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Ive been speaking to one of my good connections in the industry and he is working with me to offer a wheel thats almost identical to the Ipd VMS wheel, but will properly work on R's. Unfortunately, they would only be offered in 19" fitments, but will have almost identical color options. My question is, would there be any interest for these before i proceed any further?? Thanks
 

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Re: Potential New Wheel for R Owners (B.G.)

Approx. price? Weight? Those 2 questions will be asked and you need to try and work an answer. If they cost a lot and weigh a lot, the interest will go down for sure.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>B.G.</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They would of course be lightweight and flow formed as opposed to cast. Est. the cost would be around $1,199 per set. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>$400 a wheel, not absolutely terrible. The Ultraleggara people will jump in and scoff most likely, because those wheels are super light and have been going for cheap as of late.<p>Me personally, I will not be buying a set at $400 per wheel.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>$400 a wheel, not absolutely terrible. The Ultraleggara people will jump in and scoff most likely, because those wheels are super light and have been going for cheap as of late.<p>Me personally, I will not be buying a set at $400 per wheel.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's actually $300 per wheel <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>$400 a wheel, not absolutely terrible. The Ultraleggara people will jump in and scoff most likely, because those wheels are super light and have been going for cheap as of late.<p>Me personally, I will not be buying a set at $400 per wheel.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>true, but the Ultraleggera's look like crap on the R. My $.02 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JoeLvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>true, but the Ultraleggera's look like crap on the R. My $.02 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>And they're $299 on tire rack although I'm assuming Giraff found them cheaper
 

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19's won't work in areas with bad roads and if we increase the overall diameter of tire/wheel we lose power to the ground and throw off the speedometer. I think you'd sell more with 18's. People with 18" pegs could also reuse their current tires. My $0.02.
 

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Keep the feedback coming. I know 19"s arent what most of you R owners are looking for, so I will talk with him about 18". I only suggested 19" bc I think 18" wheels look puny on our cars.... I dont know what all the fuss about 19's is about....There are tons of sedans and sports cars that come stock with 19's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by B.G. at 9:38 AM 4-30-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>B.G.</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont know what all the fuss about 19's is about....There are tons of sedans and sports cars that come stock with 19's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, but those all tend to have higher profile tires as well. A 300C with 19s still has plenty of sidewall left. An R with 19s almost looks like the rubber was painted on to the rim.<p>I personally prefer 17s on the R for looks (bigger rim makes the awesome Brembos start to look hilariously tiny), ride comfort, weight, AND cost. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I think 18 will have a better sidewall for better handling. I think 17 inch sidewalls are to soft. Anyone care to comment? I only have had 17's but would imagine the 18's are better. <p>Light weight 18's would work really well. I really want something like the new IPD wheels and if they are lighter it would be awesome!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Warpedcow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">An R with 19s almost looks like the rubber was painted on to the rim.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 yet they look so great! Amazing actually... But with Arnie in charge of the budget here in CA, we are already in pothole city---and in SoCal there are no snow plows! The roads have gotten really bad in the past few years--even in the affluent areas. My 18s are taking a beating! Arrg!<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Warpedcow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I personally prefer 17s on the R for looks </TD></TR></TABLE><br>-1...I switched from 17s to 18s and it is a marked difference. even "non-car" guys say my car looks better, yet they don't know why.<p>18" pegs just can't be beat! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>To each his or her own!
 

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Update...18" wheels as well as 19" wheels can be produced. Both will clear the R Calipers and will be lighter and stronger than the Pegs.. Pics to come!!! <p><A HREF="http://s619.photobucket.com/albums/tt276/gordonbrr/?albumview=slideshow" TARGET="_blank">http://s619.photobucket.com/al...eshow</A><p>How do you post into the message body <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by B.G. at 6:14 AM 5-6-2009</i>
 

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I'm not a potential buyer, but I'm wondering how they will make an 18" VMS style wheel fit the R, and iPd couldn't? Have they already done measurements on the R? (Offset, fender and brake clearance?)
 

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As for Ipd not having their wheels fit the "R", thats a question for them. I am not in the wheel manufacturing business, but I can only assume it had to do with the fact we are such a small segment. <p>Color Options:<p>Matte Black<p>Gunmetal <p>Piano Black<p>Sizing specs for 18 & 19" are:<p>18x8.5 <p>18x9.0<p>19x8.5<p>19x9.0<p><br>As you can see this wheel does not have a lip<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by B.G. at 8:04 AM 5-6-2009</i>
 

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There was no way they could make their VMS style 18" wheel fit. I don't want you to do all the legwork only to find out it won't fit. I'm not trying to rain on your parade. I love that wheel and would buy it if the lady would let me.
 

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No I understand. Ive been told that it will and can only trust that my buddy is not leading me astray <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Which i do!!
 
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