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: XLR V wheels and tires on XLR


harrysxlr
01-30-2006, 11:42 AM
Hi,
does anybody can tell me if the XLR V wheels will fit the stock XLR?

On ebay they offer a complete set of brand new XLR V wheels and tires (factory)
for $ 2.999 but I must make shure that they will fit.

Harry Hans

standby
01-30-2006, 04:50 PM
I'll do better than than that for you Hans. When I switch my V rims for Foose rims I'l put them in the old Boxes and save them for when you come out. If you like them you can ship them home.
Bob
Hi,
does anybody can tell me if the XLR V wheels will fit the stock XLR?

On ebay they offer a complete set of brand new XLR V wheels and tires (factory)
for $ 2.999 but I must make shure that they will fit.

Harry Hans

harrysxlr
01-31-2006, 02:52 AM
I'll do better than than that for you Hans. When I switch my V rims for Foose rims I'l put them in the old Boxes and save them for when you come out. If you like them you can ship them home.
Bob
That sounds great!!!!
If they`ll fit my Baby Ill buy them, damn sure Bob.:cheers

Hans

XLR I FL
01-31-2006, 10:46 AM
I wonder how the wheels and tires are out for sale now when the car isn't available yet --hummm

harrysxlr
01-31-2006, 10:55 AM
I wonder how the wheels and tires are out for sale now when the car isn't available yet --hummm
Who says so???
go on ebay and there you can see a black/shale XLR V on the dealers lot.

the first ones out already!

Hans

standby
01-31-2006, 04:58 PM
I don't have the wheels or the V yet. I'm just telling Hans that I will sell him the wheels when the V comes in.
BobI wonder how the wheels and tires are out for sale now when the car isn't available yet --hummm

rick1827
01-31-2006, 05:01 PM
I'll do better than than that for you Hans. When I switch my V rims for Foose rims I'l put them in the old Boxes and save them for when you come out. If you like them you can ship them home.
Bob

He, maybe we can start an auction for you. My XLR-V is set to arrive in three weeks. I will also be putting 19" Foose speedster wheels on it which I already have. So, you can buy my "v" wheels cheap.

harrysxlr
02-01-2006, 01:59 AM
He, maybe we can start an auction for you. My XLR-V is set to arrive in three weeks. I will also be putting 19" Foose speedster wheels on it which I already have. So, you can buy my "v" wheels cheap.
lol, I would say just wait till your cars have arrived and than you, Bob and Rick maybe like the look of the 10 spoke wheels too much to sell them.:lol

If you still want to sell them, Im waiting!!!!

Hans

PS Rick, what color-comination you get your V?

1_XLR
02-01-2006, 08:39 AM
He, maybe we can start an auction for you. My XLR-V is set to arrive in three weeks. I will also be putting 19" Foose speedster wheels on it which I already have. So, you can buy my "v" wheels cheap.


Mine are for sale too!!
Harry, you should hold a "reverse" auction....see which one of us will go the lowest:glol

harrysxlr
02-01-2006, 09:13 AM
Mine are for sale too!!
Harry, you should hold a "reverse" auction....see which one of us will go the lowest:glol

So you get a V too!!!

I think it`s getting time for me to think about a new V too. When do you expect your V is coming in?

No one likes the stock V wheels:nono but Harry does:lol

Harry Hans

standby
02-01-2006, 11:07 AM
I think that's the best idea you have come up with lately..............Get the V, Hans, then all these late comers will have to go else where to sell there rims. I'll just keep mine to make it stock again some day in the future.
Quite frankly, I just may give my rims to Hans, that will end any auction, reverse or otherwise. :cheers German Drinking song here,................... drink, drink, drink! :cheers

So you get a V too!!!

I think it`s getting time for me to think about a new V too. When do you expect your V is coming in?

No one likes the stock V wheels:nono but Harry does:lol

Harry Hans

harrysxlr
02-01-2006, 11:22 AM
I think that's the best idea you have come up with lately..............Get the V, Hans, then all these late comers will have to go else where to sell there rims. I'll just keep mine to make it stock again some day in the future.
Quite frankly, I just may give my rims to Hans, that will end any auction, reverse or otherwise. :cheers German Drinking song here,................... drink, drink, drink! :cheers
bruederchen trink:lol :glol Bob a:cheers to you.

But really, when I read 1_XLR`s comment about his new V it makes me more and more "I want one".:yesnod

Hey Bob, watch out maybe within two weeks you get a call " Hi Bob, here`s Allen Cadillac - your car has arrived":glol

Hans

standby
02-01-2006, 11:38 AM
Hans,
If your jealous now, think about you driving my V this summer going to Albuquerque. You'll probably call your dealer in Germany from my car to order one.
Bob
:thumbs :bs :bs :bs
bruederchen trink:lol :glol Bob a:cheers to you.

