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Old February 28th, 2003, 21:12   #12
Mileage Dude
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Location: NY, NY, 10003
Default Re: FLAWLESS 17" Long Beach Rims + Tires ONLY 1600 Miles FOR SALE


The tires are very expensive in 17" and run about $150 ea alone. That's $600 worth of tire alone. Those rims are great rims and a good size. Again, a set of cheap Motegi MR7 or MR8 in that size, 17" go for $130-$140 ea. So your deal is a good price, no spacers needed and VAG approved.

If I had the money I'd jimp on the rims your friend is offering. On a TDi though your Long Beach rims weigh in a lot. Oddly I just bought a set of forged alloyed Audi TT 5-spoke rims and tires for $800 on Vortex [17"] and weigh about 7 lbs less a rim than the Long Beach. On a TDi static weight and unsprung weight have mileage impact, some big time mileage impact. That's why I run a set of Motegi MR7 20 lb 16" 7.0 width rims [$105 ea.] for the winter time. Those MR7 rims weigh in at 20 lbs ea. [16"] and the stock GLS alloys were about 24lbs [15"].

So all I'm saying is, your deal is sweet cuz it's a great tire, great size rim, good looking rim, perfect shape and longevity is good for 40,000 miles on that rubber alone.

On a TDi it's a 10% reduction in gas mileage and... well, these guys are big on gas mileage. They're buying an expensive diesel not for VR6 or 18.T looks, least that's my impression.

Good luck.

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