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Old 01-07-07, 05:10 PM
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Question Anyone Know About This Rims

anyone know anything about these rims and how they fir on and everything, thanks

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Old 01-08-07, 04:47 AM
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Which one of your vehicles are they for, Chevy? Reason I ask is for future reference when being towed (hey, it happens). Won't be an issue with the Astro since it's AWD and requires a rollback anyway (can be got around be dropping a driveshaft, of course), but any other vehicle that has this type wheel should only be towed (on wheel lift equipment) in the forward direction. They should not be towed from the rear (unless dollies are used under the front wheels) due to the possibility of one of the front hub spinners actually unscrewing itself. GENERALLY, not a problem, since FWD stuff is towed in the forward direction anyway, but can come into play with RWD stuff or a FWD car with a flat tire on the rear being towed backwards.
 
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Old 01-08-07, 08:43 AM
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I'm Planning On Getting Them For Each Of My Cars.
This You Are Talking About, Does It Make To Much Of A Differenct On How Far The Wheel Comes Out

Whats The Different Between Knock Off And Bolt On
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Old 01-08-07, 10:10 AM
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Standard factory stuff is bolt on (lug-nuts); spin off or knock off are aftermarket except for some classic stuff like old Jaguars. On those the factory hub is threaded to accept the big, center "nut" that holds the wheel on. On aftermarket stuff you bolt an adapter onto your factory lugs that accomplishes the same thing. One side of the vehicle has left hand threads and the other right hand, so that as the car is driven there is a natural tendency to tighten the hub. If the car is towed from the rear it defeats this safety feature and it is possible for the hub to come loose (actually unscrew itself) and fall off, followed by the wheel/tire. They are safe as long as you remember the rearward towing restriction.
 
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Old 01-08-07, 02:14 PM
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ok Thanks, Do that make locks for these so some person can't come by and jack them
 
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Old 01-08-07, 05:07 PM
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Good question. I've never seen locks designed for the knock-off's, but I have a suspicion somebody makes them considering the high $ values involved.
 
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Old 01-08-07, 06:34 PM
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Ya I hope there are some out there or im going have to really watch my van because i'll be the first to have rims this nice in this town, and this town will do anything for something
 

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Old 01-08-07, 07:21 PM
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I just threw up a little in my mouth.....


Spoke rims are junk! I have seen so many people on the side of the road with these junk rims. The spoke tac (weld) inside the rim cracks and brakes constantly on these things resulting in a flat tire and a call to "the_tow_guy".

Spoke rims went out of style, if they even where, decades ago.
 
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Old 01-08-07, 07:56 PM
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these ones have no welds, there the same as reg rims just with spokes
 

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my 2 cents

Looks like a real PITA to keep clean to me brake dust all in those spokes?
I like the old school Centerline wheels myself all you old guys know what I am talking about.
 
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Old 01-09-07, 05:20 AM
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Sssh, Mark; let's not discourage anything that could lead to a tow!

My main beef with rims of that type is not so much the rim or its contruction, but the tires with next to no rubber involved that are mounted on them. Walk up to 75% of the ultra-low profile tires you see on cars with a tire gauge and I can just about gaurantee they are dangerously underinflated. Good news for the people who make and sell them because they wear out and fail faster than a conventional tire. Hit a significant pothole and you can bend one the rim too.
 
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Old 01-09-07, 05:33 AM
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this wont have any low profile tires on them, there going to be 235/70-18
 

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Old 01-09-07, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by michael van View Post
Looks like a real PITA to keep clean to me brake dust all in those spokes.
i got that covered to with brake sheilds
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