Hello! First of all, compliments for this wonderful blog! I like sprintstar wheels very much, I think that they are the best choice for a Volkswagen beetle. In the last two years I spent some time to obtain informations about sprintstar 4 bolts, and now I want to share them with all you. Above all, you can supplement this text with any other knowledge you can and you have to rectify my mistakes. Until now, I have possessed 12 original EMPI sprintstar (made by Lemmerz) and 4 FLAT4’s replica. I can say that original wheels can be painted or chromium plated while the replica are polished. The possible sizes (that I know) for the Empi are: 15 x 4.5 ET 34 or 41; 15 x 5.5 ET 0 or 6 or 26; 15 x 7.0 ET 0 or 16 ; 15 x 8.0 ET 0 or 16 or -25. The only possibility for Flat4 replica is 5 x 15 ET 17. I would like to know in which years Lemmerz have made these wheels, I think is about 1972, but I don’t know the precise years. Moreover, do you know if there are specific models of sprint star for beetle and superbeetle or not? And if there are, which are the differences? Thank you to everyone! nick
Here we are again... we are sorry but we are quite busy in this period so we couldn't update the blog. Anyway we'd like to thank you all guys for visiting these pages. We have reached (and now passed) 10.000 visits. Not bad... not bad at all. We can only thank you all and tell you that we will update the blog as soon as possible.
Here is what Mirko says about his bug: "Burdigone is a Blue German '75 beetle. It has 255/60/15 tyres (with 8" Sprintstars wheels) in the back and 205/50/15 tyres in the front (we are preparing 6,54" Sprintstars for the front tyres). We can call it a little muscle-car since it's big and the engine's got a lot of power. It's a 2276 turbo with 2 48 carbs. Its gearbox is made to be mainly used on highways. By the way it's a very beautiful car to park in front of a pub, and it leaves all those thugs with their Golfs, Mazdas, ecc breathless, since I leave them all back at the traffic light. I own it since 2004, and I use it mainly to go to meetings all around Italy.
Here we have a couple of picture of this wonderful 1963 standard microbus. Doug Lewis, the owner, writes: here are a couple of pictures of my 1963 standard microbus with lowered spindles and type 3 swingaxle rear. the wheel centers were cut and moved out 5/8ths of an inch.
Another very strange set of 4-bolt Sprintstars from U.S.A. Thanks to this american contributor, we have these "neon orange" wheels... he keeps them in his storage barn. Will he mount them as they are or will he bring'em back to their original colours?
Hi, I'm Marcello, I'm 22 and this is my Bug.! It's a 1983 mexican Winter Bug. And these are my Sprintstars. Since there was a little bit of rust on them I decided to repaint them. The whole work was home made so it's not perfect, but I think they're not bad at all. Now I have to lower the Bug :-) See you soon...
Here we are again with another wonderful car. Roy, the owner sent me the pics and the following brief description. 1963 vert, restored sprint stars with original caps, 4.5" front, 5.5" rear, 2276 with 48 IDF carbs, A-1 sidewinder exhaust, Rancho pro-street tranny. Looking for another 4.5" to use as a spare, contact Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org
As i wrote when I opened this blog, we want to put here everything about Sprintstars, even ads. That's why you find here these beautiful 5,5" X 15" 5 bolts Sprintstars, sold by Steve. I will just put a couple of pics, if you're interested in the wheels you find the full ad at the following link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=408663
Here we are again... first of all thanks for the 500 visits in just 5 days... thanks a lot. To celebrate this event, here you are new pics. These wheels' owner is Steve, and I met him on www.thesamba.com Let's see what he says about them: " I tend to agree, Sprintstars really ARE one of the most beautiful wheels madeas far as custom wheels go. The thing I like about them is that they don't have the "harsh angularity" that the very popular BRM/BRM replicas have--the Sprints seem to have "softer edges," which, to me, go better with the graceful curves of old VWs, like Bugs and Ghias. Just my feeling anyway. The fact that they're *steel* (the originals anyway) also appeals to me on some level--maybe more of an "old school" type of thing...
I've done refinishing projects on both 5-bolt and 4-bolt in the "standard" two tone rally wheel silver w/dull black highlights (wow, the masking job on 4-bolters is a lot more intensive than for 5-bolters), also some monotone silver 4-bolters, which, to me, allowed the slots to stand out a bit (they kind of get lost in the blackness otherwise).
The latest look I'm anxious to try is glossy black monotone, with chrome lug bolts & caps. Here is my set of 4-bolt narrows, as freshly painted last fall (not sure what kind of tires I want to put on them yet, though)
Hi guys, I wanted to wait for the registration of the owner, but I can't wait... I have to post the pics of this car... it's amazing... I'll post the pic and the brief description the owner (Zach Gomulka from Prescott, Arizona, USA), I want to read your comments, 'cause I find the car wonderful...
Here is my GTV, originally fitted with chrome 5.5" Sprints all the way around, now with 4.5" up front and drop spindles with 4 wheel disc brakes Sorry, second pic is from a cell phone.
Hi my name is Andrea and the nice red beetle is dudu ! this is the first picture with a set of sprintstar bought in Switzerland ... with many others ! Stay tuned because in the next day new picture of the car with a different set of wheels is coming.
Hello everybody, First of all I’m sorry for my English! I think that the Sprintstar Blog’s is a very good idea and it is a pleasure for me write on it. I have buy my wheels from a guy here in Italy and I know that he have been bought its in Switzerland.
I like this wheels very much, in effect I have them a lot of time before my beetle. Now, after some work days’, this is the result!!
Hi everybody! First of all, thanks to Enrico (Maggiolino84), for creating this blog. I am "the other guy", who is enthusiast of Sprintstar wheels, and who will put a series of them under his Superbeetle. Now my Sprintstar, 4,5"x15 for the front axle, and 5,5"x15 for the rear, are totally black, but they will become black and grey before going under my bug. Asap other Italian sprintstar owners will post their car's pics, and I hope to post mine next week.
Here is the first post. My 1986 Jubilee Beetle, with its "brand new" Sprintstar wheels. I bought these wheels from a guy here in Italy, but I know they have been imported some time ago from USA. Those wheels are original, their size is 5,5" X 15" and I think they fit perfectly on my little Bug :-)
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Welcome to the International Sprintstar Wheels Owners Registry. This blog comes from an idea of two italian guys, owners of Volkswagen Aircooled cars equipped with Sprintstar wheels. We want to put together VWAC cars with Sprintstar Wheels from all over the world, show their pictures on the blog, and possibly learn something more about these wonderful wheels. IF YOU WANT TO POST YOUR PICTURES PLEASE CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a couple of things more: it doesn't matter if you have original Sprintstar wheels or Replica wheels, everyone is welcome. The other important thing is that this registry is both for 4 bolts and 5 bolts sprintstars.
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