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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/3/22 9:57 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

It's the same company that made a 3.6l V8 based off of the 16v Golf/Scirocco engine.... and then stretched the bore spacing to 92mm so they could enlarge the engine to 4.2l, while keeping the heads at 88mm bore spacing, including the head bolt pattern.

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/3/22 10:04 p.m.
wvumtnbkr said:
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Found it!!

 

 

Thanks, gumby

Wut da fuq?  How...  wait...  naw.

This should be a meme for "you had one job..."

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/3/22 10:19 p.m.

Except for pete, and the black and silver wheel on page one, ive liked all the pictures!

But i love mopar and billet wheels, so my taste is probably questionable. 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
1/4/22 8:27 a.m.
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

Triangular wheels are never good. 

I think the problem is that they put it on a car that wasn't weird enough. Throw those on a Subaru XT, and they'd be about perfect.

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
1/4/22 8:29 a.m.

In reply to MadScientistMatt :

I have a set of those holding down a tarp on a pile of dirt.

They suit that application well

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
1/4/22 8:33 a.m.
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

No. My OCD hates these, 4 lugs = 4 spokes. Only the 2CV could get away with a 3-spoke wheel, and it used solid wheels. 

Don't forget the Renault 5, and Peugot 106!

obsolete
obsolete HalfDork
1/4/22 8:45 a.m.
dannyp84 said:

I hope this thread spurs a "best factory wheels" conversation, because this is something I think about a lot.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
1/4/22 10:39 a.m.

Any wheel that has directional spokes, where the spokes point towards the front of the car on one side, but towards the rear of the car on the other side. This is also surprisingly common.

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Aspen
Aspen HalfDork
1/4/22 1:53 p.m.
Mr. Peabody said:
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

No. My OCD hates these, 4 lugs = 4 spokes. Only the 2CV could get away with a 3-spoke wheel, and it used solid wheels. 

Don't forget the Renault 5, and Peugot 106!

3 spokes =SAAB and only SAAB

67LS1
67LS1 Reader
1/4/22 1:59 p.m.

G_Body_Man (Forum Supporter)
G_Body_Man (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
1/4/22 2:11 p.m.

Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy: Is This The Most Luxurious 2021 SUV?

The wheels on the Palisade Calligraphy seem especially heinous

aw614
aw614 Reader
1/4/22 4:03 p.m.
dannyp84 said:

The 1st gen FRS/BRZ wheels really do the rest of the car a disservice, and honestly MK4 Supra wheels were pretty bad too. I hope this thread spurs a "best factory wheels" conversation, because this is something I think about a lot..

I actually like the MK4 supra wheels on the MK3 Supra lol.

For ugliest factory wheel, I'd say most modern Honda wheels are really ugly. 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
1/4/22 4:48 p.m.
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) said:

The Pontiac "let's put this E36 M3 on every car" wheels.

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Type Q
Type Q SuperDork
1/4/22 7:27 p.m.

How about steering wheels? smiley

 

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody UltimaDork
1/4/22 8:50 p.m.
Aspen said:
Mr. Peabody said:
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

No. My OCD hates these, 4 lugs = 4 spokes. Only the 2CV could get away with a 3-spoke wheel, and it used solid wheels. 

Don't forget the Renault 5, and Peugot 106!

3 spokes =SAAB and only SAAB

3 lugs = 2CV, 106 and R5 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
1/4/22 9:27 p.m.

I won't say that these are especially ugly, but back in high school, my friends and I used to refer to these as simply "Those Wheels". 
 

Some variation of this wheel was on the base version (or better) of almost every GM car.  Chevys, Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs all had them, although I don't remember if any Buicks had them. All the Cadillacs had wire wheel covers or  full hubcaps. But they were on both front and rear wheel drive cars from the other divisions. 
 


 

jerrysarcastic (dork in training)
jerrysarcastic (dork in training) Reader
1/5/22 12:52 a.m.
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

Only the 2CV could get away with a 3-spoke wheel, and it used solid wheels. 

I think Mazda also had a valid case for 3 spoke wheels on rotary cars. But even with that said, 3 spoke wheels are an abomination and there's no way around it.

jerrysarcastic (dork in training)
jerrysarcastic (dork in training) Reader
1/5/22 12:59 a.m.

The blown apex seals on those wheels is a nice Easter egg though..

Trent
Trent PowerDork
1/5/22 9:10 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:


 

Ugh...

I know exactly what the turn signal switch in each of those cars feels like and it makes me cringe.

Who in GM corporate felt the tactile awfulness of that switch and said "that's it! Put it in every car!"

 

Saabstory97
Saabstory97 New Reader
1/5/22 9:41 a.m.

How has this not been posted yet?

westsidetalon
westsidetalon HalfDork
1/5/22 9:51 a.m.

Squares on round shapes

Type Q
Type Q SuperDork
1/5/22 9:54 a.m.

 

 

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Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
1/5/22 11:51 a.m.

In reply to Trent :

Don't forget the inside door handles. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
1/5/22 3:47 p.m.

Not sure if factory but WTF...

Skobie
Skobie New Reader
1/5/22 7:52 p.m.

In reply to Trent :

Wait - is that the "it feels like it's bending and I'm going to break it every time I use it engagement / cringe-worthy cheap plastic chrome tactile sense" multifunctional stalk?

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