Re: Greatest wheels

February 13th, 2014, 4:45 pm

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slippyfish wrote:That Z8 is the cat's ass, and the wheels are perfect. These, by contrast, not so iconic. But more shiny.
And bonus for being body color... Cat's ass.. Is that good or bad? :P
Good, very good.
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Re: Greatest wheels

February 13th, 2014, 6:38 pm

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One of my favorite wheels of all time is the volk te37

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taking everything from a lowly corolla to a gtr and making it look awesome, if you're into tuners, and imports...and aftermarket wheels...
+1 TE37, CE28N, Work Emotion CR, and Enkei RPF1

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February 21st, 2014, 2:07 pm

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This are one of the finest wheels that I ever seen on a mortal car.
Polished aluminum.
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Re: Greatest wheels

February 21st, 2014, 3:06 pm

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February 21st, 2014, 3:34 pm

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Boosted561 wrote:I've been a fan of Audi Monoblock's for a very long time.
Just saw a set of these a couple days ago, they really are eye-catching.

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February 21st, 2014, 4:00 pm

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Classic OZ racing wheels.

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Re: Greatest wheels

February 21st, 2014, 6:53 pm

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There are a lot of great wheels posted, I would like to share a few of my favorites that I think need to be mentioned. The right wheel can make a car and the wrong wheel can totally ruin a car.
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This car is a vintage Porsche but the wheels are actually BMW.
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Here is the BMW Hommage Concept bringing those wheels back.
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Here is another unique wheel, I think they would be ugly on any other car.

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February 21st, 2014, 10:29 pm

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Since someone already posted Minilites and the OG BBS wheels, I'll go with Lotus wobbly webs. Constant wall thickness for easy casting in the 60s, but with integral stiffening by deforming the material out of its plane. Often paired with inboard discs at the time, so the lack of brake cooling was not an issue.

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February 22nd, 2014, 3:17 pm

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Who'da thunk "wobbly wheel" was a technical term?!? Thanks Scott.

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February 23rd, 2014, 9:45 pm

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I really want to get some Campagnolo wheels (Auto) for a 2002 or GTV project that will happen sometime.

But BBS Basket weaves and Turbo fins are always classic. As are Work Type-02 and type-03.


These early cr-x wheels are something I keep an eye out for.
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February 23rd, 2014, 10:48 pm

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I nominate the GTi and the original XTerra/Frontier 4spoke wheels for the more recent category. Love those friendly clean wheels.
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Re: Greatest wheels

March 2nd, 2014, 9:52 pm

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Great examples of how to fit a wheel to the body, especially liking the BMW's.
I sometimes like more radical things.
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Unimog concept
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Airfree!
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March 2nd, 2014, 10:01 pm

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I like the French concepts a lot in terms of appearance. Cars to me are mostly just big products so I actually like them to look more like appliances.
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Don't know what the idea is but I like the appearance.
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Just awesome to me :)
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Maybe not the greatest wheels but a nice idea
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March 2nd, 2014, 10:12 pm

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Some more, just because I have a hard time making a selection.
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Psychedelic/nature inspired
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Fits the car magnificently
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Drooled over this as a kid with those forward falling curves. Love the wheels too.
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March 24th, 2014, 7:33 pm

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Speaking of nice wheels..
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