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Corsa (Velocita) steelies

slo89

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I have been looking around for wheels recently, and I stumbled across Corsa Velocita. Corsa makes a deep-dish steely for the 240, and I was wondering if anybody has them. I've seen them on 240s on the internet, but I have a hard time finding stuff on them.

I looked at a set for sale on fb marketplace, and after a few back and forth pm's, the seller practically asked me not to buys a set. I think this was because of a poor customer service experience, but I don't know.

Thanks in advance for any knowledge/experience.
www.corsasteelies.com

**I called them and they do have 16x8 by custom order via email, 16x9 is too wide for my use**
 
They are a good seller, I don't know about the FB thing you are talking about. I have talked to them directly, but decided they weigh too much for my application. They are responsive when you contact them through the website.
They look great, but I can't have a 26 lb 17" wheel, un-sprung weight is the enemy of performance. If you don't care, you can buy directly thru the website.
 
I have seen them on a couple 240's in my area they looked great. I know they are heavy since they are steelies but have always been on my top list to use.
 
There's a steel s60/s80 (I think) 16x7" wheel that you can flip the centers on and they'll fit great on a 240.
If you're looking for a fun project, you can flip a set in an evening with an angle grinder, a welder, and a scissor jack. Truing them up is easy peasy.
 
There's a steel s60/s80 (I think) 16x7" wheel that you can flip the centers on and they'll fit great on a 240.
If you're looking for a fun project, you can flip a set in an evening with an angle grinder, a welder, and a scissor jack. Truing them up is easy peasy.

Any idea of the weight on those? The only resource I could find online is this, which lists specs and sometimes weights, but isn't terribly useful unless you know the Greek God wheel names:
 
Any idea of the weight on those? The only resource I could find online is this, which lists specs and sometimes weights, but isn't terribly useful unless you know the Greek God wheel names:
I never actually weighted them, but they didn't seem that heavy.
Theses are the wheels, I don't know if Volvo has a name for the base model steel wheels: https://www.mrwinterwheels.co.uk/16-volvo-s80-steel-winter-wheels.html

This site lists a comparable wheel as ~30lbs, which seems like a lot. Most other OE style steelies are ~22-24# in that size.
 
Thanks, that helps.

I'd be curious to know more about truing them up being so easy. Given that a weld bead shrinks when it cools... and that it's a common technique to tweak something by a few thousandths if you need to align your fabrication... I could see my own skills ending up chasing a rim all over the place. Even if I welded in a star pattern around the circumference, a little here a little there. I suspect you're referring to your own welding skills, not mine. ;) But if there are tricks to learn, I'm interested to know.

Is it possible to put a new ring on the common 14" centers (I'm thinking early 80s) so that it still looks like a period Volvo with proper hubcaps?
 
Thanks, that helps.

I'd be curious to know more about truing them up being so easy. Given that a weld bead shrinks when it cools... and that it's a common technique to tweak something by a few thousandths if you need to align your fabrication... I could see my own skills ending up chasing a rim all over the place. Even if I welded in a star pattern around the circumference, a little here a little there. I suspect you're referring to your own welding skills, not mine. ;) But if there are tricks to learn, I'm interested to know.

Is it possible to put a new ring on the common 14" centers (I'm thinking early 80s) so that it still looks like a period Volvo with proper hubcaps?
Trueing was just done with a dial indicator mounted on the strut and spinning the wheel around. Welding didn't move the wheels that much, as the center is pressed in pretty darn well. I just tacked the wheel in 3-4 places, then put some metal caterpillars on it. Didn't move much at all :e-shrug:
I don't think you could easily swap the centers unless the barrel has the same ID. I guess you could swage the volvo center to open it up, then press it back in.
 
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