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Post by jrreeve » Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:34 am

Well, the GTV-6 is finally on the road. And after i've gotten a couple kinks worked out the next big purchase will be wheels and tires. I'm thinking about going with some 16's but a set of 17's has not been ruled out. I'm looking to keep the wheels under 19lbs-20lbs, depending on the size of the wheel. Kosei puts out some lightwieght packages, as well as OZ (especially the SuperLeggera), I've already looked at the Ronal's but they are still a bit heavy!

I'm still on somewhat of a budget. What do you guys have on your car? Suggestions? Since the wheel is such an odd offset and bolt pattern, it looks like i'm going to get blanks and have them cut. I'd prefer not to have to use spacers, but we'll see what i'm stuck with.

Oh, here are a couple links from the old board that should be of some help sometime.

http://toy4two.home.mindspring.com/offset.html

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

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Post by ar4me » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:00 am

I would suggest looking into Team Dynamics Pro Race 1 and Pro Race 2. I have a set of Pro Race 1 (17x7) on my 164Q. They weigh only 17 lbs/wheel (actually put them on a scale) and are less than $200/wheel (think I paid $160/wheel). I have ordered another set of Pro Race 1 for my milano 24 valve track car. I picked the wheel due to its advantageous weight-price combination.

Check out:
www.teamdynamicsusa.com

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Where to buy Team Dynamics?

Post by bmacf » Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:08 am

Where can you get Team Dynamics wheels with the 4x98 bolt pattern? When I looked at the Ferrari of Seattle site, they no longer carry the wheel I want.

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Post by ar4me » Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:27 am

Eh, you mean 5x98? In many cases it may not be listed, I suppose - I would suggest calling them. I got mine from Anthony (www.alfastuff.com) - please let him know I sent you. My second set I ordered from the local Alfa place. You should be able to get any TD wheel, but you may have to wait 8 weeks (or so) for it to arrive from UK by boat.

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Post by Norway » Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:13 pm

what about compomotive mo..it look nice and is very light.
here is a photo of my car..
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Post by ar4me » Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:13 pm

Looks good - 17"?. How much do they weigh? And, approximate cost?

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Post by Mats » Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:37 am

As far as I know the Compomotive MO wheels are VERY heavy...
Something like double the weight of OZ Superleggeras. there are rumours about a race variant though.
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Post by Seb » Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:58 am

I have MOMO Star look-a-likes on mine, 17". Looks great to me. The only problem with 17" is that they are a bit too big. Rubs against in the front when I turn. I had to massage it a bit with a hammer. :) (GENTLY OFFCOURSE!)

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Post by Norway » Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:10 am

mine is 8x17...i only faound the weight on 16x7 its 19,6lbs
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Post by Mats » Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:10 am

MO 8x17 24lb
Superleggera 8x17 15.9lb
Superturismo 8x17 23.3lb

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Re: Where to buy Team Dynamics?

Post by P.Webb » Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:38 am

bmacf wrote:Where can you get Team Dynamics wheels with the 4x98 bolt pattern? When I looked at the Ferrari of Seattle site, they no longer carry the wheel I want.

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Bill in MD
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Andy at Performatek carries them in 15x7. He can get about any size you want though. What are you looking for? I'm probably selling my 17x7.5 Team Dynamics DTM (5x98) wheels pretty soon. I did a conversion to 5x100 for my car.

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Post by jrreeve » Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:43 am

The team dynamics...did you need spacers for them? Or were they straight bolt on?

And how much were the Momo's and what is the wheel weight?

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Post by Zamani » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:49 am

They should bolt on just fine. The weight for 15 X 7 is about 13.2 lbs. Pretty good IMHO.
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Post by Alfa GTV6 NZ » Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:59 pm

P.Webb wrote
Bill,

Andy at Performatek carries them in 15x7. He can get about any size you want though. What are you looking for? I'm probably selling my 17x7.5 Team Dynamics DTM (5x98) wheels pretty soon. I did a conversion to 5x100 for my car.

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Have may others done a conversion to 5x100?
The local mag shop said that with other alfas they just put the 5x100 wheels (Subaru) on the 5x98 stud pattern using tapered nuts and it would just centre its self, and bend the studs slightly.
sounds very unsafe to me?

Whats your thoughts?

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Post by Mats » Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:26 am

If you're going to use 4/100 on a 4/98 hub you need a nut with a floating washer. Basically it's like a regular nut but the conical part is loose and can move around a bit to adjust to the slightly off centre stud.

FYI, OZ doesn't make 4/98 and 5/98 rims any more, thay list them but they are 4/100 and 5/100 rims that you need to use these "floating" nuts on.
God only knows where you can find a floating anti-theft nut... :?
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