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Anyone have pics of their VR with or 18' (or larger) wheels and/or lowered. I want to get an idea of what the wheel gap look likes...I'm debating getting 18's when I lower the rear of the car. Also, I know the wheel rub will increase, but any personal experience on that would be great too. Thanks.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>so_calR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Poop, really?? Not what I was hoping to hear.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You can see the rotors better and it looks better overall. Same as on the SR. <p>BTW, 18 Foot wheels?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>BTW, 18 Foot wheels?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>or larger... maybe he is working on a super monsteR truck. probably a new volvo division in place of a true R division. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> if spy shots are to be believed a flaming moose logo is designated for the hood...<p>
 

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LOL, I can't believe I missed that, 18 ft wheels would be CRAZY!! That's a little embarrassing for me as I make maps all day where I have to distinguish between feet and inches like that...speaking of that better go back and check that last map I made...
 

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Thanks PeteW. That's good info to have about the 18's...making me rethink my choices...maybe I'll just keep the 17's and get something different than the peg's. Do you think that IPD's 18's would have the same problems as the OEM ones?
 

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Re: Pics of 18' wheels on the VR?? (petew)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>petew</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>pegs are very soft ... chances are 100% that you will bend at least one rim per year if you drive on the street with 18" rims. the way to tell your rims are bent -- if you get weird vibrations at certain speeds that can't be fixed with wheel balance / alignment.<p>if you want to go with a low aspect wheel, better spend the bucks for a forged wheel <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>agreed, but unless he's up in the mountains a lot I'd be willing to bet a few <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> that roads in Cali are a little smoother than what we get to navigate.
 

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Roads here are very smooth, so smooth in fact I can drive in Advanced on my whole commute and not lose any fillings.<p>While the roads are smooth, I don't have all the money in the world and if I made an investment in wheels they gotta last so the advice is much appreciated...I really like those BBS wheels BTW.<p>Another question, are the 17" (got it right that time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">) Pegs considered to stronger than the 18" Pegs?<p>BTW: Nice collection of R wagons there PeteW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Those tires look gooood on that VR, but I can only imagine the wheel rub they must cause!<p>I just inflated my tires the other day, only went up about 2-3 PSI, but I can totally feel the difference. Any idea what 39 PSI cold works out to be when hot?? I'm at 41 PSI hot.
 

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Re: Pics of 18' wheels on the VR?? (petew)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>petew</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>When Scott Hart took his VR to the photo shoot for European Car mag he was running 19" rims (regular cast). He bent ALL FOUR before he even got to the shoot,<p> then bent two more replacement 18" pegs at the shoot.<p>regular cast wheels are just too soft. forged wheels or built wheels (2pc; 3pc) are the way to go if you need the bitchin' low aspect look.<p>also: check your tire pressures boys: volvo recommends 39psi cold <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>lower pressures are much more likely to cause sidewall bubbles and bent rims. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah, i always check my pressures, i should check them hot though and see what i'm averaging cold and hot.<p>sounded like an expensive trip <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> , i've gone through a few pegs in my short time with the car, could never imagine 19's here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> ,, that wagon looks great with 19's though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>edit: damn it, now i really want ti volutions in 18's to replace my pegs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p>maybe scott thought he was driving this and kept driving over curbs... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.ipdusa.com/uploads/images_blog/131.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Pics of 18' wheels on the VR?? (atacamaR)

I ride my 18s at 39psi and have yet to bend one. However I am a pothole avoiding grasshopper. <p>I swear someday I'm going to get pulled over for suspected drunk diving because a cop will see me dodging road holes like a mofo.
 

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LOL, I can imagine trying to get out of that one..."but officer it crashes into every bump on the road I swear, and you wouldn't believe the side hop..."
 

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The wheel well gap is going to be almost exactly the same, whether you go with 17 or 18" wheels, since the side wall of the tire you want to use will change inversely as you increase wheel sizes.<p>It does, however, serve as an optical illusion, such that the wheel itself looks bigger and will draw your eye away from the wheel well more.
 

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Plus 18s just look way better, hell, 19s look damn good too. <p>If your wallet is endless I would go 19s.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>It does, however, serve as an optical illusion, such that the wheel itself looks bigger and will draw your eye away from the wheel well more.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Larger diameter wheel with low profile tire will make the wheel well look bigger.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Larger diameter wheel with low profile tire will make the wheel well look bigger. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>and brakes - smaller <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Papa_Kirlo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>and brakes - smaller <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Even with 19's (and even 20's!) , the Brembos do not look undersized. <p>19" Viva Revolutions:<p><IMG SRC="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z301/jtacchino/IMG_0436.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>20" SSW's:<p><IMG SRC="http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z301/jtacchino/IMG_0425.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Pics of 18' wheels on the VR?? (so_calR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>so_calR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone have pics of their VR with or 18' (or larger) wheels and/or lowered. .</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Here ya go... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Not lowered, wheels do not rub<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=91122" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=91122</A>
 
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