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Old 03-07-03, 07:59 PM
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Forgelines now 1400.00

Forgeline 17x9.5 RS no tires-1400.00
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Old 03-07-03, 08:06 PM
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So how do you intend to ship bare wheels with no tires to protect the wheels from being dinged? It's a long way from the west coast?!

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Old 03-07-03, 08:58 PM
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I have a buddy with a shop, he is putting some wheel boxes aside for me. Basicly, shrinkwrap the wheels, wadded up shrink in the box. S/B no problem, of course I will insure for new replacement value at my expense. You know you should save yourself a fortune, and buy these wheels............................... I will guarantee the condition of the wheels in writing, and with photos if neccesary. Help me find a home for these so I can buy wheels that actually fit my car. I do like the BBS, but that's alot of money...
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So these wheels did not fit your FC race car?

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No, the rear just barely fits, the front is not even close. Tripoint recomended a 17x10 5"(275) back space front, and a 17x11 5"(315) backspace rear. You could go bigger in the rear, but I like the idea of being able to put 275s on the rear if I have to, and 11 is max for that tire. I am trying some of the porsche websites for wheels, they seem to have good deals on kinesis rims . The sizes are right, but the offsets are wrong. I'm hoping they can swing a deal with the different offsets. Most of their kinesis wheels are around 2500.00 for all four. I am tring to find something for 2000.00 or less though. I am also looking at the corvette/mustang sites, their wheels in that size but not offset are less than 300.00 a piece. It's crazy, we have to spend 2500.00, and a corvette guy can spend 1200.00 for the same size wheels. I realize there are other factors, quality, weight etc, but I wish we had a choice.
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No, the rear just barely fits, the front is not even close. Tripoint recomended a 17x10 5"(275) back space front, and a 17x11 5"(315) backspace rear.
Damn, that's barely any offset! Pretty close to the wheel's centerline! FWIW, the offsets work out to: -0.5 inch for the 10 x 17, and -1 inch for 11 x 17, IF back spaces for both 10 and 11 wides are 5 inches. I assume you have a HUGE fender flares! Yeah, the forgelines have +50 mm offsets, ~7.22 inch back spaces, no way they'd fit on an FC, and believably impossible on the FC's front!

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The flares are roughly 4.5" wider than stock. Thats a mere 9" added to the width of the car! That should be all kinds of fun at the local autocross I'm checking CCW, Braid, Kodiak, Kinesis, and Forgeline. At this point I'm just looking for wheels to fit my budget, if they fit the car that's a bonus . Looks like 2000.00+/- no matter what I do, Oh well I guess we pay to play...
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I'll take some pictures if you don't mind. [email protected]

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Originally posted by Carl Byck
The flares are roughly 4.5" wider than stock. Thats a mere 9" added to the width of the car! That should be all kinds of fun at the local autocross I'm checking CCW, Braid, Kodiak, Kinesis, and Forgeline. At this point I'm just looking for wheels to fit my budget, if they fit the car that's a bonus . Looks like 2000.00+/- no matter what I do, Oh well I guess we pay to play...
so u already have wide body kit from tri point? what calss u will ruing in SOLO2?? I am runing FP now with my PP FC
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I am installing the kit now, as well as a limited production front bumper from rotary extreme. In solo2 I would be BP, I beleive we've been booted from FP due to someone dominating last year in the old Tripoint FP car. I race in an unlimited class in road racing. I will run275-40s in the front, and either 315s, or 335s in the rear on 11.5", or 13" rims Carl
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