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Re: Aftermarket wheels (+TireRack Learns!)
I have been approached to become a Team Dynamics Wheel retailer. The cool
thing is that all their wheels are light, are by Britain's leading AL wheel
manufacturer (according to their literature), and most come in your choice
of 3 offsets: +18, +38, +45. ANY bolt pattern (wheels drilled to my/your
specifications here in the USA). 15" thru 18" diameters as well.
Since this is a non-commercial list, please e-mail me privately if you need
At 11:51 AM 1/25/99 -0600, Erik R Addy wrote:
>The choices for your 5ktq are limited, mostly due to the rear fenders.
>Without modifications, a there aren't that many wheels that fit without
>rubbing. Intrestingly enough, the Tire Rack (normally a pretty
>knowlageable source) has always got this wrong. They, along with
>seemingly everyone else, has mainted that wheels with a 35mm offset
>(ET35) fit, where you really need at least ET40, if not ET45. Anyway,
>I've been butting heads with them alot lately, because I always ask what
>the offset is, and they usually respond with "it doesn't matter, we
>gaurentee the fit", to which I respond "not on any of the dozens I've
>seen". Well, they recently changed their tune (perhaps enough listers
>have set them straight?), and now only list 7" wide wheels, most if not
>all with a offset of 40mm or greater.
>Current 16" choices include:
>ATP 8026 $184 (nice mesh-style)
>ATP A5 $129 (no pic, but I think this may be a Audi 5-spoke copy)
>Zagato RZ12 $164 (Interesting, I'd like to see this one on a 5k)
>And a BB$ wheel.