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1. Do these use spacers? I see no mention on the Heico website about requiring spacers, but I'm curious.<p>2. The Heico website indicates that AWD and automatic V50s require a different part number. Why? Is the offset different? How much?<p>3. What is the weight of these wheels?<p>4. Do any other companies that have a similar look to the Heico for a more modest price? <p>Thanks in advance -- I searched but didn't find anything. <br>-Chris
 

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Re: Heico Wheel Questions (quick)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>quick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1. Do these use spacers? I see no mention on the Heico website about requiring spacers, but I'm curious.<p>2. The Heico website indicates that AWD and automatic V50s require a different part number. Why? Is the offset different? How much?<p>3. What is the weight of these wheels?<p>4. Do any other companies that have a similar look to the Heico for a more modest price? <p>Thanks in advance -- I searched but didn't find anything. <br>-Chris</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=48272" TARGET="_blank">This thread</A> will help with questions 1 and 3, specifically (quoting the linked thread):<p>"When fitting our 18" Heico wheels on S40s/V50s, we only have to add a 10mm spacer for the Volution V's and nothing for the Volution X's...no steering stops or anything. "<p>and <p>"The weight of the Volution V is 29lbs."<p>"After speaking with Heico directly, the Volution X's weigh 29lbs as well"<p><br>There are tons of threads that can answer question 4... when you search, remember to search the archives as well.<p>HTH<br>UKMatt
 

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thanks - my apologies for the redundant questions. <p>I guess I should have not been satisfied with searching the subject line for "Heico" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>quick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks - my apologies for the redundant questions. <p>I guess I should have not been satisfied with searching the subject line for "Heico" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> The search engine takes some getting used to... Mullmann has it down to an artform.<p>I searched this forum, archived posts, post bodies for keywords "heico weight" (no quotes).<p>UKMatt
 

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Re: Heico Wheel Questions (quick)

I purchased the V's for my S40 (already have the wheels sitting in my living room, picking up the car tomorrow!!). Here's the deal (straight from Heico NA): spacers are required if your car is BOTH awd AND automatic transmission. Otherwise, you're set without them.
 

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thanks for the heads up, JDS40! This helps a lot.
 

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While we're on the subject of HEICO wheels, have any of you that own V's had a problem with what appears to be cracking of the paint/coating (whatever it may be) between the spokes near the hub of the wheel? I'm at work right now but this evening when I get home I'll try to take a pic of it. I was thinking it was because of the poor roads but I really have no idea.
 
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Re: Heico Wheel Questions (ukmatt)

VOL V: is 27.4 lbs<br>VOL X: is 29 lbs<p>There's a lot of confusion over this, but we changed the molds about two years ago. VOL V. is now 27.4 lbs. <p>The VOLUTION X. has played out more or less how we guessed it would, which is that the wheel is very popular on XC90 in 18" (VOL V. being more popular on P1). I've discussed this at length in other threads (which I'll try to dig up and link here), but the primary driver for the high VOL. X wheel weight is that it's load-rated for XC90. TUV is also a big factor, as it requires more strength in the design of the wheel, etc...<p>We may go ahead and make a VOL X. this year specifically for P1 chassis, which would shave some weight, but we haven't decided yet. We're also looking at the possibility of a forged wheel in 2006, but I'm afraid this won't help the price point. <p><br>
 
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quick: <p>Give us a buzz if you have any questions, but Glen Hansen can also assist at Barrier Volvo in Bellevue...they typically have a few P1 cars equipped on their showroom floor, so you can go take a look prior to making a purchase. If it hasn't sold already, I believe they have a V50 T5 on the floor right now fully equipped. <p>Glen is at 425-455-5522 ext 7239, or [email protected]<p><br>
 

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Todd -- Thanks for the response. I actually purchased my car at Barrier in no small part due to the look of the V50 that was Heico equipped on the showroom floor. It is the centerpiece of their showroom.<p>Glen and I talked yesterday and I'll follow up with him tomorrow to get a Heico grille when I get an additional key for my car. <br>-Chris
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>quick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Glen and I talked yesterday and I'll follow up with him tomorrow to get a Heico grille when I get an additional key for my car. <br>-Chris</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Excellent...thanks for the support. <p>Let's get some VOLUTIONS on your car!
 

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yeah a Forged wheel would be a nice way to go IMO. Heico wheels look nice but per lb aren't quite worth it. perhaps a better balance of style and performance or in this case style and reduced weight would do it. I'm set on some 20 lb evolve R5s , they aren't forged and are about 8 lbs less than the Heico Volutions, Heico needs to combine style and performance and offer a lighter forged wheel, something sweet with similar style just insted of 28 lbs for an 18 x 8 something more like 16 lbs. heck my centerline 17 x 7 are only 13.5 lbs. Forging is nice.
 

