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1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 10:36 AM
I came across a pretty good deal from a local guy selling a set of Volk LE37's with brand new kuhmo ecsta mx's that I couldn't pass up. There super light at about 17lbs a wheel but I'm still not sure how it goes with my car. I used to have a set of RS4 DTM's. I would go outside to take a pictures but its -5 right now with a wind chill of -25 so the best I could do is from my garage. What do you guys think?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00008-6.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00007-5.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00003-9.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00006-4.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00002-9.jpg

Heres how the car looked with the RS4 DTM's in the summer.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00001-12.jpg

4A Play
01-15-2009, 10:41 AM
I think you should put the other 2 wheels on and post up more pics of the car!

Hawt

audiracer4life
01-15-2009, 10:42 AM
I like everything but the decal...color and spokage are good

minira
01-15-2009, 10:45 AM
i love the wheels. i wanna see more of the car as well, thinking about doing dzeus fasteners as well. how was that install? sorry to go off topic

A4-Achtung
01-15-2009, 10:46 AM
Volk FTW!!! just pricey...........

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 10:52 AM
I like everything but the decal...color and spokage are good

That the same thing my GF said. She said the decal make them look cheap and ricey.... I then told her that those stickers cost like $100 to replace. I'm waiting for the right size hubcentric rings to come in before I put them on plus I can't really drive with those tires in winter.

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 10:54 AM
The fasteners on the bumper are the only thing holding it on. I bought the bumper with them already fabricated but there are brackets behind the bumper for each one and I have a screw into the fender holding them tight.

JumboBlack1.8
01-15-2009, 11:03 AM
Keep em. Those are some of my favorite wheels. Those are actually the only wheels I would get to replace my current summer setup...I like them a lot. The gunmetal looks great

Don Supreme
01-15-2009, 11:57 AM
Any underhood shots of your car? -- looks nice from what I could see in those photos.

Euro
01-15-2009, 12:20 PM
Are you serious?!

Those look fantastic, You better keep em. Your car looks hot as hell. Im a fan. [:D]

Russell2686
01-15-2009, 12:26 PM
They loook good as hell on your car exp at 17lbs. Def keep them.

S4Lifer
01-15-2009, 12:28 PM
Yea man, they look real nice!

Poopie
01-15-2009, 12:47 PM
one of my favorite wheels

slopoke
01-15-2009, 12:56 PM
wow i love em!

Now sell me your rs4s =)

slopoke
01-15-2009, 12:58 PM
Hell i love your whole damn car! That color is sex what is it?

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 01:02 PM
Any underhood shots of your car? -- looks nice from what I could see in those photos.

Just snapped a few...
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00003-10.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00002-10.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00001-13.jpg

And my winter wheel set-up...
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/AudizzineMeet018.jpg

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 01:06 PM
Hell i love your whole damn car! That color is sex what is it?

Why thank you. Its Hibiscus Red Mica

Don Supreme
01-15-2009, 01:09 PM
I like it...

nice fuel rail.

onemoremile
01-15-2009, 02:14 PM
Love it.

4A Play
01-15-2009, 02:22 PM
Thats one rare front strut bar. wow.

biketsai
01-15-2009, 02:25 PM
I dig em, let me know how those tires handle.

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 02:48 PM
Thats one rare front strut bar. wow.

How so?

flynnr
01-15-2009, 02:50 PM
your new rims are really sharp looking definitely keep them

minira
01-15-2009, 03:00 PM
The fasteners on the bumper are the only thing holding it on. I bought the bumper with them already fabricated but there are brackets behind the bumper for each one and I have a screw into the fender holding them tight.


ya i know they're the only thing holding on the bumper, for easy removal and whatnot. that's what my bike has and I want to do this with my front bumper. couple of turns and it's off/on, that's why i love those fasteners.

T3hD0gg
01-15-2009, 03:09 PM
I saw this in person and it was pretty cool. I still want a ride in it. [:D]

4A Play
01-15-2009, 03:13 PM
How so?

I thought they were discontinued, only ones I can find are the ebay units. [down]

A4Rob
01-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Wow sick car! Nicely done.

Def yes on the volks :-)

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 03:25 PM
Lltek still sells them but Purems stopped manufacturing them... theirs were a bit different cause they utilized more mounting points. http://www.lltek.com/suspens_a4b5_xtower.htm

speedydragon
01-15-2009, 03:49 PM
any car looks great on volks :D

bassed
01-15-2009, 04:24 PM
wow i love em!

Now sell me your rs4s =)


I could be persuaded, maybe. I have 17" OEM Audi 10 Spoke/incorrectly and often referred to as "Celebrations"

michael66899
01-15-2009, 04:55 PM
Love the car man, and you should definately keep the wheels, and if not sell them to me. Did you ever get it on a dyno? I would love to see a graph with that turbo, I'm like 90% sure thats the one I want to get this summer.

