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Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: 03Indigo on December 10, 2002, 06:42:45 PM
I just ordered some

new 16" Spiders with Blizzak WS-50 225/50/16 so I don't jack up my BBS.  They were shipped today, so they should be here early next week.

If anyone is interested in my wellingtons at a seriously cheap price, they are yours.  I would like to get rid of them.  They are flawless, only about

60 miles on them.  I believe they have the continentals...but they are brand new.  They might be good as spares if 4 separate people want them, or

if someone wants some beaters.  Jay...you could have some alloy wheels super cheap here, and move up from those caps :wink:   Every offer

considered.
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: velo on December 11, 2002, 11:05:28 AM
Jon, pardon my ignorance, but are

those 15's or 16's?  Are they the wheels on your car in the "famous" roof-rack-on-in-your-driveway pic?

Edit:  I just found that pic and I see it is your BBS's in that pic.  I'll hunt around for a pic of the Wellingtons.

Edit #2:  Hey, just found your For Sale post in the classifieds section.  Is that section new or was I just brain-dead yesterday and didn't notice it?  

I'd love those wheels if they were 16's.  But still, if you don't get any other offers, talk to me.  They would be a better looking winter wheel than

my Adelaides.
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: ColoradoB5 on December 11, 2002, 11:06:15 AM
I just got the WS-50's too.

They seem to be really good tires, but the sidewall on them is not as tight as the normal tires, which makes it feel like you are driving on water

balloons.  You get used to it though, and they are supposed to be great in the snow, but I haven't tried them yet...
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: 03Indigo on December 11, 2002, 02:55:17 PM
Alan, they are 15"...and any offer

considered.
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: 03Indigo on December 14, 2002, 08:14:10 AM
Here are some shots of what Brown

delivered last night. I can not wait to get them on next week after giving the car a good washing.  Now I get to look as good as Pat and Wendy :D

(http://ord.waxedfruit.com/clubb5/indigo/Spider1.jpg)
(http://ord.waxedfruit.com/clubb5/indigo/Spider2.jpg)
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: velo on December 15, 2002, 05:35:36 PM
Pretty nice Jon.  Those look like

some serious snow tires!  I nominate you to drive us up in the snow for some snowshoeing.
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: 03Indigo on December 16, 2002, 07:40:57 AM
You got it Alan...maybe we can do a

GTG snowshoe day around New Years.  I have about 8 days off in a row then.
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: WendyDarling on December 16, 2002, 07:54:12 AM
I am so jealous Jon!  It's just killing

me to see mine sitting up on shelves in my garage.  I never ever EVER thought I would be asking for GCs to Discount Tire for Christmas  :shock: .  

I need rubber!!!

~Wen
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: UberGrrl on December 16, 2002, 10:42:35 AM
Nice, Jon. I can't wait to see them

on. Those look pretty damn wide for snow tires...
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: on December 29, 2002, 12:58:40 PM
Very nice :D .  They look like they

will give a good grip.  Now all we need is SNOW down here. :x   I guess for all you mountain trekers this is not a problem.


YEA!!!, :lol:  I am not a NooB anymore.  I figured I post enough I will get out of the rut!!!!
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: Chas on January 02, 2003, 03:21:22 PM
Jon, Don't you know that it doesn't

snow in Colorado anymore? HA! :P

I actually had about 2" on my grass yesterday. Of course my son is screaming at me, "Daddy, let's go build a Snowman!" By the time I got his

coat on the snow was melted.  :P

Nice "beater" wheels.
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: 03Indigo on January 02, 2003, 11:18:23 PM
Chas, I know, i drove in the "wet"

when it snowed on New Years...but have not hit the snow.  Funny thing is that I bought the wheels and then 2 weeks later bought a 4WD car to go

through the snow.  I did not want to mess up the Passat during the winter months, rock chips and all, so unless it snows while I am out in the

Passat, I doubt I will ever get good use out of the wheels and tires.  They might have to go on the selling block after a while, who knows :roll:  But

at least it gives me some confidence in the winter time that I will have some control in the snow.
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: Chas on January 03, 2003, 03:18:20 PM
Well, if you sell the wheels, I want to

be the first one to have dibs on them.  :D
Title: Winter Wheels
Post by: 03Indigo on January 03, 2003, 03:21:54 PM
You got it....I'll keep it in mind 8)
Title: Re: Winter Wheels
Post by: carbide on October 13, 2006, 04:38:53 AM
Do you still have the 15" wellingtons and will they fit a 2000 passat?
Title: Re: Winter Wheels
Post by: 03Indigo on October 13, 2006, 05:00:46 AM
Quote from: "carbide";p="52071"
Do you still have the 15" wellingtons and will they fit a 2000 passat?


you do realize that that post is almost 4 years old now, don't you/

the wheels and the car are LOOONNNNGGGGGG gone.

different offsets between B5 and B5.5, so they would stick out more on your car, but only a little, like 10mm, otherwise, a direct fit.
Title: Re: Winter Wheels
Post by: carbide on October 13, 2006, 06:32:16 AM
Daa! I was focused on wellington wheels.Thanks for the fit info.