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Minos vs Merac

  • I like my wheels like I like my steak, rare (Minos)

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • I like my wheels like I like my pop stars, good looking and over-exposed (Merac)

    Votes: 7 63.6%
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Hi Folks,
I'm seriously considering up-sizing from 18" to 19" wheels, which leaves me with a question as to which set of wheels to keep and which to sell.

They are both in good shape and have the exact same tires on them.

Here are the wheels in question:
-From the 2009 T6 - 18" Minos
---Pro - quite rare, only available as a T6 option on 2009 XC70
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-From the 2011 T6 - 18" Merac
---Pro - I think they look better, but they are a dime a dozen
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So, cast your vote for which you would keep and which you would sell.
Cheers!
 

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Big minus for the Minos...throw them away a hard as you can. Dump ‘m in the river and never look back.
What will be your 19”?


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Depends on the color of the car and whether you are going to lower it. The Mino's is more AWD looking vs Merac which is sportier. The Merac is kind of odd looking however but again it will depend on the color of your car.
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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
MoVolvos - They will be going on the Black 2009 with no adjustments to the stock suspension.

Jasper - Didn't you write this a few months ago: "Yup, MINOS, not bad. Kinda like them. Almost like a small brotha from anotha ERAKIR-motha. Not bad at all." ;)
 

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MoVolvos - They will be going on the Black 2009.

Jasper - Didn't you write this a few months ago: "Yup, MINOS, not bad. Kinda like them. Almost like a small brotha from anotha ERAKIR-motha. Not bad at all." ;)
Maybe, but in this case definitely keep the MERACS...
I take back the story about the river...

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I like the dark set
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
They are the same color, so I've adjusted the images so they don't look like different shades of aluminum.
BTW, how do we have 100+ views and only 3 votes...I know there is no shortage of opinions in these parts.
 

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MoVolvos - They will be going on the Black 2009 with no adjustments to the stock suspension.

Jasper - Didn't you write this a few months ago: "Yup, MINOS, not bad. Kinda like them. Almost like a small brotha from anotha ERAKIR-motha. Not bad at all." ;)
My son is driving our black 2003 S80 T6 with Interceptors and he thinks it looks elegant. Looks like this (I can't attach pictures). The Merac looks like they belong on a toy vehicle like the Subaru Crosstex or some other small toy like cars.

https://imganuncios.mitula.net/2003_volvo_s80_t6_phoenix_az_98155089391549851.jpg


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I attached your picture. Click edit and you'll see what I did.
 

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Was looking at window stickers last night and the Minos were a $750 option on the 2009 T6, where as the Meracs were the T6 standard eq. in 2011. It would be nice to keep the 2009 intact and keep the Minos...
 

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I prefer the Minos. To me, the Meracs are too busy.
 

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200 views and only 5 votes, I'm apparently not going to get a big enough sample size for the results to be statistically valid. ;)
 

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I like the Meracs better personally. My favorite wheels on these cars is the Zephyrus. I have a black 2012 XC70 T6 and they look awesome on it.
 

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Thank you, I see what you did there. Is there a possibility of downloading from my computer?
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It is possible, but there are some account stipulations like # of posts of length of forum membership (I don't recall the specific values). If you want to check if your account can do it, click "Go Advanced" next to your reply window. Once that opens, look for a little emblem that shows a piece of paper and a paperclip (it says "Attachments" if you mouse over). If you can see that button, then click on it and you should be able to upload directly to the forum. If you can't see it, then presumably your account doesn't have that access yet.
 

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It is possible, but there are some account stipulations like # of posts of length of forum membership (I don't recall the specific values). If you want to check if your account can do it, click "Go Advanced" next to your reply window. Once that opens, look for a little emblem that shows a piece of paper and a paperclip (it says "Attachments" if you mouse over). If you can see that button, then click on it and you should be able to upload directly to the forum. If you can't see it, then presumably your account doesn't have that access yet.
Thanks for the reply, I have to wait till the probation stipulations are met.

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Somehow I just saw this, but 1000 votes for the Minos. I looked forever to find them for my '09 and I never saw another with them when I owned it. The Merac ARE a dime a dozen and don't look as good on the older XC70s, IMO.
 
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