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      04-09-2010, 09:25 PM   #1
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Arrow FS: New 19" Volk Progressive ME's - 1 piece forged rims by Ray's Engineering

I bought these rims with the intention of running them on my TiAg e92... loved the forged strength, the design and the super light weight (spec'ed at 20-21lb, I weighed it on my scale at 21lb a piece)

... however, I am picking up a set of matte black DPE's that I love even more - it fits better with the concept I'm going for with my car. I'm still debating whether I want to sell these Pro Drive GC-014 / Volk Progressive ME's or hang onto them since they're discontinued now but make me some offers...

19x8.5 all around
et35 offset
Volk's/ProDrive's metallic silver
~20lb
1-piece forged


They are still new in box with all original Volk / Pro Drive / Ray's documentation, tags, lug bolts, center caps

NOTE: Ray's Engineering forges rims for VOLK *and* Pro Drive - the Volk Progressive ME and Pro Drive GC-014i are the SAME rims produced by the one and only Ray's - again, they are the same thing, just rebadged. Here are some links you can check out (or google yourself):

http://www.prodrive-japan.com/inform...news/20071228/
http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105386
http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168383
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/rallyspo...gust-30th.html
http://forums.evolutionm.net/sale-wh...rays-rare.html
http://www.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=765485
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193498




Asking $2450 obo picked up

I'm located in Washington state if you want to pick it up. no lowballs please, these retail for $800 per piece and are now discontinued. If I can't get enough, I'd rather keep them.

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nice finish on the wheels. all the progressive me i have seen are sliver.
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Thanks guys! Make me some offers
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still available! $2450 obo!
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prodrive not rays
Ray's = Volks = Pro Drive

Mentioned and bolded in OP, mentioned in links, and a "RAY SENG JAPAN" stamped in the inner hub area in my posted picture along with Ray's documentation.

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Rays
http://www.rayswheels.co.jp/2009/products/

Prodrive
http://www.prodrive-japan.com/products/gc_014i/

In rays selection do you see prodrive? ME and gc014i has different spoke, if you look closely. Anyway believe it or not.
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Rays
http://www.rayswheels.co.jp/2009/products/

Prodrive
http://www.prodrive-japan.com/products/gc_014i/

In rays selection do you see prodrive? ME and gc014i has different spoke, if you look closely. Anyway believe it or not.
1.) If you want to dispute something, unless you know 100% for sure, please don't hijack my FS thread, keep it to PM

2.) No, the pictures on the top of the Pro Drive website you linked is for the 18" GC-014i - for some reason, whether it's the offsets or different size, the spokes do look different in those pictures

However

Scroll down and you will see the 19" GC-014i's, which ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS VOLK PROGRESSIVE ME's Do you see how the spokes are a little different from the 18" vs 19" GC-014i's?

LOOK HERE:
http://www.prodrive-japan.com/inform...news/20071228/

That's the link to the 19" GC-014i's - please tell me where the spoke differences are

Again, I have always been a fan of Volk Progressives and have seen several in real life, I know what they look like and these two are the same rims my friend. You are more than welcome to come over and look at them yourself - if a member with Volk Progressive ME's branded ones would be as kind to come over so I can snap detailed pictures of both, it'll put things to rest.

I will get in touch with a Pro Drive Japan customer agent, if there are any that speak english, and get an answer as well

Sorry to derail, if you have any other questions or concerns, PM me, call me, email me, etc.

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Rays
http://www.rayswheels.co.jp/2009/products/

Prodrive
http://www.prodrive-japan.com/products/gc_014i/

In rays selection do you see prodrive? ME and gc014i has different spoke, if you look closely. Anyway believe it or not.
Ray's owns Volks as its "flagship" brand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rays_Engineering) whereas ProDrive sources the exact same rim from Ray's and rebadged it. That would explain why Volk is all over their website while ProDrive isn't.

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More info on ProDrive = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prodrive
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