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 Post subject: Volk TE37V..The V stands for Vintage!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:59 pm 
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Pretty sexy I must say! :tu: :tu: :tu: Boy, those would be the icing on my SR-S30!

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Pricing and offsets:

http://www.rayswheels.co.jp/2009/products/wheel.php?type=size&code=VOLKQ_TE37V


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:24 pm 
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Sweet! Love it. Some funky combos like red with a chrome lip would be nice.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:45 pm 
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shame they don't make any good 4x100 fitments, but the TE37 will ALWAYS be a classic. it has a design that has really stood the test of time. looks good on a first gen RX7 just as much as a brand new RX8..


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:57 pm 

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My favorite wheel. Also disappointed with the lack of additional 4x100 bolt pattern sizes.

I have never understood the wheel sizes they chose for this wheel.

    14 inch diameter shall be no wider than 6 inches.
    15 inch diameter shall be no wider than 7 inches.
    16 inch diameter shall be no narrower than 7 inches.
    17 inch diameter shall be no narrower than 7 1/2 inches.

    37 and 38 mm offset shall not be available in the widest widths.


It is as if they designed the selection for kei cars (15 inch diameter and smaller) and JGTC race cars (16 inch diameter and larger). Small diameter wheels that are wide, and large diameter wheels that are narrow, simply do not exist.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:25 pm 
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JT191 wrote:
I have never understood the wheel sizes they chose for this wheel.

    14 inch diameter shall be no wider than 6 inches.
    15 inch diameter shall be no wider than 7 inches.
    16 inch diameter shall be no narrower than 7 inches.
    17 inch diameter shall be no narrower than 7 1/2 inches.

    37 and 38 mm offset shall not be available in the widest widths.

It is as if they designed the selection for kei cars (15 inch diameter and smaller) and JGTC race cars (16 inch diameter and larger). Small diameter wheels that are wide, and large diameter wheels that are narrow, simply do not exist.


Did you look at the sizing chart? None of what you said appears to apply to this wheel. :?

They only sell this wheel in a 15" diameter, any width from 7.5" to 10".

Or were you talking about the regular TE37?


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a bit pricey :shock:


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datsunfreak wrote:
Did you look at the sizing chart? None of what you said appears to apply to this wheel. :?

They only sell this wheel in a 15" diameter, any width from 7.5" to 10".

Or were you talking about the regular TE37?


The world of 4x100 really hasn't changed, because the "vintage" sizing only applies to 4x114.3. So, yes, I am talking about the regular one.

Funny thing, my car that has 4x114.3 can't even use wheels wider than 6 inches, and my cars that use 4x100 would be worthless with a wheel narrower than 6 inches.

Their wheel size availability seems to be based on the idea that it is bad to put small diameter really wide wheels on a little car. Just like the lack of 205-50-15 tire sizes, and a very apparent favoritism for 195-50-15 (Bridgestone Potenza RE01/RE11).
They seem to have a very different tuning style using narrower tires, which makes it difficult to use a different tuning style with their narrower selection of wheel sizes.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:56 pm 
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burabuda wrote:
a bit pricey :shock:


There are no cheap Volks/Rays. :P

Haven't bought a set for less than $1200+ yet... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:58 pm 
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JT191 wrote:
Their wheel size availability seems to be based on the idea that it is bad to put small diameter really wide wheels on a little car.


I'm sure it's simply just supply/demand. They don't feel like enough people want what you want to justify making them.

There's always Diamond... :wink:


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datsunfreak wrote:
burabuda wrote:
a bit pricey :shock:


There are no cheap Volks/Rays. :P

Haven't bought a set for less than $1200+ yet... :mrgreen:


1200 is reasonable, but these are a credit card melting ~2300+shipping :shock:


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Well, then just wait a month or two until Rota starts making them too... :P


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burabuda wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
burabuda wrote:
a bit pricey :shock:


There are no cheap Volks/Rays. :P

Haven't bought a set for less than $1200+ yet... :mrgreen:


1200 is reasonable, but these are a credit card melting ~2300+shipping :shock:


Credit card melting is right, but a set of new RS-Watanabe's will run you around the same damage. You pay for what you're getting that's for sure. I paid $1300 for my second hand 17" TE37's in the 90's so they CAN be had with paper money. Though, now a day's I have champagne taste with beer pockets :).

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A set of those in 15x8.0 +0 and 15.9.5 -20 wouldn't look completely silly on the Hako...not cheep tho!

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datsunfreak wrote:
Well, then just wait a month or two until Rota starts making them too... :P

yeah and they'll make 'em in 4x100 and positive offsets


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burabuda wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
Well, then just wait a month or two until Rota starts making them too... :P

yeah and they'll make 'em in 4x100 and positive offsets


Then everybody wins! :P



FYI, they already make them in 4x100 in positive offsets. :wink:

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And they make a 4x100 16x8 +10. 8)


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14x7 +20 has been available in 4x100 for MX5 fitment too.

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datsunfreak wrote:
JT191 wrote:
Their wheel size availability seems to be based on the idea that it is bad to put small diameter really wide wheels on a little car.


I'm sure it's simply just supply/demand. They don't feel like enough people want what you want to justify making them.


It's supply and demand in Japan.

Rays does not have anything approaching a professional distribution network in the US. Mackin Industries is an embarrassment of incompetence to the Japanese headquarters. Their default exclusive US retailer is Tirerack, who have cherry picked a few sizes to offer, have no interest in offering any others (like any 14 inch diameter sizes), and they do absolutely nothing to communicate the wants and needs of the US market back to the Japanese headquarters.

Volk wheels are a reflection of the supply and demand of the Japanese market, where they have a competent distribution network, and receive and react to customer feedback.

That is why that this particular item, which is not specific to the needs of the US market, can be difficult to adapt to use with a tuning style with needs that are different from the Japanese home market.


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these would be nice on my te72 wagon. 15x10 mmmm. time to pack the piggy bank. :lol:

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kev wrote:
14x7 +20 has been available in 4x100 for MX5 fitment too.


yup and they look incredible on a miata.


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 Post subject: Re: Volk TE37V..The V stands for Vintage!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:54 am 
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Sr-FairladyZ wrote:


haha, it's nice to know somebody reads my blog. i absolutely love the bronze te37v's and what's funny is that i was super close to buying a set of the original te37's (15x7 0 offset... hachi fitment) for my Z. but alas, i can't afford these new. i just gotta wait till they come out and pick them up second hand.

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