Wheel questions for AngleT

Wheel questions for AngleT

///Mike
///Mike

July 20th, 2008, 5:55 pm #1

Tom,

What size are the wheels on your blue car? Do you happen to know the offset and/or weight?

Thanks,

Mike
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Tom Angle
Tom Angle

July 20th, 2008, 6:09 pm #2

Thay are 15" rims with 225/50-15 on the rear and 195/50-15 on the front. I think I'll go to a 195/45-15 in the front next to get a little more clearance. I had to modify the front of the front fenders to allow them to turn inward on the front side of the wheel. I don't remember the offsets, but I'll see if I can find the paperwork and get back to ya. I also replaced the final drive to a 454:1 ratio so the drive would be close to the same. And it'll be a lower drive when I put the 13" rims on at the track! The weight was VERY light. They are Keizer racing rims. I think they were somewhere around 8-10lbs. I'll get back to you on the offsets.

Tom
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///Mike
///Mike

July 20th, 2008, 6:31 pm #3

Wondering about the width(s) as well.

Also, are the wheels fairly open from the back side or does the bolt flange eat up a lot of room in the center of the "barrel"? Wondering how much brake would fit inside those particular wheels...

Regards,

Mike
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Tom Angle
Tom Angle

July 21st, 2008, 3:29 pm #4

I did contact Keizer wheels directly to see if they had a record of the sale that would have the exact measurements for the rims I ordered. The sales guy was on the road and didn't have access to the records until monday but thought that it wouldn't be a problem finding out that info. I do know that the back rims (because they are off the car right now) measure 4 1/4 in from the mounting surface to the back lip (turn up point that holds the tire on the rim) The front rims are different.

FYI I had to have a little machine work done to get center caps to fit and to fit over the center of the spenal mount but this could have be done by Keizer if I would have thought of it before hand.



I don't have the exact measurements (or the tools to measure it exactly) but my eyeball measurement is 2 1/4 hole on the backside and 2 3/8 on the front. It might be better to send them a old center cap and have them machine it from that. I also had to have a groove machined in to keep the center cap "snapped" in. Drop me an email at thomasangle@cox.net if you have anymore questions. I'll give them a call next monday and post the exact offsets and widths.
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