SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,859 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
They are very ..um.. pretty. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Clean front and back, I hate to mess them up:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70R/sat_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>And they actually came with center caps:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70R/sat_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Out with the old and in with the new:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70R/sat_03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I now need to decided if I want to run the Nitto Extreme directional tires. They don't look like they would be particularly good in the rain and if it would snow I think I would have a nervous ride home...although I would have some fun along the way. I thought about keeping the Pilots on the Canistos but I really like the tire and feel comfortable with it in the rain. Does anyone have experience with the Nitto line of tires?<p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

Wow, those are beautiful<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Is the back of the rim black?<br>Anyways, can't wait to see how they<br>looked installed!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,706 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (volvos70turbo)

Very sweet indeed! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,859 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (volvos70turbo)

yeah the back side of the wheel is painted black. I can't wait to get them on.<p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,180 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

wow Chris, they are too nice for words...<p>you're not going to put them on the car are you?<p>...the horror!<p><br>i've had my 17" Comets for a few months now...and they are still in mint condition...safely stored in their boxes 'til spring.<p>i may put them under the tree in a month or so<p>life is grand!<p>you made the right decision--now i'm thinking...how bad could it be to have FOUR sets of wheels for the Volvo...??? do the Satelites come in 18"?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
305 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

Damn, I thought my 16" Meteors were good enough and now Chris had to post pics of his brand spankin' new Satellites. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> You're killin' me!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Where did you say you lived again?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,395 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (petew)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>do the Satelites come in 18"?<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>They will next year, the new R uses the same style wheel in 17 and 18 inchs.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/special_cars/wheels/fwd_18/images/large/01.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,395 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>They are very ..um.. pretty. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Clean front and back, I hate to mess them up:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70R/sat_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Definitly the best wheels volvo ever made IMHO. The little R is just such a nice touch! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Congratz on the wheels, look forward to seeing them on your car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,859 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (petew)

I know what you mean Pete. I feel like I should save these for a few years from now. I can probably bury them in the garage before my wife sees them and asks how much they cost. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It would be cool to line the top of the garage wall with 17" Volvo rims. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,564 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

Good job on the wheels! Congrat!~! I knew they would look a lot better than those chromies. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You know what you can do...hide those new wheels somewhere in the garage for now. And one of these days just take out those chrome wheels put your car on floor jacks. Then tell your wife that you are bringing these chrome wheels to get refinished at a buddy's shop for cheap. You then find somewhere or somehow to disappear these chrome wheels and while she's out shopping, just put the new wheels on. And tell her.."Vola~! Nice new paint job on the old wheels, eh?"<p>Only if she can't really tell the difference. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>BTW, please do go Nitto on those nice rims you have. I have friend ran those Nittos on track for a day, and they were pretty much all worn.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,859 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (The_one_n_only)

I'm actually getting the Nittos mounted on the rims today. Not my first choice but it is easier for me to drop off loose wheels & tires than it is for me to sit and wait for them to do it with the car there.<p>I'll see how the Nittos do in the wet. If they suck I'll put the Pilots back on. I didn't "pay" for the tires so I'll just save my Pilots until these wear out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,180 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

i'm very happy with the Pilots. <p>they are the best wet tire i've ever driven <p>will buy them again for the 17" Comets. cost is not an issue when i'm shopping tires---good rubber well-maintained is the least expensive auto insurance you can get.<p><br>
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,859 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (petew)

Got'em on just before it got dark. When i get time i'll clean up the brake calipers, you can get a good shot at them.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70R/sat_04.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70R/sat_05.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.icstew.com/v70R/sat_06.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
481 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

Very nice<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> Are you planning to lower the stance<br>a bit. Looks great nonetheless.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,395 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

I want your car!
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
55,859 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (volvos70turbo)

thanks!<p>yeah, it is sitting just a little high, but not too bad. I started to price the Volvo adjustalble 8 position suspension, the parts guy got to $1200 for the front setup and I said to stop. We'll see how it goes... I think I've busted the budget for this year. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,025 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (deleonl1)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,184 Posts
Re: Satellites arrived today. :) (83caddy16v)

Beautiful car, wheels, etc., Chris! Great job! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top