But really, when I read 1_XLR`s comment about his new V it makes me more and more "I want one".:yesnod

Hey Bob, watch out maybe within two weeks you get a call " Hi Bob, here`s Allen Cadillac - your car has arrived":glol

Hans

harrysxlr
02-01-2006, 11:49 AM
Hans,
If your jealous now, think about you driving my V this summer going to Albuquerque. You'll probably call your dealer in Germany from my car to order one.
Bob
:thumbs :bs :bs :bs
No, not jealous it makes me a kind of happy when I hear how these XLR guys and gals loves their cars.;)

Yeah, I hope you got your phone with you:glol

Hans

motorboat
02-01-2006, 12:11 PM
Hey guys,
If you want to make me a GOOD deal on your V rims or rims & tires just let me know.
You can email me at bvezie@eastex.net if you want.
I was thinking of upgrading the ones on my 04 soon.
I should have some extra money by the time you guys get your new V's.

Blaise

harrysxlr
02-01-2006, 12:33 PM
Hey guys,
If you want to make me a GOOD deal on your V rims or rims & tires just let me know.
You can email me at bvezie@eastex.net if you want.
I was thinking of upgrading the ones on my 04 soon.
I should have some extra money by the time you guys get your new V's.

Blaise
Hi Blaise,
do you know if they`ll fit our stock XLR`s?

Hans

motorboat
02-01-2006, 12:52 PM
Harry,
I am not sure yet. I am doing some research now to make sure. I will let you know when/if I find out and thing.

Blaise

harrysxlr
02-02-2006, 06:49 AM
Harry,
I am not sure yet. I am doing some research now to make sure. I will let you know when/if I find out and thing.

Blaise
Great, thanks for let me know it because I will also upgrade my 04.

Harry

rick1827
02-02-2006, 05:34 PM
lol, I would say just wait till your cars have arrived and than you, Bob and Rick maybe like the look of the 10 spoke wheels too much to sell them.:lol

If you still want to sell them, Im waiting!!!!

Hans

PS Rick, what color-comination you get your V?

AS with all my cars, Black on Black

motorboat
02-02-2006, 05:37 PM
Harry,
I sent Allen Kulbersh "Mr XLR" an email asking him if he could help me out on these rims. As always he was able to shed so light on this for me. I guess I will have to stop looking for a great deal on those V rims.
Here is what he said:

Blaise,
The 19" V series wheel will physically mount to the hubs of the regular XLR. The issue is that the (MMR) Magnetic ride control would not be calibrated for the bigger wheel, why does this matter, there would be an inadequate spacing for aggressive turns or spirited driving. Thus causing a rubbing of the tire to the fender wells.

Blaise I am sure you have read all the forum reports of the members with 19" or 20" wheels that have that issue.

Take Care
Allen

standby
02-02-2006, 06:32 PM
I for one, have Foose twenty's on my 04 and the only time I get a slight rub is when I slam it and it changes to second gear, It sounds like a small dog barking, maybe I'm running over small dogs and don't know it. It has done it many times and there is the slightest rub mark on the top of the wheel well, which tells me it happens when it squats down when I hit second.:sleep :sleep But there is not blood from small dogs, thank goodness.Harry,
I sent Allen Kulbersh "Mr XLR" an email asking him if he could help me out on these rims. As always he was able to shed so light on this for me. I guess I will have to stop looking for a great deal on those V rims.
Here is what he said:

Blaise,
The 19" V series wheel will physically mount to the hubs of the regular XLR. The issue is that the (MMR) Magnetic ride control would not be calibrated for the bigger wheel, why does this matter, there would be an inadequate spacing for aggressive turns or spirited driving. Thus causing a rubbing of the tire to the fender wells.

Blaise I am sure you have read all the forum reports of the members with 19" or 20" wheels that have that issue.

Take Care
Allen

harrysxlr
02-04-2006, 02:20 AM
Harry,
I sent Allen Kulbersh "Mr XLR" an email asking him if he could help me out on these rims. As always he was able to shed so light on this for me. I guess I will have to stop looking for a great deal on those V rims.
Here is what he said:

Blaise,
The 19" V series wheel will physically mount to the hubs of the regular XLR. The issue is that the (MMR) Magnetic ride control would not be calibrated for the bigger wheel, why does this matter, there would be an inadequate spacing for aggressive turns or spirited driving. Thus causing a rubbing of the tire to the fender wells.

Blaise I am sure you have read all the forum reports of the members with 19" or 20" wheels that have that issue.

