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    Which wheels??

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    Time to buy some new wheels. I have a 2001.5 A4 Black w/sport package. I've narrowed it down to two wheels I like the most.

    Which ones do you guys think will look the best?

    This car:


    With TSW Mondello's:


    Or with TSW Nogaro's


    Both have 2" polished lip. I'm torn!

    Thanks everyone.
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    Nogaros hands down. I really don't think the Mondellos work with the lines of the car.

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    the nagaro's are nice but,they will make your rotors look o-so-small,think about upgrading your brake package to help stop that extra rorational weight you now have.... BIG REDS are always nice, or the BIG BLACKS too..
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    Out of those specific choices, I would go with the Nogaros.. Have you thought about BBS wheels? Iforged? lol

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    2nd set for sure between the two

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    Yes ,the BBS CH are sweet too but at 18+lbs per rim !!I personally would try to stay in the 15-17 lb range for rims..less rotational weight..my $.02
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    C. none of the above

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    I have the nogaros on my 01.5...here is what they look like...
    I love em by the way...however like others say they do make your rotors look small.




    01' 1.8Tq

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    TSW = the soft wheel.
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    im not really a fan of any TSW wheel. i have heard some not so good things about them and they are just plain ugly, IMO. the only TSW i would consider putting on my car would be the Sting, but its out of production now
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    How about my wheels, they have a good deal on them at the rack.
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    Wow, thanks for all the opinions everyone!

    So far the favorite is the Nogaro but a lot of people don't like the TSW's in general. I'll take a peek at BBS and Iforged.

    You say they bend easy? That's not cool.

    A4champ: Those wheels look sooo sweet on your car.
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    Originally posted by DRA4
    How about my wheels, they have a good deal on them at the rack.
    While I do like the look of them I was never a fan of black wheels.

    Don't get me wrong they look great but I think its a little too much black. I'll check them out on the rack and see what's up.
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    nogaros.

    i dont really like those at all.
    i have Fittipaldi Argus rims.

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    I'd also like to add that I like simple wheels, like the Nogaro. Nothing too confusing/busy or multi-spoked.
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    Thats cool, i am sure you will be happy with the Nogaros.
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    Originally posted by DRA4
    Thats cool, i am sure you will be happy with the Nogaros.
    Ya but now you are making me think twice. I keep looking at the pic of your car. Thanks man, I thought I was all set. Haha!
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    If I have to pick from the two sets ..... Nogaros!

    If I can pick any ...... IForged
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    Originally posted by VJD2
    Ya but now you are making me think twice. I keep looking at the pic of your car. Thanks man, I thought I was all set. Haha!
    Haha, I love mines. but if they are not your style, go to the rack and see more styles.
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    Originally posted by fred2ka4
    If I have to pick from the two sets ..... Nogaros!

    If I can pick any ...... IForged
    I just finished checking out the IForged wheels...holy expensive batman! I wish I had that kind of money but I don't. Besides if I did have that money it wouldn't be going to wheels, it'd be going to a BT & FMIC upgrade!
    Last edited by VJD2; 10-06-2006 at 11:22 PM.
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    Originally posted by DRA4
    Haha, I love mines. but if they are not your style, go to the rack and see more styles.
    I'll do that but I'm considering your wheels now. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Originally posted by VJD2
    I just finished checking out the IForged wheels...whole expensive batman! I wish I had that kind of money but I don't. Besides if I did have that money it wouldn't be going to wheels, it'd be going to a BT & FMIC upgrade!
    You can always search the forums, craislist, or ebay. Someone usually has a nice set of wheel for sale for a good price.
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    Originally posted by VJD2
    I'll do that but I'm considering your wheels now. Thanks for the suggestion!
    Cool, if you need help with anything, feel free to ask.
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    Originally posted by fred2ka4
    You can always search the forums, craislist, or ebay. Someone usually has a nice set of wheel for sale for a good price.
    Ya I've been looking on all those to be honest with you.

    I love Craigslist, that is where I found my car!
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    Originally posted by DRA4
    Cool, if you need help with anything, feel free to ask.
    Thanks man, I really appreciate the help!
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    Originally posted by fred2ka4
    You can always search the forums, craislist, or ebay. Someone usually has a nice set of wheel for sale for a good price.
    Love your car by the way! Someday I hope to have mine like yours.
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    Originally posted by fred2ka4
    You can always search the forums, craislist, or ebay. Someone usually has a nice set of wheel for sale for a good price.
    The classified on here are very good. Ive bought wheels and tires for a great price.
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    Thanks for the comp! Good luck in your search....
    I too liked the Iforged but I decided that I wanted something different and I liked the Moda R6's at the time but wanted a newer style with some german styling also (lips). Well I found these, Good price....nice wheel no complaints....I live in Colorado, so you know they get worked with some of the road issues we have...but never have had an issue with their composite being soft....Ne ways best of luck......
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    Originally posted by VJD2
    Love your car by the way! Someday I hope to have mine like yours.
    Thanks, but you'll get there before you know it. Just to let you know, it never ends. Because if you'd guess that I was happy with my car, you'd be wrong. I'm always looking for the next mod, and that's half the fun.
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    ull need a big brake kit to make those look good

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    ^^ um no you wont...they look fine.........Unless you need the added stopping power. Course BBK would look amazing with the TSW wheels. But the OEM do not look out of place...Paint them Red, the color makes them stand out more appearing to be larger.
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    Originally posted by A4champ
    Thanks for the comp! Good luck in your search....
    I too liked the Iforged but I decided that I wanted something different and I liked the Moda R6's at the time but wanted a newer style with some german styling also (lips). Well I found these, Good price....nice wheel no complaints....I live in Colorado, so you know they get worked with some of the road issues we have...but never have had an issue with their composite being soft....Ne ways best of luck......
    Josh
    You are welcome! My first choice was silver but I couldn't find one with what I was looking for so I went for black.

    Glad to hear you have had no problems with the wheels, CT doesn't have the best of road either!
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    Originally posted by fred2ka4
    Thanks, but you'll get there before you know it. Just to let you know, it never ends. Because if you'd guess that I was happy with my car, you'd be wrong. I'm always looking for the next mod, and that's half the fun.
    That is what I'm hoping. Of course robbing a bank would help me get there faster! Haha.

    I know it will never end, it never does with cars. There is always something out there to do. My last car turned into a money pit because of that, I'm hoping I do a little better this round.
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    Originally posted by A4champ
    ^^ um no you wont...they look fine.........Unless you need the added stopping power. Course BBK would look amazing with the TSW wheels. But the OEM do not look out of place...Paint them Red, the color makes them stand out more appearing to be larger.
    J
    I was just going to ask what color you all suggest I paint my caliper. I guess anything will go with black.

    I had thought about red but then thought about silver as well.

    Also thinking of doing the A8 rotor upgrade while I was at it. Seems fairly inexpensive for a larger brake upgrade plus I can get the cross drilled/slotted.
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    Originally posted by BING
    Yes ,the BBS CH are sweet too but at 18+lbs per rim !!I personally would try to stay in the 15-17 lb range for rims..less rotational weight..my $.02
    wtf are you talking about? What rims are you rocking that make you think that 18lbs are too heavy? If the weight is the same as the diameter (ie: 18lbs for 18" wheels) or a few lbs over they are considered very light weight. An overweight wheel would be like 25 and over.
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    Yeah bro .......the dull colors wont stand out as much....I painted them black initially....but am more happy with the red.....
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    Originally posted by A4champ
    Yeah bro .......the dull colors wont stand out as much....I painted them black initially....but am more happy with the red.....
    Cool, thanks for the tip!
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