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Title: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 18, 2005, 11:22:13 pm
awaiting an email from them to confirm if they send to NZ but wondered if some people on here might know if they or any other do in fact send internationally.

Cheers
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: beeker on January 19, 2005, 07:37:50 am
awaiting an email from them to confirm if they send to NZ but wondered if some people on here might know if they or any other do in fact send internationally.

Cheers

tyrerack do. when i last asked, it was US$300 for 4x tyres. funny enough i sent an email last week asking for current freight costs. Havnt heard back yet.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 19, 2005, 09:48:55 am
yeah the tyres are a pretty sweet deal huh. Mine are looking to be around 77 each. How did you find out whether they shipped internationally or not?
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 19, 2005, 11:48:37 am
beeker - just got an email reply from the one I sent yesterday - they do send to New Zealand. Just sent them back my address etc so they can calculate shipping. Will let you know how I get on.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 23, 2005, 01:27:51 pm
Got a quote back from the guys - all up for 4 tires it and freight it will cost NZ$650 + 80 for gst = NZ$730

I was being quoted 290 per tire in NZ ex of gst so would have been close to NZ$1500 to get them in NZ.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: csmende on January 23, 2005, 01:33:22 pm
For shipping, you might find lower rates if you have a business address, or can convince someone to let you use theirs. I find most US companies that ship bulk items will ship them cheaper that way.

C
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: beeker on January 23, 2005, 02:31:25 pm
Got a quote back from the guys - all up for 4 tires it and freight it will cost NZ$650 + 80 for gst = NZ$730

I was being quoted 290 per tire in NZ ex of gst so would have been close to NZ$1500 to get them in NZ.

So you gonna do this ? If so, please post you experience at the end. thx
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 23, 2005, 11:12:23 pm
yeah think I will do it. The address I gave was my work address. Not a bad price huh. Have to say getting my wheels from germany www.tunershop.com was smooth as it gets.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: dubstar on January 24, 2005, 07:50:17 am
yeah think I will do it. The address I gave was my work address. Not a bad price huh. Have to say getting my wheels from germany www.tunershop.com was smooth as it gets.

If you don't mind me asking, how much was the final cost of bringing the wheels over (incl freight)?
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: NasTnaS on January 24, 2005, 09:57:52 am
post pics of the wheels dude... what are they... BORBET huh huh huh????
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 24, 2005, 10:19:54 am
If you don't mind me asking, how much was the final cost of bringing the wheels over (incl freight)?

Not a prob dude. $1500 all up including tax off $120 into the country. The guy from tunershop.com - Ingo - put on the invoice they had a total cost of only NZ$900 so then I didn't have to pay as much tax and no duty at all.

post pics of the wheels dude... what are they... BORBET huh huh huh?

I went to pick them up on Sat but customs hadn't sent the fax to NZ Post saying the wheels were cleared - wasn't too happy about this so am seeing them today and having them picked up by my courier and delivered to Firestone in Parnell to hold them till I get my tyres.

What ya think - should I go ahead with getting the tires from the states? NZ$750 vs NZ$1500?

Here are the wheels - what ya think?

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Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: NasTnaS on January 24, 2005, 11:37:42 am
thats NasT
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 24, 2005, 11:52:17 am
thought ya like em!

what are your wheels like?
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: NasTnaS on January 24, 2005, 11:56:31 am
thought ya like em!

what are your wheels like?

mine are 14" and brake dust coated.... looks pretty ugly...
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 24, 2005, 02:19:05 pm
mmm nice
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: surfwagon on January 24, 2005, 03:59:58 pm
Dayum, those wheels look awesome, love the deep dish effect.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 12:05:46 am
well I have the wheels sitting at my gf's house right now - but they pictures we took - of the wheels - are too large and won't fit on the page. Need to learn how to resize em.....
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: OOOO on January 25, 2005, 08:06:18 am
Need to learn how to resize em.....

A must skill for any internet user...let me know if you're having no joy and need some assistance.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 10:42:30 am
well haven't tried yet - but what tricks and tips have you up your sleave?
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 11:50:22 am
ill give it a go now huh.... - actually can anyone tell me what these are - they came with the bolts etc and seem to plug into the inside of the wheel where the end of the bolts are.

