Replacing Diamond Cuts.

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PlymouthArgyle
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Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by PlymouthArgyle » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:29 pm

Afternoon guys,

I’m looking to replace my Diamond Cut Alloys on my Polo GTI.
I’ve been looking at BBS but cannot find something that I think would go great with the black.

Not having a lot of information on brands. Is there any others recommended?

Thanks!

Edit: I orginally posted about refurbing the alloys I have at the moment but the more I think about it, i’d rather swap them out and put them away until I resell or possibly just sell them as they are.

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by SRGTD » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:08 pm

I don’t like diamond cut alloys, so changed mine for a set of anthracite grey VW Motorsport alloys (7j x 17” ET46);
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I kept my diamond cut alloys and they’ll go back on the car when the time comes to eventually sell it.

If you were considering BBS alloys, did you look at BBS SR’s? (7.5j x 17” ET37). I think that a set of these in Satin Hymalaya Grey would look good on a black Polo GTI and IMO they look quite OEM - much easier to clean than the standard Parabolica alloys on the Polo GTI too as the design is much less fussy;
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When I eventually change my car (probably a new Polo GTI+, sometime within the next couple of years), if VW don’t offer a non-diamond cut wheel option at that time, I’ll probably get a set of BBS SR’s.

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by PlymouthArgyle » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:24 pm

Thanks for the reply SRGTD.
I remember from last time I asked that you mentioned the VW Motorsport Alloys, I even favourited them on VW website & just never pulled the trigger.

When I was looking at BBS they kept popping up. I wasn’t sure of how the grey would go with everything else & the only other option I could see are the Grey Polished. I do like them, was just unsure of being against the black.
They would definitelty look smart against the blue you have though!

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by allroadusa » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:53 pm

I had to follow the same path for my 2017 GTI. It has been delivered (used) with 8 tyres but only 4 rims (SERRON). After intensive search, I finally ordered Grey Motorsport because of SRGTD (thank you !) for the winter set. I found them to be a good compromise between salt resistance and sporty look for a GTI.
Should be delivered next week.

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by SRGTD » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:58 pm

PlymouthArgyle wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Thanks for the reply SRGTD.
I remember from last time I asked that you mentioned the VW Motorsport Alloys, I even favourited them on VW website & just never pulled the trigger.

When I was looking at BBS they kept popping up. I wasn’t sure of how the grey would go with everything else & the only other option I could see are the Grey Polished. I do like them, was just unsure of being against the black.
They would definitelty look smart against the blue you have though!
The grey polished BBS SR’s are diamond cut - I would personally avoid them as they’re diamond cut, and also any wheels described as ‘machined’ or having a machined finish as they will also be diamond cut.

Not a Polo, but here’s a black (or grey? - difficult to tell from the photo) Golf GTI with BBS SR alloys in Satin Hymalaya Grey which will give you an idea of the contrast in colour between black / dark grey paintwork and satin grey wheels;

https://m.facebook.com/islandwheelandty ... 86/?type=3

If you do an internet search black cars with BBS SR alloys, you’ll see other examples of black cars with these wheels fitted.

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by PlymouthArgyle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:48 pm

Thanks for your help. I’m going to put a order in soon.
On Rimstyle.co.uk, they offer Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensors, would you recommend adding them or are they not needed?

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by loveVw » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi Not a bad idea to put them away for when you sell the vehicle, in terms of refurbishment a set of four fully refurbished including the diamond cut shouldn't cost much more than £300. If you do put them away also consider taking the tyres off as they do age and may not be acceptable to the buyer when you come to sell.

regards Alan.

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by SRGTD » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 pm

PlymouthArgyle wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:48 pm
Thanks for your help. I’m going to put a order in soon.
On Rimstyle.co.uk, they offer Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensors, would you recommend adding them or are they not needed?
The Polo uses an indirect TPM system that monitors wheel rotation speed via the ABS wheel speed sensors. Therefore, no need to add specific Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensors.

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Re: Replacing Diamond Cuts.

Post by Peter N » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:10 am

I am a big fan of OZ Racing wheels.
This is the second set of OZ’s on the Polo.

7.5x17 ET35 Leggera HLT
Lightweight and strong
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