#
It is currently Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:01 am


Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 13 posts ]
Author Message
 Post subject: Mystery Wheels!!!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:23 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Warren, MI
Hi, I'm new here. I actually don't own a Japanese car at the moment, but I have two nostalgic ones! :lol:

So here is my question. I bought my 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible last year, and cannot figure out what the wheels are. I have posted threads just like this on no less than 5 car forums, and have gotten no results.

The history: VW's never came with these wheels. I am 152% sure of this :wink: If you're a VW enthusiast you'll get the hidden message! haha

In my search for the ID of these wheels, I have seen them on one other car: a Datsun 510. It showed up in a random slide show my teacher showed the class, and besides being a generally unpleasant guy, he could not tell me any information about the photo- where he got it, URL, etc. So basically the two precious leads I got went cold quickly.

Anyway here are the pix.

My rabbit with the wheels in question.
Image

photo with the slide and my wheel for comparison
Image

here is a picture of the insides, with all the markings. I cleaned off the road gunk as best I could.
high res:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2594/3733305845_0cc19cf332_o.jpg

pic
Image

They are 13" rims, 5.5" wide, and made of alloy. 4x100 bolt pattern. Basically the same specs as the stock steelies, though I'm not sure about the offset.

As you can see, they are not common rims at all. I am just wondering if anyone here has any info at all on them. Thanks for looking! :tu: :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:42 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:13 am
Posts: 214
Location: Yes, it's a state.
Sorry, don't know... Slappy?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:23 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:17 pm
Posts: 300
Location: Elkton MD
KurumaOtaku wrote:
Sorry, don't know... Slappy?


You got me, i have noooooo idea.

Honestly, they look like oem wheels from another car model.

Happy searching

http://www.wheelcollision.com/cta.htm

_________________
slappyscar.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:54 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8537
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
I would guess the "C.S.I." on the wheels is for Carroll Shelby? What does it say at the bottom? That word got cut off in the photo.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:57 am 

Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:07 am
Posts: 280
Location: DFW TX
datsunfreak wrote:
I would guess the "C.S.I." on the wheels is for Carroll Shelby? What does it say at the bottom? That word got cut off in the photo.


I just did a quick search and the only thing I can come up with is Carol Shelby Industries... wikipedia says that in the early 80s C.S.I. made some performance wheels for SAAB under contract. :shock: :shock: I'd say that's the best bet, maybe try some classic SAAB forums? I never found any pictures of your exact wheels, but the other ones I saw are in the same style..

_________________
gone: 82' datsun maxima
gone: 87' 300zx n/a 2-seater
gone: 87' cressida sedan
current project: 82' s11 200sx (ka24e swap)
current daily: 89' integra RS 5-door


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:34 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Warren, MI
Unless they're some kind of aftermarket part, they didnt come on saabs. The 99 and 900 were never offered with the wheels and they dont seem to be Saab's style. A guy on my mk1 golf forum says CSI did stuff for TRD, but I looked previously and didnt find anything... :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:00 pm 
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm
Posts: 8537
Location: Arlington, TX, USA
Sven7 wrote:
A guy on my mk1 golf forum says CSI did stuff for TRD, but I looked previously and didnt find anything... :(


FWIW, CSI provided a lot of different wheels to several OEMs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:25 am 

Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 10
Location: Yorktown VA
American Racing Equipment wheels. I remember seeing similar one in Super Shops stores when they were around.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:32 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Warren, MI
kutza wrote:
American Racing Equipment wheels. I remember seeing similar one in Super Shops stores when they were around.


How sure are you? Do you know of any brochures or literature that would show them? :D

I'll send them an email and see what's up

edit: There is no way to contact the company. It only lets me contact a dealer. But I dont want to ask a dealer about this cause they'll have no damn idea. Maybe they can ask the company?

_________________
92 Honda Civic - 65 Ford F100 V8


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:55 am 
JNC Fanatic

Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:26 pm
Posts: 1133
Location: Detroit
I think I saw your car at Chilifest a week or two ago, yes? :lol:

I don't know what your wheels are, but I'm pretty certain they're aftermarket. :tu:

_________________
Camshaft wrote:
It scares the bejesus out of me that someone, somewhere ordered the Lusitania with front drum brakes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mystery Wheels!!!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:25 pm 

Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 10
Location: Yorktown VA
Sven7 wrote:
here is a picture of the insides, with all the markings. I cleaned off the road gunk as best I could.
high res:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2594/3733305845_0cc19cf332_o.jpg

pic
Image

They are 13" rims, 5.5" wide, and made of alloy. 4x100 bolt pattern. Basically the same specs as the stock steelies, though I'm not sure about the offset.

As you can see, they are not common rims at all. I am just wondering if anyone here has any info at all on them. Thanks for looking! :tu: :mrgreen:



If the # next to the bolt hole is 10 (ten), then they will be A.R.E. wheels. Why ? you ask, since that is a the bolt pattern code for A.R.E .wheels with 4x100 pattern. You may have very little luck getting help from email from ARE now, since they have been baught out by Wheel Pros, and run by their management. You could have more luck posting the picture on Ex-employees group Facebook page.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:01 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Warren, MI
Stationwagonguy wrote:
I think I saw your car at Chilifest a week or two ago, yes? :lol:

I don't know what your wheels are, but I'm pretty certain they're aftermarket. :tu:


Yeah I was there. What were you driving? :tu: I'm on MIVE with the same screenname

kutza wrote:
If the # next to the bolt hole is 10 (ten), then they will be A.R.E. wheels. Why ? you ask, since that is a the bolt pattern code for A.R.E .wheels with 4x100 pattern. You may have very little luck getting help from email from ARE now, since they have been baught out by Wheel Pros, and run by their management. You could have more luck posting the picture on Ex-employees group Facebook page.


I'll have to take a look there; thanks!

and... here's a pic without the edge cut off.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3733306883_0da446fb6f_o.jpg

_________________
92 Honda Civic - 65 Ford F100 V8


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:35 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Posts: 349
Location: Warren, MI
Well I wrote a letter to Performance VW magazine; maybe they'll publish it and a reader can help me. *crosses fingers*

_________________
92 Honda Civic - 65 Ford F100 V8


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post a new topicPost a reply Page 1 of 1   [ 13 posts ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
610nm Style by Daniel St. Jules of Gamexe.net