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#1 jonboyb

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:48 AM

First of all.....not divulging what wheel it is :lol:   You have to wait for a picture on that end.

Anyways, for several years now I've been dreaming of this certain wheel which can be bought in any size desired but major $$$.  A set recently came available used but mint and probably 1/3 the price to order a set.  Color, lip style, everything exactly my preference.  The rear size is pretty much exactly what I would order, but the front has slightly less offset than I would prefer for the width, but may work just fine.  I've dug through the threads, but wanted another opinion here.  Specifically, are the fronts gonna stick out a little much?

Front:  18x9.5 +0 offset
Rear:   18x10.5 +5 offset

I know compared to SHP's fronts, the backspacing is fine but will the wheel will protrude out about 1.5" more.  Given how sunk in the fronts are, this may work fine but even used still too much $$$ to take any chances here.  Thanks.
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:46 AM

The fronts will be poking a little bit, not too bad though. May need a small spacer on the back to make them the same.  You will def have to do some rolling/pulling/camber/stretching to prevent rubbing depending on how low you go.  My fronts old fronts were 9.5, but +12

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:05 AM

If it's a wheel that can be had in any configuration, I'd assume it's a 2 or 3 piece. Why not just buy them, send the fronts back to the mfr and have them taken in a bit? Or order new barrels that fit your spec. You'd probably still be well under the cost of a new set.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

Yes, they are 3-piece and can be changed.  But shipping them to Japan and waiting who knows how long is a little scary.  I bet they charge a premium modifying too :(
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

I'm sure you find lips in the states, or have rotiform build you new ones, $200 a piece.  Shouldnt be a big deal.   So whats the top secret wheel? lol

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:01 PM

Ugh......looks like a scam.  Found his exact ad on Ebay for double the price and as soon as I questioned him....ad disappeared.  I knew it was too good to be true. :(

Work VS-XX wheels in gold FWIW

Maybe I should order some 13" CCW's and stretch my fenders....oh wait, has that been done????  :lol:  I think we actually discussed the VS-XX wheels in Pigeon Forge like 3 years ago.....always liked them, never dared buy them.

Edited by jonboyb, 16 July 2014 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

You can find used vs-xx wheels without too much effort on car forums.
Speaking of rotiform I really wish I could afford their wheels damnit.
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:29 PM

Yeah there not that uber rare keep waiting and trolling forums for cars with same bolt pattern and you will find them some day.  Shipping is killer, and so is insuring them in shipping (friend sent 2 back for restore to work)   There are worse wheels out there you could buy. Been eyeing some Vossens myself but at 750 each and the smallest they come is 19X9.5's  I'm going to pass.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

Problem is that 99% of the VS-XX wheels out there are in Supra/Z car type offsets 30-45 positive.  If I'm spending that kind of change, not interested in spacers
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

these are close to your specs
http://zilvia.net/f/...ad.php?t=567489

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

^^^  Now that's a nice looking wheel! Sexy!!!  ^^^
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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

Those are some hot wheels.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:13 PM

SO, whatcha gonna do with those meshies, jonboyb...? :ph34r:

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