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Duct_Taper
05-29-2009, 11:04 PM
Now I have to decide if I want to use these or the TSWs on the car now...

They're original 15x7 ET26 Racing Dynamics RGPs... apparently two of them are slightly bent, but I can't see the bends. I'll have to get them checked out and straightened if need be.

Also will need some refinishing... three of them are curbed, but nothing really bad. They're in way better shape than the TSWs were when I bought them, and I got these for waaaaaaaay less money.

Duct_Taper
05-30-2009, 05:41 PM
I just realized I could/should have made this a poll... oh well.

Here is a pic of the car with the TSWs (17x8) as it sits now.

Who thinks keep it as is, and who thinks switch to the Racing Dynamics?

dble Trouble
05-30-2009, 06:32 PM
The TSW's look great on the car. The Racing Dynamics look dated! And, not a big fan of the plane 5 spoke look, at least if they had some shape to them like ac schnitzer's for example.

Duct_Taper
05-30-2009, 06:40 PM
For an idea... here's a pic of roughly what the car would look like with the RDs, only my car doesn't have the M-tech kit and I think the wheels in the pic are 16s.

Fel
05-30-2009, 08:00 PM
I think I prefer the wheels you have now.... just my opinion.

matty.dc
05-30-2009, 08:01 PM
keep what you have now it looks much better

bimmerjoe
05-30-2009, 08:06 PM
1992 called they want there Racing Dynamics RGPs back!

just my 2 cents

iignite
05-30-2009, 08:46 PM
lol are these the ones off the civic on kijiji? I was thinking of gettting a set of these, but I felt that the 5spoke are a little too plain

ACS_DAN
05-30-2009, 10:14 PM
I personally prefer the TSW's.

Car's clean, an IS lip would really set it off!

supernaught
05-30-2009, 11:41 PM
i disagree with most of these guys, i think you should rock the RD. Then maybe part with the TSWs to a fellow max member...
car does look good either way though

Duct_Taper
05-31-2009, 12:19 AM
lol are these the ones off the civic on kijiji? I was thinking of gettting a set of these, but I felt that the 5spoke are a little too plain
Yeah, these were the ones on Kijiji on a Civic. I figured I'd go check them out... and ended up getting them for a price I couldn't pass up :)

I personally prefer the TSW's.

Car's clean, an IS lip would really set it off!

Yeah, I've been searching for a Volvo lip - I think they look almost as good as the iS lip but for way less money. Haven't found one yet though!

i disagree with most of these guys, i think you should rock the RD. Then maybe part with the TSWs to a fellow max member...
car does look good either way though

I can't decide what I think... might have to clean up the RDs and put them on the car to see what they look like. I know I like the TSWs, but I think the RDs have a nice classic clean look to them as well.

I have to admit I'm a bit surprised at the general lack of love for the RDs!

richie_s999
05-31-2009, 10:13 AM
keep both and switch it up every couple weeks

everlast
05-31-2009, 12:27 PM
Yea, put R compounds on the RDs and switch them up on nice days!

Duct_Taper
05-31-2009, 12:30 PM
Yeah, I'm kind of considering holding on to the RDs and eventually picking up a cheap E30 as an autocross car/track rat.

The RDs seem to be pretty light so I think they would make good track wheels.

Duct_Taper
07-04-2009, 04:09 PM
Well, finally got the car washed up and got out to take some pics with the RDs on.

Thoughts? Opinions?

I know the car desperately needs a front lip. I haven't been able to find a volvo one yet.

NateoriouS
07-04-2009, 04:26 PM
i like them!! looks clean and original

matty.dc
07-04-2009, 04:56 PM
lol volvo lip do a passat vr6 lip :)

Duct_Taper
07-04-2009, 05:13 PM
Passat VR6 lip?

What do they look like?

richie_s999
07-04-2009, 06:17 PM
Paul cars' looking good, give's it a classic look with those rims!!!!!

matty.dc
07-04-2009, 06:27 PM
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=101697 i meant to say jetta

Duct_Taper
07-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Thanks Rich - I am liking the RDs more and more every time I look at them!

I dunno... that VR6 one looks alright, but I think I like the Volvo one better. Looks like the iS lip.

Comparison: (top two are Volvo, lower two are VW)

edit: From looking at these pics, I've decided what it is... I think the VW lip is more in the style of the early valence, and the Volvo one works better on the late.

Mystikal
07-06-2009, 07:09 PM
Looks a billion times better with the RD's.

slimjim
07-06-2009, 09:12 PM
keep rd's, they are hawt