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Re: [gti-vr6] BBS RC; was: EIP Turbo collinsk@sprintmail (Kevin Collins) Fri, 29 May 98 06:51:19 GMT
Re: [gti-vr6] Wheels U1arunit@aol Fri, 28 May 1999 15:54:13 EDT



From gti-vr6-owner Fri May 29 01:55 CDT 1998
From: collinsk@sprintmail (Kevin Collins)
To: gti-vr6@dev.tivoli (GTI-VR6 Mailing List), jimchu@CompuServe (Jim Chu)
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] BBS RC; was: EIP Turbo
Date: Fri, 29 May 98 06:51:19 GMT
 
On 5/28/98 9:12PM, in message &lt;&#49;99805290012_MC2-3E7C-7AA1&#64;compuserve<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>&gt;, 
Jim Chu &lt;&#106;imchu&#64;CompuServe<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>&gt; wrote:

> The BBS RC's are just fantastic!  It soaks up the road with comfort and
> you'll be hard press to be able to tell these are 17's.  The ride is more
> comfortable then the 16" RX's! 

I just ordered 16" RC's today to replace my 16" RX's.  Why do you think the ride is so 
much better than with RX's?  Due to the unsprung weight reduction??  Tire Rack says 
that 16" RX's weight 22 lbs vs. 16 lbs for the RC's - a VERY substantial difference...

BTW - I paid $349 for them.. their website says $379, and some sales dude quoted me 
$409 via email the other day... <?>.

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'97 GTI VR6

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From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Fri May 28 14:58 CDT 1999
From: U1arunit@aol
To: Shant.Hotoyan@Leitch
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Wheels
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 15:54:13 EDT
Cc: gti-vr6@ccsi
 
In a message dated 5/28/99 1:47:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
&#83;hant.Hotoyan&#64;Leitch<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15> writes:

> Any idea on the weights?  I know the 17x7.5 RK's are 18.5 lbs.  I kinda like
>  the way the RK's look compared to the RC's, but price & weight play the
>  biggest factor right now.

I have the RC's in 17x7.5" and they weigh 16.5#. Retail is $449 each last 
time I checked.

Mark Herrly  
Pittsburgh, PA                  
7/96 Black GTI VR6      
You wanna run it..?? 
http://members.aol.com/u1arunit/marksgti.htm
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