Take Care
Allen
Thank you Allen,
most of them who changed their wheels was with 20 inch rims but maybe we get someone here on this forum who put the V rims on his XLR.
1_XLR who had 20`s on his have never had any problems, why should it not being this way with 19`s????
Thanks again
Harry

standby
02-04-2006, 09:30 AM
Hans,
The dog barking sound was not the tire hitting but the steel belt grinding on the road surface on my right rear. Had my front tires balanced and they showed me my rear tires. 17,000 miles and they are history. Funny, a local tire store known for good prices wanted $900 and Allen Cadillac only wanted $650. Boy it pays to shop. Thats for twohttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_7_12.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZS) http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_7_12.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZS)
Bob

Thank you Allen,
most of them who changed their wheels was with 20 inch rims but maybe we get someone here on this forum who put the V rims on his XLR.
1_XLR who had 20`s on his have never had any problems, why should it not being this way with 19`s????
Thanks again
Harry





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harrysxlr
02-04-2006, 11:28 AM
[QUOTE=standby]Hans,
The dog barking sound was not the tire hitting but the steel belt grinding on the road surface on my right rear. Had my front tires balanced and they showed me my rear tires. 17,000 miles and they are history. Funny, a local tire store known for good prices wanted $900 and Allen Cadillac only wanted $650. Boy it pays to shop. Thats for twohttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_7_12.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZS) http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_7_12.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZS)
Bob

Bob,
$ 650 for a pair is a good price for this size of tires.
In miles I think I`ll get about 25000 out of my tires(over 40.000 km) but I`ve allways in this range even with my Vette`s I`ve had.
Today in my garage I checked out how to get my stock grille out and it`s no big thing - remove the front cover, what`s over the grille and you see four screws - unscrew these and you can take the whole grille out and that little body colored stripe is attached to the grille. E& G mesh Im waiting for you.:lol
:iagree you don`t have to do this on your 04 because your V will be here soon;)

Hans

standby
02-04-2006, 05:52 PM
My daughter has very high mileage on her leased CTS, so when my V comes in I will let her use my XLR until GM decides to settle, boy is she happy about that. since she traded in her 345HP Camero, she hasn't liked being beat by so many cars. So that's why I'm putting the tires on.
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[quote=standby]Hans,
The dog barking sound was not the tire hitting but the steel belt grinding on the road surface on my right rear. Had my front tires balanced and they showed me my rear tires. 17,000 miles and they are history. Funny, a local tire store known for good prices wanted $900 and Allen Cadillac only wanted $650. Boy it pays to shop. Thats for twohttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_7_12.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZS) http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_7_12.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZS)
Bob

Bob,
$ 650 for a pair is a good price for this size of tires.
In miles I think I`ll get about 25000 out of my tires(over 40.000 km) but I`ve allways in this range even with my Vette`s I`ve had.
Today in my garage I checked out how to get my stock grille out and it`s no big thing - remove the front cover, what`s over the grille and you see four screws - unscrew these and you can take the whole grille out and that little body colored stripe is attached to the grille. E& G mesh Im waiting for you.:lol
:iagree you don`t have to do this on your 04 because your V will be here soon;)

Hans





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harrysxlr
02-06-2006, 06:24 AM
My daughter has very high mileage on her leased CTS, so when my V comes in I will let her use my XLR until GM decides to settle, boy is she happy about that. since she traded in her 345HP Camero, she hasn't liked being beat by so many cars. So that's why I'm putting the tires on.
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I would have done the same as you Bob! I think Jaimie is very happy about driving your (first) XLR.:yesnod

Harry

rick1827
02-06-2006, 04:17 PM
Thank you Allen,
most of them who changed their wheels was with 20 inch rims but maybe we get someone here on this forum who put the V rims on his XLR.
1_XLR who had 20`s on his have never had any problems, why should it not being this way with 19`s????
Thanks again
Harry

I have 19" foose speedster wheels. As those of you have read my rants on wheels, you will eventually find out that 19" are the best size with out any problems at all. The other minor problem discribed above can be taken care of with a simple spacer or proper backspacing to begin with. However, anything bigger than 19" causes all sorts of problems. The single biggest is the fact that the car was not crash tested with 20" wheels. The way the car crumples in a crash is drastically effected by the size and strength of the wheels.

harrysxlr
02-07-2006, 01:46 AM
I have 19" foose speedster wheels. As those of you have read my rants on wheels, you will eventually find out that 19" are the best size with out any problems at all. The other minor problem discribed above can be taken care of with a simple spacer or proper backspacing to begin with. However, anything bigger than 19" causes all sorts of problems. The single biggest is the fact that the car was not crash tested with 20" wheels. The way the car crumples in a crash is drastically effected by the size and strength of the wheels.
Rick, so you think the V wheels (19`s with 235 on front and 255 on back) would fit the stock XLR.
Harry

rick1827
02-07-2006, 03:24 PM
Rick, so you think the V wheels (19`s with 235 on front and 255 on back) would fit the stock XLR.
Harry
They will. You might need a small back spacer.

harrysxlr
02-08-2006, 03:59 AM
They will. You might need a small back spacer.
Thanks Rick, I think Ill get me a set, even if I go myself for a V soon.

Doesn`t matter than because Ill get a better price on mine by trading it in.

Harry