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Thanks to Josh[deady]Able, a fellow Vortexer, and his German contact, I was able to get these beauties imported! They are so good looking in person! They are 17x8.5". I ordered five of them, and am still waiting on the arrival of the fifth. They have a really nice lip on them, too. Hopefully I will be able to get these on in the next week or two along with an H&R Cupkit.
Tell me what ya think!!





[Modified by chilipepperxxx, 5:54 PM 11-26-2001]


[Modified by chilipepperxxx, 5:55 PM 11-26-2001]
 

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Re: Pictures Of My New BROCKS!! (2kjettaguy)

Here are the links if they don' show up:
http://tdidub.50megs.com/images/all_four.jpg
http://tdidub.50megs.com/images/closeup1.jpg
http://tdidub.50megs.com/images/closeup2.jpg
http://tdidub.50megs.com/images/side_shot.jpg
Deception,
The total cost for shipping of the five wheels and the German guy's "helper's fee" of $15-20 per wheel came to exactly $2000. Not too bad for a set of these, if you ask me.



[Modified by chilipepperxxx, 6:00 PM 11-26-2001]
 

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Re: Pictures Of My New BROCKS!! (MRP2001GTi)

Unfortunately, they don't seem to be very light, although I don't know their weight. Oh, MRP2001GTi, I see that you have the Sumi HTRZ II tires. Those are what I am mounting on these wheels. What do you think of them? They are sitting in my garage right now, so I can't get different tires if they are crap, but I just wanted to see what your thoughts were. I got them because of the great reviews on the Tire Rack and they were inexpensive.
Thanks, Steez! I was actually looking at those AT Italias that you had on the Getto, but my dad is really into unique things, and since he approved of the Brocks, I couldn't pass 'em up!



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Re: Pictures Of My New BROCKS!! (chilipepperxxx)

Chilli, the tires were "ok". Good dry traction and I assume the wear would have been better if I wouldn't have had such a heavy foot.
One thing about them was the directional tread pattern causes some weird oscillations at various speeds with a front wheel drive car. Also once the tires were at half life they became REALLY loud as far as tire noise goes. Would I buy them again? Definitely NOT but you may like them. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: Pictures Of My New BROCKS!! (MRP2001GTi)

Okay, I guess I'll just deal with them then.
Hopefully I won't have the same problems. Since they were only $100 a tire, I don't feel too bad about them. Did you ever have a chance to use them in the rain? I live in WA, so that is kinda a big deal.
 

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Re: Pictures Of My New BROCKS!! (chilipepperxxx)

Those are very cool, but:
They are going to be a bitch to clean...
I hope you like sitting on the driveway pavement with a toothbrush getting brake dust out of EACH AND EVERY one of those rivets...
But dang, those are some sweet feet
 

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Re: Pictures Of My New BROCKS!! (Hitman)

quote:[HR][/HR]Those are very cool, but:
They are going to be a bitch to clean...
I hope you like sitting on the driveway pavement with a toothbrush getting brake dust out of EACH AND EVERY one of those rivets...
But dang, those are some sweet feet
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Man if I had those wheels id sit with a tootpick and clean em, also a shotgun if anyone got close
 

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Re: Pictures Of My New BROCKS!! (quicksand)

Cleaning may be a pain, but it will be worth it! As for a place to get them, I don't know of any sites or numbers because Josh Able and his German friend did all of the work. Look under the user name Josh[deady]Able to find his e-mail address. He may be able to help you, although it would be nice to remain one of the only people in the US with these wheels!
 
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