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Originally posted by Malow:
I have seen a few wheels that are stock looking campys that are 10" front and 14" rears, what are they from?


The only stock Campi's I know of that wide are the 10 spoke ones that came on GP4, GT5 & GT5S cars (i.e. widebody Pantera's) They are typically 10" front and 13" rear, although there are some 14" wide rears around, but those are quite rare as they are GP4 wheels. If you want the wide Campi's be prepared to shell out some $$, the last full set I saw sell, was for $7K, then you've also got the challenge to find 15" diameter tires for them.

Julian

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Only have one more pic at the moment. The project coming up is to get going and install a set of adjustable Koni shocks. So just for testing "looks", I right now have different wheels on each side, might be the way to go for the chronically ambivalent!

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My wheels are ROTA GTRs and they can be bought from http://www.rotaaustralia.com.au/ . Price was AUD $1555 for all four. In the USA I am sure they are much cheaper.

The tires I bought from Albion Motorsport http://www.albionmotorsport.com.au/ and total was around $1880. Again I am sure they are much cheaper in the USA.

Fronts are 5x114.3, 17x9" with +25 offset(backspace 5.5"). Tires are Toyo Proxes R888 235x40x17.

Rears are 5x114.3, 18x12" with +20 offset (backspace 6.75"). Tires are Toyo Proxes R888 335x30x18.

My rotors and brakes are stock 72 and the body is also stock.

The fronts scrub on the inner fender well when at full lock both sides. Also has caught the right side outer fender lip and bent it out slightly. Ideally the front should be a 35 series and not the 40 series that I have which make the tires slightly more round. Apparently proxes in 235 width are not available in 35 series. Maybe going to a 225 width or a 35 series would solve the scrubbing.

For the rear wheels to fit I had to slightly bend the rear brake lines out of the way of the rim on the inner. This was easy because the brake lines were non stock and Australian compliant. I have had no issues with the rear scrubbing.

Also the centre caps that come with the wheels would not fit as the center hub was in the way. I made them myself out of 63mm exhaust pipe which I capped off with some sheet metal. It was then powder coated silver and I am currently having some T emblems printed in vinyl for the center. I also had to use a die grinder to open up the center on the wheel and then I trumpeted(peened) the inner of the center cap to keep it from coming free at speed.

After fitting the new wheels and tires I found that it sat too high and the gap in the rear tire well too large. So I ended up buying adjustable coil overs from one of the vendors. I found that the rear spring set I got are not really low enough. Another thing I don't like is that when the car is jacked up the springs do not hold in place but that's a whole other story.

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These are my wheels made by a company in CA> called "True forged" They are 3 piece wheels in polished aluminum. 18x9 front and 19x12 rear they are wearing Nitto NT-05 235x40 R18"s 9.57" wide and 335x30 ZR19 13.31" wide
Brembo 4 piston calipers coleman rotors and custom billet hats

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Forgestar F14's will make you a custom offset wheel and supply hub centering rings. I went with 25mm offset f/r. The wheels are the least expensive option I've found to get the max tire sizes to fit on a narrow body car short of buying used. Thru Jurrian at ModBargains the wheels were $1500 and they took 4 weeks to get.

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Those look great, and the price is just as good as their looks.

On the topic of inexpensive wheels I have a couple to add to the list with the Forgestar F14 wheels. I've been looking at ET Wheels, two specific retro models, the LT-III which looks like a mini-lite, and the AC-III which looks like a Cobra wheel. I am also considering the Enkei RPF1 wheels mentioned in the forums a few months ago. They are all inexpensive, and available in sizes recommended by Pantera International. I'm planning to go with a tire combination recommended in Pantera International's tire/wheel chart attached below. I haven't purchased any wheels yet, probably not until next year, so no pics.

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