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New Wheels on order

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Nice, very, very nice!

I really want a set of Flashpoint rims that VWR used to have on their GTI but the only place i can find that sells them are in the US and it'd cost a fair whack to import them (taking into account shipping costs and import duty). It's a shame as I think they look fantastic:

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i spoke to Sam at vwr about these and he said they where the test wheels and they decided to drop the logo off these and go for the plain look ?? They dont do them with the logo on at vwr, that is the one i 1st saw

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From what I've seen they're very similar but the Flashpoint rims seem to have a bit more contour on the spokes.

Mind you, for the price difference I'd happily get a set of the VWR rims.

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Wheels look very good and contrast well with the neat side skirts +++

Has ride been affected much? From a looks point of view the ride height looks ok to me. I would only do it if you feel handling requires it :)

Hi TT

Ride hasn't changed at all if anything feels more planted and tyres aren't scrubbed up yet,

I think ride height looks ok aswell

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From what I've seen they're very similar but the Flashpoint rims seem to have a bit more contour on the spokes.

Mind you, for the price difference I'd happily get a set of the VWR rims.

These are the same wheels without logo have you had a look on racingline.com ?

Look well on the R32

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THEY ALSO PAINT THEM ANY COLOUR FOR THE SAME PRICE

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I hadn't seen that picture - they do indeed look identical.

I'll get my trip to Canada over and give VWR a call. I work in Milton Keynes so will see if I can pop over to have a look at a set in the flesh.

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I hadn't seen that picture - they do indeed look identical.

I'll get my trip to Canada over and give VWR a call. I work in Milton Keynes so will see if I can pop over to have a look at a set in the flesh.

they are contoured quite a bit pics are decieving

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Well that picture has well and truely sold them for me!

Glad to be of assistance ha ha

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Hey JC have you seen what else is on my drive ?? how you getting on with your Navara

Just had another look at your piccie and seen the Nav. Yours? Aventura? I really like them and as far as pick ups go, they're cool looking and better looking than the competition. It's no modded GTI or anything, but that doesn't bother me. I bought the truck for getting to MTB DH trails (taking it very seriously as I'm in training to start racing as of next year) and for that it's perfect - the bike fits in the back (securely with the snug top) without the need to remove the front wheel. There's oodles of room for kit etc and a luxurious (ok, not compared to German marques :grin:) double cab upfront for Mrs C and our dog. It's not much better than the GTI on fuel, but I do like the big car driving position +++

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I really wish I hadn't seen that piccie of the R32 with those VWR wheels:ffs:

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I really wish I hadn't seen that piccie of the R32 with those VWR wheels:ffs:

....Your only hope of staying off the slippery slope of modding is not to look at the car forums :grin:

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I really wish I hadn't seen that piccie of the R32 with those VWR wheels:ffs:

You Know you want too, get on that slippery slope !!!

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Holy crap, those are 19"s?? :eek:

They look tiny!!

I really really like those wheels, but I don't think they suit your car (sorry :o ).

I'm not sure if it's the colour, the design, the size, or the wheel arch gap, but to me they don't look right.

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I think it's the side of the Mk6 Golf rather than the wheels, Tipex. It's big.

Stick those wheels on a dark grey metallic GTI +++

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I think you may be right mr Mook!

I normally am when it comes to correcting you :P

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Stick those wheels on a dark grey metallic GTI +++

Substitue GTI with R32 and that's exactly what I'm planning to do :)

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....

I'm visiting VWR tomorrow, I must try and remember to ask how much those wheels weigh.

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Time permitting I might give VWR a call tomorrow and see if I can pop down and have a look at the rims.

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Time permitting I might give VWR a call tomorrow and see if I can pop down and have a look at the rims.

....I'll be there in the afternoon but I don't know what time yet. So might see ya!

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....

I'm visiting VWR tomorrow, I must try and remember to ask how much those wheels weigh.

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You looking to save more weight over the OZs you bought?

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Can anyone out there (who's cleverer than me) do a photochop (?) to show what Carnell's motor would look like with lowered suspension?

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You looking to save more weight over the OZs you bought?

....Not currently. The OZ's weight saving was more for the improvements in steering feel and wheel performance rather than overall weight saving on the car as a whole.

I'm sure that VWR can think of something to do to my car though :grin: : -

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I normally am when it comes to correcting you :P

Your not wrong when your right Mook!

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