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> FS: Original Mahle 4 lug "Baby Burner" wheels (5), All original wheels for sale from a '71 914
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post Jul 5 2018, 08:59 AM
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The rims I can sell for $800. And yes, I know I am still considered on the high side for these, but any less and I will keep them.

With the current tires on them I will sell for $950.

I have put new tires on all 5 rims. Current tires are Nokian eNTYRE All-Season Radial Tire - 195/60R15 92H. They are wider than stock tires, but they fit perfectly under my stock fenders. The tires have about 50 miles on them. I paid $52 a piece on Amazon and $50 to get them all mounted, so the tires alone I have $300 into it.

They will need new center caps, as the originals were damaged on removal.

Shipping would be extra, and I can ship them any way the buyer wants to. Local pickup is always a possibility. I would be willing to drive 100 miles in any direction to help. My location is zip code 48838.

email me at tatiffany32@gmail.com

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post Jul 5 2018, 10:14 AM
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I sold a clean set for $500 just saying
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post Jul 5 2018, 11:03 AM
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QUOTE(PotterPorsche @ Jul 5 2018, 12:14 PM) *

I sold a clean set for $500 just saying



You cannot even buy a set of reproductions for that...why would you sell perfectly good originals for less than reproductions?
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post Jul 5 2018, 12:10 PM
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I see you are new. Mahle wheels are known for bending and warping. Not anybody's first choice.
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QUOTE(914Sixer @ Jul 5 2018, 11:10 AM) *
Not anybody's first choice.
IDK if Id go that far, but they are the lightest of the OE /4 wheels & cast so yes they are often found to be bent after 40 yrs (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif)
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QUOTE(914Sixer @ Jul 5 2018, 02:10 PM) *

I see you are new. Mahle wheels are known for bending and warping. Not anybody's first choice.


So you would definitely not autocross with them? I want to do so, and I really think it would be a shame to tarnish such nice originals.

I need to get enough for them to at least pay for some aftermarkets. I got my hopes up by seeing two different ebay auctions with asking prices of $1900 an.d $2300 respectively.
Mine are a complete set of 5, and all of them look good as new. I realize that asking prices on ebay are pretty far from sold prices. But the last set of 4, that looked pretty rough, went for $500

I don't need that kind of money, but I would feel pretty ill to get less than $1k for them.
Would I be better off breaking up the set and selling them 1 at a time?
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They look nice but like everyone said, they just don’t bring big money. They should be fine to autocross as long as you don’t stuff them in a pothole. They are cast and very soft so they bend easily. It doesn’t matter what you need or what reproductions sell for new, the market for a nice set of mahles is around $6-800 for 5.

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post Jul 5 2018, 12:48 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Jul 5 2018, 02:42 PM) *

They look nice but like everyone said, they just don’t bring big money. They should be fine to autocross as long as you don’t stuff them in a pothole. They are cast and very soft so they bend easily. It doesn’t matter what you need or what reproductions sell for new, the market for a nice set of mahles is around $6-800 for 5.

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I appreciate the info. If they are strong enough to autocross, and I doubt any proper autocross course includes potholes, then I will perhaps keep them.

As has been noted, and clearly identified by my newbie status, I am new to the 914 world. I apologize if my newness shows. The boards have been a big help on my decisions for starter upgrades, and I will be looking for plenty of advice in the future.

Cheers to all.
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Keep 'em and run 'em. They look like a nice set of wheels.

Unfortunately, way too often, people pay more that they should for stuff on ebay ... ask me how I know (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) - but that was before I knew there were great folks on a few
914 forums who offer nice parts for reasonable prices (most of the time).

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"Baby Burners"? Sure that's the right terminology ?
Sounds kinda mean, you know... like burning babies maybe ?
Maybe they're called something else that sounds close to that .
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QUOTE(drifter914 @ Jul 5 2018, 03:53 PM) *

"Baby Burners"? Sure that's the right terminology ?
Sounds kinda mean, you know... like burning babies maybe ?
Maybe they're called something else that sounds close to that .

Yes, sort of. Comes from the 5 lug Mahle magnesium gas burners. 4 lugs are the baby brother.
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QUOTE(Toolboy32 @ Jul 5 2018, 11:30 AM) *

QUOTE(914Sixer @ Jul 5 2018, 02:10 PM) *

I see you are new. Mahle wheels are known for bending and warping. Not anybody's first choice.


So you would definitely not autocross with them? I want to do so, and I really think it would be a shame to tarnish such nice originals.

I need to get enough for them to at least pay for some aftermarkets. I got my hopes up by seeing two different ebay auctions with asking prices of $1900 an.d $2300 respectively.
Mine are a complete set of 5, and all of them look good as new. I realize that asking prices on ebay are pretty far from sold prices. But the last set of 4, that looked pretty rough, went for $500

I don't need that kind of money, but I would feel pretty ill to get less than $1k for them.
Would I be better off breaking up the set and selling them 1 at a time?


Ebay prices are not a good measure of what someone will pay for something. Prices that you see on this site posted by longstanding members are a pretty good measuring stick.

Nice looking wheels, you should just run them on the car.
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I love the look of the 4-lug Mahles. The community seems to have a preference for the 4-lug Fuchs alloys, but I prefer the Mahles. Can't speak for the alleged softness of the alloy except to say that I drive my car on the street and after 20 years the Mahles are still straight.
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QUOTE(davesprinkle @ Jul 5 2018, 01:27 PM) *

I love the look of the 4-lug Mahles. The community seems to have a preference for the 4-lug Fuchs alloys, but I prefer the Mahles. Can't speak for the alleged softness of the alloy except to say that I drive my car on the street and after 20 years the Mahles are still straight.


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Don't think the Fuchs aren't prone to issues either. Plenty of examples of people finding cracks in them.
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Welcome, and don't be intimidated by their technical jargon. They get right into it.
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QUOTE(Toolboy32 @ Jul 6 2018, 06:30 AM) *

QUOTE(914Sixer @ Jul 5 2018, 02:10 PM) *

I see you are new. Mahle wheels are known for bending and warping. Not anybody's first choice.


So you would definitely not autocross with them? I want to do so, and I really think it would be a shame to tarnish such nice originals.

I need to get enough for them to at least pay for some aftermarkets. I got my hopes up by seeing two different ebay auctions with asking prices of $1900 an.d $2300 respectively.
Mine are a complete set of 5, and all of them look good as new. I realize that asking prices on ebay are pretty far from sold prices. But the last set of 4, that looked pretty rough, went for $500

I don't need that kind of money, but I would feel pretty ill to get less than $1k for them.
Would I be better off breaking up the set and selling them 1 at a time?


You are being flamed for a reason ,sell them for whatever you like but the guys on here have spoken for a reason don't get all defensive about it,oh and buy the way don't care if you are newbie or whatever,sit back for a while and have a break OK.
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post Jul 9 2018, 03:37 AM
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I took no offense to anyone’s comments. I’m learning the ropes, and guys are helping me do so. If anything, I know what I have now, and am better off for it.

If anyone does want the set for $1k with attached tires, I would sell them. Meanwhile, I’m proud to have such a nice set of OEM originals.
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