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The 18" VST Super Monoblock in Titan Gray are 19.1lb per wheel.<p><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/Awdnut/Vstwheel2.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/Awdnut/IMG_1298.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>More pics here:<p><A HREF="http://web.mac.com/pramoen/iWeb/Site/Library.html" TARGET="_blank">http://web.mac.com/pramoen/iWeb/Site/Library.html</A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by awdnut at 11:42 AM 5-29-2006</i>
 

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Re: Titan Grey VST wheel on Titanium V70R (awdnut)

SHARP! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I like the chrome covers on the Ti gray too.
 

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Re: Titan Grey VST wheel on Titanium V70R (awdnut)

Cool! Need some outdoor pics....<br>Did you do the vinyl covered amber corner mod?
 

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Re: Titan Grey VST wheel on Titanium V70R (awdnut)

Nice wheels and nice Porsche! The Volvo looks great.<p>Please expand on your headlight modification. I have been contemplating cutting and shaping some clear/frosted polycarbonate to replace the ambers altogether - did you paint yours? I'll also second the request for a full shot of the car outside the garage.<p>- Tryg<p>
 

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HA! I see my home made clear corners on there too!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>looks good. how about some nice outside shots so we can see it better! looks neat. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yep, clear corner ala Sean<p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by awdnut at 8:10 AM 5-29-2006</i>
 

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I like the look of the exhaust in this pic. <p>It looks like this is the stock exhaust, polished nicely. What happened to the plastic boot that surrounds it? Is it different on '05's + rather than '04's or did you remove it?<p><IMG SRC="http://web.mac.com/pramoen/iWeb/Site/Library_files/IMG_1293.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Its a TME catback. The car is an 2005 so the rear bumper does not have the exhaust cutout surround like the 2004.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by awdnut at 3:03 PM 5-28-2006</i>
 

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Looks mean! <p>Did you fab the mesh foglight grilles yourself? Also, where did you source the carbon fiber wing under the front bumper? Lastly, I'm still trying to figure out what you did with the ambers (the Sean treatment). Is this a vinyl film that is directly applied to the glass?<p>Sorry about all of the questions. The car looks great and I'll bet you'll never see another one like it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg
 

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Tryg:<p>The lower bumper spoiler and the foglight meshgrill are both made by ERST (Japan). <p><A HREF="http://www.erst.ne.jp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.erst.ne.jp</A>/<p> The "Sean treatment" is basically perforated white vinyl film which makes the amber lens look white but still allow the amber light to shine through at night.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>veilsidez</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Like this one??<p><IMG SRC="http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200603%2F08%2F69%2Fd0008469%5F11392032%2Ejpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>uhhhh... does it have a HEMI???
 

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OCLV:<p>I got them from IPD by special order at an extreme wallet lightening price of $925 ouch er. . .each. . .<p>HTH,<br>
 

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They are great looking wheels, the first aftermarket wheels I have actually liked. But ouch is right. oclv
 

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Those rims are super nice. It's just that they are also super expensive. Don't they also have a magnesium version that costs even more?
 

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Thanks.<p>Yep, VST got also a magnesium version at $2500 a piece.<p>One problem with magnesium wheel is that they crack (starting with hairline fractures). On racing Porsche with Porsche magnesium wheels, it is recommended to check the wheels visually for cracks after every race. I know someone who owns a Porsche 993 turbo with full GT2 body kit who installed the Porsche magnesium GT2 wheels on his car. Although he uses the car only on street (no racing), after 2 years of use, he found cracks/fractures on them. You do not want to know how much those wheel cost especially coming from Porsche racing dept. <p>Somebody once said "What makes the Porsche Racing parts so expensive, Is it due to the Porsche parts or the Racing parts?"<p>Good quality forged wheels (from Japan usually) in 18"dia. cost from $600 and up<p>The magnesium wheels might be 1-2 lb lighter than the forged wheels but . . . . . . . .<p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by awdnut at 9:14 PM 5-30-2006</i>
 
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