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Wheel suggestions please....

Wheel suggestions please....

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stonkn

Original Poster:

96 posts

153 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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For all of those who have fitted ‘aftermarket’ wheels to their Griff, would they be able to make some suggestions or post an image or two? Reference my post on my OZ split rims, which were being refurbished until the company has now declined to do them, I need to make a quick decision in terms of some new rims!! If I am going to buy some new one's, then I would plan to update the look without going too max-power !!

Many thanks.

Mark

tbdgriff500

1,587 posts

108 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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hi, if you decide to go the new route can i have first dibs on your oz's please.

Geoff38

715 posts

151 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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17 inch compomotive MO's rested in front of my OZ's to see what they look like....

macdeb

6,144 posts

160 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Think that Ford 7 spoke look good, sort of an Estoril upgrade. You can get them in two finishes, 'softline' or 'diamond cut' though the latter are becoming rare now as they are no longer made but new ones still appear now and then. They come in 15" 16" and 17" and suit the car looking more like a factory upgrade than 'carlos fandango'. You would need to fit some quality spacers to the fronts for correct offset, about 7-8mm I think from memory, but check first. There is an offset wheel calculator knocking about somewhere I'll try and dig it out if you like.

stonkn

Original Poster:

96 posts

153 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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TBDGRIFF - You sound as if you have a cunning plan ???? eg you know somebody who can do refurbs? I understand these rims are fairly rare now - I would love to have done some subtle changes to the car but keep things fairly stock inc the rims.

Thanks for the input - keep it coming !!

M
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cavebloke

519 posts

132 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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stonkn said:
TBDGRIFF - You sound as if you have a cunning plan ???? eg you know somebody who can do refurbs?
Check out this thread, it has pretty much all the details you need. Best way to refurb at a reasonable cost is DIY or at least split them yourself and then give the rim to a polisher and rebuild with new bolts.

Colin RedGriff

2,222 posts

162 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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The SP12s look great I think

http://www.actproducts.co.uk/wheels/


swanny71

1,506 posts

114 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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macdeb said:
Think that Ford 7 spoke look good, sort of an Estoril upgrade. You can get them in two finishes, 'softline' or 'diamond cut' though the latter are becoming rare now as they are no longer made but new ones still appear now and then. They come in 15" 16" and 17" and suit the car looking more like a factory upgrade than 'carlos fandango'. You would need to fit some quality spacers to the fronts for correct offset, about 7-8mm I think from memory, but check first. There is an offset wheel calculator knocking about somewhere I'll try and dig it out if you like.
17" Ford RS softspokes on my old Griff. No spacers required unless (like I had) you have fitted big brakes.


FlipFlopGriff

6,331 posts

152 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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These guys do split rims:
http://www.splitrims.co.uk/about_us.php?osCsid=fcb...

I bought an OZ rim (polished rim only not a wheel) off them when Andrea got ran off the road by a lorry and damaged one, but it was a tad steep.

FFG

tbdgriff500

1,587 posts

108 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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the man you want is Zak at the split rim clinicbow

FlipFlopGriff

6,331 posts

152 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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tbdgriff500 said:
the man you want is Zak at the split rim clinicbow
See post above Tim. D'oh!!
FFG

tbdgriff500

1,587 posts

108 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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teach me to read it properly!! Do'h
its not the first time and it won't be the last!!biggrin

SILICONEKID340HP

13,550 posts

136 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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tbdgriff500 said:
teach me to read it properly!! Do'h
its not the first time and it won't be the last!!biggrin
These are quality ! and look in keeping with the car .



steve-V8s

2,350 posts

153 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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If you want the SP12 option they appear to me to be identical to the ProRace 1.2 made by Rimstock (Team Dynamics )and are much cheaper if you order them from Halfords.

Before you choose any different rims check they will match the tyre you plan to use. Most tyre manufactures have acceptable and optimum rim widths for each tyre size and type on their websites.

stonkn

Original Poster:

96 posts

153 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Silicon Kid - I can t see the image unfortunetly......
Many thanks to everybody for their assistance & ideas.

Marco

Tom The Cat

192 posts

62 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Hi All,

i think the best looking Wheels on The Griffith
looks like that ...lol







Cheers TTC

pwd95

8,102 posts

143 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Very happy with my compomotives........



16 front & 17 rear.

SILICONEKID340HP

13,550 posts

136 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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pwd95 said:
Very happy with my compomotives........



16 front & 17 rear.
They are very good quality ..Do Cosworth have these wheels fitted ?

Aussie John

735 posts

136 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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If you google " split rim bob" the pics show some great wheels on a griff with centres like classic minilites; I think they are "image" brand, the best looking wheel imho.

Edited by Aussie John on Tuesday 2nd October 20:32

pigpen

249 posts

155 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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macdeb said:
Think that Ford 7 spoke look good, They come in 15" 16" and 17"
Are they available in 15 & 16 as well as 17? I was about to order some 5 spoke compomotives but this is another option as I want 16 fronts & 17 rears

Cheers

Mike