Go Back  AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community > Automotive Discussion > Car Talk
Reload this Page >

civicdrivr's Golf R & Previous Cars Thread **New Car (page 123)**

Notices

civicdrivr's Golf R & Previous Cars Thread **New Car (page 123)**

 
Old 05-16-2019, 12:01 PM
  #5441  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
that's it?
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:07 PM
  #5442  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
They really are a bargain.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:08 PM
  #5443  
Your Friendly Canadian
 
Aman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Age: 26
Posts: 16,650
Received 978 Likes on 762 Posts
Aman is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:14 PM
  #5444  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
Realistically, $3k is about average for a set of brand new Volks. That's why I usually buy them used
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:20 PM
  #5445  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 32
Posts: 41,196
Received 2,539 Likes on 1,815 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
and I enjoy the house mods more.

Sometimes I wonder how much more I'd be able to do to the house had I not put all that money into cars in my teens and twenties...but then I wouldn't have met you guys, so I'm ok with the struggle right now



Volk ZE40s. They're around $750.















Each.
The CEs we were talking about were $750 each. I was seeing $850 each for the ZE
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
The following users liked this post:
civicdrivr (05-16-2019)
Old 05-16-2019, 12:21 PM
  #5446  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 32
Posts: 41,196
Received 2,539 Likes on 1,815 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Realistically, $3k is about average for a set of brand new Volks. That's why I usually buy them used
I have only ever bought used Volks as well.
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:22 PM
  #5447  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
Originally Posted by CCColtsicehockey View Post
The CEs we were talking about were $750 each. I was seeing $850 each for the ZE
I did a quick search on the ZEs and found them at Vivid for $730. Upon further inspection, I see that they are 17x7.5s, 4x100
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:34 PM
  #5448  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
Along with a more reasonable ride height, as I get older, I'm liking a nice looking OEM wheel more than aftermarket too.
I do love the wheels I threw on the S4 but I love teh oem and will likely end up refinishing them and selling these one day.
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:36 PM
  #5449  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 32
Posts: 41,196
Received 2,539 Likes on 1,815 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
I did a quick search on the ZEs and found them at Vivid for $730. Upon further inspection, I see that they are 17x7.5s, 4x100
I was about to say that is a damn good price till I finished reading the line
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:38 PM
  #5450  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 32
Posts: 41,196
Received 2,539 Likes on 1,815 Posts
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Along with a more reasonable ride height, as I get older, I'm liking a nice looking OEM wheel more than aftermarket too.
I do love the wheels I threw on the S4 but I love teh oem and will likely end up refinishing them and selling these one day.
Aftermarket wheels were needed on a lot of older cars. You are right OEM wheels have come along way that is for sure. Audi does make some of the best looking OEM wheels. The German brands as a whole has some of the best looking wheels from the factory. The V still has factory wheels cause I honestly struggle to find an aftermarket wheel I like on that car more than the OEM ones.
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 12:40 PM
  #5451  
Ex-OEM King
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 5,836
Received 1,709 Likes on 1,168 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
and I enjoy the house mods more.

Sometimes I wonder how much more I'd be able to do to the house had I not put all that money into cars in my teens and twenties...but then I wouldn't have met you guys, so I'm ok with the struggle right now



Volk ZE40s. They're around $750.















Each.
$3k plus tax and shipping can get me a lot of other things...
SamDoe1 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
civicdrivr (05-16-2019)
Old 05-16-2019, 12:42 PM
  #5452  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
Definitely, man...
I didn't mind the 20" I put on the V but I really only bought them and slapped them on
because in the midst of my divorce I developed the leak from the stock wheel crack...
this was the second leak and AFTER replacing one wheel and refinishing them.
I just wanted a quick solution and picked them up. I was not sad to get the weld fixed
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 01:15 PM
  #5453  
Bird is the Word
 
Predatorbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Florida
Age: 36
Posts: 1,623
Received 900 Likes on 602 Posts
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Along with a more reasonable ride height, as I get older, I'm liking a nice looking OEM wheel more than aftermarket too.
I do love the wheels I threw on the S4 but I love teh oem and will likely end up refinishing them and selling these one day.
What about something like these?

Predatorbird is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 03:03 PM
  #5454  
Your Friendly Canadian
 
Aman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Age: 26
Posts: 16,650
Received 978 Likes on 762 Posts
I think something like that would work well on the Golf/GTI/R.
Aman is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 03:13 PM
  #5455  
Ex-OEM King
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 5,836
Received 1,709 Likes on 1,168 Posts
Originally Posted by Aman View Post
I think something like that would work well on the Golf/GTI/R.
Wheels from anything but the A3/S3 won't fit on the Golf platform. The offsets are really aggressive. The R has stock offsets of +50 or something like that while the RS3 wheels are +42 and the A4/S4/A5/S5 wheels are something in the low 30's.
SamDoe1 is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 05:29 PM
  #5456  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
Depending on the width, it can be done. I'm running spacers, which essentially make the rears 19x8 +33 and 19x8 +40 in the front.

