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Mtouring_Tuff*typing
11-11-2004, 01:20 PM
what year and whay make did they come off! maybe if i can find the car i am find the wheels

MikeHardy
11-11-2004, 01:34 PM
none, they were purely optional. so unless someone sprung for the option you won't find any.

blu92in99
11-11-2004, 02:44 PM
...and they were an expensive option at that. OE Polaris wheels were originally some outrageous price like $900/each (or more) IIRC. I could be waay off on that though. Very few were installed as the optional upgrade IIRC, so the chances of stumbling across a set in the junkyards is about 10,000,000:1 here in the states. But they're common in Europe from what I understand. :-(

They were options on the 700/900 series, but I don't know when they became/stopped being available as optional wheels. I think it was the early-mid 90's though...


-Justin

MikeHardy
11-11-2004, 02:58 PM
there still availible. well at my dealer anyway. lots of stuff is, like airflow kits and and such. but all at stupendious prices

blu92in99
11-11-2004, 05:01 PM
Right, they're still available, but you can't check the box on the new car ordering form for the Polaris wheel option anymore is all I was saying. You have to talk to the dealership parts people now, and be prepared with your credit statement and your first born. ;-) I think Noah244Ti had some actual Polaris wheels, not the Eiker replicas, imported about a year or so ago(?), but I don't know what he paid.


-Justin

vurbo
11-11-2004, 05:34 PM
yes they were an option but very exspensive so very rare in the U.S. i don't know if anyone has found any in a J/Y here before. i belive they were a 1200$ option in the late 80's eary 90's. so most american's buying "the safe car" didn't want to spring for something like that. not to get too offtopic, but the only people i imagen who did get them were middle aged men who were forced to buy a family car and still were trying to look cool. lol

Boosted2003
11-11-2004, 08:26 PM
Ok, Ill post sources for them.

www.aaarims.com

Then goto oem rims
then goto volvo 1992
then goto all volvo models

Look at the bottom of the page.

These are factory replicas. 17*7

84superturbo
11-11-2004, 09:10 PM
hey....what about those other wheels. they look like a polaris, but are 7 spoke, the ones that put polaris to SHAME!!!!! can you find them through the same type search or are they not a US OEM Volvo wheel.

(edit-o)
THIS IS THE WHEEL THAT OWNS THE POLARIS.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_img_b/284809_248_full.jpg

matt.

schaff70
11-11-2004, 09:20 PM
If you think about it, Volvo offered 16" rims as an option in the early to mid-80's. At that time, even Ferrari's only came with 14" rims (early 308's). 15" were rare and 16" had very few if any tire options as replacements or originals. The Corvette was one of the few to start with the big wheel low profile tire option with the 84 (17"). By the time 15" tire/wheel combos were almost standard, Volvo had moved on to a different body style (700-900 series) and different wheel designs.

mAydAy
11-11-2004, 09:36 PM
Those are Galaxy's. They rock. 16x7. Schaff70's black 245 there used to ride on a set of them.

-Andy

schaff70
11-11-2004, 10:09 PM
http://members.cox.net/schaff70/black240-002.jpg
Probably the only set you or I will ever see. I think RWTurbo would sell his left leg before selling these rims. They were on my car before I bought it.
Lucky Bastd.

stylngle2003
11-12-2004, 12:03 AM
boosted...i think that site you posted also sells gemini's...they dont show a pic, but i cant think of any other 16x7 flat faced 5 spoke rims ;-)

i like gemini, galaxy, polaris, and argons as factory wheels...but the argons are balls expensive

84superturbo
11-12-2004, 12:09 AM
what do argon's look like? i am curious. and tell me ALOT MORE about the galaxy wheels, where they come from and what not. the more info the better.

matt.

towerymt
11-12-2004, 12:17 AM
http://members.cox.net/schaff70/black240-002.jpg
Probably the only set you or I will ever see. I think RWTurbo would sell his left leg before selling these rims. They were on my car before I bought it.
Lucky Bastd.
Dana's brother has a set. If he ever sells them, I think I have right of first refusal. He knows how bad I want them.

stylngle2003
11-12-2004, 12:21 AM
these are argons http://www.pbase.com/stylngle2003/image/36237177.jpg

they are 15x6.5 and look like they would make awesome autocross/track wheels, and kinda remind me of volk racing ce28's

mAydAy
11-12-2004, 12:33 AM
Galaxy's are actually not hard to get. The Volvo warehouses in the US got (atleast did a few years ago) a LARGE surplus of these wheels and they were available for cheap (~$120 a wheel so I heard). They weren't as popular as others apparentally and were relatively unknown, but I LOVE them more than all the rest.

Argons are sweet because they're ULTRA LIGHT.

-Andy

BoxDriver2
11-12-2004, 12:37 AM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/132000-132999/132073_422_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/132000-132999/132073_424_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/132000-132999/132073_425_full.jpg

Gemini's

BoxDriver2
11-12-2004, 12:38 AM
Galaxy's are actually not hard to get. The Volvo warehouses in the US got (atleast did a few years ago) a LARGE surplus of these wheels and they were available for cheap (~$120 a wheel so I heard). They weren't as popular as others apparentally and were relatively unknown, but I LOVE them more than all the rest.

