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Old 11-11-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
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what year and whay make did they come off! maybe if i can find the car i am find the wheels
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:34 PM   #2
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none, they were purely optional. so unless someone sprung for the option you won't find any.
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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...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...


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Old 11-11-2004, 01:58 PM   #4
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there still availible. well at my dealer anyway. lots of stuff is, like airflow kits and and such. but all at stupendious prices
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Old 11-11-2004, 04:01 PM   #5
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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.


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Old 11-11-2004, 04:34 PM   #6
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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
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:26 PM   #7
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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
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:10 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 11-11-2004, 08:20 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:36 PM   #10
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Those are Galaxy's. They rock. 16x7. Schaff70's black 245 there used to ride on a set of them.

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Old 11-11-2004, 09:09 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:03 PM   #12
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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
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:09 PM   #13
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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.

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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.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:21 PM   #15
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these are argons

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

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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.

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Old 11-11-2004, 11:40 PM   #19
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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.

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Old 11-11-2004, 11:44 PM   #20
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argons are fwd wheels...galaxies are rwd

for starters
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:17 AM   #21
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i need some centers for gemini's. Volvo stopped making them. I need two...Anybody have a couple lying around?
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:04 AM   #22
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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

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these are argons

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...

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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
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:20 PM   #25
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just get some compomotive ML's. you can choose offset and bolt pattern. and 15x6 to 15x8
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