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 05:04 PM
Love the car man, and you should definately keep the wheels, and if not sell them to me. Did you ever get it on a dyno? I would love to see a graph with that turbo, I'm like 90% sure thats the one I want to get this summer.

Haven't gotten on a dyno yet. I just upgraded to 1000cc injectors from my 870cc ones so I'll have to re-do the fueling. I'm going to do some head work in the next few months.... cat cams, upgraded exhaust valves, springs, retainers. Once I have everything in I'm gunna hop on a dyno and squeeze everything I can out of some C16 which will most likely be sometime in the spring.

beAu4
01-15-2009, 06:13 PM
which center caps are on your rs4 wheels????

audiFUEGO
01-15-2009, 06:29 PM
Beautiful car... more pics please

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 06:54 PM
which center caps are on your rs4 wheels????

There OEM caps I picked up from the dealer don't remember the exact car they came off of or part number though. OEM caps on my winter wheels also.

JaVa
01-15-2009, 07:23 PM
i love them. take the decals of and they will be much cleaner, at leat the blue ties into the intercooler connectors

bassed
01-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Keep everything as is, wait till spring. Think about coating the wheels then and sit on it till then. Don't get rid of the wheels, they're a great set to have.

$teady$upreme
01-15-2009, 07:49 PM
keep them, I am planning to get a set of Volk Racing TE37, CE28N or SE37K for my Type-R this year.

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 08:06 PM
Keep everything as is, wait till spring. Think about coating the wheels then and sit on it till then. Don't get rid of the wheels, they're a great set to have.

I think thats what I'm going to do. Hopefully they'll grow on me more.... I just ordered some new center caps since I wasn't feeling the current ones too much. Maybe that will be the big difference for me.

jpcallmotor
01-15-2009, 08:08 PM
They're not bad. I have seen them on Chicago's craigslist for a while.

I have always been a huge fan of the TE37's when I was into Japanese imports.

1NaudiA4
01-15-2009, 08:13 PM
They're not bad. I have seen them on Chicago's craigslist for a while.

I have always been a huge fan of the TE37's when I was into Japanese imports.

Seemed like I couldn't go wrong.... 17lb a rim and brand new tires.

ahvier
01-15-2009, 10:02 PM
one of the lightest wheels out there for the B5. The performance gains alone are worth it. I think they look good on the car, stickers and all.

therox182
01-15-2009, 10:33 PM
Definitely keep the volks!! and if you don't, sell them to me dirt cheap [:)]

Jeff
01-16-2009, 03:25 AM
I love my LE37's, some of the cleanest and most durable wheels out there.

quattro.it
01-16-2009, 12:35 PM
The LE37's look great, the whole car looks great. Any idea how much HP you are putting out?

1NaudiA4
01-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Thanks. I would estimate its around 400whp right now on pump gas at 25lbs. Probably could squeeze another 80whp out of it on c16 with more boost and timing. Ill be sure in the spring when I get on a dyno

bernB5
01-16-2009, 05:20 PM
i think they'd look sick in satin black, including the lip. or a matte gunmetal, kind of like the finish that comes on these:
http://www.nyxracing.com/images/workemotioncolor.jpg

1NaudiA4
01-16-2009, 06:09 PM
i think they'd look sick in satin black, including the lip. or a matte gunmetal, kind of like the finish that comes on these:
[IMG]http://www.nyxracing.com/images/workemotioncolor.jpg[/UMG]
Its just so damn expensive to have them refinished. You got rid of your car and got an evo?

twofaze
01-16-2009, 10:27 PM
I like them...

keep them...

audiracer4life
01-16-2009, 10:35 PM
I love the "Naudi" vanity plates. very clever

anmagro
01-17-2009, 11:05 AM
Pics outside? I really like those wheels. Ive always liked the thicker spoke but i cant find any that look good and not to ricey. How much are those new? Love the car man.

firstars
01-17-2009, 11:18 AM
amazing wheels. Hibiscus looks great with body work. Stock its kindof meh to me.

Euro
01-20-2009, 02:31 PM
Just snapped a few...

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u42/jlimonciello/00002-10.jpg


Good god. [o_o]



So your keepin the wheels.. right?!

hernandez3011
01-20-2009, 02:41 PM
Look great on the car. 17lbs is super light. My RS4 reps weigh like 28 lbs.

anmagro
01-20-2009, 03:26 PM
Where can i buy those? How much about do they run?

1NaudiA4
01-20-2009, 03:35 PM
I dont think you can buy them new any more in this bolt pattern. If you can they'll be about $680 a rim.