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    Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    Hey guys,

    I am looking for a source for wheels that will go nicely on my 355 project. I have searched the web and came up with some nice wheels but not the size I'm looking for. I want to have plenty of rubber on the rear of the car. I think an exotic looks really cool from behind with wide tires on the rear. This is what I'm looking for

    Front Wheels: Chrome 18x8 5x100 bolt pattern
    Rear Wheels: Chrome 18x12 5x100 bolt pattern

    If anyone has any suggestions where I can find such wheels please let me know.

    Thanks
    355coupe
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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    When you say .. plenty of rubber.. What size are you going for front and rear?

    I'm running a 11" rear with a 315 and a 9" front with a 245. They look great with just enough meat over the edges
    the be flush. The 12" rear will limit you in your selection, without getting too pricey. Have you come up with any
    wheels you can post?
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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    Neal,
    Please check out my attached thread for pictures of my tires and wheels. I am not sure you will find anything bigger than 18x9.5 with a 5-100mm bolt pattern.

    My wheels are real ferrari 550 modulars(about $2500) then I manually took off all 40 bolts on each wheel and purchased new outer wheel halves that were 4.5" compared to the stock 2" rears and 1.5" in front($325each wheel half for a total of another$1300) then I manually and sequentially torqued all 160 wheel bolts to 28lbs/ft and used silicone II to seal them.

    The results....a deep dish looking rear wheel and a flush fitting front wheel.

    Enjoy
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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    Superstange,

    Those look just like what I want, but I don't have the budget for that but they look like the best ones that I have seen. With my budget it looks like I'm stuck with the 18x9's on the rear. How did you get the Ferrari wheels to work with your 5x100 bolt pattern? If I can adapt a different bolt pattern then that will give me more options on the wheels I choose.

    Thanks for the info
    355coupe
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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    I have 5-115mm hubs on the front with a wheel adapter/spacer to make the correct 108mm bolt pattern. And on the back, I had no room for a wheel adapter/spacer so the stock fiero hubs were redrilled to 108mm to bolt the ferrari wheels right on.
    I know what you mean about the budget. It sounds really stupid but I have almost as much in tires and wheels as I did for the AD 355 coupe body. :'(
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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    Superstange,

    Those wheels you have look super. I talked with John Watson last night about my delima on wheels and suspension. I don't have the budget for the held setup at this time so I'm going with the wheel spacers on my car and a lowering kit that hopefully won't cost to much. But I still would like to find some wheels that can hold alot of meat on the ground. I would be happy with 18x11 or 18x10.5 on the rear if I can't find an affordable 18x12.

    Thanks for the help guys,
    355coupe

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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT
    Somebody that has expensive taste in wheels like mine.

    His rears are 355/25/19's and fronts are 235/35/19

    His rear tire might be wider than my 335 rear but my rim is wider than his puny 19x12 rear Just being an alpha male here. Next I will pound my chest and make a series of grunts and bellows .
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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    Quote Originally Posted by superstang460
    Just being an alpha male here. Next I will pound my chest and make a series of grunts and bellows .
    Just another Thursday night huh Bob?! ;D

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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    Quote Originally Posted by superstang460
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT
    Somebody that has expensive taste in wheels like mine.

    His rears are 355/25/19's and fronts are 235/35/19

    His rear tire might be wider than my 335 rear but my rim is wider than his puny 19x12 rear Just being an alpha male here. Next I will pound my chest and make a series of grunts and bellows .
    probably not the style you want but i was priced right at $1800 for compmotive TS wheels they were 17x8 and 17x12 with the 5x100 pattern.
    http://www.usacomp.com/ts.htm
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    Re: Need source for 18x8 on front, 18x12 on rear Wheels.

    If you are going to use wheel spacers then the bolt pattern is less important. I would go for the Chevy pattern and then go looking for Corvette or F-Body wheels. There should be hundreds of choices for the Chevy bolt pattern. Another good thing is that when you get the money for the suspension, you could go with the NEARC wide track that uses the C5 knuckles and keep the wheels.

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