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Old 04-05-05, 03:58 PM
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Autocross rim search for 2nd gen

Will be running my car in CSP this year. Need to find some 5-lug 15" x 8" rims. I know I could run wider but I'm not. I've got a deal with a spec miata racer and I'll be getting his take offs. 225/50 R15 He doesn't run them till there dead so I'll be able to get some more use out of them.

I've found the ones below. I know they aren't the greatest but they are an improvement over the stock rims in weight and width. And the price is reasonable.

http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/RoadRaceSeries.htm

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Will be running my car in CSP this year. Need to find some 5-lug 15" x 8" rims. I know I could run wider but I'm not. I've got a deal with a spec miata racer and I'll be getting his take offs. 225/50 R15 He doesn't run them till there dead so I'll be able to get some more use out of them.

I've found the ones below. I know they aren't the greatest but they are an improvement over the stock rims in weight and width. And the price is reasonable.

http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/RoadRaceSeries.htm

Any other suggestions?

I may have some 15" Circles, I may want to sell in a few weeks. I am having a new set of 15X10 being made at this time.
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Circle, or diamond, are the ~100.00 range. After that, check Grass roots MS, and sport compact.
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Originally Posted by RussinStk
I may have some 15" Circles, I may want to sell in a few weeks. I am having a new set of 15X10 being made at this time.

If you'll ship to Canada I could be very interested in these.
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Originally Posted by grantmac
If you'll ship to Canada I could be very interested in these.
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I get first dibs dude

but if I don't get them I'll suggest you.
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Circle and Diamond are going to be your budget rim. Real used to be in their too, but they've "adjusted" their prices.
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Why 15x8's? 225/50/15's fit PERFECTLY on 15x7's.

But a set of Mustang V6 wheels. Lighter then most Diamond's, 15x7, and you get get them for less than $50/set (we bought all four of ours for $25.)

Here they are on our challenge car, painted dark grey:


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Originally Posted by N1XRR
Why 15x8's? 225/50/15's fit PERFECTLY on 15x7's.

But a set of Mustang V6 wheels. Lighter then most Diamond's, 15x7, and you get get them for less than $50/set (we bought all four of ours for $25.)

Here they are on our challenge car, painted dark grey:

Whats the back space on those rims? Those could be an option provided they really are 7" wide.
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vert rims work perfectly, and they are so light it's laughable. like 12 lbs at most. I have the same setup your talking about sitting it my garage and it works like a charm. the only reason i'd consider wider is if your car was turbo and you were having putting power down in a straight line.

I ran the verts with 225/50/15 ra1's on my csp (with a great suspension) and the car danced. I really wish i would've kept it honestly, that thing was so much more fun than my turbo :-\
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Originally Posted by N1XRR
Why 15x8's? 225/50/15's fit PERFECTLY on 15x7's.

But a set of Mustang V6 wheels. Lighter then most Diamond's, 15x7, and you get get them for less than $50/set (we bought all four of ours for $25.)

Here they are on our challenge car, painted dark grey:

This is definately looking to be the budget option! Awesome find, although I hate the look of a 3-spoke. Are they very heavy?
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Originally Posted by aki11ez
vert rims work perfectly, and they are so light it's laughable. like 12 lbs at most. I have the same setup your talking about sitting it my garage and it works like a charm. the only reason i'd consider wider is if your car was turbo and you were having putting power down in a straight line.

I ran the verts with 225/50/15 ra1's on my csp (with a great suspension) and the car danced. I really wish i would've kept it honestly, that thing was so much more fun than my turbo :-\
I thought about the vert rims also but I have other future needs I have to keep in mind. I've got a stripped out FC that I'll eventually run in FPrepared and the 15 x 8 rims would allow me to run certain racing slicks that the vert or mustang rims wouldn't be able to fit due to back spacing.
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Originally Posted by grantmac
This is definately looking to be the budget option! Awesome find, although I hate the look of a 3-spoke. Are they very heavy?
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Their right around 16 or 17lbs. About the same as the S4 GXL wheels. MUCH lighter than the TII wheels, but not nearly as light as the convertible wheels.

The Mustang wheels actually stick out a tiny bit, which looks good when the fenders are on....but I don't 245 width tires would fit very well....but then again, I've never tried.
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Originally Posted by MPM
Whats the back space on those rims? Those could be an option provided they really are 7" wide.
I'll give you a measurement tonight between the shock and tire wall. It is a 15x7, we've got 225/50/15 Hoosiers on them right now and they fit perfectly.
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Looks like a local wrecker is gonna want $400 Canadian for a set of those Mustang rims. At that price it would almost be cheaper for me to buy a set from one of you guys, even with shipping and border taxes added on. Stupid local wreckers are all rediculous expensive here.
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Originally Posted by grantmac
Looks like a local wrecker is gonna want $400 Canadian for a set of those Mustang rims. At that price it would almost be cheaper for me to buy a set from one of you guys, even with shipping and border taxes added on. Stupid local wreckers are all rediculous expensive here.
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WOW, that is SUPER expensive! We bought ours from another Mustang owner who moved to 16" wheels. We paid $25 for the set, but I never even checked junk yards....they tend to charge too much here, although not THAT much.
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Originally Posted by N1XRR
WOW, that is SUPER expensive! We bought ours from another Mustang owner who moved to 16" wheels. We paid $25 for the set, but I never even checked junk yards....they tend to charge too much here, although not THAT much.
Your telling me. I paid $50 for a well used fuel pump for an 89 ford truck. I needed the pump to convert the EFI on my 1st gen. I mean they want half of new cost even for wear items it seems. For $400 canadian I could almost get a set of Diamond 15x8.
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double post!!!!!!Stupid computer.

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Time to find another junk yard

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That is seriously the cheapest junkyard for most items. I'm gonna try a local mustang only junkyard in the hopes that they've seen more of these. It seems that most local places just look at their computer and just charge you half of what it costs new, regardless of whether that price is more than they paid for the entire car.
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In BC we all have our cars insured by crown corporation (government owned company). It helps to keep prices fair, and means that we typically (especially young drivers and drivers of sports cars) pay less than in provinces with private insurance. They willl pay one half of the cost of a new part for each and every used part they get out of a junk yard. This makes buying used parts VERY expensive as there's no haggling when they deal with ICBC (the insurance company) so they don't haggle with single customers, and every junkyard will have comparable prices. I've bought a couple sets of wheels for my car and each time it was cheaper to get them from the US and have them shipped to me in Canada, with all the shipping and customs fees. I hear all the time about people elsewhere getting stuff for really cheap and if I go looking it'll be expensive. That's one really bad thing about BC, used parts are expensive, everywhere.
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In BC we all have our cars insured by crown corporation (government owned company). It helps to keep prices fair, and means that we typically (especially young drivers and drivers of sports cars) pay less than in provinces with private insurance. They willl pay one half of the cost of a new part for each and every used part they get out of a junk yard. This makes buying used parts VERY expensive as there's no haggling when they deal with ICBC (the insurance company) so they don't haggle with single customers, and every junkyard will have comparable prices. I've bought a couple sets of wheels for my car and each time it was cheaper to get them from the US and have them shipped to me in Canada, with all the shipping and customs fees. I hear all the time about people elsewhere getting stuff for really cheap and if I go looking it'll be expensive. That's one really bad thing about BC, used parts are expensive, everywhere.
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Doh! Stupid double post.
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