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Volk LE37s on Audi S4

I have been teasing pictures of my refinished Volk L37s on my Facebook Page, and now it’s time for the full unveil. I tasked Janky Garage & Polishing Proz in El Cajon with the refinish which included powdercoating the faces, removing some rash and polishing the faces, and putting some fresh Hankook R-S3 rubber and TE37SL vinyl to complete the look. I’m absolutely thrilled with how it came out!

IMG_9651The Volk LE37 model was a Limited Edition (hence, LE) version of the more common TE37s, and after chatting with some fellow Audi fans it seems like there could be as few as 10 sets of these ever made in Audi specific bolt pattern (5×112) and offset. These particular wheels are 19×8.5 with an ET33 (or so, slightly more aggressive than my CHs at ET35 so ET33 is merely an educated guess). Volk/Rays Engineering doesn’t make any wheels for B6/B7 fitment anymore, so given how rare the wheels are I wanted to make sure they were restored to perfect.

IMG_9643The refinish took nearly a month because the wheel is still one-piece, despite being forged with polished lips, so the powdercoating was extra tricky to keep the lips polished but redo the faces. An extra complicated factor is that these wheels were only in fair shape, particularly the lips, due to neglect from the previous owner. It was worth the wait (and money) to have these redone, especially since I had my trusty BBS CH wheels as “backups,” as they exceeded my every expectation.

IMG_9669It’s amazing how a new (or refinished) set of wheels can change how you feel about your car – not only did these change the entire look of the car, but being forged I can tell a difference in performance, too, as they’re much lighter than my cast BBS wheels. Add to it the very sticky, very aggressive Hankook R-S3 tires and the car is an absolute blast to drive, yet still better on the street than my last two sets of Falkens combined (and quieter, too!). I have a track day coming up in a few weeks and I cannot wait to see how they perform then.

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You can check out the rest of my pics on Flickr in much higher res – let me know what you think in the comments!

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About the author: Nick Roshon

 

Nick has been an Audi owner and fanatic for the last 10 years, and started Nick's Car Blog in 2009 to share DIYs and pictures of his A4. Currently he drives a 2012 Audi TT-RS, and has previously owned a B7 S4, B7 A4, and an 82 Audi Coupe (GT) LeMons race car. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Wow. This looks like a brand new car. I own a Mazda RX8, I think I’m gonna polish my car this coming weekend. Should I DIY or find a professional to do it?

  2. If you’re going to DIY it, read up and proceed with caution, you can do more harm than good if you’re not doing it right. But DIYing can be incredibly rewarding, and you can spend loads of time on it that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to pay a detailer to do. It all comes down to how much time and money you want to spend on the project! Personally I plan to DIY but I don’t have a garage and my carport doesn’t have outlets, so it’s nearly impossible to use an orbital unless I were to rent a garage.

  3. Thanks Nick, I don’t want to destroy my precious car. I will find a professional to do it. Cheers.

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