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Are watercooled wheels blasphemy on an ACVW?

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Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Tue May 28, 2019 9:10 am

I thought I'd be absolutely in love, but now that they're on... Im indifferent, thoughts?

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Heres the stock wheels :ugeek:

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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby Glenn » Tue May 28, 2019 10:22 am

Never liked "phone dials" on a VW... or a Porsche.

Turtlebacks re KEWL

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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 am

what did those come on?
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby Glenn » Tue May 28, 2019 10:50 am

Aftermarket.

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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm

I’m gonna keep browsing OE wheels for now, Fuchs don’t do it for me.
I can fit 4x130,5x130 & 5x114, so I have plenty of options on that front, offset on the other hand :roll:
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby elrockk » Tue May 28, 2019 9:02 pm

i think stock looks the best of all these. im a spoke guy myself
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby MrBreeze » Tue May 28, 2019 9:49 pm

Either donks or slam it on earlies.

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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Wed May 29, 2019 6:25 am

earlys r wide 5s?
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby MrBreeze » Wed May 29, 2019 7:23 am

5 spoke Fuchs. It's an inside VW joke whenever someone asks about wheels the response is "slam it on earlies". Kinda like the "it'll buff out" joke.

I agree with Glenn about the dials, but not about the turtle backs. Never liked those.


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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Wed May 29, 2019 8:19 am

slamming on shiney wheels never fails! :lol:
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby Raj » Wed May 29, 2019 10:25 am

I hate the turtles. Dial are ok... at least they are porsche.
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Wed May 29, 2019 4:05 pm

does any band steel wheels locally?
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby EDNCAROL » Wed May 29, 2019 7:55 pm

Before you go widening wheels if your looking for a stock wheel look why not go with a set of 2013 and up Beetle rims trim rings caps and wheel adapters ?
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Wed May 29, 2019 11:37 pm

EDNCAROL wrote:Before you go widening wheels if your looking for a stock wheel look why not go with a set of 2013 and up Beetle rims trim rings caps and wheel adapters ?


those come in the +55ish offset i need?

if u take a quick look, my rears are already widened. when i measured them i foolishly thought my IRS would camber like a swinger.
I measured from the outer lip to the quarter and gave him the #. so now the rim sits right at the quarter which only leaves room for a stretched 165/50, which is a shitty ride and my front isn’t stretched at all.
i doubt anyone else notices, but i do

if i find someone who bands locally, i’ll go back to 4 lug,properly measure and get it done correctly.
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Thu May 30, 2019 9:34 pm

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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:37 pm

can someone help me?
what’s the part number for bearings and races for my front disc brakes?
I’m finding one but not the other, I’d like to find a set (preferably on amazon)
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Re: Phony Ghia

Postby B MAN » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:53 pm

picked up another set of wheels :geek:
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