaning to be a pain, but wouldn't they be forward-twisted on the other side of the car? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"> I don't think Volvo has made any asymmetric wheel pairs.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Good point, maybe the 'twist' direction has nothing to do with cooling properties! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> Take a look at the C70 below, it has 17" Comet rims and on the passenger side, they are 'forward' twisted. I guess this means that the driver side is 'reverse' twisted. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P> <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/auto_shows/iaa_01/volvo/images/large/37.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/auto_shows/iaa_01/volvo/images/large/37.jpg</A> <P>-Drew
 
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