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Dawson Motorsports 06-09-2006 08:20 AM

Wheel wish list
 
Everyone, I have a contact with a wheel manufactuer. I explained to him the fact that some are having problems finding wheels. He has said he would be more than glad to try and help out. He is a former AS driver.
So what I would like is some inforamtion on offsets, weights, bolt patterns, and what real world price people would be willing to pay.
Let me know and I'll pass the info onto him, so he can start the process.
Chuck

King Matt 06-09-2006 09:50 AM

For most Mustangs, the ideal wheel would weigh about 16-17 pounds, be available with offsets in the 20-35mm range with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern, and have adequate caliper clearance for PBRs and the new four-piston calipers being used. Under $1000 a set would be nice.

BMiller 06-09-2006 11:04 AM

I concur with Matt, but let's be realistic. Those parameters, most notably cost, are likely not going to happen. We'll wait to hear back from Chuck.... :confused:

Jonny 07-03-2006 03:25 PM

since I'm just a silly new guy here, can someone explain to me why we have a 16x8 wheel rule? Wouldn't it be cheaper and better for everybody to allow a 17" wheel? I mean you can't even buy a v8 Mustang with 16" wheels.

Jonny

t4wallace 07-04-2006 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonny
since I'm just a silly new guy here, can someone explain to me why we have a 16x8 wheel rule? Wouldn't it be cheaper and better for everybody to allow a 17" wheel? I mean you can't even buy a v8 Mustang with 16" wheels.

Jonny

The same reason that NECKAR still runs 15's. Switching to 17's is as simple as the engine rule I referenced in the "new car" thread. Wanna run 17's? No problem, just add 50 lbs.

The real reason we run 16's is that the rules say so.

TW


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