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Offline 343JI

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Advice please - wheels
« on: 24 February 2012, 09:02 »

Looking to replace my Monza 17's with reasonably priced second hand Shadows but can't find any yet.  I have seen all the threads about the potential problems with these wheels and keeping them in good condition so wondered if replicas like the ones below would be reasonable and last ok? (or as good as Shadows as they are not diamond cut etc?)

I know these are only relatively cheap replicas but being a bit tight I don't want to pay over £1k for wheels and tyres (new or second hand).

Any feedback on these below on quality, drawbacks, and which would look better would be gratefully received. Sorry to go over old ground.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330690319523?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330681847751?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #2 on: 24 February 2012, 09:45 »
My advice is to stick with OEM. My Monza shadows are in perfect condition (get washed every week) and there is no white worm. Reps are normally much heavier and I have heard (no experience myself) the increase in unsprung weight affects the steering and handling.  :undecided:

One of my neighbours has a Golf with Monza Shadow reps and from a distance they look good but close up the finish is rubbish and they are corroded now.
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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #3 on: 24 February 2012, 09:51 »
Ok thanks.  Just trying to get hold of some second hand for less than £1k with newish tyres but struggling - Am I being unreasonable at that price?

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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #4 on: 24 February 2012, 10:44 »
Ok thanks.  Just trying to get hold of some second hand for less than £1k with newish tyres but struggling - Am I being unreasonable at that price?

I saw a set in perfect condition go on eBay for £561.15!!!!

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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #5 on: 24 February 2012, 10:55 »
Ok thanks.  Just trying to get hold of some second hand for less than £1k with newish tyres but struggling - Am I being unreasonable at that price?

I saw a set in perfect condition go on eBay for £561.15!!!!
Are you sure? New Monza Shadows are £508 EACH from VW. Surely someone hasn't sold a set in perfect condition for the price of 1 new wheel?
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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #6 on: 24 February 2012, 11:13 »

Looking to replace my Monza 17's with reasonably priced second hand Shadows but can't find any yet.  I have seen all the threads about the potential problems with these wheels and keeping them in good condition so wondered if replicas like the ones below would be reasonable and last ok? (or as good as Shadows as they are not diamond cut etc?)

I know these are only relatively cheap replicas but being a bit tight I don't want to pay over £1k for wheels and tyres (new or second hand).

Any feedback on these below on quality, drawbacks, and which would look better would be gratefully received. Sorry to go over old ground.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330690319523?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330681847751?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I up graded the alloys can’t remember the name but they have silver insets to the spooks and high glass black paint to the rest of the alloy.
You could do what I do. I put the Monza’s on in winter with winter tyers though you don’t need to put them on if you don’t want to and use the up graded alloys for spring summer use. They still look like new though I give them a good alloy wax once a month.
Just an idea for you as you have the Monza’s

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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #7 on: 24 February 2012, 12:34 »
Ok thanks.  Just trying to get hold of some second hand for less than £1k with newish tyres but struggling - Am I being unreasonable at that price?

I saw a set in perfect condition go on eBay for £561.15!!!!

Yep, that sounds about right....I got mine new for £650!
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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #8 on: 24 February 2012, 16:02 »
Ok thanks.  Just trying to get hold of some second hand for less than £1k with newish tyres but struggling - Am I being unreasonable at that price?

I saw a set in perfect condition go on eBay for £561.15!!!!
Are you sure? New Monza Shadows are £508 EACH from VW. Surely someone hasn't sold a set in perfect condition for the price of 1 new wheel?

I was shocked too but I have the item still in my Watch List on my eBay account.


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Re: Advice please - wheels
« Reply #9 on: 24 February 2012, 18:30 »
Prices varied do a search on here the price of them is not as high as it.once was. Quite a few.sold on this section of the forum over time
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