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<IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/uploads/features/project_v70r_wheels.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>A new set of wheels can make a personal statement, modify handling dynamics and change a car’s personality. For our Project V70R we looked at a variety of wheels, spoke with several vendors and came away with newfound appreciation and education on wheel technologies. <p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Features/article_911.html" TARGET="_blank"><b> Full Story </b></A>
 

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Re: Project V70R: Heico Sportiv Wheel Upgrade ([email protected])

Now Chris needs bigger brakes!<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pedestrian_A</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">nice wheels, crappy tires</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Define what makes these "crappy" tires in your opinion? We haven't tried a set of General Tires previously.<p>FWIW, <A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testResultsModel.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Exclaim+UHP&tirePageLocQty=" TARGET="_blank">Tire Rack had good commentary</A> as well as decent feedack from those who have purchased. <p>They've been just fine for daily commuting, wet and dry. There are stickier tires out there but we wanted to show members that there are value priced tires available that can serve the purpose of daily driving. Sure, you can spend $200/tire on the "name brands" but if a $125 tire can execute, its worth consideration. And the money saved can go towards 17" track tires. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Define what makes these "crappy" tires in your opinion? We haven't tried a set of General Tires previously.<p>FWIW, <A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testResultsModel.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Exclaim+UHP&tirePageLocQty=" TARGET="_blank">Tire Rack had good commentary</A> as well as decent feedack from those who have purchased. <p>They've been just fine for daily commuting, wet and dry. There are stickier tires out there but we wanted to show members that there are value priced tires available that can serve the purpose of daily driving. Sure, you can spend $200/tire on the "name brands" but if a $125 tire can execute, its worth consideration. And the money saved can go towards 17" track tires. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>No offense but when you can afford a $649 wheel (IPD price), why settle with some value or affordable brand tire? It's just the same when wearing a Hugo Boss suit but wearing a pair of $9.99 Wal-mart shoes.<p>I'm not saying the General tires are bad but better name brand tires would be a better match to the status of the car. Otherwise, Wanli or Nexen tires could be better alternatives.<p>Just my 2 cents...
 

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No offense but what does that status of the car have to do with anything? So now since we are all driving $40K vehicles, we should spend $200+ for a tire? No thanks. If $9.99 walmart shoes look good and are just as good quality as the name brand italian shoes, why not buy the walmart ones?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No offense but what does that status of the car have to do with anything? So now since we are all driving $40K vehicles, we should spend $200+ for a tire? No thanks. If $9.99 walmart shoes look good and are just as good quality as the name brand italian shoes, why not buy the walmart ones?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I got NEXENs, 100 each with no side-hops and better traction than p-zeros. only draw back is more tire rub on turning.<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by stevectsai at 12:09 AM 8-28-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If $9.99 walmart shoes look good and are just as good quality as the name brand italian shoes, why not buy the walmart ones?</TD></TR></TABLE>completely different thing; such a thing doesn't exist. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pedestrian_A</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>No offense but when you can afford a $649 wheel (IPD price), why settle with some value or affordable brand tire? It's just the same when wearing a Hugo Boss suit but wearing a pair of $9.99 Wal-mart shoes.<p>I'm not saying the General tires are bad but better name brand tires would be a better match to the status of the car. Otherwise, Wanli or Nexen tires could be better alternatives.<p>Just my 2 cents...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>walmart shoes also cause major back problems long term.... you DO get what you pay for in tires.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>walmart shoes also cause major back problems long term.... you DO get what you pay for in tires.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Really? last time I checked they have a insole built-in to cusion your heels, this is an option only available in ECCO or Rockport. Ferragamo/Mezlan doesn't have it, $300 shoes hurt my back, not the cheap ones.<p>for 24 dollars, I almost got a pair. the problem is my gf stopped me from getting them, she said I get better shoes at outlets (and you know what she will do at outlets) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Like the project, like what you've done so far, sorry, don't like the wheels. The straight spoked wheels, to my eye, looks great on the older 850 wagon body style. However, in my opinion, for the newer P2 body style, a spoked wheel with some curvature would have complemented the softer lined body style. Volvo used some wheels on the 850 in 97 they called a "swept spoke" that would have worked well. The wheels wouldn't have been my choice. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, opinions are like navels, everyones got one. Say, do clones have navels?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SteveGB at 1:31 PM 9-19-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">for 24 dollars, I almost got a pair. the problem is my gf stopped me from getting them, she said I get better shoes at outlets (and you know what she will do at outlets) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>DEATH TO OUTLET MALLS!!! Where's E.L.F. when you need them? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Put a set of those on the daughters neon 205/50/16, was suprised how decent they were for a super cheap tire.
 

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Oddly, this thread and article didn't mention anything at all about which wheel spacers were used to prevent rubbing, how the increased size affected performance in things like turning radius and wheel rub. I was disappointed.
 

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Oddly, this thread and article didn't mention anything at all about which wheel spacers were used to prevent rubbing, how the increased size affected performance in things like turning radius and wheel rub. I was disappointed.
Oddly, you feel the need to express your disappointment on an article that is OVER 5 YEARS OLD
 

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Oddly, this thread and article didn't mention anything at all about which wheel spacers were used to prevent rubbing, how the increased size affected performance in things like turning radius and wheel rub. I was disappointed.
Oddly, when did improving turning radius considered as performance? Btw, Wheel spacers can't improve turning radius, in fact, it does quite the opposite.
 

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Oddly, DevolvR doesn't know about the Car & Driver test that they perform on every car, which is turning your wheel to full lock and accelerating as fast as you can. Car to last longest without wheel breaking off, or angle gear failing wins.
 

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Oddly, you feel the need to express your disappointment on an article that is OVER 5 YEARS OLD
Actually this is applies perfectly in a scenario today for me. I used the search, found the article and read it.

That's what we're supposed to do!

Geez...

What's with the wise-cracks?
 

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Oddly, when did improving turning radius considered as performance? Btw, Wheel spacers can't improve turning radius, in fact, it does quite the opposite.
In point-of-fact your car's turning radius *is* a performance characteristic. It's not as mundane as the exact temperature of the coils of a lit cigarette lighter. EVERY car has a specification for it. I'm asking how this will change the specification.

And many folks will argue (in another active thread if you look) that it doesn't increase the turning radius.

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I run 10mm front and rear and have no rub on 18" PEGS.

I think my turn radius improved a lot thanks to the spacers. U-turns I use to not be able to make I can make now with ease.
 
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