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Old 08-12-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Volk rim question... LE37 vs TE37 (same rim?)

hey guys are LE37 and TE37 the exact same rim other then the fact that the LE37s have a polished lip and the te37 is all the same colour? sorry for the noob question im looking at pics of the rims now and they look the samel... thanks!
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hey guys are LE37 and TE37 the exact same rim other then the fact that the LE37s have a polished lip and the te37 is all the same colour? sorry for the noob question im looking at pics of the rims now and they look the samel... thanks!
Hi 323tom,

The LE37 has a polished center cap and lip while the TE37 is a solid color - for most wheels. The new Volk Racing TE37SL "Super Lap" is an exception since it's a limited edition wheel.

The purists love the original TE37s while it seems like guys over here in the US like the LE37s.
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Hey thanks for the reply! I'm looking at a used set of le37s and was thinking of getting them powdercoated matte black with the red Time attack... The powdercoating guy asked if it was a step lip or bevel rims as be can't do bevel rims 100% and this guy is a perfectionist so he would rather not do it if it's not a step lip, he also said don't go by computer pics if it's a step lip or bevel because u can't always tell so does anyone know from first hand experience if these are bevel or step lip? Thanks!
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Nope, they're not beveled or a step lip design.

Also, when powdercoating wheels, make sure that he does a chemical strip versus sandblasting. Sandblasting the centers can make a wheel weaker.
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So if there not beveled the guy said he cant do it, also I believe he sandblasts them... I think I'm gonna wait it out for a new set of wheels it seems like to much of a head ache but no one is offering the volks in 19x9.5 et 42
rears only agressive Et rears...
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Run the aggressive fitment....it'll look great! Are you planning to track your car?
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Ya I am planning to track my car, honestly I currently have minimal rubbing even with my rear et at 40... It's because my car has 275/30/19 on. 19x9.5 rim... It's a non m coupe which is pretty much pushing it, the rear fenders are rolled to the max pretty much as well so the only et they have is 36 in a 19x9.5
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Exclamation Do not powdercoat your wheels!

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Nope, they're not beveled or a step lip design.

Also, when powdercoating wheels, make sure that he does a chemical strip versus sandblasting. Sandblasting the centers can make a wheel weaker.
Powdercoating them will make them weaker as well. You should know that all Rays wheels are heat treated and thus it is strongly advised not to powder coat them, as the baking process will weaken the wheels!

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