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I recently found a set of used and very rare Volk LE37s on the Audizine Classifieds and refurbished them – the wheels are very similar to the more common TE37s, but unlike the TE37s these come in a 5×112 bolt pattern. The other main differences between the TE37s and LE37s are the center caps, decals, and finish – but they’re more or less the same wheels otherwise.

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The wheels have been discontinued so there isn’t a lot of information about them out there, but what I do know about the wheels is this – they’re 19×8.5 with an offset of ET35, they are a one-piece forged wheel, and they’re extremely light. Unfortunately the previous owner did not appreciate the wheels as much as I’d hope (or was just a terrible driver/parker) so it took quite a bit of handiwork to get these back to presentable shape – but after ~20 hours refinishing the lips coupled with new center caps and vinyl, I’m quite happy with the results. Stay tuned for an upcoming post on how to DIY repair curb rash!

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For now, I have some cheapo tires on the wheels that will be replaced soon with something proper – but I’ll need to sell my BBS CHs first. I’ve had my BBS wheels for almost four years now (back to when I had an A4) and they’ve been a great wheel, but after having the Volks for a while I love the new look and the performance advantage of a wheel that is significantly lighter cannot be ignored. Last but not least I like something rare and a little different, and the LE37s satisfy both of those requirements.

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What do you say – do you dig the Japanese wheels on a German car, or is this “rice”? Let me know in the comments, Facebook or Twitter, and check out the full photoshoot embedded below from my Flickr.

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