Over the last week i have been blasting up and down the hills around kinglake etc to get a feel for the 32's capablities, like most of you (that haven't gone the FI route) I didn't buy the 32 to get massive numbers so my goal is to get a nice balance of GO and handling, needless to say I have been really inspired by Justin's build thread and it has given me so much inspiration
Suspension - KW V3: Question for the folks in Melbourne is it cheaper to just source these from OS(if so can you recommend the online retailer) or is there somebody local who can do good prices on these?
Wheels - SSR TYpe-F Euro : I have been stewing over wheels for days!! Trying to find something that looks nice but also reduces unsprung weight. Initially I really really wanted the Advan RZ's as they look really agressive and also drop a sh1t load of weight from stock, however I don't want to step on Justin's toes with that one so I decided on the SSR TYpe-F Euro.
I am however still undecided if i want to go 18x8 (7mm wider than stock @ approx 8.07kg) or 19x8.5 (19mm wider than stock @ approx 8.89kg).
This guy is running 18's but they are a staggered setup using wobble bolts to support 5x114.3
Stick with 18's IMO.
As for KW V3 I believe I saw them on NAmotorsports (U.S. website) for something like $2,299. When you consider shipping cost (they are heavy!) and import tax/duty then I think the saving would be maybe $200 at most over a local supplier which would give you warranty and peace of mind.
Thanks CSR, i tend to agree with you there re sizes 18's are cheaper, weigh less, more range of rubber selection and still look pretty horn as per the pic above
Re Coilovers, I completely forgot about import taxes etc that will bump it up and the cost of shipping them.. so yes local might be the way to go. I did a bit of searching on the forum but couldn't really come up with who the best regarded VW specialist in Melbourne.. lots in SYD like ramspeed etc but in Melb not as many. Who do you guys recommend for installation and dialing everything in to my preferences?