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SoCar S
07-22-2006, 05:43 PM
Anybody know a source for these? and if they will fit? Rally - I am sure you know ... I think we might have chatted about these.

http://vortex3.rely.net/gallery/albums//Events/Enthusiast/Waterfest/2006/Golf%203-Jetta%203=Cabrio/046.jpg

werD
07-22-2006, 07:03 PM
They look like a set of faux Ronal R10 rims. Kind of an old school look (popular back in the 70's-80's). Still cool when applied to the right application.

Ronal rims are here: R10s (http://www.ronalusa.com/wheels/r10.html)

http://www.ronalusa.com/wheels/opt-images/r10/r10.jpg

Might try searching on for R10 look alikes. I'm not sure if Ronal makes 'em without the logos or not...

Rally
07-22-2006, 09:43 PM
nope, they are schmidts.

That was my favorite car at Watrefest this year....SO HOT.

Check out www.tunershop.com, they have them. $$$

On a side note, they were a very popular choice this year at waterfest. Tons of cars sporting them:tu: :cool:

SoCar S
07-23-2006, 09:57 PM
See I told you - you would know.

SoCar S
07-24-2006, 01:18 AM
So I checked out the site .. I can get them in 16's what width do you think I should go with?

Ahh Dubland .. I miss it sometimes .. Sometimes I think maybe I should keep my MINI very "MINI" and get an A3 Body Cabrio for some fun.

Rally
07-24-2006, 02:56 AM
the offset is really gonna be the deciding factor.

how much poke do you want?

the 7.5s would be a safe bet with a little poke

the 8's would poke, but look great :tu:

Konky
07-24-2006, 04:56 AM
8"

Rally
07-24-2006, 01:20 PM
8inches wide with 30mm offset mmmmmm yummy :cool:

SoCar S
07-24-2006, 01:51 PM
Well then .. that sounds like a winner. And yes they are $$$ - But if I sell those s-lites and save the money I was going to use to have them sprayed .. I can get maybe afford um .. 2 - J/K. I might have to spring for them. I wish they where matte and not polished. Maybe I could have them sprayed or powder-coated.

Konky
07-24-2006, 02:06 PM
powder-coated, please don't paint them

SoCar S
07-24-2006, 02:32 PM
Thanks Konky .. yeah your right. Heck I may just leave them as is.

Rally
07-24-2006, 02:38 PM
leave them....not enough polished wheels in the MINI scene. It will look hot with PW

theroyalwe
07-24-2006, 03:24 PM
and then 50 morons on NAM can say they look silly :rolleyes:

I think they would look pretty sweet too! how much drop do you have on your car? coilovers?

SoCar S
07-24-2006, 03:45 PM
I have coilovers in the works. Factory drop right now. I will have them both done at the same time.

Konky
07-24-2006, 03:49 PM
with a wheel choice like that, coils are a must IMO

SoCar S
07-24-2006, 03:52 PM
Yeah? I think your right. I am wrestling with which ones to go with. I had a friend put eibach on his S and got them for $695 shipped. It looks really nice.

I was thinking tein with the in-car adjustment system.
I also kinda like these wheels:

http://vortex3.rely.net/gallery/albums//Events/Enthusiast/Waterfest/2006/Golf%203-Jetta%203=Cabrio/054.jpg

theroyalwe
07-24-2006, 04:01 PM
yeah... little wheels without a drop just looks half-assed. you have to lower it a bunch... and without the coils you lose a LOT of driveability. those in-car adjusting ones sound sweet though! I wish they made a set of airbags that would still handle well! I miss having a dump switch lol.

Konky
07-24-2006, 04:46 PM
Thats my buddy, jordans car :tu:

Rally
07-24-2006, 04:46 PM
if you go coils (you pretty much have to with those wheels IMO), you are gonna need to watch for rubbing because of the width and offset.

RFIbanez
07-24-2006, 06:01 PM
If you want to go looooooow and keep as much suspension stroke as possible the Megans are a good bet. Or you can stay Euro and get some H&R's