Pics of Chimaeras with after-market alloys

Pics of Chimaeras with after-market alloys

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Podie

46,227 posts

239 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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That Daddy said:
Do the Ford RS7 wheels use a specific wheel nut,sleeved washered etc?can anyone shine some light on this onewink
Not on any application I've seen on a Ford.

4 wheel nuts behind the cover, as per TVR Estorils.

trackcar

6,453 posts

190 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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Ive always thought that most new wheels look too modern for the clasic styling on the chimaera .. can anybody photoshop some older style minilite/superlite wheels onto a chim for me? Ive always thought they would be a good match .. curvy older car and curvy older wheel design, retro cool smile

Zigs

1,866 posts

170 months

Wednesday 20th February 2008
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TSW Kyalami -



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Amazing, the dished rear makes it ... just metal porn... I need

Zigs

1,866 posts

170 months

Thursday 21st February 2008
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That Daddy said:
Zigs][quote said:
TSW Kyalami -
Amazing, the dished rear makes it ... just metal porn... I need
yesVery nice the rears having the dish at the are much better looking than the same wheel front to rear,makes the car look more menacingmadnot gonna be cheap thoughlaugh

Edited by That Daddy on Wednesday 20th February 21:23
I have 2 kidneys, 2 lungs and can donate blood and ... and will actively we myself to every woman in South Park!

Pupp

10,518 posts

236 months

Thursday 21st February 2008
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Speaking as someone with the SP12s on (and no hesitation whatsoever recommending them), I still think the RL7s and the Ford diamond cuts really suit the car. Trouble is you try finding a set of either frown

Almost worth commissioning a batch if anyone had the dosh to invest and could identify who has the toolingscratchchin

Overhere

382 posts

187 months

Friday 22nd February 2008
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Great thread, I've been keeping an eye out for some time. BIG QUESTION, What offset is needed? Do the Ford RS wheels work ok with whatever O/S they come in? And rim width, do you need 7" on front and 7.5" on the back, or would you go for 7" all around, or 7.5" all around?

Shame Spiders don't come in 17", that would be my fave choice, I think 16" is too small and 18" just too big, looks silly.

tvr5000

391 posts

194 months

Friday 22nd February 2008
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Overhere said:
Shame Spiders don't come in 17", that would be my fave choice, I think 16" is too small and 18" just too big, looks silly.
I think the 18" Spiders look amazing. Theres room for them and it makes the car look soooo good. Withou a doubt its the best looking wheel that TVRs have fitted to them IMHO. Shame its gonna cost over 2k to upgrade to this set up.

Overhere

382 posts

187 months

Friday 22nd February 2008
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Hey TVR5000, seen your pics, awesome. Does anyone have pics of 18" spiders on a Chim? regarding the £2k, it's a lot, but if it's what I want, I'd do it

tvr5000

391 posts

194 months

Friday 22nd February 2008
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Overhere said:
Hey TVR5000, seen your pics, awesome. Does anyone have pics of 18" spiders on a Chim? regarding the £2k, it's a lot, but if it's what I want, I'd do it
Thanks for that. Try www.sportmotive.com as they do the 5 stud conversion. You get the new hubs and biggers disks and brakes, so you get a lot for your money, but it is a lot of money. But its worth it

That Daddy

17,770 posts

185 months

Saturday 23rd February 2008
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Pupp said:
Speaking as someone with the SP12s on (and no hesitation whatsoever recommending them), I still think the RL7s and the Ford diamond cuts really suit the car. Trouble is you try finding a set of either frown

Almost worth commissioning a batch if anyone had the dosh to invest and could identify who has the toolingscratchchin
The RS7spokes are still available from Ford dealers,but not in diamond cutthumbup£110+VAT each thats a kit by the way nuts centres etc.

Edited by That Daddy on Saturday 23 February 12:29

macdeb

7,792 posts

219 months

Saturday 23rd February 2008
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raceboy said:
Chauch said:
My old girl with 17" ford RS Diamond cuts...
Any idea what the offsets were, and what the tyre sizes were? scratchchin
I have them mon my car. 7.5" all round, et 35, Tyres are;
215/40 front and 225?45 rear. The rears give same [ish] rolling radius so speedo reads same. No fouling issues whatsoever.
Hope it helps. MAC.

Overhere

382 posts

187 months

Saturday 23rd February 2008
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Thank MAC, in the running are the 17" Raceline RL7, the Ford RS Diamond cut or I just bite the bullet and go for the 18" spiders

tvr5000

391 posts

194 months

Saturday 23rd February 2008
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Overhere said:
Thank MAC, in the running are the 17" Raceline RL7, the Ford RS Diamond cut or I just bite the bullet and go for the 18" spiders
Do it, ya won't be changing for a while so go for the brake upgrade and wheels. Make sure ya post some pics when its done.

raceboy

12,322 posts

244 months

Sunday 24th February 2008
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That Daddy said:
The RS7spokes are still available from Ford dealers,but not in diamond cutthumbup£110+VAT each thats a kit by the way nuts centres etc.
I guess the question is can you 'diamond cut' the standard RS7 wheel? scratchchin



http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/products.php?id=24...

macdeb

7,792 posts

219 months

Sunday 24th February 2008
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Overhere said:
Thank MAC, in the running are the 17" Raceline RL7, the Ford RS Diamond cut or I just bite the bullet and go for the 18" spiders
You're welcome bloke, as for choice, I still think spiders look awesome but it'll mean changing to 5 studs and when I was changing some mentioned that the ride really suffers with 18" rims. Most see 17" as ok and it's an easier upgrade, good luck and let us see results. Mac.

spyschim

280 posts

186 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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jordan r's 17 front 18 rears

argoose

585 posts

186 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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We need an alloy wheel company at Roar08

any ideas!!!!!!!!!!

slideways

4,088 posts

185 months

Tuesday 26th February 2008
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http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/
give these guys a ring you never know

Aubrey

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1,155 posts

160 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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Tahiti450 said:
This is mine on BK 299's 17" front and 18" rear


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Edited by Tahiti450 on Saturday 16th February 23:11
Wow, these look amazing! What did they cost?

Btw, wow I started a 4 page thread! Result! biggrin

Edited by Aubrey on Wednesday 27th February 19:40

mak

1,209 posts

190 months

Wednesday 27th February 2008
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"I have them mon my car. 7.5" all round, et 35, Tyres are;
215/40 front and 225?45 rear. The rears give same [ish] rolling radius so speedo reads same. No fouling issues whatsoever.
Hope it helps. MAC."
This thread has been most helpfull to me and many others and for me those ford rims just look right so i think i'll treat me self, is there any other numbers i need Mac for those wheels or is 7.5" and et 35 all i need to no? would that size of rim take a slightly wider rear tyre?

Edited by mak on Wednesday 27th February 23:16