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You name the diameter (up to 17"), you name the width (up to 20"), you name the offset, <A HREF="http://www.petepaulsen.com" TARGET=_blank>Pete Paulsen</A> is the guy with the know-how and materials to make them for you. I am going to be stuffing some 16"x8" wheels shod with 225/45ZR16 tires in front, and 17"x11" wheels shod with 275/40ZR17 tires under the rear fenderwells of my 122S (once the fabrication work is done- ~4" inner tubbing job left and right side), and I did a little bit of research on the web before making the commitment to going with fat tires. Last year I discovered what Pete Paulsen's services have to offer, and I was quite impressed. The prices are reasonable as well.<P>Sure, with everything there is a caveat, and in the case of the wheels it's the weight - with a 275/40ZR17 tire mounted onto a 17"x11" wheel will probably weigh about 20 lbs. more than a modular or one-piece aluminum or alloy wheel, and this will add to the unsprung weight of the vehicle. Oh well. But they sure look cool with baby moon hubcaps!<P> <IMG SRC="http://petepaulsen.com/Pictures/widesmoothie.jpg"> <P>I will have them painted to match the stock Volvo 122 red color as well.<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 

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Those look pretty cool. I've been thinking of doing a "steely" look on our Project 245. Do you know if they make wheels with more OEM looking vent holes on the wheels? I'm concerned about brake ventilation.
 

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Wow, that's a big wheel!<P>Does he do alloy wheel work too? I looked into having a pair of my 240 Turbo wheels widened by 1", but most places couldn't do it, and those that could were too expensive at around $200 per wheel. I've given up on that idea for now.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>Those look pretty cool. I've been thinking of doing a "steely" look on our Project 245. Do you know if they make wheels with more OEM looking vent holes on the wheels? I'm concerned about brake ventilation.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>How about these? They’re on the <A HREF="http://petepaulsen.com/Catalogofwheels/catalogofwheels.htm" TARGET=_blank>same page URL, just scroll down</A> a bit more. They are more like Chevrolet “Rally” wheels than 240 wheels, but aren’t too radically different from the Volvo ones.<P>Oh, and I spoke with someone at Pete Paulsen’s House of Wheels earlier today via telephone regarding pricing on 17"x11" wheels, and in “raw” form they are only $195.00 each. Not a bad deal considering they are making a custom offset determined by customer-specified dimensions.<P>What the hell am I doing up so late? *sigh*… Oh well, another day full of jam-packed excitement (5.2 magnitude earthquake not far from here at 10:10:29 PM Pacific Time making things just a <I>wee</I> bit more exciting– I could <I>instantly</I> tell who was not a native Californian in the neighbourhood where I live… panic attacks galore… but then again 5.2 is pretty damn strong. But hey! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> It’s no hurricane or tornado! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/cool.gif"><BR></mindless rambling><P>-he who stacks pork<p>[This message has been edited by Leopold Porkstacker (edited 05-14-2002).]
 

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Glad to hear you made it through the earthquake alright. BTW, have you checked to see if your Volvo hubcaps will fit? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Leopold Porkstacker:<BR><B> but then again 5.2 is pretty damn strong. -he who stacks pork<P>[This message has been edited by Leopold Porkstacker (edited 05-14-2002).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>5.2?? Pffft! [sneering] You Californians should treat anything below 5.9 Richters as just nature's way of dusting off older buildings and furniture! No, seriously, I know that it can be unnerving. In Greece, we have a lot of earthquakes and I spend most of my growing up years with the constant fear, feel, threat or whatever of earthquakes. Now, try going through a 35-second 7.1 Richter tremor on the 6th floor of an apartment buidling at about 11:30pm, when you just went to bed...see how that grabs you! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"> It is a helpless feeling!<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>Glad to hear you made it through the earthquake alright. BTW, have you checked to see if your Volvo hubcaps will fit? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I was actually going to instead just use the chromed baby moon hubcaps that are included with each wheel for no extra charge. Although, since they make fully custom wheels, they probably have a rim center section style that the Volvo ones will pop right onto though. Good question, I am definately going to ask someone there about it.<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 

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I'll try to get pics up, but I was scanning some of Towerymt's old sales literature last night and one of the things I saw on the '75 244 is a chrome Volvo center cap with the V logo on it, that fits on a steel wheel for that open lug look.<P>I think I've decided to go with the OEM steel 16" wheels (winter wheels for the new cars), spacers , chrome lug nuts and that center cap if I can find 4.
 
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