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Old 12-06-2015, 01:02 AM   #221
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Did you find those sitting in a wrecking yard?
I actually traded my Golf R's for these with Joshohol above lol.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:28 PM   #222
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Oh lol, the calipers are massive, any idea how much they weigh?
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:43 AM   #223
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Can a suggest a different route for your rims? These are the ones that I'm looking at...http://enkei.com/shop/racingrevolution/rs05rr/

A slight redrill and you can run 11's
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:09 AM   #224
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Oh lol, the calipers are massive, any idea how much they weigh?
The calipers are indeed massive! Weight from my research is around 9lbs, lighter than the OEM caliper. The rotors are heavier than OEM but not by that much. I will weigh the entire setup with loaded calipers once I get my new rotors and pads, to my understanding I will be reducing unsprung weight by a few lbs but rotational weight will go up by a few lbs due to the larger heavier rotor. A bit of a double edged sword but for the performance gains will be totally worth it. I am also getting lighter rims so in theory I will maintain the same rotational weight as OEM.

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Can a suggest a different route for your rims? These are the ones that I'm looking at...http://enkei.com/shop/racingrevolution/rs05rr/

A slight redrill and you can run 11's
I've actually considered those but will not run an 18" rim. I want to stay with 17s, one of the biggest reasons I was looking for a 17z setup. It's hard to find a 17" wheel wider than 8.5 with the correct offset I'm looking for. Aside from real Volks there's not much out there and what is tends to be waaay out of my price range.

Edit: Just realized I haven't posted the new wheel choice. Enkie Kojin are in second place right now, found 17x9 et35 57.1 Rota Grids. I'm sure this will bring out the haters but I like them, have the perfect fitment I'm looking for and if they explode so be it.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:32 PM   #225
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The calipers are indeed massive! Weight from my research is around 9lbs, lighter than the OEM caliper. The rotors are heavier than OEM but not by that much. I will weigh the entire setup with loaded calipers once I get my new rotors and pads, to my understanding I will be reducing unsprung weight by a few lbs but rotational weight will go up by a few lbs due to the larger heavier rotor. A bit of a double edged sword but for the performance gains will be totally worth it. I am also getting lighter rims so in theory I will maintain the same rotational weight as OEM.
It's amazing how heavy the OEM calipers are. I was shocked when I measured the calipers that came off my car. They were literally twice the weight of the big ones.

Some extra weight in the rotors is worth the trade-off for heat capacity. One of my friends did the Mosport Driver Development Track in his BRZ on stock brakes and they hit 350 Celsius, mine don't even top 100 Celsius. I could literally lap all day long and the brakes would be fine.

I'd go with the Enkei's, a broken wheel at the track could be a minor thing or it could kill you, not worth the risk.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:42 PM   #226
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Now I'm a guy who thinks that Te37's/Rota Grids are one of the best looking wheels on the market BUT I wouldn't go with them on a performance build based solely on weight (and strength can play a small factor). If I were in your shoes I'd grab some Enkei RPF1's and be done with it. They will have the fitment you want with the weight that you want and they are proven to last.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:44 PM   #227
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There's a guy on golfmk6 with a GLI that ran OEM 17" Evo MR BBS rims that cleared those calipers.
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Old 12-07-2015, 02:21 PM   #228
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Now I'm a guy who thinks that Te37'sTRota Grids are one of the best looking wheels on the market BUT I wouldn't go with them on a performance build based solely on weight (and strength can play a small factor). If I were in your shoes I'd grab some Enkei RPF1's and be done with it. They will have the fitment you want with the weight that you want and they are proven to last.
I flipping love them, if I had the money I'd buy the real Te37's and be done with it. But at ~$800 a wheel I think not lol. I cant find RPF1's in 17x9/9.5 in 5x112 with at least a et of 35. I'm getting the ECS fender flares so i can run a super aggressive setup and get my grip levels up. I need a decent offset to clear the brakes and to fill in the flares. If you can find RPF1'S in the specs I need I'll get em.

Big reason I'm going with the Grids for now is I found a brand new set with the exact specs I want for $795. Just want one season till more money frees up to get some good wheels. Right now I have a car with wheels that don't fit lol.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:47 PM   #229
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Well the wedding is done! It went great and without any kinks, thank god! So the next day I got myself a wedding present.


And then today we said goodbye to the marshmallow Warhammer (Buick park ave ultra) and got my wife her wedding present.

The newest addition to the family! 2014 VW Passat, fully loaded with all the bells and whistles.




