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      03-31-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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Got my Volks!! No more run-flats!

Sorry if this should go in wheels/tires forum, but thought there'd be wider readership here.

Came home from work and my wheels and tires were waiting for me-- 19x9.5"/19x8.5 Volk TE37 wheels with Toyo T1R tires. What a difference! Its literally like taking off brick shoes and putting on running shoes.

And they look soooo good!

Its raining hard and its dark, so pictures will have to wait until tomorrow or Sunday. Check the wheel/tire forum & I'll post them there.

The ride is much better--small bumps are much smoother, big bumps feel the same. Less tramlining, but hard to tell if its completely gone with all the rain falling. Same with handling--too much rain.

Well, gotta go and stare at them a while.

Correction; they're LE, not TE--Thanks, HRC for catching that!

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congrats!!!!
cant wait to see some pics. im still waiting for my volks. how long did it take you?
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Congrats... bet they look great.
Be sure to post some pics.

BTW.. what did you do about a spare?
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Nice!!! You ordered regular TE37's? Polished lip or no? I can't wait to see pics!!! BTW, do you know the offsets of the rims?

Hopefully mine and some other members here will getting ours soon!

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Offsets are 30 in the front and 45 in the rear, with a 15mm H & R Wide Track spacer kit taking the rear to +30. Tires are 235 35 R19 front, 265 30 R19 rear.

With these wheel widths, offsets and spacers the front wheels extend 10mm further (~1/3") than stock, and the rear extend 20mm (~2/3") further than stock. This pretty much corrects the stock setup where the rear wheels look tucked further under the car than the front. (275 width rear tires would probably have done even more to correct it & that's what I'll use when these wear out).

Stock 18" 162 w/runflat rear weighs 58lb. Volk 19" w/Toyo weighs 46lb. Front 162 weighs 56 lb, Volk 43 lb. Total unsprung weight reduction 50 lb.

For those of you with the patience and self-restraint to wait on the exact offsets so you don't need spacers, my hat is off to you. I'm much too impulsive and impatient to wait!

I am not going to carry a spare. I have a 12 volt compressor that plugs into the cigarette lighter, and will carry fix-a-flat and a tire plugging kit.

Now I gotta lower it....Add a spoiler...Tint the windows... Add a subwoofer and amp...Oh damn, I'm in the throes of my disease.

Oh, and btw, tramlining is reduced by at least 80% even on grooved freeways!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What wheels and tires did you take off?
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What wheels and tires did you take off?
18" Style 162 with Bridgestone runflats.
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This thread is useless without that smiley that says this thread is useless without pics!!
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Check the wheel/tire forum & I'll post them there.
[ goes looking for the wheels thread. this isn't bimmerfest is it. ]
n/m... found it. Buried in sticky-land, the wheel and tire thread (under the official color threads, of course):

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153
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n/m... found it. Buried in sticky-land:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153
No Volks within that thread that I could find.

Here's mine--not the best quality pictures:
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I really like it! Do you plan on dropping your car?
Wasn't until I saw these wheels installed. Now springs are on order.
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wow.. NOW I know why so many ppl like them!
You should put on the Ac-schnitzer mirrors!
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Whoooa, stretch city! Wheels look waaay too wide for the tires, what gives?
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No Volks within that thread that I could find.

Here's mine--not the best quality pictures:
These are waaay too nice. We need specs on this setup.
Wheel sizes
Wheel offsets
Wheel weights
Spacers or no spacers
Tire size
Sport package - yes or no

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Quote:
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...We need specs on this setup.
Wheel sizes: Front 19x8.5, Rear 19.9.5
Wheel offsets: Front +30, Rear +45
Wheel weights: Est. 18lbs Front, 19 lbs. Rear
Spacers or no spacers: Rear 15mm Spacers
Tire size: Front 235/35/19, Rear 265/30/19
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Quote:
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Whoooa, stretch city! Wheels look waaay too wide for the tires, what gives?
Max performance/handling sets tires a little narrower than the wheels. Best ride sets the tires a little wider than the wheel. These are the best width tires for these rims for optimal handling.

For all specs, see above--earlier in post..
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Me likes alot Wheeler! I am near the end of sanity waiting for my set as well as others here. BTW, you have LE37T's! I thought you went old school TE37's!

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Me likes alot Wheeler! I am near the end of sanity waiting for my set as well as others here. BTW, you have LE37T's! I thought you went old school TE37's!

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Oh yeah, I forgot about that. According to dealer they stopped making TE 37 rims with correct offset, hence the LEs. More likely he just had these in stock and wanted to move them?!
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