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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:44 pm

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Eddie9n » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:53 pm

nicklatham wrote:how do i upload photos ?
http://www.uk-polos.net/view ... =16&t=3388

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:36 am

One from Elsecar :)
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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Fri May 10, 2013 8:08 pm

Went to pick my new wheels up last week from Dartford
will have spent far too much once tyres, wobble bolts, adapters and 90degree valves have been put on the wheels so it's clear to say my credit card has seriously fallen out with me this week
Here is a sneaky peak of part of the wheel, as you can see a beautiful polished lip, pearl white bolts and teal centres.
They are 17" wheels and 8" wide
Getting some stretch tyres tomorrow 185/35's so should look pretty smart! Can't wait to get them on :D
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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Sat May 11, 2013 7:03 pm

So today my plan was to get some tyres stretched onto the wheels and pick up my wobble bolts :)

run into two problems....
first problem was that I had been sold the wheels as 8inch wide.... oh no, no, no, turns out they are 8.5" wide
so after getting some 185/35 tyres saved for me I went to get them fitted, much to my horror that the tyres wouldnt actually stretch on :(
Tried for almost an hour on one wheel but it wouldn't pop onto the bead and it kept losing pressure so we sacked those tyres off
I wanted to go for 195/35 but considering they are hard to get a hold of i've sacked that idea off but the test fit of the wheels has shown me that I won't actually need to go for such a low profile tyre so an executive decision was made and 195/40s will be enough I reckon.
The next problem we had was because i'm using 15mm adapters for the wheels, the wobble bolts are too long so we're going to have to cut them down.

Not overly fussed, I'd rather spend that extra bit of time getting perfect fitment and doing it properly than to rush and it look s**t or be badly fitted :)

So here they are on a test fit, I'm extremely happy with the result and will absolutely, under no circumstances, be changing the wheels again any time soon

They are Modena Racing wheels (kindly found for me by my other half)
3 Piece splits, and if you can find any information on them or know anything about where they came from or the original manufacturer it would be greatly appreciated if you could pass any info on as I've been struggling to find any info on them at all!
Polished lip, teal powder coated centres and pearl white bolts

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anyway I hope you all like them as much as I do.
I won't recommend the guy who did all the powder coating etc just yet... incase it flakes off and I go searching for him with a pick axe and a shovel ;)

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by greypolo9n3 » Sat May 11, 2013 9:55 pm

http://www.imoc.co.uk/forums/viewtopic. ... 4f44b55d56

im taking a guess theyre the ones youve bought

original manufacturer is WORK ....ive only ever seen them on my xbox lol

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Sat May 11, 2013 11:01 pm

yep thats the guy :)

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Sat May 11, 2013 11:05 pm

I'm not sure they are WORK wheels :/ i've seen the autostrada modenas but the label on these just said modena racing with a load of japanese writing :S meh!

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by greypolo9n3 » Sun May 12, 2013 11:50 pm

Jemima wrote:I'm not sure they are WORK wheels :/ i've seen the autostrada modenas but the label on these just said modena racing with a load of japanese writing :S meh!

http://www.driftworks.com/forum/parts-s ... -rims.html

maybe that will clear your doubts?...thats what i saw anyway

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Mon May 13, 2013 9:07 am

greypolo9n3 wrote:
Jemima wrote:I'm not sure they are WORK wheels :/ i've seen the autostrada modenas but the label on these just said modena racing with a load of japanese writing :S meh!

http://www.driftworks.com/forum/parts-s ... -rims.html

maybe that will clear your doubts?...thats what i saw anyway
those are 16's and a different shape dish. The label on the alloys said modena racing and then some japanese symbols :S

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Re: Polo 9n3 project (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Mon May 20, 2013 10:18 pm

So today I finally managed to source some tyres and got all four stretched on, centre caps and badges came this morning which look awsome!
So I guess that means they can go on now....?

ermm well no! The areshole I paid an arm and a leg to for these wheels hasn't sealed them properly so they all leak :( Not only that, but we found he had snapped a bolt and tried to cover it by siliconing it back together!
All in all, pretty pissed off and losing faith now!
The other half is going to spend the next couple of weeks splitting them right down and building them back up properly, and not like a cowboy.
So here they are built up and losing air :(
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on a good note.... My textured GTI side skirts have come and are now fitted to her :)
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Just got my police lights to get fitted, a ridiculously big sub box to go where the seats once went in the back and just some general tidying up before modified nationals.
Just completely gutted the wheels won't be on in time :(

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Re: Polo Little Red (page 11 new wheels)

Post by TehSniper » Tue May 21, 2013 10:57 pm

What a bastard! Would deffo be trying to get some money out of him! Still looks great though

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Re: Polo Little Red (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Mon May 27, 2013 10:17 am

Well the other half managed to pull through on the wheels :) Not 100% but they held air for long enough to drive to modified nationals, we just had to stop to pump them up a few times.
Came home with my first ever trophy for runner up in show & shine Top 50 and to say that is the biggest modified car show of the year, well its not too bad really :)
Very happy with the result! sadly the axe's have to go back on until I get the wheels fully sealed, but here she is at Modified Nationals 2013
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Re: Polo Little Red (page 11 new wheels)

Post by TehSniper » Tue May 28, 2013 11:35 pm

Congrats! Love this car, it's about time it win something :)

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Re: Polo Little Red (page 11 new wheels)

Post by Jemima » Fri May 31, 2013 7:45 am

Thanks :D

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