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Anyone have a source for some inexspensive steel rims 17x8 and 17x9 or 9 1/2 to mount up my DRs or my auto x tires (not for show just race day)
( MK2 stock offset)

Thanks, Chief
 

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When it finally happens (me building a Cobra), here's what I've had my eye on for a while...

http://www.cragar.com/WheelsDetail.asp?id=342

There's also a "Soft 8" model with round holes - not to mention the dozen other chrome versions.
Not sure how easy they are to get, yet. A few online places only carry the 15 and 16 inch sizes. But, they've got a dealer locator on the left side of the page.
Hope this helps!
 

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US Wheels from Summit.
 

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Thanks for the link! Looks like there are a LOT of choices for some of us 4-lug users WooHoo! Very similar to US Wheel in many aspects, but alot more choices as far as wheel widths and custom back spacing.

Could I see som pictures of your ride?

Also, thinking out loud, I bet that since these are made to order, you could order chrome rims and black centers.....maybe. We just need to find some nice spinners now! This would make a nice cheap solution for 4-lug owners with several options for back spacing and rim width.

[ August 31, 2005, 01:01 PM: Message edited by: Rickster ]
 

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I have the spinners
 

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universal fit with a 2 7/8 diameter center
 

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Rickster-here is a pic.i don't know if they do chrome and I doubt they do 2 colors on one wheel.think those options would be up to you.
 

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Just a quick note on Diamond, Bassett and Aero, among others. These are lightweight steel rims, and whether spun or rolled they are for racing and are made from thinner material than required for most DOT approved wheels. Granted they are carrying a lot less weight than a 3500 pound stock car. A 15 X 10 that weighs only 22 lbs is great--but remember it is built primarily for track use only. Also most of them have 45 degree lug seats and must use 45 degree race nuts--a standard 60 degree nut is no good.

Balancing can be problem as some are lugcentric and can't be accurately balanced by clamping on a machine at the centerhole.

That being said I have a set of 15 X 8/15 X 10 for the track and they are light weight and truly a bargain--I love'em!
 
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