An 8.5" wheel in the +38 to +44 range would be perfect with my suspension. Obviously, less camber in the front will effect the aggressiveness you're able to run.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 08:55 PM
  #5457  
Ex-OEM King
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 5,836
Received 1,709 Likes on 1,168 Posts
Hmmm, then thoughts on running a 19x8 ET42 RS3 wheel? Someone locally is selling a stock set for fairly cheap.
SamDoe1 is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 09:22 PM
  #5458  
Bird is the Word
 
Predatorbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Florida
Age: 36
Posts: 1,623
Received 900 Likes on 602 Posts
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Hmmm, then thoughts on running a 19x8 ET42 RS3 wheel? Someone locally is selling a stock set for fairly cheap.
That's not aggressive and will fit just fine.
Predatorbird is offline  
Old 05-16-2019, 10:16 PM
  #5459  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
Just an fyi - I believe the rs3 wheels are staggered. I know they run 255s up front and 235s out back (yes, reverse staggered), and I believe the wheels are 8.5" and 8" wide, respectively.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 07:01 AM
  #5460  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
that's perfect to the just reverse that, no?
That's awesome, Sam...I love those.
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 07:36 AM
  #5461  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
Fitment wise, yeah, they'll fit great. But I just looked it up - theres a couple different options for the RS3:



I'm assuming they're the V56s, which is what's on most RS3s. If they're the 45Ts, then they're 8s all around. Either way they'll fit, just wanted to make sure Sam was aware that they are most likely two different sizes so there are no surprises.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 07:40 AM
  #5462  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
I like all of them.
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 07:45 AM
  #5463  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
The 49V/U looks good on the Golf too.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 07:46 AM
  #5464  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
all
of them
rockstar143 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
Aman (05-17-2019)
Old 05-17-2019, 07:47 AM
  #5465  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 07:59 AM
  #5466  
Ex-OEM King
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 5,836
Received 1,709 Likes on 1,168 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Fitment wise, yeah, they'll fit great. But I just looked it up - theres a couple different options for the RS3:

I'm assuming they're the V56s, which is what's on most RS3s. If they're the 45Ts, then they're 8s all around. Either way they'll fit, just wanted to make sure Sam was aware that they are most likely two different sizes so there are no surprises.
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
The 49V/U looks good on the Golf too.
Yup, they are the V56's. I'll have to check on the widths since I don't particularly want to buy new tires and would just get the stock Contis swapped over. The 49 wheels look nice too but I think they are pretty overdone at this point. The guy wants $800 for all 4 in pretty much mint condition.
SamDoe1 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 08:10 AM
  #5467  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
$800 isn't bad at all. Do they come with tires?
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 08:17 AM
  #5468  
Registered Member
 
00TL-P3.2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Spring, TX
Age: 33
Posts: 11,491
Received 1,574 Likes on 1,157 Posts
Doesn't seem like a bad price for OE takeoffs. Worst case, you could flip 2 & buy matching width for the remaining 2 for a square setup, if that's what you wanted.
00TL-P3.2 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 08:33 AM
  #5469  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
there's a market for the wheels you're taking off, right Sam?
Meaning almost no out of pocket for the upgrade?
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 08:46 AM
  #5470  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
Surprisingly, yes. The Englishtowns, in good condition, can fetch around $800 without tires. Figure $1k-1200 with low mile tires.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 09:06 AM
  #5471  
Ex-OEM King
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 5,836
Received 1,709 Likes on 1,168 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
$800 isn't bad at all. Do they come with tires?
Nope, bare wheels. I'll just move over my stock Contis. Thank you VW for not doing TPMS sensors.

Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Surprisingly, yes. The Englishtowns, in good condition, can fetch around $800 without tires. Figure $1k-1200 with low mile tires.
That's probably what I'd market mine for. There's someone on CL here trying to sell his set for $1600.

Figure the only cost would be to swap tires over. Other thing I need to figure out is if the center caps will swap over too or if I'd need to get new ones.
SamDoe1 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 10:08 AM
  #5472  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
Good questions. The Englishtowns center caps are about an inch small then the ones needed for the Prets. Not sure if it's the same for the Prets. If they are - DAP has them for $9/ea.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 10:58 AM
  #5473  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
gimme dap, fool...
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 12:00 PM
  #5474  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
civicdrivr is offline  
The following 3 users liked this post by civicdrivr:
00TL-P3.2 (05-17-2019), Aman (05-17-2019), rockstar143 (05-17-2019)
Old 05-17-2019, 12:06 PM
  #5475  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
Morgan, you're a quiet favorite of mine.
rockstar143 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
civicdrivr (05-17-2019)
Old 05-17-2019, 01:04 PM
  #5476  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 01:24 PM
  #5477  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
In other news, the new springs showed up today from Eibach, so I swapped them out during lunch. It took longer to jack the car up then it did to swap the springs



This spring is 1.5" longer then the originals, and allows me to set the adjuster to the middle to achieve the same height that I had with the adjuster all the way up. This makes me more comfortable as the adjuster has way more threads engaged for a solid hold.



I've also chatted with Ground Control a bit about getting some helper springs for the front to take up the void between the strut bearing and top hat when the front wheels are off the ground. I'll be ordering them today and secretly installing them - my better half has banned me from working on the Golf until the FRS is sold
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 01:46 PM
  #5478  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66,858
Received 14,801 Likes on 11,020 Posts
will helpers add to lowered height or you just have to adjust coils to accommodate?
Nice work, man. You're a maniac like me.
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 02:05 PM
  #5479  
Love the VAG
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,063
Received 4,660 Likes on 2,845 Posts
GC says the helpers will add about 1/2" to the height, but there's still plenty more on the adjusters if I wanted to go lower. I'll still be able to achieve a good height with the helpers installed.
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 05-17-2019, 02:05 PM
  #5480  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 84,087
Received 10,165 Likes on 7,474 Posts
big titties
Majofo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: civicdrivr's Golf R & Previous Cars Thread **New Car (page 123)**


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.