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22 hours ago, easypops said:

Sounds great, I’ve had lupo wipers for years but I like the sound of the washers on the blades, my Citreon(Learner Car) has them and I like it a lot, definitely interested to see what you’ve done 😁👍

thanks m8

the washers had to be tackled as there was no way i was cutting the carbon bonnet - i will try & get some pics & upload them once it has gotten a little warmer

it is nice that they spread the washer fluid as they move rather than the static jets just hitting a small area

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a small update as today i have purchased a unicorn - one that i have been looking for on & off for 10 years 

i missed a set on here about 8 years ago but today i made the jump as i swore not to miss out again

they need some work but the last things on my desirable list for the VR6 are these & a VDO console

16" Autostrada Modena 3 piece split rims - specifically 16" by 7J ET +41 & 16" by 8J ET +51 so even a nice small stagger front to rear

ive had a look on a will they fit calculator & i think i will just need small spacers to get the rears to fit - i already run 10mm spacers on the front so as to clear the HiSpec 4 pots so think fronts will be ok

if any of our wheel expert people on here could offer any assistance with fitment & tyre choice i would be grateful - im thinking 205*45*16 on the front & 215/45/16 on the rear but maybe 225

 

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If you have  2 x  10mm spacers you could use the for trial fit by stacking them to test for clearance? Then calculate the size needed from there?

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19 minutes ago, Dox said:

If you have  2 x  10mm spacers you could use the for trial fit by stacking them to test for clearance? Then calculate the size needed from there?

good thinking dox

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Nice looking forward to seeing them on the car. Can't beat a good 5 spoke on a Corrado imo.

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1 hour ago, MJA said:

Nice looking forward to seeing them on the car. Can't beat a good 5 spoke on a Corrado imo.

thanks - ive wanted these for so many years i cant quite believe ive brought some lol

good day for VW related things today as this just arrived too & with the LED backlights

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40 minutes ago, fendervg said:

Ha ha - rear emblem for a monster truck Corrado? Or some garage mood lighting?

it is destined for my workshop wall 😄

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I want one of those for my newly built garage too! Will have to let the pennies recover first though. 

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New wheels and a bling VW sign, this has to be a great day. Good luck with sorting the fitting 👍

Wish I could help on the wheel fitment 😳

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Very nice. 
225 on an 8” wheel. 215 is a little stretched. Best grip tyre and last fairly long are Michelin pilot sport, not cheap though. 

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16 hours ago, MJA said:

I want one of those for my newly built garage too! Will have to let the pennies recover first though. 

where abouts are you located?

i may be able to source you one if you want me to ask?

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16 hours ago, Cressa said:

New wheels and a bling VW sign, this has to be a great day. Good luck with sorting the fitting 👍

Wish I could help on the wheel fitment 😳

thanks cressa

am still in a bit of shock at buying the wheels - they were not cheap at all & need centre caps & split pins to complete them, which ive already found repro's on ebay

i do need to decide what colour to go for, which is a toughie!!

they are going on the blackberry VR6 which currently has black speedlines which i really like & have bright yellow 4 pots on the front - im thinking polished lips but do i go black centre, white centre or a trendy kind of graphite grey ish 

wheel fitment & tyre choice seems like a dark art lol

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11 hours ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

Very nice. 
225 on an 8” wheel. 215 is a little stretched. Best grip tyre and last fairly long are Michelin pilot sport, not cheap though. 

thanks shaun - i will go see what the fitment calculators say about a 225

ive a feeling 225 rears with 205 front will look rather porntastic!!! 😄

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19 hours ago, g0ldf1ng3r said:

thanks - ive wanted these for so many years i cant quite believe ive brought some lol

good day for VW related things today as this just arrived too & with the LED backlights

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Looks like you're our Corrado Forum superhero!

Led backlights sound good - any pics?

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5 minutes ago, fla said:

Looks like you're our Corrado Forum superhero!

Led backlights sound good - any pics?

ha ha ha thanks m8

no pics yet as the sign is currently making my kitchen look pretty but i will post some once it is installed in the workshop - it is going to take up most of the back wall in there & hopefully improve the lighting lol

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1 hour ago, g0ldf1ng3r said:

where abouts are you located?

i may be able to source you one if you want me to ask? 

Ohh thanks, I think am not too far from you - are you Bucks? I am in village near Royston, Hertfordshire - SG8 area 

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34 minutes ago, MJA said:

Ohh thanks, I think am not too far from you - are you Bucks? I am in village near Royston, Hertfordshire - SG8 area 

no m8 im not far from birmingham - i will ask the guy next time i see him for you

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On 3/18/2021 at 1:30 PM, g0ldf1ng3r said:

a small update as today i have purchased a unicorn - one that i have been looking for on & off for 10 years 

i missed a set on here about 8 years ago but today i made the jump as i swore not to miss out again

they need some work but the last things on my desirable list for the VR6 are these & a VDO console

16" Autostrada Modena 3 piece split rims - specifically 16" by 7J ET +41 & 16" by 8J ET +51 so even a nice small stagger front to rear

ive had a look on a will they fit calculator & i think i will just need small spacers to get the rears to fit - i already run 10mm spacers on the front so as to clear the HiSpec 4 pots so think fronts will be ok

if any of our wheel expert people on here could offer any assistance with fitment & tyre choice i would be grateful - im thinking 205*45*16 on the front & 215/45/16 on the rear but maybe 225

 

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Yeah these are nice these are. They look very Merc which I love. 

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19 hours ago, Keyo said:

Yeah these are nice these are. They look very Merc which I love. 

they are the wheels used on several ferrari's including the F40 😄

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small update....

put one of the modena's alongside the VR & am thinking these are going to look fantastic once refurb'd & fitted 😄

ive got the 1st of the 4 is now split down - 40 bolts per wheel but took my time & had a little help from good old WD40

the barrels are super light once the face is removed!!

3 more to split & i can get the faces to the machine shop guy for the redrilling to 5*100

hopefully the 240 grit wet & dry 6" discs will arrive this week so i can get to work on the very minor kerbing.  am hoping to get away with a 240, 320 & then 1000 & 3000 for finishing but will get some 600 if needed

planning to order the centre inserts & split pins at the end of the month - not cheap but nowhere near the cost of the hex nuts or cover plates would be if they were missing

tyres seems to be my main issue again though, i was hoping the increase to 16" from the 15" speedlines would give me more options but sadly not

think im going to give bridgestone themselves a call to see if they have any lying around their factory as ATM it is looking like yokohama AD08RS are the only option in a premium as i need 205/45/16 on the 7J fronts & 225/45/16 on the 8J rears

does anyone have any experience of these tyres?  i know they are semi slick aimed at track but i wont be planning on doing much travelling in the wet 

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3 minutes ago, g0ldf1ng3r said:

small update....

s i need 205/45/16 on the 7J fronts & 225/45/16 on the 8J rears

 

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Not tried this myself, but I'd imagine you'll have ABS issues on the move with the different tyre circumferences front / rear?

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17 minutes ago, Dox said:

Not tried this myself, but I'd imagine you'll have ABS issues on the move with the different tyre circumferences front / rear?

circumference's should be the same as front & rear are both 16" & on a 45 profile tyre - it is the just the barrel & tyre width that is different Dox

my ABS is made redundant anyway as the HiSpec 4 pots on the front kick the OE brakes all around the park!

plus my ABS hasnt been fully functional for years lol

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