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Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 11:52:31 am
first one

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Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 11:59:54 am
width of the rears

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Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 12:01:33 pm
depth of dish

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Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 12:02:47 pm
another shot of this thing

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Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 12:03:41 pm
so there they are everyone.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: csmende on January 25, 2005, 12:17:27 pm
Those are centering rings, I believe to make sure the wheels fit correctly to your hub. I think it'd be pretty easy to tell if you need them or not.

I don't recall having ever needed them ...

C
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 12:55:16 pm
ahh. kinda make's sence in a way. damn it's hot today
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: 1.8t on January 25, 2005, 01:13:38 pm
Dam! Those are some noce wheels!

Ive posted a pic of that golf on the olf forum, under the title of my favorite mk2s.

What colour is your car? got any pictures?
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 01:48:20 pm
Mmm I was really close to getting some schmidt modern line but decided on these as they werent as chunky looking. It was a mission trying to get a decent shot of them cause they bounced the flash all the time! Haha I even got a pic of my gf sitting on them in an attempt to take the piss out of the Brit boys who tend to do that sort of thing - of course it's for personal viewing.....

my car....

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Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 01:49:08 pm
sorry about resolution - got the sizing wrong
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: bsting on January 25, 2005, 02:42:13 pm
Looks like what i have hopefully lined up in next couple of months.
3dr vr6 man 96 nznew silver.
Wheels will look good on your car. 8)
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 02:53:41 pm
cheers matey. just looking at finding the right size wheels. I think perhaps 204/45/16 on the front will work better than a 205/40/16.

also at the back I will look at 235/40/16 rather than 225/40/16 seeing as it will give me too much stretch.

What ya think?
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: bsting on January 25, 2005, 04:44:15 pm
New to this post. Are your mags different sizes front & rear ?
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 05:09:01 pm
sure are. front - 7.5x16 ET 20 and rear - 9x16 ET 15

trying to work out my tire sizing's
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Lunar7 on January 25, 2005, 05:24:50 pm
 ??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: 1.8t on January 25, 2005, 05:32:45 pm
??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???

I agree, it wont have any advantage performace wise but I reckon it looks cool, and lets face it, while the mk3 vr6 is quick it will get eaten alive by a wrx. I would still rather the vr6 though!
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: RS ZWEI on January 25, 2005, 05:55:05 pm
??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???

I agree, it wont have any advantage performace wise but I reckon it looks cool, and lets face it, while the mk3 vr6 is quick it will get eaten alive by a wrx. I would still rather the vr6 though!

Hold up young fella, it depends on what model WRX you are talking about. I dont mind taking on the odd WRX, Ive heard of people in VR6s beating them once rolling.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: 1.8t on January 25, 2005, 06:14:12 pm
??? ??? Why would you have bigger tyres on the rear of a front drive car   ???

I agree, it wont have any advantage performace wise but I reckon it looks cool, and lets face it, while the mk3 vr6 is quick it will get eaten alive by a wrx. I would still rather the vr6 though!

Hold up young fella, it depends on what model WRX you are talking about. I dont mind taking on the odd WRX, Ive heard of people in VR6s beating them once rolling.

I agree, just saying trying to make the point that the performance cant be his main reason for the wheels.

The mk3 is a much nicer car to drive and I know what I would rather drive!

Just saying there are more performance oreintated cars for the price of a nice vr6

:)
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 08:01:57 pm
Of course I realise it is a front wheel drive. Reason wheels are larger at the back is purely asthetic. You honestly thought I thought it was real wheel drive? O dear.
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Lunar7 on January 25, 2005, 08:13:16 pm
:-\ :-\

I didn't think you thought it was rear wheel drive, just questioned the motivation.....

I'm a firm believer in form following function and question the impact of putting wider rubber on the rear of a front drive car, what the affect on the balance of the car, braking & overall safety.  Could be possible that the grip on the rear is reduced because the load is spread over a wider area ?

The Golden rule in all cases for modifying anything must be "first do no harm"
Title: Re: anyone know if tire rack ships internationall? or any tire shops that will?
Post by: Blake on January 25, 2005, 11:12:26 pm
did not realise there was a golden rule to having some fun with your car. If you are worried about my safety re: breaking, then don't worry as I'm not such a fast driver - remember what I said - reason for the wide wheels is purely asthetic. If we were all to be so pedantic about safety then why not simply walk than drive? Calculated risk you say? Yes precisely.