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Fludey
21-02-2004, 05:35 PM
Hey all,
My first question in this forum..
Can anyone tell me the name/brand of the alloys that I see on some of the readers rides, they look about 15" and have 15 spokes.. they look fantastic, I... the wife must have them..

mrpayner
21-02-2004, 08:39 PM
Hi mate.. welcome BTW..

Could you tell us which readers ride that you saw them on?

Regards
AP

pr1mo
22-02-2004, 12:52 AM
could be the race finn style of wheel. for the extra $$ you may as well go some nice 16" puppies!

theyll be a good compromise between comfort and looks


cheers mike

Fludey
22-02-2004, 07:02 AM
Sorry guys, should have been more specific...

Like these ones http://www.astinagt.com/images/323f/323f3.jpg

mrpayner
22-02-2004, 09:25 AM
They shouldn't be too hard to find.. try heading off to a few places that sell alloy wheels and pic up as many brochures as you can.. I agree with Mike with the 16" over 15" [even though i've got 15's].. They will look a bit better in the guards of a BA or they should look great in the BG..

Have fun!
AP

platypus
22-02-2004, 10:55 AM
i'm pretty sure most people sell them, like bob janes, sell them as an auscar alloy wheel...


i think its called hornet?? (as in the aircraft)

anyway, if you mosey into a bob jane t-mart, you can play with their computer there, and "fit" different rims to the car, and view them there and then...

pr1mo
22-02-2004, 12:02 PM
yeah they are pretty common those ones. i carded a BA on friday night with that style in 17". there are pleanty of options togo for. all depends on your budget and what kind of wheels you like. the 'bling bling' factor doesnt really sit well with the BG so i reckon some nice silver colored wheels could be the go.

cheers mike

Fludey
22-02-2004, 02:37 PM
the 'bling bling' factor doesnt really sit well with the BG so i reckon some nice silver colored wheels could be the go.

Yeah I agree, some cast or basic machine finish alloys, nice and simple, would probably look best..

Thanks for the replies fellas, will get down to the local wheel & tyre shop and check them out.. BTW have never bought wheels for a small car, what sort of prices do you pay?

pr1mo
22-02-2004, 05:45 PM
depends on that you want. your run of the mill 16" alloy can cost anywhere from $180-300 each. for $350 + your looking at some nice italian sets which (while costing a packet) usually are more hardwearing than your ANZ and BSA type wheels.

for ANZ's and BSA's i reccomend you check out a cantebury tyre and mag or the tyre factory as %95 of stuff they carry is in this kind of bracket.

for anything better (highly reccomend you go this option) have a look at 'the wheel king' in moorabin as they have some nice stuff (my rims in 16" too) lol

havent been to a donnellans yet does anyone know what kind of floorstock they have??

cheers mike

mrpayner
22-02-2004, 05:55 PM
for anything better (highly reccomend you go this option) have a look at 'the wheel king' in moorabin as they have some nice stuff (my rims in 16" too) lol

*mental note that place*

Thanks mikey.. they might come in handy for finding that "right price" on those MAK's..

AP

Fludey
22-02-2004, 06:27 PM
Are there any 'online' wheel and tyre shops other than the manuf. sites and Bob Jane :?:

Cosmo Dude
22-02-2004, 06:55 PM
Best to actually talk to these places 1 to 1, I attempted to get the same wheels a few years ago and while they were on the www and in the brochures they were not avaiable in my price bracket. They WILL give you answers, while we can only advise you on where to try and ballpark prices...

Fludey
22-02-2004, 06:58 PM
Ok thanks guys.. :wink:

pr1mo
22-02-2004, 10:54 PM
for anything better (highly reccomend you go this option) have a look at 'the wheel king' in moorabin as they have some nice stuff (my rims in 16" too) lol

*mental note that place*

Thanks mikey.. they might come in handy for finding that "right price" on those MAK's..

AP

yeah i saw those mak stings on a VT ute about 4 months ago. pretty dam nice :)

lol but i still cant get over one salesman telling me that HR racing and advanti make better quality wheels than MOMO and MAK

his argument 'italian wheels are suited to italian roads', 'taiwanease wheels are suited to australian roads' rofl i asked him what country australian made wheels are best suited too and he just looked at me much the same way as i looked at him

cheers mike

platypus
23-02-2004, 08:51 AM
his argument 'italian wheels are suited to italian roads', 'taiwanease wheels are suited to australian roads' rofl i asked him what country australian made wheels are best suited too and he just looked at me much the same way as i looked at him


thats a corker!!!

hmm i wonder what sort of road an american rim would suit....

i thought that argument, was actually to do with tyres (eg most Peugeots come with V spec Pirellis... that shred within a year!!!)

pr1mo
23-02-2004, 12:28 PM
nah he was adament about the rims. he was even handing me HR racing and ANZ catalouges as i was going out the door lol.


i was like. 'dude i have MOMO's'

Cosmo Dude
23-02-2004, 12:57 PM
When people come up with that sort of stuff arguing is just going to raise your blood preasure and waste your breath, best to leave and find someone realistic.

pr1mo
24-02-2004, 11:12 AM
back on topic, these were availible a few months back in the melbounre trading post.

Momo GT2 16x7.5 4x100 offset, brand new - still in boxes. New $1600, Sell $1000 (03)94394859 (0412)707035 Eltham

even though they are an odd size its good to now know that falken azensis semi slick tyres will fit. 215/45/16's

http://www.astinagt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1193&postdays=0&postorder=asc&star t=15

cheers mike

pr1mo
22-03-2004, 01:05 PM
back on topic some more, the same wheels above are availible onsale at the autotek website. they want $306 each but i can guarantee you that if you ring them up then go down to the place at tullamarine youll get an even better price :)

https://www.autotek.com.au/shoponline/productDisplay.cfm?action=display&merchID=123

cheers mike

Nate
03-04-2004, 07:19 PM
ok these are the wheels i deffinately want to get. fludey... did you end up getting these???