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Offline Arabas

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My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« on: September 17, 2011, 03:20:32 PM »
well, i have bought these wheels 18X8.5 offset 45 and weight around 12kg (more or less same as stock), but i haven't put them on yet..

some unexpected expenses came up and i put them for sale.
i m trying to arrange the payment of the unexpected expenses in such a way to keep the wheels...
i will know in a couple of weeks if i am keeping them or not.

i m not posting them for sale on this forum (shipping cost would be so huge, that it would be an unreasonable price for members in another country than Greece)

anyway, what do you think of the wheels?



« Last Edit: October 01, 2011, 09:27:00 AM by Arabas »
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 03:34:54 PM »
those look sweet

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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 04:03:38 PM »
Show off? :D

How do you say it Arabas? "Typically greek"? :lol:
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 04:22:59 PM »
They do look sharp and although I know that's not your car in that picture, they sure have tires on them with a low sidewall height. Hope you can hold on to them.
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 05:09:51 PM »
They look pretty good, try to keep them if you can.
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 08:27:51 PM »
George ,Now thats a good looking Wheel. If you got them at a good price see if therea a way to hold on to them .Will Look GR8 on your GT.   Wish you luck and find a way to hang on to them.
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 08:56:48 PM »
I likey!
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 04:28:00 AM »
i really like them too guys, hope i can keep them!

Show off? :D

How do you say it Arabas? "Typically greek"? :lol:
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 08:34:09 AM »
Oh, man those wheels are awesome indeed!!!  Arabas, I do hope you are able to keep them for sure, and yes unexpected expenses are a pain in the behind for sure!  Good luck!!!

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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2011, 08:35:56 PM »
They look great.  You'll hate cleaning them after about a year.

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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 02:36:58 AM »
you mean it will be difficult with so many spokes?
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 08:17:57 AM »
Naw, cleaning won't be a problem, keeping them looking clean will due to the color (paint em silver and they'll look cleaner  longer).  I like, classic mesh wheels rarely go out of style.

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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2011, 10:31:48 AM »
Love the weels hope u don't have to sell them.
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 10:33:20 AM »
Me Likey

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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 12:50:04 PM »
Sweet Wheels.  Hope you can arrange to put them on your car. :)
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Re: My new wheels
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2011, 01:26:44 PM »
Just clean them they way Critter does, "Hey Mike these wheels are looking kind of bad when are you going to do something about them?"
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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2011, 09:32:32 AM »
i finally got them on the GT...
3 small problems
first is the rings were not thin enough, so they are fitted w/o rings (reaaaaaaally minimum gap). haven't driven in high speeds to see if it affects the steering wheel
second is the lug nuts i got with the wheels would not fit to the kappa, so i got an extra charge for new nuts.
third is the rear caps do not fit, but i will work on it and see how i can make them fit...

sorry fot he iphone quality pics, i will soon get better ones if someone wants that
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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2011, 11:14:00 AM »
They look awesome.

So are you saying they don't have the proper size hub centric ring?
Could you get one that fits the rim, but is too big for our hub and then have a machine shop open up the center hole for you? Or do that yourself?

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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2011, 11:22:50 AM »
Thx Elff!!!
the hole in the wheel is aaaaaalmost as big as the centric ring of the hub, so the already very thin plastic ring that came with the wheels is too big to fit in.
for the moment i haven't noticed any side effect, but i must drive it on highway speeds to see if everything is OK.
the pics don't do justice to the wheels. they look so much nicer in person. all people in the wheel center (including other customers) were ecstatic about these wheels
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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2011, 12:30:20 PM »
Are the wheels truly 5x110 or are they a little off? Only reason Im asking is if they are 5x110, you shouldnt need to worry about the small difference at the hub as the lugs will keep the wheel in place. If say our pattern was 5x115, you can use a 5x114.3. Since its not the same size, a hub centric ring is necessary to keep the wheel centered because the lugs/studs wont do it. Their job now is only to stop the wheel from comming off the car. At least thats my understanding of it all.
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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2011, 12:34:07 PM »
ophidia, wheels are 5X110, measured them myself and also they fitted right on, without any effort
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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2011, 12:42:47 PM »
Normally lug centric, if the wheels fit are fine.  but it is nice to have the extra bit of strength of the hub centric connection

If the holes are correct, you should not have any issues though


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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2011, 06:26:14 PM »
Those look pretty nice on your GT.
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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2011, 10:49:47 PM »
 George  , they are Very smart looking Wheels . As long as when you are at hiway speed you get no wheel hop or side snaping of the Steering wheel I think that Plastic ring is for keeping any hormonic noise down.  Best way to check is to get at speed and snap the steering wheel Left to right fast BUT only when there are no cars around you.
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Re: My new wheels (fitted on and pics)
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2011, 09:11:57 AM »
Looks like the wheel bore is already meant for the hub.

Did you measure the bore diameter and the hub diameter ?

 

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