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Old 03-07-2012, 03:30 PM
andy mcdermid andy mcdermid is offline
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Default 16" mustang mono block wheels

All,Steve and Discount Tire has persuaded Monoblock wheels to
make a final 100 wheels.These are the same wheels l have been running
for the last 6 years.They weigh in at 16 lbs and are around $140 each.
l do cycle them out because like everything else in racing,S$%@ wears
out but l have never had one of their wheels fail.
The manufacturer said that everything is going to 17" wheels
so this is the last time.
Contact Steve or Jay at Discount Tire- 517-622-8700 if you need some.
Btw,don't wait,there's only a 100 and l'm getting some so....
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:00 AM
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Default offset on the monoblock mustang wheels?

Andy,
these wheels look like a great deal, do you know the offset measurement?
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:22 AM
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I have a set on my 83 Fox body car, the offset thing always confused me, but I know that they have 5 1/2 inchs of back spacing which is about 1/4 inch more than most other wheels I have seen or used. That is good, because you can use a small spacer to adjust the location of the wheel in the well.

One other thing, you will have to drill out the lug holes so they fit over 1/2 inch studs, these are apparently originally designed for an import application with 12mm studs.

Andy
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:52 PM
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Does this mean we should just be requesting a rule change to
allow 17" wheels for full prep cars?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:02 PM
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Does this mean we should just be requesting a rule change to allow 17" wheels for full prep cars?
No. Just because one wheel manufacturer has decided not to make a certain wheel anymore doesn't mean the class needs to change.......again.

My opinion.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:34 PM
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Well, now that is an interesting question.

As far as I know, there are no other "affordable" 16 x 8 Ford wheels available except for the "cobra R" knock offs, and who knows how much longer they will be available. I have one set of those, but have heard that under hard use they will crack. No problems here so far, but I don't bounce off of the curbs like Andy McD does.

Other options are Forgeline one piece (not sure on price, but way over the $140 for the monoblocks, and I have heard rumors of some cracking issues there also), 3 piece wheels at probably around $500 EACH, and then what else????

At least with the Camaros, you have a factory 16 x 8 that is available and cheap (maybe not light, but at least you can get it). The Ford 16 inch wheel off of the 94-95 Mustangs is 16 x 7-1/2. Not so good for the 255/50, let alone the 275/45 tires we can run.

Does anyone else have a source of affordable (lets say under $200 each) 16 x 8 wheels with the right offset and Ford bolt pattern?? I know lots of imports use the 5 x 4.5, but aftermarket wheels I can find are pretty much all 16 x 7. I think one of the Skylines that was a Japan domestic market car used 16 x 8 from the factory, but those wheel seem to be scarce also. Any ideas????

Thanks in advance for any info.

Andy
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:25 PM
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Question ATEC monoblock hole drilling?

I got the 16x8 ATEC monoblock wheels late last week. The problem is they are VERY tight on the studs. Do I need to take these to a machine shop to have precision drilling accomplished or will a 3/8 drill, a half inch drill bit and a pair of safety glasses get the job done? I'm worried about wheel vibration if I don't get the holes perfectly centered.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:40 PM
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I got the 16x8 ATEC monoblock wheels late last week. The problem is they are VERY tight on the studs. Do I need to take these to a machine shop to have precision drilling accomplished or will a 3/8 drill, a half inch drill bit and a pair of safety glasses get the job done? I'm worried about wheel vibration if I don't get the holes perfectly centered.
See here:
http://s91730302.onlinehome.us/forum...ead.php?t=2956
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:29 PM
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I didn't follow the link, but I run these wheels and just drilled out the existing holes to 9/16 (or 17/32 if you have it) with a hand drill. The wheels center center on the tapered lugs anyway, not on the holes, you shouldn't have any problems.

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