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05-21-2004, 09:23 AM
I sent you an email but I don't know if I wrote your email address correctly ...so Im posting it instead...
In the site you mention that this wheels are offer in "face 1" and "face 2"... Do you carry the wheel with both faces or is one a special order..?
Also you have the black GT-C but I notice that the center of the wheel where the lugnuts are, is still silver. Is that how they come..?
Can you tell me how big is the lip on front and rear. and those the size of the lip change with the different faces.?
Finally. My 94TT is lower with eibach springs. and my rear fender is rolled b/c I use to have 19" Racing Hart CR with tires 295/30R19...
and with this 18" GT-C how big of a tire can I get in the rear with each face.?
Thanks for all your time and help.
05-21-2004, 10:05 AM
I carry the wheels in both faces. Sometimes I have Face 1 in stock, sometimes Face 2, and sometimes a stagger. For the Face 2 I try to stock only the "good" offset, the new offset from Volk that allows you to run 285's in the rear. I never stock the +37 offset that limits you to 265's as no one wants them.
The centers are always going to be the same machined silver look no matter what color the spokes are.
You can see lip sizes here:
Click on Volk Racing on the left. Then you will see all the Volk wheels listed. Click on the GT-C Face 1 & Face 2. Then click on "Size Table". Follow the chart down to 18x9 and 18x10. Follow the chart to the offset of the wheel and it list the lip size in mm. Divide the mm by 25.4. So if its 81mm you divide by 25.4 and that = 3.19" lip.
I can't make a guarantee on the tires b\c every rollling is unique. However you should fit 295/35 easily, you might fit 305's but I can't guarantee it. Play it safe, buy a set of 295's the first time, then measure your clearance with your Supra on the ground. If you have enough clearance for 305's then upgrade to them when the 295's wear out.
05-21-2004, 10:40 AM
So with the new offset there is no point of getting the face 1 b/c you can now fit the bigger tire on the face 2 as well.
But the lip of the face 2 are smaller by about .5" correct.?
And is the concaveness of the wheel of the face 2 only for the rear.? I ask b/c I saw this pics. and the front wheels look straight and not concave like the rear.
Im thinking of getting the regular 18" silver ones...do you have them in stock.? if so what face do they have..?
05-21-2004, 10:53 AM
I just PM some guys and they told me that they went with face 1 in the front and face 2 in the rear...is that possible..?
Is that what they have in this top secret Supra ..
you can see the pic in page #5.
I want to have the concaveness in the rear but I also want the biggest lip possible..with at least a 285 or 295 tire
05-21-2004, 11:03 AM
The Face 1, as seen on Rays' website, has a larger lip.
You can have Face 1 front & Face 2 rear, there is no reason it won't fit and a lot of people like the look.
However, you can't have the concaveness and the largest lip, its one or the other.
THe Top Secret car on page 5 is a Face 2 in the rear.
We recommend 285/35/18 on the rear or 275/35/18. 295's can rub if you don't roll your fenders.
I don't have any Volks in stock right now b\c Volk Japan didn't ship anything for over 6 weeks so I ran out. However, the good news is that I have a huge shipment coming in on or around June 1st with GT-C's and lots of other wheels. I can't tell you exactly what I'm getting yet as Volk USA is closed until next Tuesday, they are at the Import Auto Salon on the NE coast.
05-21-2004, 11:13 AM
ok...I think Im going to go with the 18" regular silver GT-C...with "face 1" on front and "face 2" on the rear. plus the GT center caps.
Let me know if this set up will be available from the shipment that you are getting in June 1st.
05-21-2004, 11:21 AM
Sounds good. I'll let you know next Tuesday.
05-21-2004, 11:23 AM
And as I mention before my car is lowered with Eibach springs and I use to have Racing Hart CR in 19". And the rear where 19x10 I had 295/30R19 tires. So I already had my fender rolled... and I currently have 315/30R18 on a set of CCW classic street.
Do you think it would be ok to use 295/35R18 with this face 2 on the rear..?
Also on those 19" CR the front were 19x8.5 and I had a 245/35 tire and it look like I need a bigger tire than that...and with my current CCW set up I have a 18x9.5 on the front with a 275/35 tire.
Do you think it would be ok to use at least a 255 on the front with the face 1..?
05-21-2004, 11:26 AM
When people roll fenders it makes it hard to say for certain. However, I do think you can fit 255 front & 295 rear. These wheels are not custom offset like the CCW so of course you won't be able to fit quite as wide of a tire. But you should have no issue with 255 & 295.
05-21-2004, 11:28 AM
Thanks for all your help.
05-21-2004, 12:03 PM
No problem at all. I'll post here Tuesday on the availability.
05-21-2004, 05:48 PM
One more thing Dusty... you don't happen to have any more pics of those new Volk SF Winning 18'' ..?
I like those also but have not seen them yet on a car.. Specially a Supra...
Can you get any pics..?
And can you also find out what colors are you getting in also..?
05-21-2004, 08:37 PM
No one, and I mean no one, with a Supra has 18" SF-Challenges yet. I'm getting a decent sized shipment in with the other wheels on or around June 1st. Most of them are pre-sold at this point but if you are interested I do have a few sets left in Silver, GunMetal, and Mercury Silver.
05-22-2004, 01:03 PM
I was talking about the SF Winning...
05-22-2004, 01:16 PM
Sorry read to fast. No one has an 18" SF-Winning yet either. Same scenario as the 18" SF-Challenge.
06-01-2004, 09:33 AM
06-01-2004, 09:43 AM
I have ONE set of SF-Winning 18" coming in stock on this shipment this week. They are Mercury Silver, this is the first set for the Supra in North America.
GunMetal nor Silver is on order, it would require 2-3 months to get either color. But if you want M.S. I can ship it to you in a few days and you'll be the first.
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