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Old 05-17-2013, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Hilton View Post
or they were chromed by some schmuck in the past.
Chrome MHC are an OEM option from PsOcRhSmCuHcEk....
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:06 AM
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Chrome MHC are an OEM option from PsOcRhSmCuHcEk....
Nope.. they were a dealer-added option by some dealers in the USA because some customers wanted it.

The factory did not offer chromed manhole covers.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:19 AM
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Good to know!

The chrome MHC's were the original rim's that came on my 88s4, originating from Denver CO.... The front rims delaminated to an area just outside of the lug nuts. The rears are perfect! Not my favorite wheels and was looking for replacement front chrome rims.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:57 AM
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I am often mocked for running 4-16x7 stock color powder coated manhole cover rims on my 85.
However the same person who mocked me used my full sized matching spare that I have in the hatch after he ruined his cool 17" wheel on an east cost post winter pot hole driving to Hershey!
(you know who you are!)
They are a solid wheel, and I like having a matching full spare that can go on any side.
Maybe I'll mount it on the roof-rally style.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by shmark View Post
Actually the previous generation Audi A8 (D2) came with an 18" wheel that looked a lot like the 928 dish wheels. I also saw them once on a 1st-year TT. Anyone ever tried to see if they fit?


Anyone figure if A8 wheels fit?
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by XS29L9B View Post



Anyone figure if A8 wheels fit?
audi a8 has 112mm bolt pattern so i think not
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:44 AM
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you can always cut them to achieve different looks


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Old 11-07-2018, 11:06 AM
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you can always cut them to achieve different looks
Yup




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Old 11-07-2018, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
Yup




Those look really nice! I'm not a fan of the manhole covers, but those look like a great way to put them to good use.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Xvetteowner View Post
In 5 years they be back in style,
You nailed it...


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Old 11-08-2018, 09:55 PM
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Well, you can cut holes out of the fronts, thats a fact... but how the heck are you going to fit real brakes in there?

Hint... It's a joke!






The evolution of wheel sizes has been fun to watch. First Mini Coopers with 10 inchers, BMW 2002's and 240 Z's with 14's, 928's with 15's, 16's, 17's & 18's Just how the heck are we going to get 21's in there???

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Old 11-09-2018, 02:01 AM
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Mine came with painted dustbin lids from the factory (p110, Brian Long). A few years ago I bought a set of 4 such rims, badly painted off ebay for A$100. And they are forged.

jp 83 Euro S AT 57k
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:30 AM
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The only criticism I have with "manhole covers" is they don't cool the brakes as well as some other designs, and I've only noticed that problem when I was tracking the car.

Other than that, I like them.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:11 AM
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I love my chromed S4 "sewer lids". (who actually calls them that?) I'll keep them on my car until I can't find tires to fit.

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Old 11-09-2018, 10:58 AM
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I wish I had never sold mine to Curt.

Hunting for a staggered set to have polished and then powder coated clear.
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