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Old 12-06-09, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Prodrive GC-014i / Volk Progressiv ME

Just a heads up for those looking for a non staggered setup for their AWD, these are a steal!

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These are the same as the Volk Progressive ME wheels if they were to sell them under the Volk name. Available in 43 and 22 offsets. I emailed them and they sold out of the 9.5 width for a staggered setup.

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Old 12-06-09, 02:02 PM   #2
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Love that wheel design. Very restrictive with the offsets, though.
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This is good because Volk discontinued the Progressiv MEs. Do they offer different faces like Volk?
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Old 12-06-09, 03:35 PM   #4
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I believe they are very similar but not the exact same design..
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looks pretty cool, they need like a +24/+28 in there somehwere for the 8.5's
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think it would be ok to get the 8.5 +22 all around and add a spacer in the back to make them look staggered?
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I believe they are very similar but not the exact same design..
From what i heard, they are the same, just different markings. I could've heard wrong tho.
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Old 12-07-09, 08:22 AM   #8
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I think the wheels are similar but if you look closer the valve stem is on a different area than volks. Can anyone confirm they have rays decals on the barrel?





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There are 2 versions of the Progressiv ME wheel. The newest version (version 2), does not have any writing on the wheel face. Only between the spokes. Here is a picture for reference (Version 1 = Right, Version 2 = Left). Also, version 2 only came in Formula Silver (gunmetal color) and version 1 comes in Mercury Silver (Silver).

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should i pull the trigger on these things? 8.5 +22 all around or is that not a good setup for an is350
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should i pull the trigger on these things? 8.5 +22 all around or is that not a good setup for an is350
That's a great price for ME replicas. From the photos, it looks like Face 1. I guess you could throw spacers in the rear to give it a staggered set-up with the 19x8.5 +22. Let us know if you do decide to pull the trigger. I'm curious on the quality.

Here are some shots of a TOM's IS350 with the GC-014i (courtesy of Cockpit Toyosu):






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wow they actually look really good for replicas
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Old 12-08-09, 06:29 AM   #13
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so tempting. any other thoughts? would 235/25/19s all around look good? also what size spacer in there rear? if its good enough for TOMS is good enough for me.
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Wow, almost the exact same wheel. I wonder if it's a forged wheel. I doubt they're also as light as my authentic ME's.

Front weight (19x8.5, +29): 20.8 lbs


Rear weight (19x10.5, +43): 22 lbs


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any input on quality of this product? durability? longevity?
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