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    Posted: 30 Aug 09 at 23:39
hi guys..
im very new to all this t3 stuff! so please be gentleLOL
just wanted to hear a few thoughts on these wheels...
i know poeple have there own thougts on copyed rims and fitting to later motors and all that stuff..! i really just want to know if they are any good and if they will fit my t3..
at 17x7 with a pcd of 112 and an et of 40 i would think they would fit ok...help!
i know they arent perfect copys...i just dont want them to blow up on me with extra weight etc
thanks for any tips and infoWink
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dont waste your money, buy the real thing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 09 at 08:56
mws ? my money says laquer is peeling and alloy corroded by christmas.
 
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               and they make him wear oven gloves when he does it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 09 at 09:47
The new 17 " repros are pretty decent although if your going to use them daily/during the winter you may find you have problems with the laquer and paint peeling. They have the advantage of already being in 5 X112 so no worries about switching to Porsche brakes or spacers. For £600 you are heading into genuine Fuch territory but at that price they'd probably need a refurb anyway.
Ive seen a few of these fitted and they look well Smile 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 09 at 09:52
Originally posted by ELVIS ELVIS wrote:

mws ? my money says laquer is peeling and alloy corroded by christmas.
 
      David Blunkett is Quality Control Manager
 
 
               and they make him wear oven gloves when he does it.


Thats exactly my experience too.

They'll lok good for exactly 8 days then they look like an old metal dustbin lid.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 09 at 19:04
Originally posted by fumph fumph wrote:

dont waste your money, buy the real thing
 
ah but the offsets on the real thing are rrrruuubbbbisssh for a t3Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 09 at 20:35
[controversial]Oh well, Fuchs arent all that anyway...[/controversial]



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 09 at 20:56
cheers guys...i guess your not lovin the quality of mws..
mmmmm...its a bit of a bummer really,kinda likin the look and easy fit(no adapters)
thanks for the input...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 09 at 22:54
A bit of late night reading for you......
 
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Read joes post , 2nd down
 
 
 Anyone remember the 'too long wheel bolts' fiasco from 6 or 7 yrs ago ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 09 at 21:40
Originally posted by ELVIS ELVIS wrote:

 
 Anyone remember the 'too long wheel bolts' fiasco from 6 or 7 yrs ago ?


yep, and a few other tales since.

I really dont think they deserve to be in business, but will contunue to be as long as people are happy to put up with shit service and an inferior product to save a few quid

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 09 at 23:15
Shocked
that will be me mind made up then...anyone got some gen fuchs for sale?...
thanks for the direction guys..Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 09 at 17:36

you need to have a peep at this list to see which ones will fit.

911 Fuchs Wheel Data

Size       Offset      Backspacing   Part #
4.5x15...42mm.....100mm...........901.361.012.01
5.5x15...42mm.....112mm...........901.361.012.04
6 x 15....36mm.....112mm...........901.361.012.06
7 x 15....49mm.....138mm...........901.361.012.05(R)
7 x 15....23.3mm..112mm............911.361.020.41
8 x 15....10.6mm..112mm............911.361.020.42
9 x 15....3mm......117mm............911.361.020.03
6 x 16....36mm.....112mm...........911.362.113.00
7 x 16....23.3mm..112mm............911.362.115.00
7 x 16....23.3mm..138mm............951.362.115.00(944)
8 x 16....10.6mm..112mm............911.362.117.00
8 x 16....23.3mm..125mm............951.362.117.00(944)
9 x 16....15mm.....130mm...........911.362.118.00

 
only the 7 x 15  et 49 have the correct or enough offset 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 09 at 21:43
I noticed you said you are new to the whole T3 thing.  For info if it's 17s your after and a cheap fix without looking shit get some Mercedes wheels.  I picked up a set of 17s off ebay for £100.  They are off a 500SLK and were 5x112 et 35 so fit perfect.  All you have to do is is run a larger drill bit through each hole to take the larger VW bolts. 
 
Bonus is they are genuine Mercedes german quality and not made from monkey metal.
 
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