Pics of Chimaeras with after-market alloys

Pics of Chimaeras with after-market alloys

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phazed

19,571 posts

168 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Can you not just save the images on your PC/iPad/whatever and then resize it if necessary using one of the free resizers?

swisstoni

10,661 posts

243 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Having just looked them up, I wouldn’t waste an evening on it. hehe

Dominic TVRetto

1,351 posts

145 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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The resizing is simple, that's not the issue. The issue is using Dropbox to host them, it's not super-friendly, every time you overwrite a file it changes the image's URL, meaning I have to edit the posts etc, plus it seems to be caching somehow meaning the new smaller version isn't being shown instead etc etc... rolleyes

Life's too short, the existing images will do...

Spiike

94 posts

116 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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sockstvr said:
I like these wheels they look great. . Like you I am looking for something similar to the Imola’s but which modernise the car. I plan 17’s front and rear with more rubber at the rear to replicate the original rake of the car. Where they off the shelf or machined to
your own spec? and who did you purchase them from?

Edited by sockstvr on Thursday 30th April 22:25
Sorry for the late reply! The wheels were supplied by driftworks, if you check back a page or two you will see my specs listed. You can specify offset, pcd etc with these. However the settings I have listed with the tyres mentioned also are a perfect fit, no rubbing etc. You would need to check if they have 17s in the right specs for our cars. I did a lot of research to make sure the new wheels with tyres would be as close as possible to the original size, they're extremely close diameter wise. Other people on here will no doubt have gone 17s all round so should be able to help. I used the website below to compare my old wheel/tyre mix to the new before buying and everything has worked out perfect!

https://www.willtheyfit.com/

QBee

18,085 posts

108 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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To replicate the rake in 17s, without the risk of rubbing either front or rear, In have found the best compromise to be 215/45 17 front and 235/45 17 rear.

But that's just my opinion, as 225s on the front on my car can rub on full lock, and 245 rears leave a smoke trail as they rub on the wheel arches.
There will be other opinions, I just go for safety and not having to buy them twice. And I do drive my car on both road and track.

Pink_Floyd

893 posts

185 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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Dominic TVRetto said:
My Cosmic Blue (Porsche Cobalt Blue) Chimaera, shod with 17"/18" Mania Racing Monocos, bought from Tim at ACT as part of a run he sourced, as I understand it...
A dished wheel with a removable rim - I'm in two minds as to whether or not to paint the spokes a "feature colour" with a body-coloured lip...?
Do you have a Seat front spliter ?, sorry to take this a bit off topic.

Dominic TVRetto

1,351 posts

145 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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Yes I do. Well noticed that man...

Riff Raff

4,298 posts

159 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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Just fitted these in 15"/16" standard sizes. The car isn't sitting quite right as it's just come off the trolley jack. I can't go anywhere with it to sort that out, as it doesn't have a radiator in it at the mo.


TA14

12,180 posts

222 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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Riff Raff said:
Just fitted these in 15"/16" standard sizes. The car isn't sitting quite right as it's just come off the trolley jack. I can't go anywhere with it to sort that out, as it doesn't have a radiator in it at the mo.

Looking good thumbup

phazed

19,571 posts

168 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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That does look good. Wheel style suits, the offsets to the rear wheels look great as well as the wheel and tyre sizing. Nothing worse than a huge open wheel with a very low profile tyre on these cars.

Classic Chim

10,908 posts

113 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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phazed said:
That does look good. Wheel style suits, the offsets to the rear wheels look great as well as the wheel and tyre sizing. Nothing worse than a huge open wheel with a very low profile tyre on these cars.
Looks great doesn’t it. thumbup
Agreed these old cars need to have a bit of that old muscle car look so big fat tyres like a Cobra but more subtle like biggrin


phazed

19,571 posts

168 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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Lock my old 4.6.


Classic Chim

10,908 posts

113 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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phazed said:
Lock my old 4.6.

I miss this car and it’s wheels. So you must look back fondly. It inspired me to take mine up a notch so thanks thumbup

phazed

19,571 posts

168 months

Thursday 20th August 2020
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That was a great car. I learn everything on that car and it was great fun, dare I say more fun than my 5.5!

Obviously not as fast but I did shed loads of track days on it and that 4.6 was pretty much unburstable!

Classic Chim

10,908 posts

113 months

Thursday 20th August 2020
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phazed said:
That was a great car. I learn everything on that car and it was great fun, dare I say more fun than my 5.5!

Obviously not as fast but I did shed loads of track days on it and that 4.6 was pretty much unburstable!
Yeah I always thought it was just so sorted. Went very well smile

Funny how some cars have just got its own persona thumbup
Happy memories


Monsterlime

948 posts

130 months

Thursday 10th September 2020
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Black with bronze wheels.


s p a c e m a n

9,681 posts

112 months

Sunday 28th February
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s p a c e m a n said:
Admittedly I am condidering painting mine silver..



Two hours and three cans of citric brown plastidip later cool

markcoopers

460 posts

157 months

Sunday 28th February
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Caliber Vintage 16/17' wheels, can't remember the ET but I believe they are within 5m of OEM front and back on something like a 7 and 8' rim.



or if you prefer a bit of fire.


phazed

19,571 posts

168 months

Sunday 28th February
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s p a c e m a n said:
s p a c e m a n said:
Admittedly I am condidering painting mine silver..



Two hours and three cans of citric brown plastidip later cool
I like the white........

phazed

19,571 posts

168 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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phazed said:
s p a c e m a n said:
s p a c e m a n said:
Admittedly I am condidering painting mine silver..



Two hours and three cans of citric brown plastidip later cool
I like the white........
After being negative, (although I do prefer the white) you have opened up my eyes as to what can be done and that we should consider other colours apart from the usual silver and black.

A few questions.

Did you leave the tyres in place when you used the Plactidip?
Preparation of the wheels?
Cost of the 3 cans?

I have just completed my TD car and to add the cherry on top thought I would have the tatty black wheels re-powder coated. I might just give this a whirl!





Edited by phazed on Tuesday 2nd March 12:17