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Re: Ronal 17" WHeel Sale ([email protected])

Saw Prospers's C70, 18" with your with R38's on, they looked great! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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heres one shot from the exhaust shop that day:<p> <IMG SRC="http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h251/mpk155/insidevolvos.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>thats all i got for now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ronal 17" WHeel Sale ([email protected])

Okay, now that I'm in a good mood from all of the compliments I will post some pictures.<p>Here are a few shots with the spacers front / rear and no lowering... I've since added (as in this week) the Ronal made Volvo center caps, and a 355mm Big Brake Kit to clean up the look a little.<p>Lowering will happen sometime in the next few months...<p>In terms of the feel...there is a sick contrast between the 18" wheels and my 17" Volans. I wish I'd done this before the turbo upgrade! With the tires selected and 10mm spacers...I can say that the car is improved to the point of no return. Loved my S03s but they were harsh in 17" and now that I'm running 18" with a more comfortable tire I can honestly say that the car is quieter, smoother, and holds the road about the same as with the S03s. Truly the best of all the worlds!<p>Gary was easy and honest to deal with and the quality is fine in all respects! Just watch those damn curbs...<p>
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As you said watch the curbs. I had a set on my B4 S4. Loved them and Gary is great to deal with. However those particular wheels tend to get in the way of curbs. Can't wait to see pics of the car lowered <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ronal 17" WHeel Sale (Prospero)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Prospero</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>With the tires selected and 10mm spacers...I can say that the car is improved to the point of no return.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can I ask what tires you are using?<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Token at 8:02 AM 7-10-2006</i>
 

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Re: Ronal 17" WHeel Sale (Token)

I am using 225/40WR-18 Kumho ECSTA ASX.<p>Not as good as a bunch of tires for 3X the price...but bang for the buck it's sooo worth it. I have no fear of really driving the snot out of the car now that the tires are great and they are cheap.<p>For ref...I came out of a set of 17" using Bridgestone Potenza S03s...so I had a damn good benchmark.<p>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are Pirelli P6000's any good? My car has them on the rear and I'm not sure whether to replace them with the same ones or not.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>To be perfectly honest, I have never used the P6000s so no comment can be made about them. In general you need to try a tire like you would a pair of new shoes. The Kumhos were the best blend for me...but I'd rather have had another set of the S03s if I had the funds...<p>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 

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I'd like to see your brakes behind those wheels. they look really good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GShyneDM</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd like to see your brakes behind those wheels. they look really good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll post pictures once I get a chance to clean the car and wrap up other details...<p>Maybe in a week or so...it is looking like rain!<p>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 
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