Argons are sweet because they're ULTRA LIGHT.

-Andy


My dealer here said special order and $$$$$$$.

84superturbo
11-12-2004, 12:40 AM
well then andy....tomorrow on my way home from school.... i will stop in and ask about the galaxy wheels, and see whats up with them. cause i am curious. so what is known about both the argon and galaxy wheels, what did they come on? what years? where they a US market wheel or something? i'd love to know these things so i can blab at the dealership parts guys.

matt.

stylngle2003
11-12-2004, 12:44 AM
argons are fwd wheels...galaxies are rwd

for starters

dmcgee
11-12-2004, 02:17 AM
i need some centers for gemini's. Volvo stopped making them. I need two...Anybody have a couple lying around?

Aussie Volvo
11-12-2004, 04:04 AM
Hi iPdVolvo245

i need some centers for gemini's. Volvo stopped making them. I need two...Anybody have a couple lying around?

I bought a new centre cap for my gemini's a while ago from volvo Australia. It cost me Aus$65 if you didn't have any luck with the dealer you went to try another dealer

Get new Rubber O ring and you won't lose anymore centre caps

242GTMD
11-12-2004, 11:01 AM
these are argons http://www.pbase.com/stylngle2003/image/36237177.jpg

they are 15x6.5 and look like they would make awesome autocross/track wheels, and kinda remind me of volk racing ce28's
Billy, I've been looking for a set of these for my S70. They are really hard to come by. I don't think they were ever standard on US issue cars. On most sites they are listed as optional wheels for S80's. Rob told me that no S80's in the US were sold with 15" rims..... Perhaps someone with an S60 optioned them?

They are something rediculous like 14 lbs. I found the specs once... They do look like volks, especially if they were bronzed...

Chris

stylngle2003
11-12-2004, 01:28 PM
funny you should say that chris, thats EXACTLY what i was planning to do if i found a set...but yea, they are ridiculously light, but i cant find anyone whos ever even seen them, so we may be searching for our Elanor's here :-(

MikeHardy
11-12-2004, 02:20 PM
just get some compomotive ML's. you can choose offset and bolt pattern. and 15x6 to 15x8

oldschoolvolvo
11-12-2004, 02:31 PM
Galaxy's are sweet! What years/models were they offered on?

blu92in99
11-12-2004, 03:38 PM
i need some centers for gemini's. Volvo stopped making them. I need two...Anybody have a couple lying around?You might want to post this on the Wanted forum too...

MikeJr.
11-12-2004, 05:32 PM
... so the chances of stumbling across a set in the junkyards is about 10,000,000:1 here in the states.
I was very very lucky. I found a set of Polaris at a local volvo junk yard back in 97. I was planning on putting them on my 262C. I paid $550.00 dollars for the whole set with tires. I had them for a few years but ran into money problems and had to sell them. I said to myself "If I can get $1700.00 for the I'll sell them". So I put an add on ipd's web site, and they were gone in less than a week. This year at the same yard I found three more Polaris, I paid $650.00 for them, but I couldn't locate a forth. I had stayed in contact with the guy I sold the original set to, and I remembered he said that he had bought three bent ones of a guy where he lives. I told him If he mailed me all three I would fix them, keep one, and send the other two back to him. He agreed and thats how I got my forth wheel. And even though I got $1700.00 for the first set, I still regret selling them.

BoxDriver2
11-12-2004, 06:02 PM
I found a set on a 780 here a few years ago at the yard. 780 had a body kit [looked similar to the airflow kit].

The car looked like it was driven over rocks. The wheels, everyone had multiple bends and iirc, 2 of the 4 were cracked, one was bends, and one was mising a section.

The place wanted ~a grand for the set. No way in hell was i ever going to pay that much, and i had no idea what they were, at the time [when i had my 85 744T].

Now, with this buy, i regret selling 4. I have 2 spares, and i should've jsut sold 2 and kept an even 8 wheels [2 sets], but needed $.

It happens. You feel like crap, but it happens.

volvoracer82
11-12-2004, 06:16 PM
I think Noah244Ti had some actual Polaris wheels, not the Eiker replicas, imported about a year or so ago(?), but I don't know what he paid.


-Justin

noah's polaris are eiker replicas, and the wheels were 600.00 for all 4, but shipping them was the expensive part...... 700.00 if i remember correctly. so a grand total of 1300.00, plus tires, which were 400.00. but definetly better than having to buy originals new at 1200.00 a piece........thats just discusting

-RYAN-

84superturbo
11-15-2004, 02:01 PM
TELL ME AS MUCH AS IS KNOW ABOUT THE GALAXY WHEELS, WHAT CARS DID THEY COME ON? A PART NUMBER OR SOMETHING? this is to help the special parson that was at the parts counter at the volvo dealership, to know what they came on, cause he had to know the model of vehicle and what years to be able to find out anything. i say thats kinda cooky.

matt.

MikeHardy
11-15-2004, 02:04 PM
just to tease

http://www.pbase.com/ravennexus/image/34090540/original.jpg

i'll get the part number later