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Old 04-28-2015, 06:12 PM   #15
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It was probably poorly refinished if it is only happening to one wheel. Scour different classifieds for a set if you want to refinish badly. Or I'm sure there will be someone who will sell a pair and you can keep the other as backup.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:18 PM   #16
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time to get new, lighter wheels.
But im not even low yet
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:30 PM   #17
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That's the early sign of carbon buildup and/or water pump failure
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:33 PM   #18
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It was probably poorly refinished if it is only happening to one wheel. Scour different classifieds for a set if you want to refinish badly. Or I'm sure there will be someone who will sell a pair and you can keep the other as backup.
Yeaa thats most likely the route im taking
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:35 PM   #19
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can't tell from the pic but it does look as if the clear coat is peeling.. do u use an automated car wash? if so, those are notorious for ruining the clear coat on wheels....
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:45 PM   #20
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can't tell from the pic but it does look as if the clear coat is peeling.. do u use an automated car wash? if so, those are notorious for ruining the clear coat on wheels....
Yea it is the clear coat but i go to a hand wash place
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:50 PM   #21
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That's the early sign of carbon buildup and/or water pump failure
Upgrade to R8 coilpacks. Problem solved.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:52 PM   #22
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Upgrade to R8 coilpacks. Problem solved.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:26 PM   #23
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It was probably repaired at one point. I bought a used wheel for a third of the cost of VW once but it was reconditioned. This after a few years. Insurance grade they say.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:33 PM   #24
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Time to ditch those heavy Detroits and get some lighter wheels.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:12 PM   #25
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It was probably repaired at one point. I bought a used wheel for a third of the cost of VW once but it was reconditioned. This after a few years. Insurance grade they say.
So you got this as well??
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Time to ditch those heavy Detroits and get some lighter wheels.
If i was low already that would be my 1st option but new wheels only make sense once you have some low
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:48 PM   #27
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time to get new, lighter wheels.
X2. Lightweight 17s was probably the best mod that I made to this car:



I'm rocking the stock suspension because the roads near me SUCK.

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If i was low already that would be my 1st option but new wheels only make sense once you have some low
They make sense when the roads near you cause this to happen to one of your stock wheels:


I hit a pothole at speed in the rain (didn't see it) and that wheel cracked from the inside out...
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:18 AM   #28
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So you got this as well??
Yes. The clear coat was probably thicker or a different type of material. I had it refinished again and sold the wheels.
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