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Old 01-12-2015, 04:52 PM
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Is HRE running out of good ideas ?
It seems so funny that you always offer up such design judgements....it doesn't seem like you'd be an authority on style.

Those wheels were the Ring Brothers's design.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:00 PM
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My post was just to add a little levity.... Not to offend...
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:51 PM
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:13 PM
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I assume that started as some kind of ugly OEM wheel?
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:26 PM
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Yes, OEM mk1 scirocco wheels

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Old 01-12-2015, 10:48 PM
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Beautiful.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:44 AM
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Ugh, I still have a couple of sets of holies that I wanted to do this to.
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See. This is one of those times that I question whether I'm a real car fan or not.. because I don't understand the Scirocco wheel post. Are they rare or something? What's the significance of the wheels on the right? If I saw these wheels on a car, I'd probably just pass by them thinking they were an average OEM wheels from the 70's.

I'm not saying it's dumb to like them or anything. I just honestly have no clue what's going on here. haha. Someone please school me.
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See. This is one of those times that I question whether I'm a real car fan or not.. because I don't understand the Scirocco wheel post. Are they rare or something? What's the significance of the wheels on the right? If I saw these wheels on a car, I'd probably just pass by them thinking they were an average OEM wheels from the 70's.

I'm not saying it's dumb to like them or anything. I just honestly have no clue what's going on here. haha. Someone please school me.
Short version: Somebody has machined the centers out of the Scirocco wheels and made them multi-piece, recolored, and resized into something less mundane than OEM. Far more unique than buying off the shelf and with custom fitment. It's something I really appreciate about the VAG scene.

Personally, I appreciate the custom work and love anything either repurposed, reused or remade.
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My post was just to add a little levity.... Not to offend...
I don't think he was responding to you.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:56 PM
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See. This is one of those times that I question whether I'm a real car fan or not.. because I don't understand the Scirocco wheel post. Are they rare or something? What's the significance of the wheels on the right? If I saw these wheels on a car, I'd probably just pass by them thinking they were an average OEM wheels from the 70's.

Just to clarify, that second image I posted was just a random google image search that I did to show Jason what the wheels look like in standard form. I have no idea what relevance, if any, the wheels to the right have. I think it was just a random photo.

There's nothing special about the wheels in any way....but it does show that even the most bland wheels often have beautiful designs but unflattering execution/widths/finishes in OEM applications. When spruced up and converted to 3-piece, they're a great looking set of wheels. Good lines, cool retro-looking disc behind the spokes, unique shapes, and great profile.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:49 PM
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More power to people, but I don't think it was worth the effort in this case. Most OEM VW wheels are pretty awful, I don't see why people like them so much.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:34 PM
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Maybe it'll just boil down to personal opinion, but I think even if those were just a new set of forged aftermarket 3-piece wheels, that design rivals nearly anything else on the market at the moment (in terms of euro styling....not sporty). The lips admittedly need slant, but that's just a matter of diameter restriction on vintage cars. I'd imagine a set would look infinitely better with step-up lips on a new scirocco.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:36 PM
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Here's sets in Silver

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Old 01-13-2015, 06:48 PM
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That looks much better, and it's obviously cool that they're using it on the correct car
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