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> VTO Wheels?, Minilite/Panasport copy, any experience?
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post Sep 16 2013, 06:10 PM
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I can't find results searching for VTO or +VTO, is it because it's a three letter search term? Anyway I'm curious about these, 5x130 pattern, 911 offsets, 15 and 16 inch wheels in 7 and 8 inch widths:
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Gentleman posted in the classifieds (http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=217878) but no response or comments. I'm curious, anyone know anything?


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post Sep 16 2013, 07:02 PM
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QUOTE(DBCooper @ Sep 16 2013, 07:10 PM) *

I can't find results searching for VTO or +VTO, is it because it's a three letter search term? Anyway I'm curious about these, 5x130 pattern, 911 offsets, 15 and 16 inch wheels in 7 and 8 inch widths:
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-16289-1377443506.jpg)

Gentleman posted in the classifieds (http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=217878) but no response or comments. I'm curious, anyone know anything?


I bought a pair of them recently in 5x130 15x7. Very nice wheels, IMO. I do like the 15x7 Fuchs I have better on my car, tho, so I'm sure I will end up selling them. The VTOs are nice and Hap at VTO was very easy to deal with
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post Sep 16 2013, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE(DBCooper @ Sep 16 2013, 05:10 PM) *

I can't find results searching for VTO or +VTO, is it because it's a three letter search term? Anyway I'm curious about these, 5x130 pattern, 911 offsets, 15 and 16 inch wheels in 7 and 8 inch widths:
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-16289-1377443506.jpg)

Gentleman posted in the classifieds (http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=217878) but no response or comments. I'm curious, anyone know anything?



I have a set of the 4 lug wheels. Very nice, though a little on the heavy side. For a street car, I don't car. Very nice price. The wheels are not hub centric and need to be machined to fit post 73. (They did not charge me extra for machining.)

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post Sep 17 2013, 10:22 AM
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While they're not as light as some other wheels on the market, or fuchs, I really am in love with them on my car.. Even made it on to the VTO website (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Sep 17 2013, 12:15 PM
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Not bad looking. I sold some 4-bolt Panasports to a member here. Love that look and it always hurts to see how good they look on his car. Key word being "his" car.

These look so much like the Panasports, or that Superlight copy, do you know if there's any common pedigree?

There aren't any weights on the website, do you remember them offhand, or do I have to call? And those are 7x16's, right? It looks like they go under narrow bodied rear fenders pretty well, better than 7x16 Fuchs. Any drama getting them to fit? And what tire is that, size and model?

Well done making their website, your car looks good, and looks like it belongs there.

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post Sep 17 2013, 12:19 PM
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are they forged or cast?

nice looking for sure.
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They're heavy and $650 a set, including accessories, no way they could be forged. I hope he proves me wrong, but it's not a high hope. A pretty low hope.

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post Sep 17 2013, 12:31 PM
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Try using Google to search 914world for your 3 letter words.
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Try using Google to search 914world for your 3 letter words.


OK... how do you do that?


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post Sep 17 2013, 02:02 PM
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I'll weigh mine when I get home and compare them with my Fuchs. They are definitely heavier than the Fuchs.

You can google 'VTO 914world.com' or 'VTO pelicanparts.com'
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post Sep 17 2013, 02:06 PM
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I would enter the following into Google



914world.com: "VTO"


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post Sep 17 2013, 02:19 PM
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Or, you could just use this for all your 914 world searches.

https://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=00240834...772:ajvfxschcgc

Copy and paste link and keep it on your desktop.
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post Sep 17 2013, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE(shuie @ Sep 17 2013, 04:02 PM) *

I'll weigh mine when I get home and compare them with my Fuchs. They are definitely heavier than the Fuchs.

You can google 'VTO 914world.com' or 'VTO pelicanparts.com'


Waiting to see the result (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)

BTW if you don't have a small scale for such things and are going with a
bathroom scale, the way to do it is to hold 2 (or 4!), stand on it, then again
without and do the math. Keeps to the more accurate area of it.
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I have the 4 lug, 16x7 wheels. They have been machined for hub centric, and they weighed 18 lbs on a cheapie bathroom scale.

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QUOTE(mskala @ Sep 17 2013, 01:23 PM) *

QUOTE(shuie @ Sep 17 2013, 04:02 PM) *

I'll weigh mine when I get home and compare them with my Fuchs. They are definitely heavier than the Fuchs.

You can google 'VTO 914world.com' or 'VTO pelicanparts.com'


Waiting to see the result (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)

BTW if you don't have a small scale for such things and are going with a
bathroom scale, the way to do it is to hold 2 (or 4!), stand on it, then again
without and do the math. Keeps to the more accurate area of it.

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I can't say much about the weights of the wheels, but here's the scoop on the wheels/tires combo.

They're actually 15x7 on all 4 corners, they just used my car on their 16" page. The tires are 205-50-15 on the front and 225-50-15 on the rear, with a 1/4 inch spacer on the rear. My rear fenders are pulled, so I can't directly speak for the fitment on a narrow rear fender.

The only nuance I found was the issue of the wheels not being hubcentric to a 5 bolt hub.. It's VERY close, but not quite perfect. I ended up having to buy hubcentric adapter rings that were probably $20 for a set of 4. The measurements are 73.1-71.6mm adapters. Most custom wheel and tire shops will sell them.

I think they are low pressure cast wheels, like both SuperLite and Minilite brand wheels, and the backside of the wheels look identical to that of a true vintage minilite
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QUOTE(The Cabinetmaker @ Sep 17 2013, 01:19 PM) *

Or, you could just use this for all your 914 world searches.

https://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=00240834...772:ajvfxschcgc

Copy and paste link and keep it on your desktop.


I want that to work, but get a "400. That’s an error. Your client has issued a malformed or illegal request. That’s all we know." message. Gotta love google's messages, when Chrome crashes it says "She's dead, Jim"

But that "914world.com "VTO" search works great. Thanks, that's a really good trick.

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QUOTE(shuie @ Sep 17 2013, 12:02 PM) *

I'll weigh mine when I get home and compare them with my Fuchs. They are definitely heavier than the Fuchs.

You can google 'VTO 914world.com' or 'VTO pelicanparts.com'


For a really accurate weight take one rim to the nearest USPS office and use the self-service scale in the lobby.
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QUOTE(DBCooper @ Sep 17 2013, 09:45 PM) *

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That one was a tripel.
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