time to look for another set of wheels to wear on the Golf. these are the competitors for now, in order of my favourite choice:
BBS RS - i'm selling the BBS RS i have because they don't fit, not because i don't like them anymore (actually, quite far from that) so i'm still looking for another set of these. lucky for me, one guy in hornsby is selling a set (15x7, offset in the 30's - he says he's not sure but it's on the wheel so i'll be checking them if i'm getting that set). they look very standard so im thinking of widening the rears (putting new lips on them, possibly 1-2" ones later down the track), and might colour them:
3-piece 5-spoke: these are hot but they're damn expensive. i was quoted $660/rim by peter from ozwheels who makes these. they look like porsche rims, which it probably lends its fatness from. i would choose these over the BBS if they weren't so f*cking expensive. examples included RH ZW1's, keskin KT1 and KT2's, schmidt modern lines:
1-piece 5-spoke: look similar to the above, with the fat spokes, just without the nuts around the rim. i personally favour the 3-piece look which makes this runner-up to it. these would be cheaper, but i have no idea where to find them. 5 spokes these days in australia are just skinny ones, ones with weird designs, or fat but flat ones. i prefer the rounded ones like the above and below. examples also include the RH ZW1, borbet type T:
BBS 'modern' mesh: made famous by BMWs. i would still stick to BBS-made ones (like the RX, below) because imo they're the only manfacturer that makes them look good. would love to own a set of LM's but they're damn expensive and hard to find:
rota slipstreams: my very very first wheel choice when i was looking for rims for the golf. they're lightweight and comes in various sizes. might be hard to find though, as i dont think there are any distributors here in australia (havent researched that hard yet though). a more modern look for the golf, which im not trying to achieve.
konig rewinds: old-school look, but is it for the golf? the pic below is photoshopped and definitely makes the jolf look bloody awesome, but would i be able to pull it off? i doubt it, but i still love the look of the wheels anyway. might do a photoshop some time. these rewinds are easy to get (ozzy tyres stock them) so that's a strong point.
that seems to be all for now. when i do a photoshop of the above, i'll put it up in the photoshop post below.
edit: scrap that thought. did a photoshop and deleted it before i even finished it. looks shite.