Photo bucket is moving slow so I will post more pics when they upload. We now have...
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:55 PM   #230
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:30 PM   #231
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:54 PM   #232
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Very nice wheels, I like this one and I kept looking for 19" from it but I never find!

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Old 12-16-2015, 07:44 PM   #233
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Congrats on the wedding and the new car, that's quite the collection of cars
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:30 AM   #234
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Congrats on the wedding and the new car, that's quite the collection of cars
Thank man! The wife is trying to get a 69 beetle as well, we are definitely a VW family lol. Once I restore the Rabbit and my daughter turns 16 we will all drive VW lol.

Edit:Wheels won't be here til next Tuesday... ugggggg I hate waiting!
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:40 PM   #235
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Waiting for packages to arrive is like kids waiting for Christmas! I've got some things on order I'm currently waiting to arrive, so I feel ya.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:04 AM   #236
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Thank man! The wife is trying to get a 69 beetle as well, we are definitely a VW family lol. Once I restore the Rabbit and my daughter turns 16 we will all drive VW lol.

Edit:Wheels won't be here til next Tuesday... ugggggg I hate waiting!
Get a ghia instead! Nearly identical mechanically, yet far more interesting ascetically, at least IMO. I had already paid for a stupid clean 64 Ghia before the deal fell through. It's been over a year and I'm still a little salty.
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Old 12-22-2015, 01:49 AM   #237
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Get a ghia instead! Nearly identical mechanically, yet far more interesting ascetically, at least IMO. I had already paid for a stupid clean 64 Ghia before the deal fell through. It's been over a year and I'm still a little salty.
I agree the Ghia is way prettier but I love my Rabbits! It's convertible with leather, manual, 2.0, all the stuff I wanted for her first car lol. That really sucks by the way, how did that go down?!

On a side note, my wheels will be here tomorrow! I'm a little nervous as there is no definitive answer if these wheels will fit over 17z calipers, guess I'llfind out tomorrow. I also decided to keep my OEM Classix for the Passat summer wheels (225/35/17 vs 215/50/17 stock). Just a pinch wider and shorter sidewalls. Now I need 2 sets of tires lol.
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I agree the Ghia is way prettier but I love my Rabbits! It's convertible with leather, manual, 2.0, all the stuff I wanted for her first car lol. That really sucks by the way, how did that go down?!
I was buying it while I was in Italy from another American. Whenever you sell/buy a car that was registered in Europe through the Army it has to be inspected on post.

So I had looked at/driven the car multiple times before I decided to purchase. We agreed on a price and a date to go get it inspected and head to the registration office afterwards to make it official.

At the inspection it started to have some trouble running, sputtering and what not. The dumbass inspecting then proceeded to rev the dog piss out of it, certainly over revving (because no rev limiter). I the run out and tell him what a dumbass he was and asked what his logic was. It pissed him off so from that point on he looked for every little thing he could be nd wrong with a 60 year old car and failed it on the inspection.

At that point the owner said they wanted to go get everything fixed before they would be comfortable selling it. I offered to buy at a slightly discounted rate and accepting all responsibility to get it inspected again within 30 days.

They declined and said they would call me when it was fixed. About 3 months later and 1 month before I moved back to the states I got the call. By that point I had to much going on trying to get ready to leave.

Last I saw same person still has it and is still trying to sell it.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:16 AM   #239
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At least you're not out any money!

Exciting day for me!












Looks a little silly without the fender flares. And I'm going to have to run a 10mm spacer making it an et of 25


This is why I have to run a spacer.


Overall I'm very impressed with the quality, only time on track will tell. Sooo glad they clear the 17z calipers but I didn't expect the clearance issue on the shock body! No way am I fitting a 265 without rubbing that shock. So 10mm spacers it is, I just don't like running that long of lug bolts, puts a lot of stress on the axle and bolts. Glad I'm getting Raxles before the season starts!

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Old 12-23-2015, 05:59 PM   #240
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:17 PM   #241
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Looks good man. I've wanted to run the same wheel but 18x8.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:33 AM   #242
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Looks good man. I've wanted to run the same wheel but 18x8.
Yeah the 8" won't have the same clearance issue with the shock. The rears have plenty of room but I will be running a 20 mm spacer in the rear and a 10mm spacer in the front. I'm thinking that extra 10mm up front will solve my clearance issue.

Buying the fender flares this week, excited to get those on, then ordering new tires (265) on all 4 corners. Should be a dramatic improvement in grip levels, in conjuction with the bumpsteer kit and ALK im hoping for some serious gains in the turns.
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