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    Wheel fitment...

    Will Murcielago wheels 19X8.5 and 20X13 fit on a Lamborghini Countach replica? Offsets are 58 front and 11 rear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin328 View Post
    Will Murcielago wheels 19X8.5 and 20X13 fit on a Lamborghini Countach replica? Offsets are 58 front and 11 rear...

    Thanks!
    They may or may not fit, depending on suspension and running gear, but I think the bigger problem is (and this is only my opinion) they'll look ridiculous. I don't think the Countach, being an older design, can carry off much more than 17's...

    Original 15" wheels:
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    Countach on 17's:
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    Countach on 18's:
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    I think it's getting a bit 'hotwheels' at this point. If you really want me to, send me a pic of your car, side on, and I'll photoshop wheels onto it for you...

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    What makes you think they are Murcielago wheels? Murcielagos came with 18 inch wheels, not 19 and 20.
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    Here's my best guess at 2am....

    Standard:

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    19's and 20's:

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    Again, up to you I guess, but I'd laugh at that in the flesh....

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    The 15s look sillier to me, even though they are correct

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    The wheels are actually Forgiato Tello wheels for a Murcielago.

    There is also a set of original 18" Murcielago wheels that I am considering.

    Any suggestions on replica Countach wheels?

    Thanks again!
    Last edited by Collin328; 01-04-2015 at 02:55 PM.

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    Front tyres original, 225/50/15.- 225mm x 50% = 112.5mm = 4.43". (2 x 4.43") + 15" = 23.86" overall diameter

    Rear tyres original, 345/35/15.- 345mm x 50% = 172.5mm = 6.79". (2 x 6.79") + 15" = 28.58" overall diameter.

    Your 'Murcielago' wheels:

    Front wheel is 8.5" or 215.9mm wide. Let's assume a 235/35/19 tyre. 235mm x 35% = 82.25mm = 3.24" (2x3.24") + 19" = 25.48" overall diameter.

    Rear wheel is 13" wide(!) or 330.2mm. Let's assume a 345/30/20 tyre (all I could find to 'fit') 345mm x 30% = 103.5mm = 4.07" (2 x 4.07") + 20" = 28.14" OD..

    Actually closer to original than I thought, but I stand by my earlier supposition, will look ridiculous, and more like a replica than like an original...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutlass442 View Post
    The 15s look sillier to me, even though they are correct
    You may be right, but surely there's some middle ground to be had?

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    Paul my friend,
    I know exactly what you are trying to say but you went wrong on the tire O.D., it is 24.8, not 28.58. Add the 1/2" lip on each side and the math looks like this: 24.8-20-1/2-1/2=3.8. Now divide by two and the tire sidewall is 1 7/8" tall. Never mind whether you like that look or not, nothing even close to that tire exists. Thee is a middle ground and I will explain when I have time for a longer post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76mx View Post
    Paul my friend,
    I know exactly what you are trying to say but you went wrong on the tire O.D., it is 24.8, not 28.58. Add the 1/2" lip on each side and the math looks like this: 24.8-20-1/2-1/2=3.8. Now divide by two and the tire sidewall is 1 7/8" tall. Never mind whether you like that look or not, nothing even close to that tire exists. Thee is a middle ground and I will explain when I have time for a longer post.
    Doh! I hated Maths in school.... damn figures..

    I failed Anatomy too... I was so upset I went home and slashed my ankles...

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