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Old 10-01-2004, 11:16 PM
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That wait has gotta be killin' ya!

These wheels are definitely at the top of my list right now. Still trying to decide between 18's or 19's though.
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Not here yet, I am going to check on them in the morning...
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Ok, I have a decision to make.

I can purchase these right now in a staggered fitment as follows: 18 x 8 and 18 x 9. Price is $411 each for the 8's and $420 for the 9's for a grand total of $1662.00. This is for the "Super Black Coat" which some people refer to as "black chrome". This is the finish I think I want based on the pics I have seen.

These wheels are very difficult to come by right now. Based on the pics I have seen, they are at the top of my list, so I feel some pressure to order these before they are gone. At the same time, I want to be sure I do this right.

What size tires can I put on the 18 x 9 wheels? Can I put the stock tires on the 9 inch wheels (225's)? If so, would this look stupid?

What are the disadvantages to a staggered setup (besides not being able to rotate tires)?

And last, am I doing the right thing by getting 18 inchers, or should I move up to 19's?

Sorry for all the questions, but it is hard for me to spend this kind of money (despite the great price) without actually being able to see the product.

Thanks for any help/suggestions.
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Where did you find these?
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Originally Posted by jgoldstein2000
Rob,

Where did you find these?
Yeah, like I'm going to give that information out!!!




but seriously....these were the only ones I could find, so I really am hesitant to say where I found them for fear that they will vanish immediately!
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Yeah, like I'm going to give that information out!!!




but seriously....these were the only ones I could find, so I really am hesitant to say where I found them for fear that they will vanish immediately!
okey dokey... were they only offering them staggered... i am leaning toward keeping the 18 x 8's...
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Originally Posted by jgoldstein2000
okey dokey... were they only offering them staggered... i am leaning toward keeping the 18 x 8's...
I was leaning that way as well, I just don't know.

Unfortunately they only have two 18 x 8's and two 18 x 9's, so I would have to go staggered if I get these rims now.

I was told that it will probably be around February before they get more of them in stock.

Still don't know what to do.
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Originally Posted by Rob Tomlin
I was leaning that way as well, I just don't know.

Unfortunately they only have two 18 x 8's and two 18 x 9's, so I would have to go staggered if I get these rims now.

I was told that it will probably be around February before they get more of them in stock.

Still don't know what to do.
I can't comment on the staggered issue... seems strange to me but haven't seen in person and don't understand enough to know the advanages... but the wheels are gorgeous!
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Originally Posted by Rob Tomlin
Ok, I have a decision to make.

I can purchase these right now in a staggered fitment as follows: 18 x 8 and 18 x 9. Price is $411 each for the 8's and $420 for the 9's for a grand total of $1662.00. This is for the "Super Black Coat" which some people refer to as "black chrome". This is the finish I think I want based on the pics I have seen.
Are these the one's?

VERY nice
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Originally Posted by goforwand
Are these the one's?

VERY nice

Yep, that's them!

Stay away!

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Here's a quote from a vendor that sells the SSR SP1. I just did a quick search on Google to check out some pricing and sent off an e-mail....

"Hello,

Super Black Coat SSR SP1s are not in stock. SBC is custom color so additional $100 per wheel will be charged. ETA for these wheels will be 4-6 weeks upon ordering."

These guys had reasonable pricing, but with the $100 surcharge for SBC, you're getting an awesome deal!

(P.S. If you don't want them, P.M. me...they would look great on my Velocity Red :D )
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Originally Posted by goforwand
Here's a quote from a vendor that sells the SSR SP1. I just did a quick search on Google to check out some pricing and sent off an e-mail....

"Hello,

Super Black Coat SSR SP1s are not in stock. SBC is custom color so additional $100 per wheel will be charged. ETA for these wheels will be 4-6 weeks upon ordering."

These guys had reasonable pricing, but with the $100 surcharge for SBC, you're getting an awesome deal!

(P.S. If you don't want them, P.M. me...they would look great on my Velocity Red :D )
I am pretty sure that you emailed the same people that I did, especially if you got the info via a Google search (I did the same thing).

And yes, based on their email, I realize that the price I was quoted is excellent. In fact, it makes me feel the need to double check all the specs and measurements, and confirm it was for the Super Black Coat.
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You know that saying "if it sounds too good to be true...."

Well, I called today to order the SSR Professor's in the Super Black Coat finish. I specifically wanted to confirm that this was for the SBC finish. The salesman came back and said "no, I'm sorry, I was referring to the Black ones when we spoke before".

Oh well. I admit that I may not have been specific enough when we spoke the first time regarding the finish I wanted.

Anyway, they won't be able to get these wheels for at least 10 more weeks.

The wait continues.....
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Originally Posted by Rob Tomlin
You know that saying "if it sounds too good to be true...."
That's too bad....I would have loved to have seen them on your car, or mine for that matter....

Don't want to pry...but what vendor did you work with if you can say? I e-mailed gruppe-s.

http://www.gruppe-s.com/SSR/SSRProfessor.htm

At a quick glance, their prices seemed pretty good. They also have a staggered set of Advan Model 6 in Silver under the clearance section for $1995 shipped which is about $400 off the regular price.

(Still not as nice as the SP1's w/SBC )
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