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Re: Heico Wheel Questions ([email protected] SPORTIV NA)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected] SPORTIV NA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>We may go ahead and make a VOL X. this year specifically for P1 chassis, which would shave some weight, but we haven't decided yet. We're also looking at the possibility of a forged wheel in 2006, but I'm afraid this won't help the price point. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would love to see a Volution X for the P1 chassis. Although I'm probably in the minority on this one. But a forged rim from you guys would be excellent. I'd gladly come down and test fit them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Re: Heico Wheel Questions (Volvo Grrrr)

I actually bought the volution v wheels... i'll post some pics when I can. I didn't have to buy any spacers or anything. I have a 06 volvo s40 2.4i
 

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Thanks for all of the answers -- I ended up going with the Ronal R41 18x8 with some Kumho Ecsta MX's. <p>They have performed nicely for me on the street and circuit as well. I'm pleased.
 

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If I ride Heico Vol X's and they get dented from pot holes can i still fix them if they are not forged? I had this prob with a set of 19" rims in the past due to a cast lip.
 

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Re: Heico Wheel Questions ([email protected] SPORTIV NA)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected] SPORTIV NA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">VOL V: is 27.4 lbs<br>VOL X: is 29 lbs<br></TD></TR></TABLE> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>imaqt823</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If I ride Heico Vol X's and they get dented from pot holes can i still fix them if they are not forged? I had this prob with a set of 19" rims in the past due to a cast lip.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wheel repair is a touchy subject, regardless of whether the wheel is forged or not. <p>The VOLUTION X.'s are load-rated up to XC90 and pass all TUV testing for that vehicle, which includes impact testing, vibration testing, and a bunch off different tests that measure how hard you have to hit the wheel/tire to break the bead and have the tire leak. Consequently, you should have a higher margin of safety than you might with some other wheels, but you can certainly bend them if you hit something deep/hard/fast enough. <p>Short answer is, if it's a very minor bend you <I>may</I> be able to get a wheel repair facility to repair the wheel. <p>Forged wheels can be repaired if they are multi-piece...one piece forged wheels are basically a throw-out if bent. Multi-piece wheels have the advantage of having a spun drum and lip (separate if 3 piece, one big piece if 2 piece). So, you can take a multi-piece wheel apart, replace the lip, and rebuild it. <p>Whether you can or not, this is not something we recommend from a safety perspective. Most wheel repair processes (not all) re-heat the wheel to get the bends out. If you have a major bend, you can get this back in-round using this process, but the whole area you just repaired will be extremely brittle. If you ever hit that part of the wheel again, the wheel could crack in that spot, causing a major failure. Lotus Cars, for example, issued a campaign covering this on the Esprits a few years ago for this reason..."no heating wheels over X degree" (I can't remember what the limit was, but it wasn't very high). <p>Rule of thumb: if you can see the bend with the naked eye...I'd think twice before repairing it. If the wheel has lost air, definitely do not attempt a repair. If you're getting a wobble on the balancing machine, but there's no obvious damage, it may be ok to have this wheel worked on. <p>Wheel repair tends to work well as a way to repair curb-rash and cosmetic damage, but rolling out bends is dicey (I know a zillion people do this every day and wheels are not flying off of cars in pieces, but this doesn't mean it's a good idea if it can be avoided). <p>"Can you repair a cast wheel"? Yes....there's nothing about the HEICO wheel that makes this any easier or any harder than any other wheel. "Should you"? Not if you can help it, in our opinion. <p>We offer a 40% crash replacement program with all of our wheels. If you purchase the wheels through an authorized agent and damage a wheel, we are authorized to sell you another one, two, ten wheels at a 40% discount. Part of the rationale is to add some value to your purchase, but part of it is our making an effort to keep damaged wheels off the street...we'd rather have our customers rolling on safe wheels.<p>Hope this answers your question. <p><br>
 
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Here are a few shots of one of the 8 different types of machines used during TUV testing.<p>This may help address you're pothole question: <p>In this test the wheel and tire must hold air after having a weight dropped on the lip (the mass of which varies, based on the car being tested...on XC90 they test with a 1000kg weight, I'm told...so VOLUTION X's would all pass this test). This test simulates contact with the wheel at about 20mph. <p>Again, I'm not suggesting you can't bend the wheel (this test certainly does), but it does speak to how strong they are.<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e50/heicosportivna1/tuv_9.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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