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Lupo's new shoes! (updated)
« on: September 07, 2007, 06:22:31 pm »
Here's a sneak peak at what just came back freshly refurbished by Lance and the great team at Arrow.  ;D







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Re: Sneak peak at Lupo's new shoes! (Dished content)
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007, 06:27:31 pm »
Very nice...  ;)
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Re: Sneak peak at Lupo's new shoes! (Dished content)
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007, 11:56:19 pm »
Wow !  :o 8)

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Re: Sneak peak at Lupo's new shoes! (Dished content)
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007, 02:15:25 pm »
Wow !  :o 8)

What are they Phil ?


i've already done the "wheel" joke, so count yourself lucky. ;D
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Re: Sneak peak at Lupo's new shoes! (Dished content)
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007, 03:32:06 pm »
The wheels are some weird Japanese brand "NKB Power" (at least that's what is says on the centre caps but who knows if they are the original ones?). Fronts are 15x7 ET+35 and rears are 15x8 ET+35 - those are the rears in the pics. They were originally polished with red inserts in the little holes. Had them powder coated black, lips machined and then powdercoated clear over the top by Arrow.

Tyres are 195/50/15s. Would have preferred 45s but they're hard to get and the extra sidewall is quite handy as it rides pretty hard as it is. It fills the arches a bit better while at the same time giving a few extra mm ground clearance.

We got them on the car today. Rears run with a 8mm spacer to clear the caliper and interestingly enough it's the fronts that rub (just slightly if you go over a bump with some lock on)

Options are:
- Get to a narrower tyre like a 185
- Try and find some 195/45s
- Raise the front slightly.

Even though raising suspension goes fundamentally against the grain I'll start with this option as it's the easiest.

It's amazing how small the wheels look on the car once they're on - I'll take some decent pics tomorrow but it really looks much better in the flesh.
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 10:36:15 am »
Apologies - not the most decent pics in the end but here's a couple with wheels on the car  :) Need a decent snapper like phil to take some proper shots as I've got no skills behind the camera.  :D



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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 12:30:25 pm »
Phil that Lupo is looking HOT !  :o 8) 8)
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 05:46:27 pm »
What's happening with the old Schmidt wheels?
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 06:15:38 pm »
Tentatively spoken for I'm afraid as are the tyres (195/40/16 Pirelli's). If anything changes I'll let you know.

Specs on the Schmidts are 16x7.5 +35.
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007, 06:51:30 pm »
nice, but I think I like the wheels in your original post better

all up a tidy little car, will be interesting to see the unseemly inter-VASK scrambling when your girlfriend gets tired of it and decides to sell   :laugh:

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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2007, 10:34:53 am »
Looks great in the flesh - saw it on the Northern Motorway the other night...

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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2007, 08:03:47 pm »
Thanks guys - looking forward getting it out and about on a few VASK events.  :)
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2007, 08:02:04 pm »
yeah saw you the other day too :-) lookin mint!

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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2007, 10:07:15 am »
nice  :P
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2007, 12:03:48 pm »
Saw a mx5 the other day with the same wheels

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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2007, 01:09:47 pm »
Were they fully polished?

There's a few sets around - I spotted a yellow new Beetle in Rotorua just this Monday morning with 17" versions.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2007, 01:39:39 pm »
The lip was and the inside painted red. looked quite smart on the mx5, they were 15"

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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2007, 09:19:26 pm »
Were they fully polished?

There's a few sets around - I spotted a yellow new Beetle in Rotorua just this Monday morning with 17" versions.
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2007, 09:29:25 pm »
Didn't see the plate but did have a whale tail. You obviously know the car mate?  :)
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Re: Lupo's new shoes! (now fitted)
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2007, 10:13:49 pm »
yea see it daily