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    355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    What size rims are you guys running on your 355 kits? Also where did you get them? and where did you get your spacers from? There was someone on this board i contacted about spacers but they never got back to me with the pricing.

    I am not sure what size I will get for mine. I want black rims prob around 18s. but not sure on the width yet...

    post pics if you can too please!
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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    ive got 100mil spacers at the back, 20 mil spacers up front and im using bmw split rim alloys (any bmw wheels are good as they have a nice ofset and choice of widths/styles)
    I got my spacers through extreme and they cost me 400 pounds. if you are looking to use the standard mr2 fitment i have a spare set i may sell.
    jaguar wheels are also quite a good choice imo.
    lewis.

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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    whoa...400 pounds is crazy. Not sure what the pound is like right now but that is what, close to $800 usd????

    I guess I forgot to mention my kit is based on the fiero platform with a 5x100 bolt pattern I beleive.
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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    2 in the front and 3.5 inch in the back if you use oem rims...Adpater...which is better the spaces...will runnyou anywhere from $350 to $700 dependingon where you get them..just make sure they are hub centric and not just lug nut centric

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    You didnt mention if you have the stock suspension or not so I will assume that you do. For my first 355 kit, I used late model camaro rims and tires (they look similar to the OEM rims. For those, I used 2" adapters in the front and 3.5" for the rear. I agree that you need to make sure you ask for "hub centric" especially on the 3.5". To use the camaro rims i had them converted from the 5 x 100mm to the 5 x 4.75" camaro bolt pattern. Keep in mind that when you use a 2" front spacer, your tire WILL hit your wheel wheel at full turn. Also make sure your wheel bearings are in good shape (rear) as this width adapter / spacer will cause them to wear much faster then if you didnt use an adapter. I bought mine from a company out of CA (motorsport technology - www.motorsport-tech.com) I paid 363.00 for all 4 but that was back in 2003.

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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    The extreme 360 spacers are now 390 and are 2 piece hub centric spacers made to your specification out of top quality aluminium, so effectively you are getting 8 spacers. The studs are also cross drilled and pinned. They are made and specced by a machine shop that specialises in spacers and makes them for off road 4x4's and drift cars.

    The 355 spacers are cheaper about 360 as they are made from a single piece but since they are wider they use much more material. I organised the prices based on them making two sets at a time so single sets would be more expensive.

    KOS if it was me you contacted I apologise for not getting back to you, i have been away a lot recently with the work that pays the bills! I am doing these spacers as a favour for other extreme owners & dont make anything from them. I have even personally delivered sets previously for free.

    I have posted a section on the extreme owners club website www.extremeoc.co.uk about both the 360 and 355 spacers with pics if anyone wants to see what they look like.
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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    Sorry, just looked at your website and realised you are in the US.

    I am surprised at you asking about spacers though, your website says that you do in house machining, would it not be a case that you will be making your own?
    308 GTB Fiero - Complete<br />355 Extreme MR2 - 1st Primer coat on<br />406 Coupe - Daily driver, soon to be Extreme 360<br />(Disclaimer - Any timescales mentioned in the above message are totally guessed &amp; will be subject to &#39;man maths&#39; excuses for why it wasnt finshed on time)

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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    www.jdwheels.com
    www.wheelspacers.com
    17" Wheels
    Black 18s would be cool.

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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    I have a source for spacers in Tampa if you need a set.

    You need to know the thickness you will need front and back. Most use 1.5 to 3 inches up front with a Ferrari rim. In the rear most AD kits will use a 4 inch in the rear with a Ferrari 355 rear rim.

    The bolt circle you need on the Fiero is 5/100 the car side and the Ferrari for example will be 5/108mm on the rim side. You will also need long studs on the wheel side in order to attach the rim to the adapter. You also need lug centric lug nuts in addition to hub centric adapters. Don't spens money on cast aluminum wheel adapters. You will wind up in a wreck somewhere. Most in the states will run between 375 and 425 depending on the amount of material used (high strength aluminum) plus extra for long studs and special nuts.

    email me is you need a set. newmdav@aceweb.com

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    Re: 355 rim (wheels and spcers) questions

    Thanks guys

    Well I may end up making my own, i just wanted to see what pricing was like out there for them. Depending on the overall diameter they are not that difficult. Not even sure how else you would make these without being hub centric??? you have to go off the hub in order to index the rest of the stock.

    guess I need to check the cost of T1 6061 to see if these prices are high or low for that size of material.

    I was actually more interested in the size of rims people where running, if they were running 18"x?" in the front and if larger ones in the back for some sort of stance?

    Spyder did you go with the same width for all 4 on yours?

    ah I think I talked to you funny wheels before about the spacers but never heard back after a couple emails but this was sometime ago. I think you sent those pics but never responded with pricing.
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