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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Help Me identify these wheels, kinda look like turtle backs? Reply with quote

Hi yall i was at the junkyard and i saw a bug with some nice looking wheels. They are aluminum, and look similar to the pic below, except that there are 6 slots, and they are more rectangular, then round. Also the face of the wheel is flat, not rounded like the pic. The color was the same. The face was black, and the outside rim and the outline of the slotts were silver (polished the aluminum i guess). Any ideas what rims they are. They would only cost about $18 a rim, and there is a whole set of four.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like Performance Industries wheels.....

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.....certainly worth saving from the scrap man.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup, those are it. Are they worth much? i can get them for $18 a wheel, worth it? they do look kinda cool. the tires they had on them were 165/**/R15 (can't remember middle #). Is that the same width as a stock tire? They are lighter then the stock steel wheels, so would be good for a little better MPG, especially at $3.60 a gallon Cool Wink .

The only difference i see is that the center cap was just a chromed steel cap, that was smoothe and stuck out (about the same as your pic). It didn't say anything, just chromed steel.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heck, for $18 a wheel, I'd buy, blast them, powdercoat them run them. I think they look cool.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you don't want them i do so if you decide to pass please put me in line for them. i'll even throw you a little finders fee if you like...ken....
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep they are Performance Industries and well worth buying. I have a set and am looking for a set of original centre caps.
My friend will buy them off you if interested ?
Great find !!
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i am not sure if the center caps were origional. they don't look like the ones in the pic, they are just a stamped steel chrome cap. THey felt lighter than a stock wheel, so i might just buy them just to help with MPG. But im not sure if they will be there when i get up there again. They are in the pull-a-part in henrico (conely). It was recently put there. I think on row 27, not the one on row 100. The paint was chipping off, so it would need a repaint. I had taken off a hitch, so now i will finally be able to tow stuff Very Happy. Anyhoo, if i get up there again, and buy them, i might just pass them along to whoever wants them.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're probably gone now I bet- but you can bet I'll go check it out tomorrow!
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are not the same wheels in both pics...
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kno, i just posted a pic (the first one) of the turtle backs, just in case someone who knew what the wheels im talking about were, but didn't know what turtle backs were. I didn't take a pic of the wheels at the junkyard, so i just tried to explain it as best as possible
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and they were still there as of tuesday, so maybe. They do needed to be re-painted, but they still look nice.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope some body got them that are going to use them. They are really cool wheels.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone here got them? I was just there 2day, and they were gone. All four. Hope i will see them again on some1's car Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a set on ebay over in Lilburn, GA, About 1.5 hrs from you -


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Halibrand-VW-Cool-o...ht_500wt_0
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BugMan114 wrote:
Anyone here got them? I was just there 2day, and they were gone. All four. Hope i will see them again on some1's car Very Happy .


Nope, they were gone...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BugMan114 wrote:
.....better MPG, especially at $3.60 a gallon Cool Wink .........


lol, wow, i wish we were still at 3.60 a gallon, instead of 3.92 a gallon lol.
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